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placeholder May 5, 2014   •   VOL. 52, NO. 9   •   Oakland, CA
Catholic Women

KOC affiliate supports Knights
 

The Columbiettes
Judi Faria, president
St. Anthony Parish, Oakley

925-759-0754
fariafam@pacbell.net

Valerie Murphy
Our Lady Queen of the World
925-458-2533
valeriefp@yahoo.com

 

The Columbiettes are a women's organization affiliated with the Knights of Columbus. Each Auxiliary must be sponsored by a council of the Knights of Columbus. One of the group's purposes is to support the council that sponsors them spiritually, financially and socially. The organization also provides for the social, spiritual and charitable welfare of its members.

Founded in 1939, the idea of having groups of women work with the councils of the Knights of Columbus came from Msgr. J. Francis McIntyre, who was then chaplain to the New York chapter of the Knights of Columbus. According to the history posted on the Columbiette website, Msgr. McIntyre, who would later become Cardinal McIntyre of Los Angeles, watched with concern as large numbers of women were leaving a Communist rally at Madison Square Garden. Subsequently the N.Y. Knights took the idea and came up with a plan.

Women with hopes of becoming a Columbiette must be Catholic, female, at least 17 years of age or older, and in good standing in their parish.

There are a total of 174 Columbiettes in California.

 
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