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Welcome To James L. Martin Council 637 The Knights Of Columbus

  The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the mariner Christopher Columbus. Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education and actively defending Roman Catholicism in various nations.

   The Knights of Columbus James L. Martin Council 637 started on January 19th, 1902 and continues the work of Father Michael J. McGivney.  Our Band Of Brothers do this by promoting Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.  Want to join or learn more contact us at


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Pennies For Heaven

Coats For Kids

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The Ethisphere Institute recognizes the Knights of Columbus' commitment to ethical leadership for the second year in a row.

The Knights of Columbus has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, the global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company®.

The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes those organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE..

A Lorain native will become the new spiritual leader for Catholics in the Diocese of Lexington, Ky.

The Rev. John Stowe, a Conventual Franciscan Father, was appointed by Pope Francis to be the third bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington.

The appointment was announced March 12, with an ordination and installation of Bishop-elect Stowe to follow at a later date. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington encompasses 50 counties in central and eastern Kentucky with 63 parishes and 48,000 congregants. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE..

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Lorain Native Named Bishop for Diocese Of Lexington KY

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Pope Francis Encourages Knights of Columbus in Works of Charity and Witness to Authentic Nature of Marriage, Life and the Rights of Believers….

Pope Francis Visits America!