About Our Council
Knights of Columbus Council 10525 serves St. Michael’s parish, our families, youth and the surrounding community.
Our Council continues an exciting history. The Order of the Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, CT. In December 1990, 31 men along with Father Michael Ruane chartered our Council known as St. Michael’s of Poplar Springs Council, the 10,525th of our Order, under the leadership of Sir Knight Vincent E. Kirchner, our first Grand Knight. Today, St Michael’s is one of over 13,000 councils with 1.8 million members internationally.
St. Michael’s of Poplar Springs Council predominantly serves St. Michael’s Parish, although we do have some members from other parishes. Members sing in the choir, or volunteer as religious education teachers, or participate as members of the Pastoral Council. Other members are ushers or lectors or serve as Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist. But, regardless of our individual talents and contributions, we all come together as Knights with a common mission to spread God’s message of faith and love through the four core principles of the Knights of Columbus – charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.