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...
- Steps for Students 5K Site Map
Steps for Students 5K Site Map
Laura Agee, daughter of SK Patrick Zastoupil, council 12320
Financial Secretary Training March 3
Date: March 3, 2018 - 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Location: Sacred Heart School (Computer Lab) This training is for Financial Secretaries, Grand Knights, Trustees, Treasurers, Comptrollers, District...
Diocesan Free Throw Contest February 24
Regional Free Throw Championship will be Saturday February 24, 2018 at St. Pius X High School, 811 W. Donovan Street, Houston, TX 77091. Registration will be 8:15 am—9:00 am. Contest Starts at: 9:00...
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...
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...
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 council until you are ready. In the meantime, you are a dues paying member of the Knights of Columbus. You will learn more about the the good works of charity and service that Knights provide to our clergy, parish, family, youth, and community. For On Line Membership information, go to www.kofc.org/joinus for additional information on joining using this option.
For current members’ awareness, Online Membership Pilot is now live in Texas, Virginia and Ontario. Councils and members may now invite eligible men to join the Order online by sending them to www.kofc.org/joinus .
This is a pilot program, and is currently only available in a limited number of jurisdictions. The goal of this initiative is to introduce men to our Order in a way that will strengthen and benefit all councils and members, and to recruit men who will be the future of our Order. The goal of this pilot is to learn. Your communication and input are key, so please contact your state officers with any questions or comments.
We firmly believe that there are many Catholic men out there who can benefit from membership in the Knights of Columbus, and we intend to bring that opportunity to them. This pilot presents a tremendous opportunity for the continued growth of our fraternity. Online Membership gives one:
A Faster Way to Join – One of the most common objections to joining the Knights of Columbus is “I don’t have time.” Through Online Membership, a join process that can take as many as two months now takes five minutes.
An Amplified Message – The Online Membership initiative is backed by a substantial, digital and data driven marketing campaign that will find and work to convert prospective members. We are investing in advertising membership in the pilot jurisdictions.
A Stronger Brand –This initiative does not change requirements for membership, but it does provide a new membership initiative that is tailored to younger men and busier men who may not yet be ready for council-based membership.
This is a tool for non-members to join, not for existing members.
AGH Diocesan Deputy
Knights of Columbus