Knights of Columbus

What is the Knights of Columbus?

The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, with more than 1.9 million members in countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, the Bahamas and South Korea. The Knights of Columbus operates through and maintains an active system of local and state councils that conduct extensive charitable and volunteer programs.


National Charitable Fraternal Programs of the Knights of Columbus-

  • American Wheelchair Mission (AWM)

  • Special Olympics

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Ultrasound Initiative

  • “One Nation Under God” Knights of Columbus Flag Day Pledge Program

  • Refund Support Vocations Program (RSVP)



Glens Falls Council 194 was established on December 13, 1896 and has been providing more than 120 years of continuous operation and service to our local communities.

The Parishes associated directly with the Council 194 are St. Mary’s in Glens Falls and Our Lady of the Annunciation in Queensbury. Council 194 meets at 68 Warren Street, Glens Falls - lower Conference Room, use entrance in rear. 


Local Charities and Recipients of funds from Glens Falls Council 194 Include:

  • Community Maternity Services (CMS)

  • St. Mary’s/St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School

  • 40 Days for Life

  • Glens Falls and Queensbury High Schools' Post Prom Events

  • Glens Falls Youth Council

  • Community Action Agency

  • Boy Scouts of America

  • Bishop’s Burse of Albany Diocese

  • Little Sisters of the Poor

  • North Country Ministries

  • And many others upon request

  • Of course, we also participate in the National Charitable Programs noted above.

If you have questions or would like information on joining the Knights of Columbus, please contact Council 194 at 518-792-1667 or email Don Coalts, Financial Secretary, at dcoalts@roadrunner.com


Links of importance:

Supreme Knights of Columbus Home- http://www.kofc.org/en/index.html

Knights of Columbus Museum- http://www.kofcmuseum.org/en/