Council History • Fr. McGivney
Who We Are:
We are a two star council that has been in
existence for 50 years as of the end of June 2004. We pride ourselves on Family Values, Church Involvement and community
involvement. Visit these links by clicking on them for further information.
The Fr. McCormick Council's has an illustrious
history including 3 consecutive years as star council - quite an accomplishment
which puts us in the top 12 percent of all councils. We are proud of our
accomplishments and want to share our heritage with our brothers in Christ. We
are a strong council comprised of men from the
St. Thomas the Apostle Church in
Crystal Lake, IL. Our Newsletter and Web Site are considered by many to be among
the best. This last year we garnered another Star Council award. Our members are
active in both the parish and council activities. In addition, we participate in
all levels of community service and are extremely proud of our heritage as well
as that of the Knights of Columbus.
But the most noteworthy action that this council
has taken part in over the past years is the establishment of our Right to Life
Memorial. What an achievement for our council! Fr.
Geoff Wirth, Council 3880's chaplain, dedicated the right to life memorial
funded by Fr. McCormick Council 3880 on Sunday, October 10, 1999.
The inscription at the bottom,
"In celebration of and respect for God's most precious gift of life in all its
stages from conception through natural death" encapsulates our belief
in the sanctity of life. As Dave Frederick, our council's Right to Life
Director, said, "To celebrate life in all its stages...The little script says it
Our mission as a Catholic Men's Fraternity is
to provide service and patriotic leadership to our community, service to our
church and fraternity for all of our brother knights.
We believe in the core values of the Knights of
In addition, we strongly believe in the following
- Family Values
- Service to Community and Church
- Love of Life
Our council is in the Class AA category
Illinois State Council of the Knights of Columbus. We have over 295
active members. We pride ourselves with out community, church and brotherly
service. We were founded 47 years ago this April. Many of the founding brothers
are still active and eager participants in our council's activities.
Our meetings are held at 8:00pm at the
St. Thomas the Apostle Community Center, corner of IL State Route 176 and Oak
Streets, Crystal Lake, IL as follows:
We welcome all Brother Knights and extend a
warm invitation to join us at our next meeting.