St. Edward the Confessor Council #15841
Brian Gregory, Grand Knight
After many years of dedication and effort by our Grand Knight, Donnie Potts, St. Edward the Confessor Council #15841 was established on October 22, 2013. The Council is now composed of 58 member Knights, including our Pastor, Fr. Troy Overton, who was Knighted to the Fourth Degree by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz on February 28, 2016.
The Council members meet monthly on the 1st Thursday of each month on the campus of St. Edward Parish, 9608 Sue Helen Drive, Jeffersontown, Ky. For information concerning the meeting’s location, please contact the parish office at 502-267-7494.
If you are interested in learning more about our Council, please provide your contact information on this FORM. Reference Council #15841 along with our membership point of contact Leo Mueninghoff, firstname.lastname@example.org, and someone will be glad to answer any questions or concerns.
The History of the Knights of Columbus in the United States
On Oct. 2, 1881, a group of men met in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven. Called together by their 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, these men formed a fraternal society that would one day become the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization.
They sought strength in solidarity, and security through unity of purpose and devotion to a holy cause: they vowed to be defenders of their country, their families, and their faith.
These men were bound together by the ideal of Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of the Americas, the one whose hand brought Christianity to the New World. Their efforts came to fruition with the incorporation of the Knights of Columbus on March 29, 1882.
They were Knights of Columbus.
The Order has been called “the strong right arm of the Church,” and has been praised by popes, presidents, and other world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need.
Father McGivney’s founding vision for the Order also included a life insurance program to provide for the widows and orphans of deceased members. The Order’s insurance program has expanded substantially to serve more effectively the Knights’ growing membership.
Year after year, the Knights of Columbus has earned the highest possible quality ratings for financial soundness from outside rating agencies. The Order provides the highest quality insurance, annuity, and long-term care products to its members, along with many other fraternal benefits.
The Supreme Council is the governing body of the Knights of Columbus and is responsible for the development of the organization as a whole. Supreme Council duties include establishing the Order in new regions and setting up regional authorities, defining and advancing its values and goals, undertaking organization-wide initiatives, promoting awareness of the Knights’ mission worldwide, and protecting the families of members through its extensive insurance program. Members working in local, or subordinate councils, however, carry on the majority of the Knights’ beneficial work.