Knights of Columbus leaders from around the world gathered for the annual Organizational Meeting of State Deputies in New Haven, Conn., June 9-13. At the conclusion of Mass at St. Mary’s Church June 11, Patrick E. Kelly was officially installed as the Order’s 14th supreme knight. Deputy Supreme Knight Paul G. O’Sullivan, Supreme Secretary Patrick T. Mason, new supreme directors, and state deputies were also ceremonially installed following the Mass, which was celebrated by Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.
State Deputies Gather for Historic Meeting, Installation
Meeting in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Officers and fraternal leaders discussed the future of the Knights of Columbus. The organizational meeting included daily Mass, business sessions, and workshops on an array of topics including leadership, evangelization, member engagement, insurance and investments, and more. READ MORE
‘Our Highest Calling’
Addressing state deputies during the opening business session, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly underscored the Order’s principles as answers to urgent needs. READ MORE
New Supreme Knight, Officers Installed
Following Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly’s installation June 11, he prayed an act of consecration of his administration to St. Joseph. Before conferring medals of office on the newest Supreme Officers, supreme directors and state deputies, he urged them and all Knights to emulate St. Joseph as guardians of the family and guardians of truth. READ MORETo watch the supreme knight’s installation address, click here.
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