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.
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 the schedule, click on this link and scroll to the very bottom of...
A New Option to Joining Knights of Columbus
Are you considering joining the Knights of Columbus but do not have the time due to family or work concerns? You might consider joining the Knights of Columbus On Line Membership. You do not join a...
Harvey Grant and Council Reimbursement Ends Nov 15
The Texas State Charity Board recently received the last transfer of funds available from Supreme and is distributing all remaining donations directly for disaster relief. Therefore, ALL...
2018 Clergy Appreciation Night
The Galveston-Houston Chapter of the Knights of Columbus will host the Thirty-fourth Annual Clergy Appreciation Night on Friday, February 2, 2018, at the Bayou City Event Center located at 9401...
Financial Secretary Training November 11
Our next Financial Secretary training will be on November 11, 9 AM at St. Cecelia Catholic School. Date: November 11, 2017 - 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Location: Saint Cecilia School (Computer Lab) 11740...
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...
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Are you receiving the latest Knights of Columbus news and events occurring in your area? If you are not registered to the GHKnights.org website then you are not receiving the full benefit of the...
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.
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 deliveries, prayer warriors, and home cleanup duties. On behalf of the Galveston-Houston Chapter, Diocesan Deputy Bill Moeller, Master of Disaster Coordinators Larry Pellerito/Bob Sumicek, we cannot thank you all enough times for all that you have done, all that you are doing and all that you will continue to do in the future for the lives of those impacted by the perils of Harvey. For those not affected by this terrible disaster, it would have been much easier to take another path and not help. However, you as Knights, in the name of charity, are answering the call of our Lord to serve others. It is our attempt in this email to share with you aspects of facets in which the Knights of Galveston Houston are involved. These include, but are not limited to: KCGH POD system, Donations (In-Kind/Monetary Donations), Expenditures/Reimbursements, volunteering (Home Restoration), Volunteering Catholic Charities/SVDP, and Website Communications & Photos.
KCGH POD System: God Bless the following councils/halls and their leaders that have offered their halls to serve as a KCGH "Point of Distribution":(PODS):
Council 3077 (Bishop Byrne) Main/Central POD • Council 5155Angelton • Council 8960 (Fr. Eugene Heyck) Pearland
Council 2801 (Ft. Bend) • Council 6456 (Conroe) • Council 3793 (Fr. Nemec) Wallis • Council 4577 (Regina Coeli) • Council 10393 (Our Lady of Lourdes) Hitchcock • Council 6403 Alvin • Council 3700 (Msgr.A.L.O’Connell) Pasadena
As soon as the final details of this system are developed, these wonderful councils will serve as "Points of Distribution" for supplies and materials that are needed for the communities in which they are located. Each POD is able to receive donations (non-clothing) for distribution purposes. beginning next week. Distribution times and schedules will be published as soon as development of plan is completed. Note: Council 3077, home of the Chapter Meeting Location is being utlized as the main POD for the Archdiocese. Donations arriving from out of state will be dropped at this location.This Main POD at Council 3077 will be operational seven days a week until deemed otherwise to accept and distribute supplies. Councils that are near these KC PODS are invited to participate in the distribution of items in collaboration with host council by contacting the POD contact listed in the PDF attached regarding KCPODS. More information will follow regarding KCPOD guidelines within the next 48 hrs.
DONATIONS (IN-KIND/MONETARY) : We have received many calls from many parts of the state and country wishing to donate specifically to the Greater Houston Area. If an individual, council or assembly wish to donate funds for local Galveston Houston causes, please have them do so via PayPal located on our Chapter Website: www.ghknights.org, They may also write a check payable to::Galveston-Houston Chapter of Knights of Columbus, 420 Telephone Rd, Houston, Texas, 77023. If a major in kind donation is to be made, it can delivered to: Main KCPOD, 420 Telephone Rd.. Houston, Texas, 77023. Please call at least 24 hours before delivery is made.
EXPENDITURES/REIMBURSEMENTS : Please remember the guidelines regarding reimbursements for food and/.or supplies purchases for the benefit of Harvey purposes. A receipt and photos of your council's participation should be included with any request for reimbursement. Diocesan Deputy has already covered this rules in detail. Expenditures for food include those for soup kitchen, shelters, community cookouts, and the like.
VOLUNTEERING : Both Diocesan Deputy, Bill Moeller and Master of Disaster, Larry Pellerito, have given us information regarding safety and preparedness with house cleaning and SVDP/Catholic Charities Volunteer Opportunities, respectively. Please be safe when entering homes of those damaged.by Harvey. Please make yourself available, if possible, for volunteering with SVDP and Catholic Charities. Involve your Assemblies, Council Members and Families, and fellow parishioners.Thanks to the many hundreds of you that are teaming up with so many churches, kitchens, and shelters, preparing for those first responders, victims and volunteers. Also, please continue to send us information when help is needed with clean up with a Brother Knight's home. We will get this information out to everyone as soon as possible.
Again, we will follow up with more information relating to KCPODS within the next 48 hours.
So many great things happening in the G/H Archdiocese....Keep the faith and carry your cross high!
Chapter President/Assistant Diocesan Deputy
Knights of Columbus
Archdiocese of Galveston - Houston