Knights of Columbus
Contact: Fred Pope, Grand Knight
First Tuesday of every month: Membership Meeting, Rm. 211
Third Tuesday of every month: Officers Meeting, Rm. 211
Second Sunday of every month (except during Lent): Parish Breakfast, Metter Room
The Knights of Columbus are a family fraternal organization available to Catholic men age 18 and over. The principles of our order are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. We wholeheartedly support the values of family, priesthood, and right to life. Some of the things we do here in our parish reflect these principles either directly or indirectly.
Our council assists other ministries such as RE and ECDC so that they can better serve all parishioners. We conduct monthly fund-raisers and the majority of our funds stay within the community. Our projects are such that every member of a family can participate.
Aside from our donations to the parish and community, we also provide a scholarship fund to St. Gregory's University and to a seminarian student. However, our most abundant gift is ourselves.
Our members generously donate their time, talent, and treasure. Once a year we stand outside of Wal-Mart to solicit pocket change which all goes toward organizations which assist the mentally handicapped. Also, we spend Halloween night at St. Joseph's cemetery to prevent vandalism. We provide the manpower to keep the grounds and buildings of the parish in good shape.
Knights of Columbus dues support not only the state and national Catholic issues but also the Pope in his message to the world.
Our council is chartered; we meet monthly and have officers. We are a small organization but our members serve in just about every ministry of the parish. Above all, being a Knight is answering a call to serve.