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Knights of Columbus, Council 1265 - Knights of Columbus, Assembly 2435, St. Christopher, Tipton

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that 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.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. On February 2, 1882, while an assistant pastor at Saint Mary's Church in New Haven, Connecticut, Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus with a small group of parishioners. Father McGivney died from tuberculosis on the eve of the Assumption in 1890, when he was only thirty-eight years old.

During the 2004-2005 fraternal year, $134 million dollars and 68 million man hours were donated to charity by the Order. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 1.7 million member families and thirteen thousand councils throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

Tipton K of C Council 1265: meets 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month
Tipton K of C Assembly 2435: meets 1st Tuesday of each month

222 South Independence Street 
Tipton, IN 46072
765.675.4178

FISH FRY: 2nd Friday of each month, 5-7p.m.
HALL RENTAL: Contact Mark Kastenholz, home: 765.675.6086