Knights of Columbus - Council 13598
So why should I be a Knight?
Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.
The core virtues of the Knights include: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism
The Protection of Human Life
The Knights of Columbus is unambiguously and proudly pro-life. In accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church, the Order defends human life from the moment of conception until natural death. Building a new Culture of Life where every human life is welcomed, respected and protected by law is one of the highest priorities of the Order.
Community of Involvement
The history of the Knights of Columbus's involvement in community life is a record of outstanding benevolent achievement. Knights volunteer in a variety of charitable enterprises to serve the people and programs of their communities.
Volunteerism informed by Christian concern is the hallmark of the Knights of Columbus. It results in outstanding contributions of time and talent to the Catholic Church, our communities, families, young people and brother Knights.
Much of the success of the Order's volunteer record can be attributed to the fact that the Supreme Council does not mandate participation in any volunteer initiative. Fraternal and charitable programs arise at the grassroots level to meet the local needs.
Supporting the Catholic Church has been a hallmark of the Knights of Columbus since its founding in 1882. From funding the restoration of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome to operating an usher ministry at a local parish, the Knights of Columbus serves the Church in countless ways.
Our Knights of Columbus serve OLH with:
Hosting "Donut Sunday" in the Parish Center every 3rd Sunday of the month
Working as the "Bingo Crew" every 5th week
•January: Hosting the "Life Source" Blood Drive
•February: School "Free Throw" Competition
•Spring: Honor Guard for Confirmation and First Communion
•May: Pro-Life Clothing Drive
•Summer: Raffle tickets available
•July: Hosting the "Life Source" Blood Drive
•August: Family picnic
•September: Tootsie Roll Drive
•Fall: Essay Contest for OLH School
•October: October Fest
•December: Family Christmas Party and St Nickolas Visit
•and much more ...
How can I join?
Contact one of the Knights at one of our activities or call the Rectory at (847) 872-8778 and someone will contact you.