St Maximilian Kolbe
Knights of Columbus
Council #10720
Houston Texas

Father Michael McGivney Father McGivney

His life and times

Over a centry ago in mid-August, 1890, one of the largest funerals in the history of Waterbury Conn took place.  The throngs who attended were grieving the death at age 38, of Father Michael J. McGiviney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.

The bishop of Hartford and more than 70 of Connecticuts Catholic priests were joined by many civic leaders.  It was reported that mourners rented every available carriage within miles for the great procession.

Father McGiviney's funeral was an indication of the love and respect the people felt for this hard-working, holy, parish priest.  It also reflected the deep personal appeal that immigrant Catholics immediately found in the Knights of Columbus.  Delagations were present from almost every one  of the 57 Knights of Coulumbus councils that had been chartered in the Order's first eight years. 

To mark their 100th anniversary in 1982, the Knights of Columbus brought the remains of Fr McGivney from  Waterbury back to St. Mary's Church in New Haven, where he founded the Order.  There he now rests in a setting in which daily Mass is offered for deceased Knights and prayers are said in his honor.

Welcome to the new  St. Maximilian Kolbe Knights of Columbus
 Council #10720


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Grand Knight   Tom Gooney                                                Deputy Grand Knight     RichardLeoni

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