Grand Knight: Tim Meyer
Meeting Date and Time: 2nd Wednesday of each month
Meeting Place: Parish Hall
Requirements: Open to ALL Catholic men over the age of 18 years who are in communion with the Holy See
THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS IS A CATHOLIC FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO PROMOTING AND CONDUCTING EDUCATIONAL, CHARITABLE, RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL WELFARE WORKS, RENDERING MUTUAL AID AND ASSISTANCE TO SICK AND NEEDY MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND PROVIDING INSURANCE PRODUCTS AND ANNUITIES TO BENEFIT MEMBERS, WIVES AND CHILDREN.
The Knights of Columbus is an international brotherhood of Catholic men, founded by Father Michael McGivney in.1881, dedicated to the support of widows through their insurance programs. Today, they are a charitable organization that helps support human service organizations and charities. In Catoosa,, Walker, and Dade counties and other causes throughout the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Knights of Columbus of Saint Gerard Majella support multiple charities in the area with the proceeds from Fish Fries, Breakfasts, and other fund raising activities such as selling Christmas Cards. The Knights are always welcoming new members and invite all to apply for membership.
The profits from the breakfasts and fish fries are not kept by the Knights but go directly to the designated charity for each event.
Other activities include Coats for Kids, whereby winter coats are given to needy parish children as well as 38 coats each to the Sheriffs of Catoosa, Walker and Dade counties, an annual Christmas party for over 100the handicapped adults of the Lookout Mountain Community Services
About the Knights of Columbus
From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are men of faith and men of action. “We are answering Pope Francis’ call to go to the peripheries,” Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said. “We can reach half way around the globe to help those in need, and we can reach to our neighbor next door. And we do that every day. That makes us witnesses to the faith.”
The history of the order shows how the foresight of Father Michael McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican. He brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
Your local Knights of Columbus Council 7416 is committed to helping our communities by supporting the Sheriff and Fire departments of Dade, Walker and Catoosa Counties, The Salvation Army, the Kaleidoscope program at Lookout Mountain Community Services, Wheelchairs for Veterans, Vietnam Veterans, Columbus Charities for Georgia, Crisis Pregnancy Centers, FOCUS (Catholic collegiate outreach whose mission is to share the hope and joy of the gospel with college and university students), Coats for Kids (this year 38 coats each to Sheriffs of Walker, Dade and Catoosa counties), Pennies for Heaven, support for senior citizens, widows and orphans in our communities, scholarships for seminarians, and much more.
The Knights of Columbus of Saint Gerard Majella support multiple charities in the area with the proceeds from Fish Fries, Breakfasts, and other fund raising activities such as selling Christmas Cards. The profits from the breakfasts and fish fries are not kept by the Knights but go directly to the designated charity for each event. We maintain the grounds of our parish and the pastor’s residence perform assorted repairs and improvements in the church, parish office, and the PLC, rebuilt the monument to Mary, and interact with many local organizations in service of the charitable causes already mentioned. One of our favorite interactions is providing an annual Christmas party with and live band for the party for over 100the handicapped adults of the Lookout Mountain Community Services. We quarterly have a Holy Hour of Adoration.
The Knights are always welcoming new members and invite all to apply for membership.
To learn more about the Knights of Columbus, please visit www.KofC.org.
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