This fraternal and social organization of Catholic men embraces service to the church, community, family and youth. The Knights of Columbus support many activities in the parish and school, and help raise funds for the needs of the parish and the larger community. They have a rich tradition here at St. Ignatius and are always looking forward to welcoming new members.
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 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 – 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 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 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.
Become a Knight
Guided by the principles of charity, unity, and fraternity, joining your local council of the Knights of Columbus can change your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to strengthen your parish, give back to your community and grow in your faith.
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years or older who are practicing Catholics. This means that an applicant or member accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
We look forward to new members anytime.
St. Ignatius is Council 5808. View our calendar for upcoming events, or visit us on Facebook and Instagram.
For more information about our local Council, contact Herb Henson.
Grand Knight: Br. John. Logan
Chaplain: Fr. Joe Newman s.j.
Deputy Grand Knight: Br. Jim Johnson
Chancellor: Br. Malcolm Bird
Recorder: Br. Ted Gawlik
Financial Secretary: Br. Oscar Marx
Treasurer: Br. David Reid
Advocate: Br. Pat Barber
Warden: Br. Dennis Weber
Inside Guard: Br. Campion Bourque
Outside Guard: Br. Tom Johnson
Trustees: Br. Damir Stipanovic (3 yrs), Br. Herb Hensen (2 yrs) and Br. Bert Weber (1 yr)