About Our Council
About our Birthday
Albany was instituted Sunday, July 9, 1911, under the direction of State Deputy Roger B. Sinnott.
A great gathering of Knights were present coming from the principal cities of the northwest.
The hospitality of the people of Albany was equal to the occasion and the visitors were unanimous in praising the entertainment they received. A special train was run from Portland which carried over 200 members and their ladies.
Eugene sent a delegation of over 100 that also came by special car.
ALbany 1577 Mission Statement
The Albany Knights are men with shared values and the support to live out our Catholic faith more fully. We offer our members the opportunity to grow in their faith through living the example of a charity that evangelizes and personifies what it means to be a Catholic gentleman through the practicing of good works. Becoming a Knight can transform your life! As a Knight, you have the opportunity to support your parish, give back to your community and grow in your faith and strengthen your families.
Knights of Columbus
Thanks to the efforts of Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, CT, the Knights of Columbus was officially chartered as a fraternal benefit society on March 29, 1882 and is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity, and fraternity.
Knights have been called the "strong right arm of the Catholic Church" and our unwritten mandate is to support and defend our priests.
The Knights of Columbus was formed to give aid to its members and their families, aid and assistance to the sick and disabled, and social and intellectual fellowship. This work is done by 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, and Saipan.
Albany Council #1577 was chartered on July 9, 1911 and continues to provide service to Church, Family, Community, Youth, Council, and Pro-Life causes.
We conduct breakfast fundraisers to raise money for causes such as seminarians, right-to-life, etc. We sponsor Cub Scout Pack 377 and Boy Scout Troop 322 and host an annual Free Throw Championship and
We are active in Church ministries and participate in blood drives and Special Olympics, among others. We meet on the first Wednesday of each month 6-8 pm in the St John Vianney Room.