WHAT WE DO
The Knights of Columbus offer many opportunities to support many Charitable Works for our Parish, for our School, for our community, and for those in need. Knights have the opportunity to develop great friendships with other strong Catholic men through our charitable works and social activities. We are considered the strong right arm of the Catholic Church.
Our largest annual fundraiser is our Lenten Fish Fry held each Friday during Lent with supplemental financial support from our annual raffle and other fundraising activities. The funds raised have allowed us to support many charitable organizations and works, as well as funding our many activities. Each year, we donate over $15,000 which is split between St. Patrick Christian Services, the Open Door Outreach Center, and St. Vincent DePaul. Additionally, we provide winter coats for children, sweatshirts for the homeless, Christmas gifts for foster children, and contribute to Seminarians allowing them to continue their theological pursuits. Our annual Tootsie Roll drive raises over $6,000 to help support the mentally impaired.
Projects at St. Patrick’s have included the Divine Sanctuary Renovation Project, cleaning out old storage areas, and doing work for our school. We are in the midst of constructing the Meditation Gardens for our school, helping with the restoration and preservation of our Historic Chapel along with the renovation of the Church Courtyard. We continue to be involved in many Parish projects.
As part of our commitment to youth, our activities include supporting an annual Soccer Challenge and hosting the annual Basketball Free Throw Competition for 9 to 14-year-olds. Youth groups like the Scouts, Youth Ministry groups, and school students are given opportunities for community service, by helping out at events like our Fish Fry. We also host the Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Program for all of the youth in our school and our parish.
Our Council focuses on Faith, Family, Community, Youth, Culture of Life, and much more. As stated earlier, we are considered the strong right arm of the Catholic Church and we challenge our members to grow in their faith through these programs and through the fraternity.
Put your faith in action and join the Knights today. You can join online at www.kofc.org/join. You’ll be glad you took that next step.