HISTORY OF THE COLUMBIETTES

2019-2020 Officers

It was in 1939, when Cardinal McIntyre, then the Archbishop of New York, saw a large group of women leaving a Communist rally in Madison Square Gardens. At that moment he conceived the idea of a women’s organization to work with the Knights of Columbus. The New York State Council of the Knights appointed two men, Leo Coyle and Charles Maruca to formulate a plan for such an organization. They enlisted the aid of Judge Margaret Mary J. Mangan to assist them in their endeavor. The joint effort of these three persons resulted in the formation of the Columbiettes of New York Chapter. Expansion continued to New Jersey and in 1959 a Supreme Council of Columbiettes (consisting of New York and New Jersey) was organized. The Honorable Margaret Mary Josephine Mangan was elected as the first Supreme President. Today this organization has grown and is recognized as one of the most outstanding groups of dedicated Catholic women.

 

In December 2011, the St Jude Columbiettes Chapter was instituted and our chapter thrives and continues to grow with almost 40 members.

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Get in Touch

5815 5th Ave N

St Petersburg, FL 33710

Email: info@stjudecolumbiettes.org

Officers

Jane Lonergan - President

Andrea Sherman - Past President

Debby Nigara - Vice President

Dora Feck - Secretary

Bonnie Reilly - Financial Secretary

Arlene Scott - Treasurer

Debbie Hadden - Sentinel