The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization dedicated to the four principles of Unity, Charity, Fraternity and Patriotism. It was founded in 1882 by the Venerated Father Michael McGivney in New Haven Connecticut, and named in honour of the great explorer Christopher Columbus. There are currently over 1.9 million members in over 15,000 councils in Canada, the United States, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, Mexico, Philippines, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, the Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Cuba, and South Korea.

The Pope John Paul II Council of the Knights of Columbus at St. Stanislaus Kostka Church was founded in 2007. Our patron, St. John Paul II was the greatest supporter of the Knights of Columbus and referred to the Order as the “strong right arm of the Church”. In the short 12 years since its founding, the Pope John Paul II Knights of Columbus Council 14358 at St. Stanislaus Parish has funded, financially supported or contributed to following initiatives in our local parish and other communities:

  • Snow removal in the parish parking lot

  • The statue of our Patron, St. John Paul II

  • The Monument to Unborn Children

  • The new St. Stanislaus Kostka Church sign in front of our church

  • The coffee machine used at the Parish Cafe and other church functions

  • The screens and program for the projection or hymns in the church

  • The screen and audio-visual equipment in the parish hall for film presentations

  • New lighting for the altar

  • The renovations in the rectory

  • The renovation of the parish hall kitchen

  • Provide Roses for Life and anti-abortion awareness

  • “Windows of Life” in Poland

  • Birthright Canada

  • Relief for Christians in Poland, Italy, Haiti and Syria

  • “Food 4 Kids”, the Good Shepherd and food drives

  • “Coast for Kids” winter coats in local schools in Hamilton

  • Renovations at the Martyrs’Shrine in Midland

  • Lighting of the cross on Stoney Creek Mountain

  • Barbeque during the St. Stanislaus Kostka Feast Day Celebration

  • Bishop Crosby Charities and Serra Club

  • Participate in regalia for Resurrection Mass and Corpus Christi and other Masses attended by His Excellency the Bishop Crosby

If you are a practicing Catholic male over the age of 18, in union with the Holy See, and interested in being of service to your church and fellow man, we invite you to join our Order by contacting any active member of the Papiez Jan Pawel II Council of the Knights of Columbus or by contacting us at the following email address or the parish office. –

Vivat Jesus!