Who are your Knights of Columbus?
We are Catholic gentlemen who you see every day in the parish and the community:
We are ushers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, leaders of song, choir members, members of the parish council, catechists
We are scout leaders, little league coaches, CYO coaches.
We are members of the Chamber of Commerce, United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, American Legion, Birthright, AMT Children of Hope/Baby Safe Haven.
We live in your community and support your parish.
We do charitable work for the community and many worthy causes.
We sponsor social events for the community, the parish, and for members and their families.
Would I be interested in becoming a Knight?
Let’s examine what the St. Frances de Chantal Council does
As shown above, our council encompasses many of the events you might be doing now or would like to be involved in:
We are a support organization for the parish. St. Frances is the primary parish that we serve. When asked we donate funds to the church. We made a donation to defer the cost of the new advent wreath. We erect the outdoor nativity scene for Christmas and dismantle it afterwards. We are asked to be ushers on Sundays and at special liturgies. When the church asks for help, we are there.
Charity is the first of the guiding principles of the Knights of Columbus. We are involved with many such as Birthright, AMT Children of Hope / Baby Safe Haven. The director of Children of Hope is a member of our council. We raise funds to support our seminarians. We hold our Casino Night, Knight at the Races, C & B raffle, and Christmas Craft Fair to raise funds for the parish and other charities. We also have our 300 Club which also raises money for charity.
We march in the 4th of July and Memorial Day Parades. We support the Challenger Little League for Children with Disabilities.
We provide a hot dog lunch for the children and volunteers at the end of each Vacation Bible School session. We support and give awards for Scouting. We hold a “Keep Christ in Christmas” drawing contest for children. We hold our Free Throw Contest for Children. We also have the Squires, our youth group.
The other two guiding principles of the Knights of Columbus are “Unity” and “Fraternity”. We are strong when we are together as one, so, to be strong we have to get together.
We have the following social activities:
Activities Night on most Wednesdays for socializing for the members and friends and cards.
Tuesday Afternoon Cards which includes lunch
Annual Christmas Party for members and their families
There is also the Bowling League which has the Annual Bowling Dinner at the end of the season in June.
If there is an interest, we are willing to try it.
If you are interested:
Send an email with your Name and Phone Number where you can be reached to Join@kofc6526.org