Centennial Celebration

Following closely upon the 125th anniversary of the Order, Notre Dame Council 1477 will be celebrating its Centennial Anniversary in April of 2010. During the weekend of April 16-18, 2010, the University of Notre Dame Knights of Columbus Council 1477 will celebrate its 100th anniversary. We humbly invite you to join past and present Notre Dame Knights of the oldest and largest College Council at our Centennial Celebration this spring.

Since the early days of our Order, young men of college age have supported the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. In the early 1900s, the college-aged men of Council 553 in South Bend, Indiana, were granted a charter of their own forming the first College Council.

We have scheduled a weekend of events to commence on April 16, 2010, including a reception on Friday night, lectures on themes and history in American Catholicism led by world-class professors, presentations on the history of the council, a steak cookout, a formal dinner on Saturday, and Holy Mass and closing events on Sunday morning. Special guests will include both the Supreme Knight and the Past Supreme Knight, as well as other representatives from the Supreme and State Council, and many clergy and former members of our council.

As we are planning these events, we welcome all suggestions to help make this a great weekend, celebrating our Council and the Order.

We are need help promoting the event; contact kofc100@nd.edu if you would like help. Questions may also be directed to the address above.

In Christ and Our Lady,

Sir Knight Dennis Malloy
Grand Knight
Since 1910, the Notre Dame Knights of Columbus Council #1477 has practiced the virtues of charity, unity, and fraternity under the shadow of the Golden Dome. Throughout the past century, the Knights have made themselves well-known on campus and in the local community. Helping the university retain her Catholic identity and running steak sales that currently generate over $50,000 annually for charity are some of the council's most noteworthy achievements. Also as the oldest active and largest college council, Notre Dame Knights have set the precedent and have continued to play a crucial part in the ever growing College Knights Program.

To celebrate this momentous milestone, the Notre Dame Knights will be holding a weekend celebration in April. This will offer an opportunity for former Notre Dame Knights to reconnect with old Brothers, but also offer all Knights an opportunity to celebrate in the success of the College Knights Program over the past century.

(c) 2006 Knights of Columbus, Notre Dame Council #1477