CHARITY, UNITY, FRATERNITY, PATRIOTISM
The Montana Knights of Columbus recently announced that during the
fraternal year, members and their families gave over $210,000 to a wide range of charitable, youth, community and church activities and programs.
This last spring, the Montana Knight of Columbus sold $38,120 worth of raffle
tickets to benefit Special Olympics.
Additionally, there were over 140,000 volunteer hours expended for these
activities by the 51 councils, State Officers, State Chairmen and District
Deputies. There are over 5,200 members State wide.
"If the Knights of Columbus are to be “The Strong Right Arm of The Church” we
must be active in our programs and ministries in our parishes and communities.
In order to do this we all must be able to lock arms with our Priests and
Brothers to work together and accomplish all we are asked to do in Charity,
Unity and Fraternity. Our good works will be the example. Vivat Jesus"
Art Malisani, State Deputy, Montana State Council Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic family fraternal service organization
made up of over 14,000 Councils. World-wide there are over 1.8 Million members.
Member can be found in the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico,
Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin
Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan. It is the largest organization of Catholic laity in the world.
From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are men of faith and men of action.
During 2012, in addition to raising and donating more than $167.5 million to charitable needs and projects, Knights volunteered more than 70 million hours of their time to charitable causes. These figures represent an increase of 6% and .1% respectively over 2011 figures. We undertake these acts of charity because we see those in need through the eyes of faith. Moreover, in the Knights of Columbus, we approach these acts of charity together.
In a statement issued at the Order's international headquarters in New Haven, Conn., Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight, Carl A. Anderson said, "the volunteer hours and dollars given by Knights in Montana added to those of their brother Knights throughout the world stand as a testimony to the remarkable generosity of these Catholic laymen who are committed to the highest ideals of service to the Church and their communities.
Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and defense of the priesthood. The Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Order is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. It is firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family. It was on these bedrock principles that the Order was founded over a century ago and remains true to them today.
The official home web site of the Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus can be reached by clicking on
the [Councils] link below. If you want to join this organization of Catholic men, there is a local council near you. For more information contact the organization in your community, or e-mail us by clicking on WEB MASTER at the bottom of this page.