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Council #12791
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic Family fraternal service organization. The organization was originally founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney and today numbers over 1.8 million members.

Our Lady of Hope Council was chartered in October 2000 shortly after our founding by Bishop Paul Loverde and was named in honor of our new parish. Our Lady of Hope Council works closely with our pastor Father Saunders in support of the Parish by providing program logistics and funding to numerous projects in the Parish and surrounding Potomac Falls community.

We are looking for additional Knights to be part of our 1st Degree Team headed by Ward Jones. This is a great opportunity to learn more about being a Knight of Columbus and sharing that with new brothers. If you are interested please contact the Grand Knight or anyone on the council's leadership team.

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We are having an agency wide event for all Knights:

October 22nd @ 7pm: “Maximizing Your Catholic Company’s Benefit” Virtual Seminar
a. Sponsored: The Abbate Agency
b. Presenter: Nick Abbate
i. Quick Bio: Nick Abbate is the Assistant General Agent for the Abbate Agency, Nick started as the “Rookie of the Year” for the entire Knights of Columbus. Nick has finished in the top 1. multiple times culminating as the #1 Assistant General Agent for 2019. Nick is a former Air Force Aviation Officer and, like Ben, knows that planning is key to success. Nick has been in finance since 2005, which is a key year, because he learned the value of diversification of assets. Nick will help you maximize your fraternal benefit, a not-for-profit Catholic company, to make sure you come out on top!

Please see link below to register. This is limited to the first 500 Knights who sign up. This Statewide Webinar is a great opportunity for our Knights to explore benefits.

Find out more information at our Maximizing Your Catholic Company’s Benefits Webinar.

October 22nd at 7:00 pm




At the 2009 Supreme Convention in Phoenix, Arizona, Our Lady of Hope Council was recognized with the International Council Service Award of Excellence for the council's McGivney Visionary Program (MVP) Fund. Our program was chosen as being the Best from over 13,000 council submissions Worldwide!

Our program is designed to assist brothers in need of employment through spiritual support, resume networking, and if needed, financial assistance. The program was developed through the diligent efforts of the Trustees and implemented and maintained by the Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight. Most importantly, it is supported by the brothers of the council both through networking leads and financial contributions to the reserve fund. Our program is true to the spirit of what Fr. McGivney sought as Brother-to-Brother outreach.

Congratulations to the Council on this very special honor!


Our Lady of Hope Council has been named a Top 30 Performing Council in the United States by the Supreme Council for excellence in programs, membership, and organizational structure. With some 13,000 active Councils, Our Lady of Hope is in the top 1/4 of 1% nationwide. This is testament to the men who make up this Council.

We are looking for YOU to join us and continue this standard of excellence!