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About the Jon O’Brien Council

The Knights of Columbus is one of the largest fraternal charitable service organization with more than 1.9 million members in over a dozen countries. Members are Catholic men who come together through faith to support their Church and local, national and worldwide causes through charitable action.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men at least 18 years of age who accept the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.The Saint Katharine Drexel Knights of Columbus Council meets on the third Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM at the Mission Office.

Father Jon O’Brien was a dedicated Jesuit Priest in residence at Georgetown University, who frequently traveled to Haymarket to celebrate Mass with the Saint Katharine Drexel parishioners. He did so until his death on July 31, 2013. Father O’Brien had a unique style. His love of St. Katharine Drexel touched parishioners and was clearly reflected in his homilies. This year marks the 10th anniversary since his passing.