Monsigner Delbert Schmelzer Council #11155
The Knights of Columbus began in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut in 1882, when Fr. Michael J. McGivney called together a small group of Catholic laymen and founded a society designed to unite Catholic men in their faith and provide financial assistance to the widows and orphans of its members. The order quickly grew into an organization of Catholic men and their families dedicated to the principles of UNITY as a group of people with similar values and beliefs, CHARITY towards your fellow man in hopes of building a better world, FRATERNITY toward your brother Knights, and PATRIOTISM that shows their loyalty toward their country of birth.
Today, the Knights of Columbus is a very diverse organization. Our members belong to many races, cultures and economic backgrounds. Through this diversity, we draw strength as we share the experience of membership.
Over the past decade we, as a group of over 1.8 million Knights and their families, have donated more than 612 million volunteer hours and over $1.2 billon to charitable programs. The Knights give a tremendous amount of time and donations to pro-life efforts locally and worldwide. Through our many acts of charity, we realize that membership in the Order is the ultimate act of volunteerism. The Verona Council meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 PM.
For more information regarding the Knights of Columbus Verona Council (#11155), please find contact information for the Grand Knight or Membership Director on the Officers page.