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Knights Columbus EmblemWho are the Knights of Columbus?

The Knights of Columbus was founded by Venerable Servant of God Father Michael McGivney, a New Haven parish priest, in 1882, the Knights of Columbus was organized to provide charitable outreach and care for the financial well being of Catholic families. Its primary focus was protecting and supporting widows and orphans, and strengthening the faith of its members. Today, Knights of Columbus has grown into one of the world's largest lay organizations with over 1.8 million members throughout North and Central America, the Philippines, the Caribbean and Europe. In 2015, nearly 15,000 Knights of Columbus councils supported a countless number of charitable organizations by donating more than $175 million and performing 72 million hours of service. If you would like more information about Knights of Columbus, please contact our Grand Knight by telephone or use our form below.

John Swisher
Grand Knight, Council #5253
(614) 477-7730


Contact the Knights of Columbus Hohman Council #5253


  • Knight of the Year 2016-17: Brother Knight Thomas Vollmer
  • Family of the Year 2016-17: Brother Knight John Beyer and wife Brenda Beyer


Laudati Sí in Action! Annual Etna and Reynoldsburg Roadside Clean-Up 

  • Saturday, April 29, 9:00-11 AM
  • Roadside clean-up along Main Street/Route 40.
  • Anyone age 14 and over may join us - a great service opportunity! Service verification forms will be available for service hours.
  • We will meet in the church parking lot near the playground equipment and then proceed to begin our work. Please note that First Holy Communion is scheduled for April 29 at 10:00 AM, so we will not want to interfere with this wonderful event when we meet.
  • All supplies provided: orange vests for visibility and garbage bags.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather and the work.

Questions may be emailed to us through our contact form above or please call/text John Swisher at 614-477-7730.


Support Our Seminarians Collection

  • May 6/7 after all Masses
  • 100% of your donations goes to supporting the seminarians and their financial needs at the Pontifical College Josephinum

Knights of Columbus Membership Basics

Membership Basics

Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization which involves formal membership. Father Hohman Council #5253 was chartered in March 1962. It is open to all men age 18 and over who are practicing Catholics. In addition to our many service projects and social opportunities, each month we conduct the following:

  • Family Social — 7:00 PM in the PAC Room, first Tuesday each month
  • Business Meeting — 7:00 PM in the PAC Room, third Tuesday each month

For those men interested in joining the Knights of Columbus, contact us via our form below or attend any Family Social meeting. You may also learn about our council from these online resources:

  • Father Hohman Council #5253 website:
  • Father Hohman Council #5253 on Facebook:
  • Knights of Columbus Father Hohman Council #5253 - Monthly Newsletter to be Added Soon!

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This Week at SPX

Home & School Meeting - Tue Apr 25 @ 6:30PM-
Women's Ministry - Tue Apr 25 @ 7:00PM-
First Eucharist Practice for 10am Mass - Tue Apr 25 @ 7:00PM-
Men's Basketball - Tue Apr 25 @ 9:00PM-
Adoration - Wed Apr 26 @ 7:30AM-07:30PM
Knit/Crochet - Wed Apr 26 @ 9:30AM-
Bible Study - Wed Apr 26 @10:00AM-11:30AM
Divine Mercy Chaplet - Wed Apr 26 @ 6:30PM-07:00PM
Festival Committee - Wed Apr 26 @ 7:00PM-
Choir Practice - Wed Apr 26 @ 7:00PM-

St. Pius X Vocation Prayer

In every age Lord, you raise up women and men who are strong in their faith and bold in their actions to give witness to the Gospel.

Fill St. Pius with Your Spirit and give us a burning desire to make a difference in our world because of our love for You.

Bless our Church with holy and courageous priests, deacons, religious sisters and brothers, devoted married couples, dedicated single men and women and enthusiastic youth.

We ask in Jesus' name.

Download a copy of this prayer.