Knights of Columbus
Cathedral Council of the Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest lay Catholic organization, are men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, along with a few parishioners in the basement of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, the group has grown to an international organization of more than 1.7 million members. The Knights are guided by the principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism and are renowned for their dedicated support of both church and country.
The Cathedral of Saint Paul Council (#14752), founded in 2008, focuses on applying these principles to the protection of human life. Among the parish initiatives supported by the Knights to achieve this end are: the annual Christmas Wreath, Mother’s Day Rose, and Tootsie Roll fundraisers, Parish Festival Bingo and the Lenten Fish Fry on the Friday before Holy Week. The beneficiaries of the Knight’s volunteer work and fundraising include the University Life Care Center, Special Olympics, Birthright and Prenatal Partners for Life.
In its dimension as a fraternal benefit society, the Knights of Columbus also provides its members a variety of optional life insurance products for the financial stability of their families. One of the most highly rated insurance companies in North America, the K of C has more than $61 billion of life insurance in force and consistently earns the industry’s highest independent rankings for fiscal management and ethical business practices.
General membership meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month in Hayden Hall at 7 p.m., with a Rosary proceeding at 6:30 p.m. If you are interested in learning more about the Knights, or if you would like to become a member please contact Steve at 612.597.5556 or send an email.
The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary Council #14752 is a group of ladies of all ages and backgrounds with a common interest in pursuing our Mission of “Building A Culture of Life”. This Mission is relative to all phases of life and is fulfilled through prayer, catechesis, service, and community. Some examples of service we have been involved with include; Baby Blankets for babies in need, Blessing for Expectant Mothers the first Sunday of the month, Mothers Day Rose sale for Birthright, and the Baby Bottle Drive for the University Life Care Center. The Ladies Auxiliary supports the Knights of Columbus with their service and community activities, as well. The group meets monthly and precedes their meetings with reciting the Rosary with the Knights of Columbus. To learn more about the Ladies Auxiliary please send us an e-mail.