About Us

About the Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by a 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut. Today, more than a century later, the Knights of Columbus has become the largest lay organization in the Catholic Church.

Thanks to the inspired work of Father McGivney—as well as that of millions of other Knights over the past century—the Knights of Columbus now stands at its pinnacle of membership, benefits and service. Currently, there are over 1.7 million Knights of Columbus—more than ever before in our Order’s history. Together with their families, the Knights are nearly 6 million strong. In addition, from the first local council in New Haven, the Order has grown to more than 12,000 councils in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Panama, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan. Each year, the Order continues this strong growth.

Holy Family Council 9792, in Marietta, Georgia

Today, as in days of old, a Knight is the shining example of courage, honor and integrity. Always abiding in Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism, The Knights of Columbus are heralds to the modern world that real men love Jesus, love their families, love their church and love their country.

At Holy Family Catholic Church Council 9792, in Marietta, Georgia we Knights strive to be a living example of this faith. In our homes, in our places of business and in our community, we look for ways to keep Christ with our families, our neighbors, our country and our Church.

Our goal is to be a “Star Council” every year by completing the needed requirements to achieve this award. Above all else, our council’s success and growth is built on the efforts of our program directors in achieving each of their objectives.

Business meetings are held the first Monday of every month. Social meetings are held on the fifth Monday of a month. Meeting time is 7:30 PM. Meetings are held in Columbus Hall at Holy Family.