Knights of Columbus
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Room 6 – 7:00 pm
In 1881 Father McGivney called a small group of catholic men together in the basement of Saint Mary’s Church, New Haven, Connecticut and formed a society that today has become the world’s largest Catholic service organization of over 2 million men in 19 countries.
Through unity of purpose and devotion to a holy cause, we defend the Catholic Church, our country, our families and our faith. We are bound together by the ideals of Christopher Columbus the man who brought Christianity to the New World. We have been called “The strong right arm of the church” and have been praised by popes, presidents and other world leaders, for support of the churches programs, Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need.
Here at San Antonio de Padua parish we Knights are involved in more than you can imagine. You can choose what you would like to be involved in.
Some of the programs we are involved in you may recognize and some may surprise you. We are on the front line at our annual church fiesta, working in all aspects of the event. In almost every booth or event you will find a Knight, from set-up to tear down we are there.
We celebrate Orange County’s Clergy with a special dinner, hold a Valentine’s Day dinner & dance for the parish, work diligently at a Day of Sharing for the mentally challenged children of Orange County, in conjunction with that we also hold a dinner dance for them a few weeks later.
You will see us around the area collecting donations at our annual Tootsie Roll drive for the mentally challenged children of Orange County. We hold an annual golf tournament, work the 4th of July booth for the community at large and are out in force at the annual church garage sale.
You will also see us working at Thomas House, Mary’s Kitchen, Loafs & Fishes, Mary’s Shelter and Isaiah House. All these are organizations to assist the homeless, needy and woman & children without a home to live in.
Throughout the year, we continually hold to our core principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Of course we cannot forget our monthly meetings. The first Thursday of each month we hold a monthly meeting starting with social hour, followed by dinner, sometimes entertainment & a speaker. We hold Saturday pancake breakfasts for those who cannot attend an evening dinner meeting. Why have a boring, mundane meeting without having some fun first. Because isn’t that what life is all about? Our calendar is just full to the top of things you can get involved in. You will never be pressured into anything. That is not our way.
We have meetings dedicated to specific themes. Cinco de Mayo, June car show & pancake breakfast, 4th of July, Patriots Day, Oktoberfest, Veteran Day and of course the celebration of the birth of our Lord. Yes we also have our serious side, but who is to say we can’t have fun doing it.
So what are you waiting for? You know you want to join don’t you & get with the guys? Just fill out the information card and become a Knight.