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Welcome To James L. Martin Council 637 The Knights Of Columbus

  The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the mariner Christopher Columbus. Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education and actively defending Roman Catholicism in various nations.

   The Knights of Columbus James L. Martin Council 637 started on January 19th, 1902 and continues the work of Father Michael J. McGivney.  Our Band Of Brothers do this by promoting Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.  Want to join or learn more contact us at

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Columbia Magazine: December 2021

  Outreach to Hispanic Catholics and other immigrant communities reflects

the origins and growth of the Knights of Columbus.

When Blessed Michael McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882, many of its first members were, like Father McGivney, the children of immigrants, or immigrants themselves. Rooted in a shared faith, the Order forged bonds of unity, charity and brotherhood, and within a matter of decades, it expanded internationally with councils in Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and beyond. Today, even as Catholic men around the world join the Knights of Columbus, a growing group within the Church shares a close similarity with those very first Knights: Hispanic Catholics in the United States. “The Hispanic community — including the immigrant and refugee communities — is the best reflection today of  the early Knights of Columbus,” explained Supreme Director Antonio Bañuelos, a past state deputy of Iowa who immigrated to the U.S. from Chihuahua, Mexico. “I have seen how the Order has helped immigrant and refugee families integrate more fully into the Church and take more active roles in church leadership.”


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The Supreme Chaplain’s Monthly Challenge

John went throughout the whole region of the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah: “A voice of one crying out in the desert: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.’” (Gospel for Dec. 5, Lk 3:3-4) The preaching of John the Baptist reminds us what Advent is all about: turning away from sin and preparing for the coming of the Lord. It’s all too easy to get sidetracked or distracted by Christmas shopping and parties and fail to prepare spiritually for Christ’s coming. My brothers, let us truly prepare our hearts this Advent — and help our families do the same — so that we might fully and fruitfully celebrate Christ’s birth.



Challenge: This month, I challenge you to prayerfully incorporate both an Advent calendar and Advent wreath into your Christmas preparations. Second, I challenge you to undertake the Keep Christ in Christmas Faith in Action program.

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A monthly reflection and practical challenge from Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori