The following media links point directly to audio and/or video files that were created by and are located on the Supreme Council website. These links are here as a service to current and perspective members.  

The Life and Legacy of Father Michael J. McGivney
 


Broadband | Dial-up

We Can Meet Your Family's Every Need

Our Beginnings; a Sanctuary

Peace of Mind

Vocation to Marriage

Vocation to the Priesthood

Vocation to the Religious Life for Women

Mother Teresa Accepts the First Gaudium et Spes Award

Heroes Fund

Christopher Columbus: Faithful Christ Bearer

A Day of Joy and Hope

124th Annual Supreme Council Meeting

PowerPoint presentation 
explaining the basics of the
Squire Advancement Program.

 

 

The concept of Knightsite began in July 1994. Knightsite is one of the oldest K of C websites on the World Wide Web. Knightsite made its Internet debut in 1995. Knightsite has received numerous awards over the years including The International Council of Webmasters 2003 Website of the Year Award. In 1997 Knightsite was listed in the Top 40 Catholic Websites in the World by the Catholic Internet Directory as the #1 Knights of Columbus Website and #15 of all Catholic Websites in the world. From the very beginning the goal of Knightsite was to encourage the members and councils of the Knights of Columbus to use the Internet as a resource to serve God and to benefit our Church, our country and our Order. We have come a long way since 1994. As Knightsite continues its service in the years to come, we hope that you can help us reach our goal. We also hope that you find the various features on Knightsite helpful in reaching your goals and ours.

In an effort to simplify the process of getting K of C councils onto the World Wide Web, Knightsite has developed its own Web Hosting Service and its own Domain Registration Service. These services are managed by Webmaster and Past Grand Knight Jack Impellizeri. Knightsite can provide your council with:

  • High quality, low cost, and AD FREE web space for your council's website for as little as $25 per year.

  • Low cost Domain Registration ($12.50/yr new or renew)

  • A variety of useful, interactive features

  • Choose from Do-It-Yourself plans or have us set up your website for you.

  • Click on the Web Hosting Link Buttons at left for more information.

We here at Knightsite want to thank the many K of C Internet Pioneers that have paved the way for our Order to make the best possible use of the Internet and World Wide Web. To learn more about some of these K of C Internet Pioneers and their contributions to toward our common goals CLICK HERE. In an attempt to acknowledge the contributions made by additional Brother Knights who presently contribute their time and talent to our Order, Knightsite continues to sponsor it's special awards program. You can view current and past award and you can nominate a website for our consideration. you may even nominate your own council's website if you wish. CLICK HERE to view the Knightsite Web Awards Program.

Our Beginnings; A Sanctuary
In the late 19th century, North America was experiencing an influx of people from all over the world, particularly Europe. Many people were relegated to living in unsanitary conditions, and performing hazardous jobs for poor pay. Such was life for Catholics in New Haven, Connecticut.
The untimely death of the family breadwinner often devastated a family. In 1882, a young Catholic priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, curate at St. Mary's Church in New Haven, envisioned an organization to help Catholic families deal with this crisis. Out of his vision the Knights of Columbus was founded. We are currently the largest Catholic, family, fraternal organization in the world, and boast a members-only insurance program that is among the strongest in the industry.

Always There, Always Strong
As a member of our organization, you enjoy the opportunity to participate as a family and positively affect your church and community. One person can make a difference. With 1.6 million members, the Knights of Columbus' impact is enormous. Last year alone, we donated $116 million to charitable causes, and performed over 56 million hours of community service. That's impact!
We have over 1,200 full-time life insurance professionals dedicated to serving member's needs. Each is assigned exclusively to a group of members and families so that he'll be there when you or your family needs him. These agents are members of our organization and share our members' ideals and goals in community service.

How We Measure Up
Feel confident that we'll be there when you need us. The independent rating services of IMSA, Standard & Poor's and A.M. Best agree. Click on the icons below to see what they are saying about our insurance program.

Promised Benefits
From its humble beginnings, our insurance program has grown into a formidable institution, providing billions of dollars in future death benefits to our members and families.

Financial Strength
Prudent management has led to the rapid growth of our assets, providing adequate backing for our member's protection, and securing our obligations to our insureds and their beneficiaries.

Ownership Benefits
Because we're a Fraternal Benefit Society, we have no stockholders. Our owners are our members. We return our good fortune in the form of dividends to our policyholders.
 

Knightsite wishes to thank Gary L. Thomson and the International Council of Webmasters
for their support and encouragement over the years.

We here at Knightsite strongly recommend that you consider joining the International Council of Webmasters (ICW). No dues or fees are associated with membership. Membership in the ICW is contingent only upon current membership in good standing with any Knights of Columbus Council, Assembly, Circle, or Auxiliary worldwide. Applicants for membership are requested to provide basic information concerning their affiliation with the Knights of Columbus plus basic contact information. Knights, Squires, and members of Auxiliaries may request free membership by using an online form or by contacting the ICW webmaster. The benefits of membership include:

  • access to clip art, scripts, and helpful guides, tips and tools for use in building websites

  • access to forums established for the purpose of exchanging ideas and solving problems

  • inclusion on electronic news bulletin mailing list

  • opportunity for establishing new friendships

  • access to experienced web authors and designers

  • display of the ICW Logo on council, assembly, circle and auxiliary websites

ICW is not part of Knightsite but we are a proud member of this fine organization. We hope that you take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. Click on the Logo above to visit this excellent resource for any and all K of C webmasters.

Celebrate Life

Please visit this Very Special Website and buy the $10 Celebrate Life Music CD
created by Victoria Ferrera and her two friends.
These girls are Catholic High School students trying to raise money to feed the hungry. There are three original songs on the CD. They are all very relevant to current issues of our Faith and our Order. The lyrics are thought provoking and inspiring. One of the songs received an award from the Diocese of Rockville Centre, in New York State. I have a copy of this CD and listen to it often. You can preview the songs on the website. I encourage you to buy one if you possible can. Thank you in advance.
This is not a hoax.

Jack C. Impellizeri, PGK
Knightsite Founder

 

Knightsite maintains a Do-it-Yourself K of C Council Directory. This useful online, searchable database allows you to:

  • Enter & maintain your own council's listing

  • Look up any registered council by entering its number, its state, or any other criteria

  • Locate any registered council's Email address or Web URL

  • Get directions to any council that has entered that information

Instant Members can edit their own council's data any time 24/7 using their own username and password. You are in control of what is posted.

To create your own User name and Password for using the Council Directory simple click on the first link of the Council Directory button. When prompted, create your own username and password. Each must be at least 3 characters but no more than 8 characters long.

Once you have created your username and password, you should enter the database using the second link of the Council Directory button. That will get you into your own private access area. Once there you may enter, update, change, edit, or delete any data that you wish, any time 24/7.

Knightsite's K of C Event Calendar was created to help councils plan their programs without conflicting with other nearby council's programs It also enables K of C councils to advertise their own events FREE OF CHARGE to Brother Knights throughout the world. Some of these listings may be used on this website.  So don't be left out.

Knightsite's K of C Message Board allows Brother Knights to communicate with each other, post messages, respond to messages, share ideas, and/or ask questions. If you read through the many messages already posted you'll have a better idea of how the feature is used. Some of these listings may be used on this website.

Are you a member of the Knights of Columbus? If not, we would like you to consider joining our organization. Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference. Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Cathoolic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family liife. Come see just what we are all about and tak the first steps to enhance your personal life by viewing the segment, "Why Join?"

For an inspiring look at what it means to be part of the Knights of Columbus, click on each of the following links:

"In Service to One. In Service to All"

"Experience of a Lifetime"

Overview Booklet

Tour the Museum
Visit the Knights Museum without ever leaving your chair. Supreme's online gallery tour will show you the highlights of the K of C Museum collection, featuring:
  • Artifacts and mementos from founder Father Michael J. McGivney’s life.
  • The Christopher Columbus Gallery, which includes artifacts from his second voyage of exploration in 1493.
  • The Papal Gallery, which documents the Order’s relationship with the papacy.
  • 390-year-old cross that once stood atop the façade of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. 
  • Frequently Asked Questions about the museum. 

For Museum hours and directions, please refer to General Information.

For rights and reproduction please contact the Museum staff.

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