Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus are the largest fraternal order for Catholic men in the world. The Knights are the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in the United States in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, there are more than 1.8 million members in 15,000 local councils. Dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism, the Knights of Columbus organize and participate in numerous charitable activities each year that are designed to benefit their parish communities, to help brother Knights grow deeper in their faith as Catholic men, and to serve the needy and less fortunate in the world.
Our council is named after the parish’s namesake, St. Alphonsus. Formed in October 2010, the St. Alphonsus Council has a strong group of motivated Knights from all ages and walks of life, with our numbers now 120 strong and growing. Our council’s main goals are: to rally the Catholic men in our community to a common and noble cause, to assist and defend our church, to serve our community, to encourage faith growth and prayer in ourselves and in our friends and families, to become better men and fathers, and finally to meet like minded that share our same values and belief that you can be a man of the world while still having Christ at the center of your life.
We are always looking for new members, and would welcome the practicing Catholic men of the parish and surrounding community to join our ranks. Our closed general meetings are held in the Athenaeum basement on the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM. There is usually a social hour from 6:30-7:30 pm, which is open to all prospective members. To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus here at St. Alphonsus, feel free to contact Jason Pammler, our Grand Knight. For membership inquiries, please contact Aaron Hui.
For more information on our council, visit our St. Alphonsus Knights web site.