Knights of Columbus

Msgr. Thomas Wells
Msgr. Thomas M. Wells

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Msgr. Thomas M. Wells Council #13008




Founding Principles and Core Values

Charity is at the heart of our work and our faith

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society instituted in 1882 by a Parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to render mutual aid and assistance to sick, disabled, and needy members and their families. The Knights of Columbus was founded on the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Today, these principles serve as the foundation of our Core Values:

    • Integrity: Firm adherence to ethics, honesty, and a moral code
    • Professionalism: Promoting the highest standards in all we do
    • Excellence: Leading by example and constantly striving to be the best
    • Respect: Treating each other with the highest regard

Since its formation, the Knights of Columbus has grown to almost 2 million members around the world.

Our local Council was founded in 2001, taking the name of Thomas M. Wells, former parochial vicar of Saint Andrew’s. Currently at 105 members strong, our mission is to assist parish and local charities, enhance the fellowship of our members, provide for the welfare of our families, and promote Catholic beliefs and values.

For more information please visit our main Council website:

Msgr. Wells Council Main Web Site

Contact: Grand Knight William J. Bolin at 301-421-1362 or


“Be doers of the word and not hearers only”- James 1:22  



National Knights of Columbus

Maryland State Council-Knights of Columbus

The Monsignor Thomas M. Wells Society

Knights of Columbus Code of Ethics and Conduct

Remembrance Article on Msgr. Wells from Catholic Standard

Gabriel Project

Fathers For Good

Montgomery County Adopt A Road

Prayer for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney


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