Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in 1882, the Knights of Columbus 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.
Father Burggraff Council No. 6021 of the Knights of Columbus was formally instituted on January 31, 1968. Like many new Councils in the Knights of Columbus, Father Burggraff Council had a series of meeting places including the St. Joseph's Church Hall before finding permanent home at 4110 1/2 Pine Hill Road in Perry Hall on May 19, 1977. Our Council's membership is approximately 132 Brother Knights.
From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are men of faith and men of action. Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. We undertake these acts of charity because we see those in need through the eyes of faith. Moreover, in the Knights of Columbus, we approach these acts of charity together. Pope Benedict XVI calls this the "practice of love...as a community."
Today, we are looking for the next generation of Knights. Men of character and conviction who are driven by their faith and conscience to selflessly serve their families, Church, and communities. Men who are ready to be Knights. All men who are age 18 or older and are practicing Catholics are eligible to join the Knights of Columbus. If you'd like to be a part of an international organization of more than 1.9 million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need, we'd like to meet you and invite you to join our council.