Father McGivney and the founders of the K of C chose the name "Knights of Columbus" because they felt that, as a Catholic group, it would be fitting to relate the organization to the Catholic discoverer of the Americas. In the anti-Catholic culture of late 19th Century America, Catholic immigrants wanted to indicate that they were not "aliens" in the land, but truly belonged. They wanted to display their pride in America's Catholic heritage and let people know that the discovery of the New World was a Catholic event.
Christopher Columbus Council
Council 10681 was named in honour of the five hundredth anniversary of Christopher Columbus's historic voyage of 1492. The name Christopher Columbus Council was ratified by the membership at the council's first general meeting on September 10, 1991.
Council 10681 serves St. Joseph the Worker parish and, in cooperation with Council 6855, sponsors a variety of church and community services throughout Richmond.
General meetings are held in St. Joseph the Worker Church Hall, 4451 Williams Road Richmond BC.
Programs conducted by Council 10681
Since 1882, membership in the Knights of Columbus has been open to men 18 years of age or older who are "practical" (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. Since that time, the Knights of Columbus has understood "practical catholic" to mean a Catholic who accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
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