Founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Conn., and a group of parishioners. Their intent? To bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families.

The Sts. Anne & Joachim Council #11930 of the Knights of Columbus was formed in March 1997.

These men and their families:

  • Serve the Church through acts of charity, devotion and promotion of Catholic values
  • Develop leadership skills by working with other Knights in meaningful social action programs that:
    • Comfort the sick
    • Brighten the lives of the less fortunate
    • Aid the handicapped
    • Promote decency
    • Strengthen communities
  • They also help organize fundraising events and social activities, such as:
    • Parish picnic
    • Pancake breakfasts
    • Lenten fish frys
    • Movie nights
    • Potluck dinners
    • NDSU and RedHawks games

Regular meetings will be held the first Monday of every month in the St. Michael room (downstairs) – 6:30 p.m. rosary, 7 p.m. meeting, 8 p.m. social.

For more information, contact the Grand Knight Tyson Kuznia at