The St. Ann Chapter of the Knights of Columbus meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7 PM in Delaney Hall.  Membership is open to all practicing-Catholic men, 18 years of age and older.  The Council is charged with supporting all clergy, especially the Pastor in his work.   This is done by supporting all Parish activities and organizations when called to do so.  The Council is part of an international organization of over 1.8 million members, founded in 1882 by a Catholic priest, Fr. Michael J. McGivney.

The Knights of Columbus St. Ann’s Parish Council 16771 has received the distinction of Star Council, the international organization’s top award for local councils. The Star Council Award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership, promotion of fraternal insurance benefits, sponsorship of faith formation programs and service-oriented activities. For information on joining the Knights of Columbus, contact local Membership Director, Tate Marshall at

Saint Ann – Council 16771

Bethany Beach, DE

Tom McElroy, Grand Knight

Bill McGovern, Deputy Grand Knight

State Council –


  • Super Bowl “Super 50/50 Raffle Tickets available: $5,000 Cash Prize. To benefit Aid and Support After Pregnancy Program.
  • “Keep Christ in Christmas“ Christmas Cards and Puzzles on sale after Masses – to benefit Seminarian Fund
  • Potluck Christmas Dinner (Delaney Hall), Thursday December 21 , 2023 @ 5:30pm. Members and family welcome.
  • Fairway to Heaven“ Golf Outing : Wednesday, March 27, 2024 @ Bear Trap – details to follow.

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society.

The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families.

Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

Fr. McGivney

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