Knights of Columbus Msgr. O'Shea Council #15761
All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:
Charity - Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.
Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are among the greatest citizens.
Our Council meets on the first Tuesday of the month, September-June in the Fireside Room of the Parish Rectory. We pray the Rosary at 6:30 PM and the meeting begins when we are done with the Rosary and lasts 60 to 90 minutes.
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Service areas for a council to be active in;
1. Church - support a seminarian, Catholic school, etc.
2. Community - Work in an organization such as United Gospel Mission, Damiano Center, etc.
3. Council - Work with Special Olympics, etc.
4. Culture of Life - Support Woman's Care Center, Lake Superior Life Care Center, etc.
5. Family - Food for Families food drive, council picnics and/or movie nights
6. Youth - Coats for kids, Free throw contest, etc.
Complete Knights Calendar here.
Council Fundraisers: "Keep Christ in Christmas" Christmas card sales, wine raffle, MN Knights Foundation raffle, "Baby shower" for Christ Child Society, Lenten Fish fry, Roast beef dinner and Pancake breakfasts.
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International Knights of Columbus website here.