Knights Of Columbus  -  Father McGivney

In April 1882, Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in New Haven, Connecticut, to promote the Christian virtues of Unity and Fraternity among Catholic men, to provide Charitable security for their families in the event of death or disability, and to promote the civic virtue of Patriotism to combat the anti-Catholic bigotry which was prevalent at the time, especially against Catholic immigrants. You can read more about the history of the Knights and how our Order has grown nationally and internationally through the years at

Woodstock Council 776

In the winter of 1902-1903, several Catholic men gathered together to promote a Knights of Columbus Council in Woodstock, Illinois. A charter was granted and signed at the Woodstock National Guard Armory, founding Woodstock Council 776, the first Council in McHenry County. On May 5, 1903, the first Council Officers were elected.

The First regular meeting was May 18, 1903 at the Armory; the first official event for the full Council was the laying of the cornerstone of Saint Mary Church in 1909.

Over the last one hundred years, Woodstock Council 776 has kept Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism alive in Woodstock. These core beliefs and values continue to drive the good works of our Knights. If you are a practicing Catholic man at least 18 years old we want you to join us.

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Our meetings are the first and third Thursdays of each month starting at 7:30 pm in the St. Joseph Center Basement. The meetings are open to any Catholic man over 18 years of age.



Chaplain Father Steven Clarke
Grand Knight Roberto Salgado
Deputy Grand Knight   Greg Rokus
Chancellor Steve Canty
Recorder Bob Howell
Financial Secretary Larry Howell-Appointed
Treasurer Donald Howell
Advocate Dave Ring
Warden Mark Heiress
Outside Guard Bill Bartlett
Inside Guard Joel Lenart
1 Yr Trustee Albert Ideler
2 Yr Trustee Bob McNamara
3 Yr Trustee Dave Grote
Lecturer Fritz Bartlett-Appointed