The Knights of Columbus organization was founded in 1882 to help Catholic men remain strong in their faith through its fraternal ties; to provide service to others, especially in areas affecting family and education; and to set up an elementary system of insurance for widows and children of members. Through various fund raisers, moneys are raised to carry on the following activities:
Vocations: The Council sponsors 2 seminarians in the United States by donating $500 towards their religious education.
Scholarship: The Council awards to qualifying children of 3rd degree members multiple $500 scholarships for use at 4-year colleges.
Food Baskets: The Council assembles and delivers Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets and Christmas gifts donated by the parish.
The Pro-Life Council funds the bus trip to Washington DC each January, the construction and maintenance of our Tomb of the Unborn on the rectory lawn, and the campaigns aimed at Congress to pass pro-life legislation.
Contributions: The Council donates to numerous other Catholic and civic groups.
Parish School Graduates: The Council donates monetary awards to distinguished graduates. Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men 18 years of age and older.
Contact: Kurt Martin Schanbacher, Grand Knight, 855-753-7515