About Us

Who are the Knights of Columbus?

Our Mission

Together, we’re empowering Catholic men to live their faith at home, in their parish, at work and in their community.

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal service organization founded in 1882 by a Catholic priest named Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, USA.

The organization was established to provide assistance to widows and orphans of deceased members, as well as to support the Catholic Church and promote charity, unity, and fraternity among its members.

Today, the Knights of Columbus is a worldwide organization with over 2 million members in more than 16,000 councils located in many countries around the world.

Members are involved in a variety of charitable and community service activities, including supporting pro-life causes, providing disaster relief, donating to food banks and other charitable organizations, supporting seminarians and other religious vocations, and promoting the principles of the Catholic faith.

About our Westlake Village Knights…

The Knights of Columbus, Council 8072 serves the parishes of both St. Jude the Apostle and St. Maximilian Kolbe.

  • Monsignor O’Connell Council 8072
    Westlake Village, California
    District 90
  • Date of Institution April 27, 1982
  • Federal Identification Type 501(c)(8) – Catholic Fraternal Organization. Donations are not tax-deductible.
  • Federal ID 52-2443309
  • Mailing Address: PO Box 4831, Westlake Village, CA 91359

Why Join the Knights?

  • Fellowship and Camaraderie:

    • The Knights of Columbus provides a supportive community for Catholic men to connect, bond, and share common interests and values.
  • Service and Charity:

    • The organization is dedicated to serving others, particularly those in need, through volunteer opportunities and charitable works.
  • Growth in Faith:

    • The Knights of Columbus aim to help members deepen their faith and grow in their relationship with God through various spiritual and educational programs.
  • Financial Security:

    • The Knights of Columbus offer insurance and financial services for members and their families, providing financial security and peace of mind.
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