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.
Diocesan Conference July 29
Knights of Columbus leaders for the new fraternal year are invited to attend this important meeting on July 29th, 9 AM to 12:30. Supreme and State goals, initiatives and program changes will be...
Texas Knights Lead Order in Charity
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson announced on June 9 that the Knights set records once again for charitable dollars donated and volunteer hours. For charitable dollars, Knights donated $177.5 million with...
VA Visitation Schedule
The new VA Visitation Schedule was provided by Tido Peralez and Alex Garza. The schedule begins July 2017 thru June 2018. To view, go to Resources Link, then Chapter Forms.
Councils Donate Almost $75,000 to Seminarians
Our Vocations Chairman Greg Friend reported that during the 2016-17 Fraternal Year, our diocesan councils provided $74,533 to our 49 Seminarians at St. Mary's Seminary. At least $500 was provided to each...
Squires State Convention Will be in Humble June 23-25
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...
Chapter Delegate Form for Fraternal Year 2017-18
Chapter Officer elections are July 11. Delegate form for FY 2017-18 must be present in order to vote. For delegate form, go to Resources link, select forms, then chapter forms.
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.