Knights of Columbus as an organization
Dedicated to supporting the families of brother knights and the community.
The Knights of Columbus is first and foremost a Catholic fraternal benefits society, founded by the Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney in 1882, and is dedicated to the support of families of brother knights--through enrollment in our excellent insurance program-- and families of the community--through charitable works. We are a nonprofit organization whose main focus is charity. We raise money for and donate to several local charities as well as devote our time, talent, and treasure to those who ask us to lend a hand.
Each council is founded with the mission of being a support system for its associated church by being the right arm of the priests and a resource for all of the families, especially the young men, and encouraging them to be more involved with the church in some fashion. We are also avid defenders of our faith. All it takes to become a knight is to be a practical Catholic and play some part in the church no matter the level of involvement.
Richard Madden Council 6629
The Monsignor Richard C. Madden Council was chartered on November 20, 1974 as Flowertown Council 6629 . Past Grand Knight Orion Paul Canant was the Charter Grand Knight. The council name was changed in honor of Monsignor Richard C. Madden in April 1989 after his passing. He was the Charter Chaplain of the council. The Monsignor Richard C. Madden Council works closely with the Saint John the Beloved Parish in Summerville, providing funds for various projects and serving as active participants in their parish.