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 Welcome to Etowah Council 12826
 Knights of Columbus. 

 We meet on the first Monday of the month at Our Lady of LaSalette Catholic Church Located at 2941 Sam Nelson Rd. Canton, GA 30114

General Meeting, The First Monday of Each Month
Our Lady of La Salette - 6:30pm


W e are pleased that you have expressed interest in the Knights of Columbus and particularly in
Council 12826 which is affiliated with Our Lady of La Salette Catholic Church in Canton, Georgia. 
Our mission is to extend the outreach of the Knights, the Church, the Clergy and the Community.  

The byword of the Knights is: “I am my Brother’s Keeper”.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is made up of Catholic men over the age of 18. One of my goals for Etowah Council is to grow our membership by 6 new members this year.  Etowah Council also embodies a Ladies Auxiliary which is generally supportive of our Fund Raising Activities and Social Events involving the parishioners of Our Lady Of La Salette. Their motto is “Helping Knights Help Others”.

Speaking of Fund Raising, we are currently participating in a KOC statewide effort entitled Frontline Faith which provides MP3 players containing music and spiritual messages to our servicemen. We also support a program to provide wheelchairs to servicemen who have lost mobility through service to our country. Additionally, we support the Ultrasound effort of the Knights in providing these diagnostic machines to medical clinics and third world hospitals.

And that’s not all; we have a youth program that provides activities for young people such as the soccer outreach program, the free throw challenge and social events for teens.

If you would like to learn more about us, talk to any of our Knights, we welcome your interest.


William Schollian
Grand Knight
Etowah Council 12826
phone: 404-314-4878

We humbly ask that you glorify your venerable servant Blessed Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen

La Salette Apparition - September 1846 Statue of Our Lady of La Salette and children (Fr L de Pontbriand, Rector/La Salette Sanctuary)

Mélanie and Maximin, the two children privileged to see Mary in 1846, came from the town of Corps near Grenoble, in a poor part of south-eastern France. Maximin Giraud was eleven years old at the time and Mélanie Calvat fourteen. On Saturday 19 September, they were looking after their employer's cattle, high up on the pasture above La Salette, a village near Corps, when they saw a wonderful apparition of Mary.

A globe of light opened to reveal a resplendent woman seated on a stone with her head in her hands. The children later described her as very tall and beautiful, wearing a long, white, pearl studded, sleeved dress, and a white shawl, with some sort of tiara or crown on her head. Hanging from her neck was a large crucifix adorned with a small hammer and pincers, with a brilliantly shining figure of Christ on it. The whole effect was as if she was made of light.

Speaking tearfully she told them that unless people repented she would be forced to let go the arm of her son because it had become so heavy. Mary went on to complain that she had to pray ceaselessly to her son for them, but the people still worked on Sundays and blasphemed. She also spoke of coming punishments for these sins, including crop blights and famine. She confided a secret to each of the children, which they were not to divulge, although eventually these secrets were made known to Pope Pius IX

Finally she asked the children to spread her message before disappearing. When the children returned home they told their story, an account of which was taken down in writing the next day. They faced much opposition in making known Mary's message, but they maintained their story with resolution. The local Bishop too faced quite a degree of opposition in investigating the apparition, and it was only after four years, and having set up two commissions of enquiry, that Mgr de Bruillard, as bishop of Grenoble, approved of devotion to Our Lady of Salette, in the following terms.

"We declare that the apparition of the Blessed Virgin to two shepherds, on September 19, 1846, on a mountain in the Alps in the parish of La Salette, bears in itself all the marks of truth and that the faithful are justified in believing without question in its truth. And so, to mark our lively gratitude to God and the glorious Virgin Mary, we authorize the cult of Our Lady of La Salette."