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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


May is the Month of Mary

K of C Council #5253 will be leading the parish in praying the rosary after 5:00 PM Mass on every Saturday in May. If you attend Saturday evening Mass in May, please stay afterward and help the Knights pray the rosary to our Blessed Mother. Join us in seeking Our Lady’s intercession for our country, our parish, and our families.  Mary, Mother of God, pray for us!

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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