Our St. Jude Council 5801 is affiliated with St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Parish at 807 Havens Corners Road in Gahanna, OH.
Our Grand Knight for 2018-2019 is Paul Koors and our Deputy Grand Knight is Steve Davis.
St. Jude Council 5801 Knights are active in charitable work within St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic Parish, in Gahanna, and in the Greater Columbus community. We help provide funds for various projects, and our members are active participants in parish life.
In the Fraternal Year just ended, July, 2016 through June, 2017, our Council raised and distributed over $46,300 to a multiple of educational scholarships and charitable organizations. In addition to the monetary contributions, our Council contributed over 4,587 volunteer hours to a variety of charitable organizations in and around the Gahanna community.
St. Jude Council was founded on April 17, 1966 through the efforts of several dedicated men. It is named after the Apostle St. Jude, also known as Thaddaeus, who was a brother of St. James the Less, and a relative of Our Savior. Ancient writers tell us that he preached the Gospel in Judea, Samaria, Idumaea, Syria, Mesopotamia, and Lybia
We meet every month in the Knights of Columbus room in Parish Support Center on the St. Matthew campus. Our Business Meeting is at 8pm on the 2nd Wednesday and we have a casual Social Meeting on the 4th Wednesday.
Worldwide, the Knights are almost 2 million men strong and contribute over 73 million hours of volunteer work and over $175 million to thousands of charities.