Knights of Columbus
Knights of Columbus, Council 9238
Monthly Meeting: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the St. Nicholas Parish Hall.
The Knights of Columbus are looking for new members of all ages, 18 years old and above.
- We are active in raising money to support our school as a sponsor of the school auction
- Our Council supports The Guardian Angel Scholarship Fund.
- The new Robotics Program.
- We participate in the School Flag raising monthly.
- Our Council is supporting three seminarians in Washington State
- Our Council raises funds to support Father Mark's retirement.
- The Knights are strong advocates of Right to Life by supporting Care Net, Project Rachael, Pro-life, and 4US ultrasound programs.
- We support the community through funding for St. Vincent de Paul Society.
- The Council offers a Sunday morning Breakfast in conjunction with the life saving Blood Drive.
- The Council supports our Veterans through the Wounded Warriors Project.
- The Council sends members for up keeping the Artondale Cemetery, which includes putting out flags on Veterans Day, and participating in the Veterans Day ceremony.
We are always looking for new ways to help our parish. Talk to a Knight today. Learn how you too can become a part of this fulfilling Parish organization. Come join the Knights. For more information contact Bill Lindsay , Grand Knight at 253-853-2007 or Jeremy LeBlanc, Membership Director at 425-280-6152. Also see www.kofc.org for more information.
A Brief History
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.
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.
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
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.
Members of the Knights of Columbus are 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.