Knights of Columbus Most Precious Blood Council 11238


Knights of Columbus

Motto:   In service to One, in service to all

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization. There are over 1.8 million members in over 15,000 councils.  Councils have been chartered not only in the US but around the world.  Membership is limited to "practical" Catholic men aged 18 years or older. The KC consists of four different degrees, each exemplifying a different principle of the Order.  Council consists of members who have completed the First, Second and Third degree and are referred to as "Brother Knight."  Members who have completed their Fourth Degree belong to an Assembly and are referred to as "Sir Knight.  The Council is led by a "Grand Knight" who is elected by the members of the Council.  The Assembly is led by a "Faithful Navigator" who is elected by the members of the Council.  As a Knight of Columbus, we the defender of the Roman Catholic Church, its priests and value life from conception.

The Council at Most Precious Blood Church is referred to as "St. Jude Council #11238."  The Assembly is referred to as "Most Precious Blood Assemby #2987."  The Knights of Columbus assist the church in whatever the Pastor may need.  The Council and Assembly donate monies for the Clergy Banquet and for needs that the school may have.  The Knights at Most Precious Blood Church help in different capacities from the clean-up crew after a parish event, to security at the church's annual festival, to yard mainteence and cooking.  The Knights tpypically have 3 fundraising events per year.  Two bbq's (October and March and Smoked Turkeys at Thanksgiving.  Knights have family dinners and assist other ministries as requested.  The Council meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7pm.  The Council has an Officers meeting on the fourth Wed of the month.  The Assembly meets the third Wednesday of the month at 7pm. 

For more information on the Council contact Daniel Solis at 361.854..3800.

For more information on the Fourth Degree contact the parish office at 361.854.3800.

Learn About Us

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

Our Principles

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 amongst the greatest citizens.

How to Join

If you are a practical Catholic man, age 1 or older, we welcome you to join the leading organization of Catholic laymen.

Hear what Knights have to say in their own words about their membership in the world's largest Catholic family service organization. "Experience of a Lifetime" (running time, 10:59 min.).

Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. Come see just what we are all about and take the first steps to enhance your personal life by viewing the segment, "Why Join?"

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