Father F.B. McCormick Council #7545

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 13,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

The Fr. F.B. McCormick #7545 Council resides at St. Mary Williamston.

The official website of the Knights of Columbus is found here: Knights of Columbus


We encourage all men, 18 or older that consider themselves “practical Catholics” to join the Knights of Columbus. Please contact Father Peter Clark or any brother knight for more information.


Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month unless otherwise noted. Meetings are only open to members, however you do not have to be a member of this council to attend. If you are visiting you are welcome to join a meeting by showing your membership card at the door.

Contact Us

You may write to the Knights of Columbus at the following local address:

Knights of Columbus
157 High Street
Williamston, MI 48895