Council Programs

CHURCH ACTIVITIES

As a fraternal organization of Catholic men, the Knights of Columbus has strong ties to the Church. At all levels, from the local councils to the Supreme Council, the organization has the volunteer power, communications abilities and organization to help strengthen the Church while offering members and their families to grow in the faith. Through the sponsoring of Church-related activities the members of the Knights of Columbus continue to show that they are the strong right arm of the Church.

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Every community has its unique needs. For the Knights of Columbus, whose first principle is charity, finding ways to help those in need in their communities is a mission its members embrace. Through their good works, whether it be bringing food to the hungry, warm coats to the cold, wheelchairs to those who can’t walk, or any of the many programs conducted to help those in need, the Knights of Columbus practices a charity that evangelizes.

COUNCIL ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW

As a fraternal organization, the Knights of Columbus offers not only the opportunity for its member to serve others, but also to join together in other activities ranging from athletic activities, to cultural programs, to social events. Along with these fraternal activities are the programs councils regularly run to assist those of their members and their families who are in need. Additionally, councils should work to keep their members informed on current council initiatives and to let the parish and community know about the good works of the Order.

CULTURE OF LIFE

A People of Life and For Life

The Knights of Columbus remains firmly committed to defending the right to life of every human being, from the moment of conception to natural death. Countless councils and individual Knights conduct projects aimed to build a culture of life in their individual communities. One of the most successful of the Order’s initiatives in this area is the Ultrasound Initiative though which councils (both state and local) partner with the Supreme Council in provide sharing the cost of purchasing ultrasound machines for pregnancy resource centers.

What we choose to do, or not do, about abortion, euthanasia, human cloning and embryonic research impacts lives for generations to come. Take action now and support a culture that values human life at all stages.

1. Volunteer
Your valuable time can save precious lives. Contact a local pro-life pregnancy center to find out how you can help women choose life and turn away from abortion. You can also support programs that work with women who have been physically and emotionally wounded by abortion.

2. Educate
Share your knowledge with others who may not fully understand the value of all human life, or take it upon yourself to find out more, so you can be a more effective witness for life.

3. Advocate
Work to change laws and touch hearts. Support your council’s pro-life committee, and start a pro-life group in your parish if there isn’t one already. Consult your diocese’s pro-life office to find out issues of concern, and write or meet with your local and national elected officials to discuss legislation.

4. Donate
Your personal donation, and funds from your council, could make a big difference in the shoestring budgets of local pro-life organizations. Locate the pregnancy center in your area and arrange a regular donation schedule that will help these groups provide pregnant women with counseling services, medical referrals and basic items for newborns. To read more about the Knights of Columbus’ commitment to building a culture of life or to donate today, please click here.

5. Pray
Prayer is the power that should support all of your pro-life activities. Pray for life personally and with your family. Each Knights of Columbus council should include prayers for life at its regular meetings and take part in the annual Day of the Unborn Child on the feast of the Annunciation. If you would like to request 10 complimentary prayer cards for your family, or to assist you in educating others, please click here.

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

Families are the foundation of society and are at the core of the Knights of Columbus. With this in mind, councils regularly sponsor activities that allow families to spend time together in volunteer activities, faith initiatives and social events. In addition, the Knights of Columbus regularly recognizes the importance of the family and outstanding families. In addition, since its beginnings, the Order has always stood ready to help protect the widows and orphans of its members.

YOUTH ACTIVITIES

Since the early days of its founding through its protection of the orphans of its members, the Knights of Columbus has worked to provide for the welfare of young people. Through sponsoring sports activities and championships, youth groups, educational programs, scholarships, and a variety of other initiatives, the Order looks to foster development of young people as they follow their paths to adulthood.

 

you're currently offline