Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic organization for men, founded in 1882 and built upon the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Membership extends globally to the United States, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, Dominican Republic, Poland, Panama, Guatemala, and Ukraine.
St. Mary's Visitation, Fr. Anselm Weber Council 17232 formed on the Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, 2019. Since that time, the council has worked to serve the parish and surrounding community. Its efforts have included parish breakfasts and fish fry dinners, trivia nights, cemetery cleanup, coordination and traffic control for outdoor masses during pandemic lock downs., and Eucharistic processions.
Fr. Anselm Weber O.F.M.
Council 17232 is named in honor of the Franciscan missionary to the Navajo, Fr. Anselm Weber. Born in New Salem, MI in 1862, then Anton Weber spent his childhood in and around the original St. Mary's Church. He entered the Franciscan order in 1882 and took the name Anselm; the same year that Blessed Fr. Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus.