Knights of Columbus works closely with the Vatican
The Knights of Columbus have had a long history with the Vatican
President George W. Bush greets Knights at Supreme Convention
President George W. Bush speaks at the 2004 Knights at Supreme Convention in Dallas, Texas
Our Founder, the Venerable Michael McGivney
Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut
Vice President Mike Pence speaks at March for Life
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and Deputy Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly talk with Vice President Mike Pence prior to his address to the tens of thousands attending the rally prior to the March for Life
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson meets with Pope Francis
True to its founder’s vision, the Knights of Columbus stands in solidarity with Pope Francis in the Church’s mission of charity and evangelization.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks at the Supreme Convention
The 13th supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carl Anderson has led the Knights and their families since 2000 to unprecedented levels of charitable giving and support for their communities and Church.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson greets Pope Francis
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson was among the participants in the Vatican’s Council for the Laity’s 28th Plenary Assembly recently held in Rome.
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston
His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is the metropolitan archbishop of Galveston-Houston and pastor to its 1.3 million Catholics (and over 4 million non-Catholics) and 440 priests in 146 parishes and 60 schools spread over 8,880 square miles.
All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:
Charity - Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.
Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.
Volunteers Urgently Needed at St. John Vianney
Fr. Troy Gatley at St. John Vianney, 625 Nottingham Oaks Trail, Houston, TX 77079, urgently requests manpower assistance from any council to help his parishioners and Memorial Council 6527 with...
Volunteers Needed - KC Harvey Relief PODS
Knights of Columbus – Galveston Houston Harvey Relief Points of Distribution (PODS) Volunteers Needed In order to provide for the temporal supplies and needs of those affected by the aftermath of...
Announcement - Admissions Degree Cancellation, Sept. 14
ANNOUNCEMENT St. Ignatius Loyola Council 10861 Admission Degree planned for Thursday, Sept 14 at St. Ignatius Loyola has been cancelled. Please check back for future dates, times and/or other...
Good Evening Leaders & Brothers of the Archdiocese! Galveston-Houston Knights are officially off and running with boots on the ground serving in rescue missions, shelters, meal preparations, donation...
Donate to Harvey Disaster Relief
HARVEY DISASTER RELIEF IF YOU WISH TO SUPPORT COUNCILS AFFECTED IN THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GALVESTON-HOUSTON CHAPTER, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW: HARVEY DISASTER RELIEF FUND - KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS...
Volunteers Needed - The American Red Cross
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The American Red Cross The following is a message from our Worthy Diocesan Emergency Coordinator DD Larry Pellerito: Worthy DDs, GKs, Brother Knights Many of our Knights are...
CHAPTER ANNOUNCEMENT Brother Knights, if you need assistance or know of a brother impacted by flood or storm damage, please contact your grand knight as well as Knights Emergency Manager DD Larry...
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July 2017 Diocesan Conference Presentation
Please click on the following link to view, and download, the PowerPoint presentation from the July 2017 Diocesan Conference for the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston....
Shield a Badge with a Prayer
Shield a Badge with a Prayer The “Shield a Badge with a Prayer” program is designed to show support to local Law Enforcement Officers through daily prayer. The Texas State Council is promoting this...
A major report submitted to Secretary of State John Kerry making the case that genocide is being waged against Christians in the Middle East was released today by the Knights of Columbus and In Defense of Christians at a news conference at the National Press Club.
The Knights of Columbus has been recognized as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere® Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
The Knights of Columbus has welcomed the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s unanimous passage of a resolution that would express Congress's judgment that the Islamic State's targeting of Christians, Yazidis, Turkmen, Kurds and other ethnic minorities constitutes "genocide."
Councils can strengthen Catholic family life through our prayer program and consecration to the Holy Family
A mini football “combine” was held over the weekend in Indianapolis for Special Olympics athletes to experience a series of drills and activities similar to those performed by athletes simultaneously participating in the NFL Scouting Combine.
During Lent, Knights are encouraged to share what their councils are doing in response to Pope Francis’ call to grow in faith by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
A new online petition is urging U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry not to exclude Christians from a declaration of genocide at the hands ISIS. Co-sponsored by In Defense of Christians (IDC) and the Knights of Columbus, the petition can be signed at StopTheChristianGenocide.org
Christians in the Middle East continue to face persecution and extinction simply for their belief in Jesus Christ. Their fate, however, has largely been ignored by the secular media.
The Knights of Columbus is asking those considering a Lenten sacrifice to give “40 Bucks for Lent” and use the hashtag #40BucksForLent to help Middle Eastern Christians and other religious minorities suffering religious persecution there.
On the Monday prior to Super Bowl Sunday, California Knights of Columbus and representatives from the Supreme Council joined Football Hall of Famers Anthony Muñoz (Cincinnati Bengals) and Dave Casper (Oakland Raiders), Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio and his wife Linda, and several current NFL players and coaches to distribute coats to the students at an inner-city Catholic grammar school in San Francisco.
Squires Circle 4089 in conjunction with its sponsoring council, Council 6878 will host the 2017 Texas State Columbian Squires Annual Convention on June 23-25 at St. Mary Magdalene in Humble, TX. See Resources link, then forms, and Squires Forms for information on registration, hotel, agenda, convention booklet ad form, rules, permission forms, essay contests, counselor of the year nominationn form, and chief squire circle report.
All councils should consider placing an ad in the convention book and those councils which sponsor circles, might consider helping the squires defray the cost of attending the convention. We should be supportive of these young men so that they will choose becoming a knight when they turn 18 years old.