Supreme Council

The Knights of Columbus were founded byFather Michael J. McGivney and some of his parishioners in New Haven, Connecticut in1882.  It is chartered as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.  The Knights offer social, intellectual, and financial, support among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief, public relief works, and insurance.


Minnesota State Council

The Minnesota Knights of Columbus operates under the Supreme Council providing support to local Minnesota Councils.  They assist local Council with Exemplifications, membership drives, training programs and insurance.  They hold an annual convention at different locations throughout the state.


Knights Gear     

The official store of the Knights of Columbus has hundreds of items of apparel, accessories, sports and outdoor gear, recognition,  religious and liturgical items, and devotional booklets.

Knights Insurance

The Knights of Columbus Insurance Agent for fraternal benefits, permanent and term plans, long term care, annuities, disability income, and Knights of Columbus Insurance is:
John Egan, Field Agent
Ben Schleicher, General Agent
P.O. Box 332
Windom, MN 56101

Ben's direct email is:

or clicking on the links in this section.

Catholic Watchmen

Catholic Watchmen are called to step into the breach and become protectors, providers and leaders of the faith in families and parishes.  A strategic plan guided by the Seven Disciplines of Catholic Watchmen was initiated by Bishop Andrew Cozzens at the Archdiocesan Men's Conference.