Cardinal Gibbons Council #2521
Home of Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori
and Past State Deputy Steve Cohen
4301 Klosterman Avenue   Baltimore, MD 21236   410-256-2737

About Our Council

Welcome to the Internet home of the Cardinal Gibbons Council Knights of Columbus of Baltimore, Maryland.

On January 28, 1924, at St. Michael's Church in Overlea, Maryland, the elections of the council first officers was held. On February 8, 1924, the officers were installed and a First Degree was conferred on a class of thirty-four candidates with over 100 men in attendance. Our first Grand Knight was Nicholas J. Herbert, Sr. Since that time we have had 95 Grand Knights and the Council home has been moved twice and is now at its permanent location on Klosterman Avenue in Perry Hall, Maryland. Cardinal Gibbons Council has a proud 100 year history of events, many of which have stood the test of time.  Our "Fallen Heroes" night honors firemen and policemen who have given their lives in the line of duty.  Each year scholarships are awarded to deserving youth in the furtherance of their Catholic education.

Cardinal Gibbons supports numerous charitable organizations including the Pregnancy Center, the Franciscan Center, and Our Daily Bread.  We host a multitude of social events that includes an Italian Night, a Bull Oyster & Shrimp Feast, a Crab Feast, and Monday Night Bingo.  Cardinal Gibbons conducts a variety of youth programs and activities in service to our Council families. 


Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday starting at 7:30pm. The meetings are scheduled for under one hour addressing council operations and other time-sensitive topics. Members are encouraged to attend and take an active part in the meetings. There are also some open" meetings during the year where wives and friends are invited to join.  Food, refreshments and socializing follows every meeting.