Welcome to Fr. Thomas R. Carey Knights of Columbus Council 4764 located in Lake Orion Michigan. We invite you to learn more about our faith-based fraternal organization were our members come from St. Joseph Catholic Church and Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church.
Our Order’s principles are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Through our constant fund-raising and volunteer efforts we’re able to help the less fortunate while also bringing good men together for good cause. We stand out in front defending the right to life. And we work quietly behind the scenes helping those in need.
Please explore our website to find the many activities in which our council is involved. If you are searching for a group of men who are dedicated to their family, church and charity in your community, please feel free to contact us.
“The Michigan Knights of Columbus will foster the legacy of Fr.Michael J. McGivney to Serve the Church, build the Order and enrich our community.”
Who We Are
On Oct. 2, 1881, a small group of men met in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. They were called together by their 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney. These men formed a fraternal society that has become become the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization. One of the ideals of Fr. McGivney was to provide financial assistance to the widows and orphans of it’s members. This original idea grew into an organization of Catholic men dedicated to promoting the concepts of charity, unity, fraternity and Patriotism. Today faith, family, and fraternity is the foundation upon which the Knights of Columbus stands. The Order has been called the “strong right arm of the Church,” and has been praised by popes, presidents and world leaders. We have drawn praise for support of our Church, civic involvement and aid to those in need. From that first group of Catholic men we have grown to nearly 1.6 million members in 11,000 councils, in the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Panama, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Bahamas. and Saipan. In Michigan we have supported Boysville of Michigan since 1948 and groups such as Right to Life of Michigan, and the St Louis Center. Every year we raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for the mentally challenged through the MI Drive. And local councils continue to support their local parishes, and communities.