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Knights of Columbus


Thanks to the efforts of Venerable 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.

Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.

For more information on the Knights of Columbus, click here.

*Update – February 13, 2017* – The Knights of Columbus Business Meeting will meet on Thursday, March 2, due to Ash Wednesday on the first.

Grand Knight Russell Kulp and Brother Knights Scott Christ, Joe Moritz, Paul Bowers and Dave Orris present Coats for Kids to Leslie Collins, President Operation Wildcat

The Knights of Columbus St Katharine Drexel (Council #13100) presented Operation Wildcat in Mechanicsburg, PA with a donation of coats from the Coats for Kids drive.  The Knights of Columbus developed the Coats for Kids program, which allows councils across North America the opportunity to purchase new winter coats for children at a discount and to distribute them to children of need in their local communities.  Operation Wildcat began in 2006 to pool the resources of the community to help school district students and families in need. Operation Wildcat strives to be the one resource available to Mechanicsburg Area School District students and families.  The coats were distributed to students and families beginning November 2016.  See the below pictures of Coats enjoying their new Kids:

Our St Katharine Drexel Council 13100 Officers for 2016/17 Fraternal Year are:

  • Grand Knight – Russ Kulp
  • Deputy Grand Knight – Joe Moritz
  • Chancellor – Paul Bowers
  • Financial Secretary – Bart Deluca
  • Recorder – Ken DeRosa
  • Treasurer – Scott Christ

Our Council’s History
Our Council 13100 was chartered in 2002 as a District 64 Council on the feast day of Saint Katharine Drexel, March 3, as Knights Council #13100. Father James R. O’Brien, the founding pastor of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Mechanicsburg, welcomed our Council to make SKD our permanent home. The Council graciously accepted Father O’Brien’s welcome. Today, we are a growing Council of fifty plus members serving the needs of our Saint Katharine Drexel parish community in partnership with Father Kenneth G. Smith, while extending our charitable work throughout our community.

Download our pamphlet: Council 13100 trifold pamphlet

Council Meetings
*1st Wednesday of each month Business meeting @ 7:30 pm
*3rd Wednesday of each month Fraternal meeting @ 7:30 pm

NOTE – Meetings immediately follow the 7 p.m. Council Mass

Download our Event Calendar: Knights of Columbus 2017 Events Calendar

We look forward to welcoming new Knights and hope you will join. For your convenience is the attached membership form: Knights of Columbus Membership Form

Please complete the form and:

  1. Scan and email to Dave Orris, Membership Director at
  2. US mail to Dave Orris, 33 Creek Bank Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
  3. Hand deliver to Dave or any Knight
Saint Katharine Drexel