Calling all Catholic men! The Knights of Columbus – Father Maurice J. Wolfe Council here at St. Francis de Sales is one of the best you’ll find in the state. If you’re looking for a way to get involved with the Church, meet some faces, and make a difference in your community then you’ve found it.
What is the Knights of Columbus?
The official line is that we are a fraternal organization bound to uphold the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. What does that really mean? That means that we perform a number of charitable works for the Church, the community, and for families and we have a lot of fun doing it. We’re not just a bunch of stuffy old men, I promise.
Who are the Knights of Columbus?
Chances are you sit next to some of us during Church services; just look for the green shirts. We’re ushers, choir members, pastoral council members, parents of cub/boy/girl scouts and the list goes on. Our roles have members from the age 18 to 90+. We have the same struggles and time crunches as everyone else does, but we are men who choose to take some of our time and give it back to the Church and community. We hold a strong reverence for Christ and at times we have some deep theological discussions, and we also like to kick back and have a good time with our brothers.
Where do you meet?
We meet right on the St. Francis de Sales campus. Look to the left of Kilduff Hall – that’s the Knights of Columbus Hall.
When do you meet?
We meet the first and third Monday’s of the month from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM. We also have a host of activities throughout the year. A complete list can be found on our calendar.
Why are you a Knight?
We all have different reasons for being a Knight. A strong Christian brotherhood and desire to help others would probably sum up most people’s response. If you’re browsing the St. Francis website and you’ve made it this far, a better question might be “What’s keeping you from becoming a Knight”?
If you’re interested in joining or just want more information we encourage you to check out our website. You can send us an email, go to our contact form, or if you want a more personal touch you can call our membership director Larry Shannahan at 443-928-9393.