About Our Council

Meeting Schedule & Location

Council Business Meeting Schedule

1st Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM

Meetings Location

9608 Sue Helen Drive
Louisville, KY 40299 US

Mailing Address

9608 Sue Helen Dr
c/o St. Edward Knights of Columbus # 15841
Louisville, KY 40299 US

In Support Of:

St Edward Catholic Community
9608 Sue Helen Drive
Jeffersontown, KY 40299-3298 US
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COUNCIL INFORMATION

Council#15841 - St. Edward the Confessor

After many years of dedication and effort by our Grand Knight, Donnie Potts, St. Edward the Confessor Council #15841 was established in April of 2014.  The Council is now composed of 49 member Knights and growing, including our Pastor, Fr. Troy Overton, who was Knighted Fourth Degree  by Archbishop Joseph Kurtz on February 28, 2016.

 

 

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 ratings 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.

 

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