Knights of Columbus

Brief History

The Knights of Columbus began in 1882 when a group of pioneering Catholics, led by Father Michael McGivney, founded a society designed to provide much needed security for widows and orphans of Catholic parishioners. Father McGivney’s original idea grew quickly, becoming an order of Catholic men and their families, dedicated to promoting charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Today there are more than 1.5 million members in over 10,000 local councils in the United States and in other parts of the world.


Here at St. Stephen the Knights are involved in a number of different activities. We sponsor pancake breakfasts in the Fall, fish fries during Lent, and participate in the annual parish festival. There are also events designed for the Knights and their families such as our St. Valentine’s dance, football parties, and our annual summer picnic. Our Council is a concerned and friendly group within the parish and one which you will enjoy being part of.


The need to  become involved has never been greater. If you are a practical Catholic man at least 18 years of age, the K of C may be just what you have been looking for. You can become as involved as you wish. Just remember that the Knights offer an opportunity for fellowship with people who share the same beliefs and who recognize the same duty to God, to family, and to our community.

For further information regarding the Knights of Columbus, please contact Steve Little, the Knights of Columbus Membership Director, at 402-690-1447.  It is a rewarding and enjoyable experience and a great way to become involved in the parish community.