Holy Spirit Council was founded in 2010 through the efforts of our Pastor, Father Michael MacMahon and a group of committed Knights who formed the original steering committee with the support and encouragement of our District Deputy Bill Schultz. Our council is named after our parish: Holy Spirit. The Council works closely with the Holy Spirit Parish in Huntsville, AL, providing funds and support for various projects within the larger parish community. We are extremely fortunate to have been permitted to use 764 as our council number.
The Holy Spirit Council is located at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Huntsville, AL on Airport Road. You can contact the Knights by leaving a message at the Parish Office at 256-881-4781 or by sending an email message to any council officer from this web sites officers page.
The Council meets on the third Tuesday of every month in the Parish Life Center of Holy Spirit Church at 7:00 PM. For other council events, please see the council’s events page.
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.