Welcome To James L. Martin Council 637 The Knights Of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholicfraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the marinerChristopher 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
Love of God and neighbor conquers fear and leads us to live sacrificially.
THE IDEA OF the “knight in shining armor” is attractive. What young man has not at some time in his life been captivated by armor, sword and shield? But the essence of knighthood is not a matter of tools and external trappings; it is a matter of the heart — a heart that is brave in the face of hardship, danger and even death. Knighthood takes endurance and a willingness to give sacrificially. Knighthood takes courage. Since I was installed as supreme knight last year, I have spoken frequently about our call to creative courage. In recent days, I have witnessed countless examples of it. Perhaps most poignantly, I was struck by
the courage of the Ukrainian people and especially Ukrainian Knights of Columbus, who continue to serve tirelessly, despite dire
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (Gospel for June 5, Jn 14:15)
Scripture makes it clear that actions speak louder than words. If we truly love Christ, we will act accordingly, living according to his commandments and the moral
teachings of his Church. And we will do so remembering his commandment that we “love one another as I love you” (Jn 15:12). My brothers, let us recall that Jesus
shows a particular love and care for the poor, the sick and the less fortunate in society, and resolve to do likewise with our actions as a sign of our love for him.
Challenge: This month, I challenge you to show your love for Christ by serving the poor and needy in a concrete, tangible way. Second, I challenge you to keep the commandment to love one another by participating in the Faith in Action Global Wheelchair Mission program, Habitat for Humanity program or Helping Hands program.