OUR ORDER'S HISTORY

 

The Knights of Columbus was formed in New Haven, CT, as a result of the concerns of a young parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney.

Father McGivney was deeply concerned about the conditions of the Irish immigrants who formed a large part of his parish. Those who were long established in the area, some with roots back to the Pilgrims and reared in the traditions of Puratiniasm, looked upon the Irish as a lower class people without culture or background. This resulted in discrimination against the Irish and Father McGivney was determined to do something about it He sought to institute an organization on behalf of the Irish.

Father McGivney spoke to his people informally, talking with them about their economic and social problems and trying to improve these conditions. As a result, it is recorded that on January 16, 1882, a number of the principal parishioners met to organize some means by which the welfare of the parishioners could be improved.

 

Father McGivney's committee then decided to form an entirely new organization since none of the existing ones seemed suitable for their needs.

 

Father McGivney suggested that they call they be called the "Sons of Columbus". Another member suggested they be called "Knights" and this proposal was unanimously adopted.
 

On March 29, 1882, the Knighs of Columbus  were legally and formally chartered in the State of Connecticut.

On April 3, 1882, eleven memberships were approved and those men inducted into the Knights of Columbus. Today, there are just under 2,000,000 men proud to be members of the Knights of Columbus.

OUR COUNCIL HISTORY

 

Puyallup Council 1629 was instituted December 15, 1912 by District Deputy John M. Boyle. The group included nine farmers, a student, six merchants, a priest, a schoolteacher, a mill owner and an engineer.

The Council was dissolved sometime during the 1917-1918 fraternal year - prior to March 31,1918. From the proceedings of the Washington State Council, Tacoma, May 13, 1918:

" First - Membership of the Year Ending March 31, 1918:

We have added no new councils in the state during the past year, but we have lost one. Puyallup Council 1629 has surrendered its charter. This was done on the recommendation of the supreme agent, together with the investigation of the district deputy and with my approval."

The council was reinstituted December 28, 1983 by District Deputy Christopher P. Navarre, Sr.

The council participated in the programs that most K OF C councils adopt. We provide ushers, CCD teachers, lectors and eucharistic ministers to help the parish.

Of the 38 original members of the re-charted group, three are still members of the Council.

OUR COUNCIL HISTORY

 

Puyallup Council 1629 was instituted December 15, 1912 by District Deputy John M. Boyle. The group included nine farmers, a student, six merchants, a priest, a schoolteacher, a mill owner and an engineer.

The Council was dissolved sometime during the 1917-1918 fraternal year - prior to March 31,1918. From the proceedings of the Washington State Council, Tacoma, May 13, 1918:

" First - Membership of the Year Ending March 31, 1918:

We have added no new councils in the state during the past year, but we have lost one. Puyallup Council 1629 has surrendered its charter. This was done on the recommendation of the supreme agent, together with the investigation of the district deputy and with my approval."

The council was reinstituted December 28, 1983 by District Deputy Christopher P. Navarre, Sr.

The council participated in the programs that most K OF C councils adopt. We provide ushers, CCD teachers, lectors and eucharistic ministers to help the parish.

Of the 38 original members of the re-charted group, three are still members of the Council.

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