Knights of Columbus


The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic fraternal service organization founded on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. The main objective of the Knights is to aid the Church; perform charitable, educational and patriotic works; and develop fellowship.

St. Aloysius Gonzaga is among five parishes supported by St. Mary’s Council 1470, chartered on April 24, 1910. Living up to the Knights principles of charity and educational support, St. Mary’s Council donates over $40,000 annually to charitable organizations like Care Net Pregnancy Center, Special Olympics, and The ARC of Southern Maryland, and to our three supported Catholic schools, Father Andrew White, Mother Catherine Spaulding, and St. Mary’s Ryken High School.

Council 1470, located at 41605 Fenwick Street in Leonardtown, conducts its business meetings on the first Thursday of the month at 8:00 pm and its regular social meetings on the second Thursday of the month.

The Knights of Columbus encourages all practical Catholic gentlemen 18 years and older to become involved and active in our fraternal organization. For further information about the Knights and St. Mary’s Council 1470, please contact Sir Knight Jim Wilt, 240-925-1239, or Sir Knight Ed Henderson, 301-690-2240.