Knights of Columbus

c8hgnxvqnvwc8k7mlmbszhc6mpl.jpgKnights of Columbus Waterloo, ILL. Council #1334 was Founded June 14, 1908 with the goal to support the community and other nation-wide causes.

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.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to 15,342 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

We achieve our goals through...

Advocating for the Mentally Handicapped.
Supporting Human Support Services, Canterbury Manor and Monroe County Nursing Home.
Assisting the public and parochial schools in Waterloo and a variety of other charitable projects.
Sponsoring Cub Scout Pack 323.


Hold annual Tootsie Roll / Intellectual Disabilities Drive
Run BBQs and Raffles to raise money for charitable giving
Organize Spelling Bee and Free Throw Contest for local youth
Support those discerning a vocation to the religious life
Console widows and grieving families at times of loss
Bring comfort and fun to senior citizens in local nursing homes
Stand Honor Guard for special Masses such as First Communion and Confirmation
Volunteer at local events like the SS Peter and Paul Parish Picnic and Monroe County Fair
Host socials to foster brotherhood


SS Peter and Paul Catholic School
Education First
Capital Campaign
Local Priests and Seminarians
Holy Name Society Raffles and Golf Outing
Monroe County Pro-Life
Boy Scouts
Nursing Homes
Newman Fund
Parish Picnics in Renault, Tipton and Waterloo
Gibault Catholic HS
Tuition Scholarships
Annual Fund
SS Peter and Paul Parish
Retired Religious
Youth Ministry
Disaster Relief
Life Network
Rotary Tree Of Lights


Through numerous events, activities and fundraisers, the Waterloo Knights of Columbus
Council #1334 raises and donates around $25,000 to local charitable needs and projects annually.



If you are a Catholic male over 18 and would like to join please, contact us at the email listed below. We have a great group that is very active in the community. Please contact Mike Kruse if you want to feel more involved in the church or community.

To contact the Waterloo Knights Council, please email:

Grand Knight: Ross Monterusso

Financial Secretary: David Kennedy

Insurance Agent: Jeffrey Niemeyer

Newsletter Editor: Ken Gibbs