Saint Ann – Council 16771

Bethany Beach, DE

Jerry Bannister, Grand Knight

Fran Cummings, Deputy Grand Knight

State Council –

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

We’re in the process of expanding the Knights of Columbus home on the parish web site. For the time being, more information is available at

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