The Established in 2009, the council now has over one hundred members and continues to grow.
About the Knights of Columbus
The K of C is the world’s largest Catholic men’s fraternal organization. The web links below go into great detail on the history, accomplishments and vision of the organization.
The Knight’s also provide opportunities to get to know fellow parishioners in the relaxed atmosphere of our monthly meetings and social gatherings and side-by-side in our numerous charitable endeavors
The council usually meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM, in the Father Ernie Center below the main sanctuary at OLV. An announcement is usually made the preceding Sunday during Mass as a reminder.
Please note that in the tradition of the Knights of Columbus only First Degree members and above may attend the monthly meetings (except for the rib night mentioned below).
Learning About the Knights
Some start by browsing this and the linked websites.
Consider talking to a Knight you already know. The council also supports donut days when they occur after Sunday mass with helpers and there is usually an information table as well.
Testing the Waters
A popular event for both prospective and current members is the annual pork Rib Night. This event is held the First Tuesday in March, at 7:00 PM in the Father Ernie Center. This open event is held in lieu of the normal monthly meeting. There is no obligation and you would not be the first to visit us a few times before taking the plunge☺
Note also that many council activities besides the monthly meeting are open to non-Knights who may be thinking of joining, or who just want to join us in our charitable or recreational activities.
The first step to actually becoming a Knight is the First Degree initiation ceremony. As mentioned above, becoming a First Degree member is required before attending the monthly membership meetings (other than March Rib Night). First degree ceremonies are offered at OLV and surrounding councils on a regular basis. Contact the Grand Knight if interested.