OK State Council
Oklahoma State Council

     The Knights of Columbus have been a strong force in supporting the Catholic Church and her clergy in this land we call Oklahoma. The first two councils in Oklahoma were formed in El Reno on November 22, 1903, and then in McAlester one week later on November 29, four years prior to statehood. The Oklahoma State Council was formed February 2, 1907, more than nine months prior to our statehood.

     This long-standing presence of the Knights of Columbus in our state is even more astonishing if you consider the fact that the El Reno and McAlester councils were formed less than 22 years after our Order was founded by Father Michael J. McGivney on March 29, 1882 at a time when communication moved at a much slower pace than we are accustomed to today.