Knights of Columbus

Council 6606 Broken Arrow, Ok.

On March 29, 1882, the Connecticut state legislature officially chartered the Knights of Columbus, a fraternal benefit society founded by Father Michael J. McGivney with a group of parishioners in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven. Still true to its founding principles of charity, unity, and fraternity 125 years later, the Knights of Columbus has grown to the largest lay Catholic organization in the world with more than 1.7 million members.

Throughout its history, the Knights of Columbus has been an effective advocate and defender of civil and religious rights for all. The organization has also contributed billions of dollars and millions of hours of volunteer service to charity. This site recalls many prominent events in the Knights of Columbus’ history and offers the Supreme Knight’s view for its future.

The Council 6066 hall is located at the corner of Lynne Lane and E 91st st in Broken Arrow and they are servicing St Anne’s and St Benedict parishes.

Council 6606 website

Some of the things the Knights do worldwide:
  • Underwrote completely the renovation of the entire facade of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the most famous church in the world, the statues of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter’s Square, and the historic Rooms of the Architects in the Basilica Proper.
  • Bring the Pope to the world at least 3 times a year by providing the uplink cost for the televising of papal ceremonies, especially at Christmas and during Holy Week, and the downlink in poor mission countries.
  • Established a North American campus of the Lateran University’s Pope John Paul II Institute for Study of Marriage and the Family in Washington, D.C.
  • Provide the entire budget of the Natural Family Planning offices of the U.S. and Canadian Bishops, and assist the NFP office of the Mexican Bishops.
  • Support a multimillion dollar Student Loan Program for members and their children pursuing higher education, with all seminarians eligible.
  • Last year contributed over $107 million to charitable causes and more than 50 million volunteer hours of community service.
  • Sponsored programs to feed the hungry and the elderly and shelter the homeless.
  • Through the Squires Program guide and direct young Catholic men in the responsibilities of their faith.
  • Assist mentally and physically challenged individuals.