Who Are The Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic Family Fraternal Organization in the world.

Founded in New Haven, Connecticut in 1882 by a young Irish priest, the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, the Order has grown to over 1,760,000 men and their families in over 13,400 councils around the world. Like our Brother Knights throughout the world, the Yuba City Council is committed to the exemplifications we were taught of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism. Called "...the strong right arm of the Church" by Pope John Paul II, we Knights stand in solidarity with our Bishops, Priests, and Religious. The Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Knights of Columbus are unequivocal in their loyalty to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. We Knights are firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family. Yuba City Council #5978 is open to all Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are in good standing with the Holy See.

Many Catholics have known about the Knights of Columbus for decades, yet still know them as merely "the pancake breakfasts guys". Those outside our Order typically do not truly appreciate what the Knights do for our priests, our parish, and our community. One example is the college scholarship that is awarded each year; click on the Activities link to learn about our other noble works.

All men, young and old, of the St. Isidore's Parish Community are encouraged to join and participate in these activities with our Brother Knights.

If you are interested please contact any of the officers, members or ask for more information at KofCinformation@stisidore-yubacity.org