From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity and unity have been the foremost principles of the Knights of Columbus.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Blessed Fr. McGivney started the Knights of Columbus in 1882, to serve families who had lost fathers and were in financial need. Your Knights of Columbus Council #2290 has been serving St Columba for over 100 years! We have several active projects in our community:1) Procuring an Ultrasound machine for Your Loving Choices Pregnancy Center 2) Aid & Support After Pregnancy (A.S.A.P national program) 3) Volunteers for YLC Pregnancy Center 4) The Fatherhood Life Disciples Mission to aid boys and men without fathers 5) EOS therapy financial support 6) Coats for Kids.
Over the next several months you will be hearing more about these and other activities. Membership in the Knights of Columbus & involvement with our missions is an opportunity for men to provide positive Catholic male influences in our society and families. If you are interested in these projects or joining the Knights of Columbus, contact our Grand Knight Dr. Robert Marande (right).
Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national, and international projects. Our own unique charities include Coats for Kids, support of local veterans groups, Catholic Schools, and men and women in the religious life. We also partner with international charities including Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission, and Habitat for Humanity.
Through our Building the Domestic Church initiative, Knights and their families have greater opportunities to participate in a variety of activities that deepen their faith, promote the New Evangelization, and strengthen our Parishes.
“We are answering Pope Francis’ call to go to the peripheries,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said. “We can reach halfway around the globe to help those in need and we can reach to our neighbor next door. We do that every day. That makes us witnesses to the faith.”