Roman Catholic Church

St. Stephen’s

9748 State Route 812, Croghan, NY 13327

DESCRIPTION: The Knights of Columbus, founded in 1882, has had a long history of service to its community. All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism:

Charity - Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting community based activities.

Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually.

Fraternity – As a founding principal, the Knights committed to provide assistance to the widows and children and to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families.

Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both.

From the moment of the Knights of Columbus founding in 1882, with charity as its first principle, the Knights have been men of faith and men of action.

GENERAL INFORMATION:   The K of C activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. They include international charitable partnerships with Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity. Our own Council 2175 promotes Christ’s Gospels via CD’s, DVD’s, pamphlets and local community bill boards. We promote special parish community lawn socials, religious appreciation dinners, Right to Life benefits, and parish maintenance projects. Catholic youth and scouting organizations are also supported, and we add pageantry to special Liturgical events with the Bishop in attendance.

PARTICIPATION: If you’d like to be a part of an international organization of more than 1.8 million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need, we'd like to meet you and invite you to join us. For more information of the history of the Knights of Columbus, go to www.kofc.org and access the history section

CONTACT: For more information on being part of the local St. Stephen’s Council # 2175 Knights of Columbus organization, contact St. Stephen’s Parish Office at 315-346-6958 or email the Parish Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.