The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization.  Founded by the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882.  It was named in honor of the mariner Christopher Columbus, the one whose hand brought the Holy Faith to the New World.  Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education and actively defending Catholicism in various nations.  It has made its members better husbands, fathers, sons and citizens.

Christ The King Council 3419

The Mesa Knights of Columbus Council 3419 was chartered with 68 members on May 9, 1951.  In March 1958, a Council motion was passed to identify a new Council location in town.  In December of the same year, the Council started serious discussion on the purchase of land located at 1616 E. Broadway in Mesa.

The Council voted on June 9, 1964 to change the name of the Council to Infant Jesus of Prague.  A statue, which remains in the building to this day, was dedicated and blessed by the State Chaplain, Father Barnabus.  On November 9, 1993, the Council voted unanimously to change the Council name to Christ The King Council 3419, to better identify and unite with Christ The King Parish.

Since the inception of Council 3419, the member Knights and families have been very active in Christ The King Parish, providing ushers, extraordinary ministers, lecturers and donating countless volunteer hours in support of the parish fall fiesta, lenten fish frys, religious programs and repair and upkeep of the church facilities.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practical Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old.  A practical Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church.  Application forms are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.  You can visit our website for more information on our Council or contact information for our current Officers or Directors.

8/13/2020

Press Release CTK Council #3419

Worthy Knight’s and Friends,

On May 26, 2020 Pope Francis approved a miracle attributing to the canonization of Fr. McGivney founder of the Knights of Columbus. On July 30 SK Eric Schueltz and SK Henry Armstrong met with Christ the King Pastor Fr. Rolyn to ask for his support, blessings, and prayers concerning having Eric receive a healing miracle as a vehicle for the canonization of Father McGivney. Fr. Rolyn gave his full support. Eric Schuetz‘s medical history  I learned I had glaucoma while working this  was in my early thirties. I had surgery for glaucoma in my right eye called a trabeculectomy. At that time I was working as a counselor in Salina Kansas for services for the blind. I had laser surgery on both eyes and recently cataract surgery on both eyes. I continue to lose vision and  surgeries were not successful. I retired at age 62. A year later had the trabeculectomy on my left eye which resulted in further vision loss. I have been determined to be legally blind.”  We humbly ask, through our Council #3419, for the intercession of Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney a favor by God’s will for Eric to be healed of his vision loss.

You can be part of the miracle by picking up a Blessed Fr. Michael J. McGivney canonization prayer card requesting the intercession of Blessed Fr. McGivney to grant the favor of full vision for Eric Schuetz at Christ The King Catholic Church at Mesa on the North and South of the narthex.

Vivat Jesus,
GK Orin Garcia
CTK Council #3419