Knights of Columbus


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Solon Valley Council 4893 Meetings:

Council member meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 8:00pm in the VFW/KofC Hall located at 6340 Melbury Avenue, Solon OH 44139.  For more information call Mike Meyer at 440-248-9469.  

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Pancake breakfasts are held on the third Sunday of the month at the VFW/KofC hall during the school year. 

All are welcome.

Open social for husbands and wives and prospective members every fourth Thursday at 7:00pm. 

All Isabellas welcome.


Would you like to be a Knight of Columbus?  
If you are a Catholic man, at least 18 years old, are interested in supporting our community and the founding principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism, contact Mike Meyer (440-248-9469) or Jerry Cernosky (440-248-7461).  For information about the organization click here for a brief presentation or visit our website at

About the Knights of Columbus
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy   members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.


Founder                    Knights of Columbus Founder Father Michael J. McGivney

Father Michael J. McGivney was born in 1852 in Waterbury, Connecticut, to Irish immigrants and
      ordained to the priesthood in 1877. He founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882 at St. Mary's  
      Church in Waterbury  to provide Catholic men an organization that was benevolent, fraternal, and
      soundly religious. Father  McGivney died in 1890 at St. Thomas' Church in Waterbury.  He was
      declared Venerable Servant of God by  Pope Benedict XVI in 2008. 

Solon Valley Council 4893 sponsors the following events:


  •   Free   Throw Championship
  •   Coaching   Youth Soccer
  •   Coaching   Youth Baseball
  •   Lighthouse   Catholic Media Books & CDs
  •   Pancake   Breakfast
  •   Respect   for Life
  •   Support   for seminarians
  •   Support   for Catholic vocations



  •   Annual   reverse raffle
  •   Night   at the Races
  •   Special   Events of the Fourth Degree
  •   Memorial   Mass for Knights and Isabellas
  •   Golf   outing
  •   Family   picnic
  •   Clergy   Night
  •   Nuns   and Ladies Night
  •   Volunteer   opportunities