Council Quote

 

The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.

      Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Our Mission

The Guymon Council of the Knights of Columbus is a very active organization in the Guymon community. The Knights sponsor several activities throughout the year to help other organizations and individuals who might be in need. 

The Knights serve St.Peter the Apostle Catholic Church and it's missions in Beaver, Boise City, , and Hooker. Through the charitable works of the fraternal organization the elderly, youth, and disadvantaged of the area have opportunities to better their lives.

Our Founder

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 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, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

Our Parish