The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal organization. Fonded in 1822 by the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, the Knights are dedicated to the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. Members of the Knights are bound together by the ideal of Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of the Americas, the one whose hand brought Christianity to the New World. Their purpose is to provide support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need.
The Supreme Council is the governing body of the Knights of Columbus and is responsible for the development of the organization as a whole. Supreme Council duties include establishing the Order in new regions and setting up regional authorities, defining and advancing its values and goals, undertaking organization-wide initiatives, promoting awareness of the Knights’ mission worldwide, and protecting the families of members through its extensive insurance program. Members working in local, or subordinate councils, however, carry on the majority of the Knights’ beneficial work.
Year after year, the Knights of Columbus have donated their time and talent to the ministries and activities within our parish community. Catholic men above the age of 18, are invited to join Council 5150, under the patronage of Our Lady of the Lakes. For more information on becoming a member, please contact the parish office.
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The Knight Cap is the newsletter for Our Lady of the Lakes Council 5150. Published on a bi-monthly basis, the newsletter is produced to keep members of the Knights informed on upcoming events and activities within the parish. Please click on the following to download the Knight Cap: