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The Knights of Columbus at Holy Cross Catholic Church is the local chapter of the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization.

They meet the second Thursday of every month. Locally they have helped students with scholarships and raise money for local services, such as Tomorrow's Hope.

It is a men's organization whose principal work involves helping others in need.

The Knights of Columbus was founded by an Irish-American Catholic priest, The Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut.

He gathered a group of men from St. Mary's parish for an organizational meeting on October 2, 1881 and the Order was incorporated under the laws of the U.S. state of Connecticut on March 29, 1882.

The primary motivation for the Order was to be a mutual benefit society. As a parish priest in an immigrant community, McGivney saw what could happen to a family when the breadwinner died, and wanted to provide insurance to care for the widows and orphans left behind.

He himself had to temporarily leave his seminary studies to care for his family when his father died.