The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal service organization, standing for the four principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.
Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in New Haven, Connecticut in March 1882 as a mutual benefit society for a membership of practicing male Catholics. Today, it advocates for Catholic causes and provides a range of philanthropic and support services worldwide. It is also one of the world’s largest insurance companies.
Father Bernard Reiser was the founding pastor of the Church of the Epiphany, serving there from 1964 to 2001. Father Reiser’s vision for Epiphany parish was to create a campus that served people from birth to death. He was known for his preaching and for his charitable giving.
The Fr. Bernard Reiser Council #10138 (formerly Epiphany Council 10138) was granted a charter on August 15, 1989 and strives to continue their legacies.