Welcome to the
Fatima Event Center
THE affordable banquet center
About Us:

About our Facility:

Fatima Event Center, a newly renovated facility that has been a local fixture for over fifty years, specializes in events and catering.

It started out as Mac's Steak House and through the years has housed many businesses. That was until about 1990, when it became known as the Knights of Columbus (at 10th and Post). Over the years it not only served as a meeting place for Council 3228, but also as a rental venue for the local community.

A couple of years ago, the Knights of Columbus made the decision to no longer have their name associated with any venue not based in a local church for liability reasons. We have therefore decided to REALLY open our building to the public. We are the perfect place for any of your personal or business events. We provide personal service second to none. Our catering staff can and will provide anything from A to Z to make your event one that will be stress free and most enjoyable.

About the Knights of Columbus:

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to 15,342 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. From international charitable partnerships with Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity to our own Food for Families and Coats for Kids projects and other local charities, the opportunity to work together with fellow Knights and their families is virtually endless. In 2016, the Knights of Columbus set a new all-time record for the 18th consecutive year. Our charitable donations increased from $175 million in 2015 to a new total of $177,500,673 in 2016. In addition, we achieved our highest level of charitable service in 2016, volunteering more than 75 million hours of service.