The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with over two million members. The Knights of Columbus provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families, and young people.
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men who are at least 18 years old.
Council 13016 meets on the first Thursday night of each month at 7:00 in the parish hall at St. Margaret Mary.
More information about the Knights is online at www.kofc.org
Knights of Columbus Council 13016 was established in 2002 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church. The council has over 60 members and puts on a variety of events and volunteer opportunities every year. Council 13016 hosts pancake breakfasts, spaghetti dinners, bingo, and other events at St. Margaret Mary. Knights also participate in volunteer opportunities every year, including church and highway cleanups, Eucharistic processions and adoration, participation in Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, and March for Life.
Council 13016 also participates in the Food for Families Initiative to collect food for people in need; the Refund Support for Vocations Program to support seminarians discerning a call to the priesthood; and Operation LAMB (Least Among My Brethren), which helps people with intellectual disabilities.
The Knights of Columbus financially supports the church, youth programs, disaster relief, pregnancy centers, and veterans programs.
God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Blessed Michael McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue, may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify Blessed Michael McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present (here make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Charity is at the heart of our work and our faith — and it always has been. For the Knights of Columbus, charity means supporting a virtually boundless variety of projects. One hundred percent of your donation goes directly to support the Knights of Columbus charitable cause of your choice. All fees and expenses associated with Knights of Columbus Charities, such as operating and administration costs, are covered by the Knights of Columbus. Whatever cause you contribute to — providing a child the gift of warmth, advocating for a culture of life, giving persecuted religious minorities food and medical care or helping rebuild after natural disasters — every penny you donate goes directly to your chosen charity. Together, we will make a difference. This is our path and our faith leads the way.