Welcome to the Knights of Columbus, Council 7968

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 Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

Council 7968 was founded in 1982 through the efforts of Thomas Lovito and former District Deputy Bob Truno of Pensacola. The Council works closely with the Our Lady of Victory Parish in Crestivew; providing funds for various projects and our members are active participants in the parish.

Gene Calabro is the Grand Knight for current Fraternal year. The Knights of Columbus Hall is located next to Twin Hills Park on Highway 90 East.
701E James Lee Blvd (Hwy90)
Crestview, FL 32539
850-682-7968

Directions to the Council's Hall

General Meetings

  • Council 7968 General Business Meeting - Second Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the Knights' Hall
  • Executive Council Meeting - TBA
  • Assembly 2789 Business Meeting - First Thursday at 7:00 PM in the Knights' Hall
  • Ladies Auxillary - First Wednesday at 7:00 PM in the Knights' Hall