The Knights of Columbus is an organization of Catholic men committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and to the defense of the priesthood, the protection of human life, and the preservation and defense of the family
The central vision of St. John the Evangelist Council 7515 is to engage in charitable works, to serve the Church, to support our brother Knights, to act for the good of our country, and to give aid to those in need.
The good works we do are informed by our four core principles:
- Charity: Charity is the foremost
principle of the Knights of Columbus. Our Catholic faith teaches us
to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”
Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by supporting the Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
- Unity: None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So, we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
- Fraternity: The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to aid the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.
- Patriotism: Members of the Knights of Columbus are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and Country and believe in standing up for both.
If you are interested in becoming a Knight, please contact: Walter Burek, Grand Knight @firstname.lastname@example.org