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Knights of Columbus

logo-kofc-rKnights of Columbus Council 8633 (A nonparish organization) Each and every Knights of Columbus Council has no affiliation with a particular parish. A Knights’ Council may meet in a parish facility, in a secular facility, or in a Council Hall built and owned by the Knights of Columbus.The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal society, a Catholic lay organization founded by a priest, Father McGivney, which has its own special role to play in the church. “Only practical Catholics in union with the Holy See shall be eligible to and entitled to continue membership in the Order. An applicant for membership shall not be less than 18 years of age on his last birthday.” (Sec. 101) Practical means that the person attends mass on all Sundays and Holy Days of obligation, contributes to the support of the church, is in a valid marriage, is not engaged in any illicit or seriously sinful activities, follows the teachings of Christ and his Church, is not a member of a forbidden or secret society, strives to have a greater knowledge of the teachings of Christ and His church, and is, in short an exemplary Catholic gentleman and a dutiful patriotic citizen.

The purpose for which corporation, Knights of Columbus, is formed is the following:

  • To render pecuniary aid to its members and beneficiaries of members
  • To render mutual aid and assistance to its sick, disabled and needy members
  • To promote social and intellectual intercourse among its members
  • To promote and conduct educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief, and welfare and public relief work

A few examples of areas of involvement include:

  • Strengthening family life
  • Reaching out to widows and children of deceased brother Knights
  • Keeping Christ in Christmas
  • Defending the unborn and aged
  • Encouraging frequent and heartfelt recitation of the Holy rosary
  • Working to increase awareness of every Catholic Christian’s vocation and taking an active part in the recruitment of candidates for Church-related vocations
  • Providing assistance to hungry, homeless, physically and mentally handicapped individuals and anyone in need
  • Assistance to parish priests and bishops in their local areas
  • Cooperation with other Catholic groups in various projects
  • Participation in Catholic fund drives
  • Direct financial assistance to parishes
  • Financial contributions to the missions and the poor
  • Sponsorship of religious celebrations
  • Financial assistance to seminarians
  • Encourages vocations to the priesthood and religious life, etc.

Meetings: Each Council is to meet twice a month. One meeting is to do the business of the Council. The other meeting is to be social in nature. The meetings of the officers are in addition to the two regular monthly meetings.


For additional information, please contact:

Grand Knight – Marshall Helsel (

Membership Committee – Dale Metzinger ( or Anthony Lee (


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