The Knights of Columbus will hold its 2018 Supreme Convention in Baltimore. More than 3,000 people are expected to attend the 136th annual event from Aug. 7-9 at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Knights last met in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, the nation’s oldest Catholic diocese, in 1989.
“We will have people from all over the world from places like South Korea, the Ukraine, Poland, France, Guam, Philippines, Mexico and Canada,” said Steve Cohen, the immediate past State Deputy of the Maryland Council of the Knights and General Chairman of the Supreme Convention. “Our group started planning and putting the pieces together about two years, once we found out the Convention was coming to Baltimore. About a year ago, we got down to the specifics. Our core committee is 15 strong but if you include volunteers there will be around 250 people putting this together.”
Founded in 1882, the Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic family fraternal service organization in the world. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity, and fraternity. Charitable outreach, aid, and assistance are offered to the sick, persons with disabilities and their families.