Knights of Columbus Pope John Paul II Council 13808 Greensboro, GA
Knights of ColumbusPope John Paul II Council 13808Greensboro, GA

The Knights of Columbus

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.


The Knights 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. 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 Founding of Knights of Columbus Council 13808

Our Council was founded in 2005 when a group of parishioners decided they wanted a fraternal organization that was more than just a Men’s Club.  They wanted to start an organization that would be involved in helping our church, but also be part of a more established, larger organization that was in the business of serving the Church, charities and caring for families. 


Some had been active Knights in other places and wanted to bring the unity, charity and fraternity values to this new group.  The Knights are well established and provide services to aid in the work for charities, new membership, state and national support in initiatives that support our values, an insurance program that is comparatively low in cost and protects our families and much more. 


Past Grand Knights

Wally Marcis - Founding GK 2005 - 2007

Wally Marcis

2005 to 2007

Art Hargrove 2007 - 2009

Art Hargrove 

2007 to 2009

Rick Butitta July - Oct 2009

Rick Buttitta

2009 to 2009

Gerry Farnell 2009 - 2011

Jerry Farnell

2009 to 2011

Jim Collins Jim Collins 2011 - 2013

Jim Collins

201Ji1 to 2013

Jim Liebeck - 2013-2015
Ken Weber 2015 - 2017
Jim Blankenheim 2017 - 2019
Mark Holihan 2019 - 2021
Chris Wolf 2021 - 2023

Council Information

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Knights of Columbus

Council 13808


6341 Lake Oconee Parkway

Greensboro GA 30642


Grand Knight

Mike Dutton

Telephone : 

(309) 397-8924


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