Knights of Columbus

In 1882, Father Michael McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in Connecticut. In 1904, a Council was established in Lincoln Diocese. Over fifty Councils are currently active in the Diocese. Four key principles characterize the Knights of Columbus: charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Some of their works include support of the Magisterium, promotion of the pro-life cause, aid to handicapped persons, support of truly Catholic healthcare, vocation promotion, community involvement, and aid to Catholic education. Currently, two building projects were completed recently: the Knights of Columbus Bell Tower at the diocesan seminary in Seward and the Knights Court town house community and clubhouse in Lincoln.

Columbian Squires is a junior organization of the Knights of Columbus. This organization helps young men acquire attitudes and skills of leadership. There are Columbian Squire Circles in Wahoo, Lincoln, McCook, Hastings, and David City. These Circles sponsor toy drives, food pantry collections, picnics, swimming parties, baseball games, corporate communions, and a Christmas party at Villa Marie School. Currently, five members of the Diocesan Columbian Squires are State Officers, and Father Joseph Finn is the State Father Prior.

Councils within the Diocese of Lincoln

Abie/Bruno Hebron North Platte (St. Patrick)
Arapahoe/Cambridge Holdrege Orleans
Ashland/Greenwood Imperial Osceola/Shelby
Auburn Indianola Plattsmouth
Aurora/Giltner Lawrence Roseland
Beatrice Lincoln (Blessed Sacrament) Seward
Brainard Lincoln (Cathedral) Shelby
Cortland Lincoln (Newman Center) Stratton/Benkelman
Crete Lincoln (North American Martyrs) Superior
David City Lincoln (Sacred Heart) Sutton/Harvard
Dawson/Shubert Lincoln (St. John) Syracuse
Denton Lincoln (St. Joseph) Tecumseh
Doniphan Lincoln (St. Mary) Univ of Nebraska
Exeter/Friend Lincoln (St. Michael) Valparaiso
Fairbury Lincoln (St. Patrick) Wahoo
Falls City Lincoln (St. Peter) Wilber/Tobias
Geneva/Grafton/Shickley Lincoln (St. Teresa) Wymore
Grant McCook York
Hastings (St. Cecilia) Minden  
Hastings (St. Michael) Nebraska City  
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