Knights of Columbus
Purpose of Knights of Columbus: The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal organization which offers donations and assistance to local charities, promotes “right to life” issues and is considered “The Right Arm of the Catholic Church.”
Activities of Ministry/Program: The Knights participate in a variety of activities and programs within the church community. These activities include, but are not limited to ushering at weekly masses, assisting with the planning and execution of the annual yard sale and holiday craft fair, participating in Friday’s After Five, working with local charities that need assistance and assisting local families in hardship situations.
If you are a student eighteen years old, a young family man with a wife and children, or a retiree looking for a new direction in life, consider the Knights of Columbus. We are a Catholic Men’s Charitable Service Organization. If you want to become more in touch with your church, family, and community we urge you to talk to us. The benefits available to only Knights and their families are not found outside the order and can only be attained by Knights for Knights. Our charities have no bounds and the rewards are not monetary but self satisfaction and gratification that you have helped those that are unable to help themselves. Many of you are doing tasks now by yourselves where as a Knight there is unity in brothers helping each other in times of need. The resources available to you are available with the dial of a telephone.
The financial benefits to you and your loved ones are unmatched with insurance, annuities, long term healthcare and much more but only for Knights of Columbus members. Consider joining us to benefit both you and your family
Fr Michael J. McGivney Guild
Fr. Michael J. McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, was given the title ”Venerable Servant of God” by the Holy See in March 2008. The title is an important step toward beatification and canonization. It signals the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has carefully considered the life and virtue (or positio) of Fr. McGivney’s life and virtue, and after consulting with theologians and historical experts, has judged to be valid and convincing.
Once the members of the congregation make a positive judgment on the positio, the matter is referred to the Holy Father for his approval. His positive response makes possible the issuance of a “Degree of Holy Virtue” and the bestowal of the title ‘Venerable.’ The church recognizes that Father McGivney was a man who went beyond what was required of a good Christian. His life was one of outstanding virtue, in which he “heroically” practiced charity, humility and prudence. He went above and beyond the ordinary call to Christian perfection, much as a martyr lays down his life for Christ and the Gospel.
The Fr. McGivney Guild is open to everyone to join, at no cost, to help support the cause of Father McGivney’s sainthood. The order that he founded, The Knights of Columbus, has grown far beyond his vision and has helped untold millions since its founding in 1882. You do not have to be a member to join and the cost absolutely nothing.
Tickets for area restaurants and services are being sold in the Commons after the Masses until April 7th. There are more than 40 certificates being raffled off at our Annual Luncheon. The luncheon is open to all who want to go at the Ashlawn Grille on Sunday, April 7th at the cost of $25 a person and it’s buffet. We always have a good time and good food. Deadline for signup is Sunday, April 1st.
Contact for Knights of Columbus
- Scott Harrison, Phone Number: (434) 964-6853, Email Address: [email protected]