Knights of Columbus
Description: Officially chartered by Father Michael J. McGinvey in 1882, the Knights of Columbus is a charitable organization true to its principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. Over 13,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States and Internationally render financial aid to members and their families, as well as mutual aid through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.For more information, please visit the Knights of Columbus website.
Membership: Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to all practicing Catholic men ages 18 and over.
Time Commitment: The Knights of Columbus council 11830 meets once a month for a two-hour meeting, and performs a variety of parish and community service activities that vary in time commitment from a few hours per month to 30-40 hours per month depending upon duties and responsibilities within the council.
Ministry Activities: Various fund-raising drives (Tootsie Roll sales, Keep Christ in Christmas magnet sales, etc.) to support special needs/disabled education centers, pro-life ministries, support for vocations to the priesthood and religious, as well as youth sports and council events to promote Catholic families and fraternal activities. Our charter is to serve the Church.
Meeting Frequency & Location: One General Meeting per month on the 4th Thursday at 7pm in Celtic Hall. Officers of the council also meet once a month on the 2nd Tuesday 7pm in the Teachers Lounge.