Knights of Columbus

St. Mary’s Launches Knights of Columbus Chapter

The Knights of Columbus are pleased to announce the new formation of a council at St. Mary’s Swormville, thanks to the efforts of John Stockman, who is the Chairman of the Board of District Deputies for the Western New York Conference of the Knights of Columbus. John has appointed Bob Gedeon as the council’s first Grand Knight for St. Mary’s parish.

The Knights of Columbus is a global Catholic fraternal service order founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney and dedicated to the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Most recently, the Knights volunteered with the St. Mary’s Supper’s pizza sale, helping the event go off without a hitch. The men will also be assisting with ushering duties as we re-open to Mass celebrations.

Although our parish has faced many challenges in its long history, we are continually made stronger by the contributions and engagement of our parishioners. If you are interested in finding out more about the Knights of Columbus or opportunities to participate, please contact Bob Gedeon at 716.639.8699 or