Napoleon Knights of Columbus

Council 1344

Serving Henry County



Together, we’re empowering Catholic men to live their faith at home, in their parish, at work and in their community.

Our Blessed Founder Fr. Michael J. McGivney

Our Objective

Fostering men united in a faith that will continue the growth of Fr. McGivney’s dream ensuring the spread of Columbianism; becoming more visible through the good works of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity; creating an atmosphere which encourages and calls all Catholic men to serve with their Brothers.

Our Mission Statement

We as men of the Knights of Columbus, men of faith, are called through Baptism to grow and increase in faith.
We are thereby summoned to serve as witnesses to that faith in our daily lives, in the lives of our families, and in the lives of others throughout our communities.

Our Action

We Are Many, We Are One: Any good that we do, any charity we give, any fraternity we share, we accomplish together as Ohio Knights of Columbus, united in Action as called by our Catholic Faith.

Renewal of The Heart

in collaboration with the

Knights of Columbus-Council 1039, Defiance, Ohio

Presents two, one day retreats based on the book...

Into the Breach

An Apostolic Exhortation to Men

We engaged in a battle for the hearts and souls of every person.
This battle is real and spiritual

Do you live life as a spiritual warrior, or do you find yourself pretending it is peace time

By joining together in brotherhood, men receive the support they need to grow
in virtue and to take action to serve Christ and others.

You are invited to join us to explore your invetationas a child of God to step into
the breach for Christ, friends, and family

February 26, 2022
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Masculinity/Brotherhood /

What are the Masks men wear?

Leadership and Spiritual Leadership-- are they the same?

"An iron sharpens iron, so
one man must sharpen another"
Proverbs 27:17


March 12, 2022
8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Fatherhood & Family Spirtiual Warfare & Life / Prayer

Fatherhood-As a son, as a Father,
as a child of God.

"Rejoice in hope, endure affliction,
perservere in prayer".
Romans 12:12

How does a man stand in the
breach for his friends and family?

Location: Postema Business center 2014 Baltimore Rd. Defiance, Oh.

Retreat will include: Fellowship, Personal Witness, Group Sharing, Great Food.

"I have called you friends, for all that i have heard from my father made
known to you" John 15:15

From more information & to RSVP please call

George Westrick 419-784-3975

Martin Nezick 419-782-3418

Mike Boff 419-782-2405

Council 1344 Award for 2020 - 2021





We are Catholic men building a bridge back to faith.

There is much work to be done in this world. Good work. Necessary work. And that's what the Knights do. Every day.

Assisting the sick and disabled. Protecting those who can't protect themselves. Whether they are next door or halfway around the world. This is the journey we are on. Our path.

We do it to be better husbands, fathers, sons, neighbors and Catholics.

We invest our time, our effort, and our resources into our values: Charity. Unity. Fraternity. Patriotism.

We come from many places. And backgrounds. And stages in our lives. But we are all of one faith. A fraternity of men striving to better ourselves and our world.

It's one thing to say who you are. It's another to live it. To put your values into action. That's what we do at the Knights of Columbus.

That's who we are.





It's an elevator ride.

You have 30 seconds. Maybe.

You can't tell the entire story of the Order in 30 seconds. So don't try.

Instead, tell the prospect why your membership is important, valuable and meaningful for you and your family.

That simple message will be very powerful if you tell it sincerely and passionately.

Here are some talking points:

  • We have more than 16,000 councils headquartered in Catholic parishes around the world.
  • Knights put their faith into action every day to make life better in their parishes and communities.
  • We offer men the opportunity to grow in their faith while helping others and supporting the Church, and to become better Catholics, husbands and fathers.
  • The K nights of Columbus annually contributes nearly $200 million to worthy charitable causes around the world, and our members donate nearly 100 million hours of their time.
  • Our Leave No Neighbor Behind program provides direct outreach to those most impacted by the C0VID-19 pandemic.
  • Our founder - Blessed Michael McGivney - has been beatified by the Church. People around the world seek his intercession through prayer.
  • All practicing Catholic men 18 years or older are invited to join.





Preferred Council #

Why Join?

  • Exclusive access to and a subscription to our Columbia magazine
  • Online resources to guide you in the practice of prayer, devotions and spiritual formation
  • A trained and dedicated brother Knight field agent assigned to your family
  • Exclusive eligibility to purchase Knights of Columbus insurance and retirement products for you and your family
  • Access to select KofC events and programs in your state