We give thanks to all those who have given so much to ensure the success of this organization, including men who have served as Grand Knights, priests from the greater Joliet area who have served as chaplains, and the men who have served as President of the Joliet Columbian Club (Building Association).
History of Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 after Father Michael J. McGivney recognized a need for a charitable organization to help sustain families with deceased family members. The organization was built upon the virtues of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. What started as one council has since grown to 15,342 councils and 1.9 million members on multiple continents.
Grand Knights Past & Present
119 YEARS!!! Not many organizations that can claim to have been in existence for that long under the same charter. We take pride in this accomplishment, and give thanks to all those who have given so much to ensure the success of this organization. At the top of the list we would like to recognize the 76 men who have served as Grand Knights of the Joliet Council.Past Knights