About the Knights and Our Council

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, it was named in honor of Christopher Columbus.

Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to working-class and immigrant Catholics in the United States, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, including war and disaster relief, actively defending Catholicism in various nations, and promoting Catholic education.

As of 2019, there are nearly 2 million members around the world. Membership is limited to practicing Catholic men aged 18 or older. There are more than 16,000 councils around the world, including over 300 on college campuses. The Knights’ official junior organization is known as theColumbian Squires.

From 2007 to 2017, charitable giving was more than $1.55 billion. The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 13,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam, and Saipan.

 The members of Msgr. Robert Fitzpatrick Council are proud to be a part of this worldwide fraternal society serving our Catholic Community here in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. We are 156 of your neighbors – Catholic men banded together through social, charitable and community affairs chartered in 1978.

We hold more than three dozen events each year including fundraisers for the families of our overseas military, Alzheimer’s Walk, Mentally Challenged Citizens Collections and more.

We are deeply involved in Corpus Christi Church, the parish in Hasbrouck Heights. Our members help with everything up to and including counting the Sunday collection. We take our priests to the annual Pride In Our Priests Dinner. Many of our members serve our town as police officers, police reserves and on the borough and school governing bodies.

We are an active organization you and your family can share and grow with!

We are located at 218 Washington Place, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604. We can be reached by phone at 201-xxx-xxxx.

The Knights of Columbus — In Service to One. In Service to All.

Vivat Jesus!

Make a Difference. Become a Knight.