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.
The 2017 Supreme Convention Motto: Convinced of God's Love and Power.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said:
"Our vocation to Fraternity is an expression of our Catholic faith.
This year let us be in even greater ways who we are called to be as brother Knights.
Let us strive to be that radiant and attractive witness of fraternal communion that
our Church and our world so desperately need.
Let us strive to be authentic witnesses of how to care for one another,
and how to encourage and accompany one another.
We can and we will do these things as the spiritual sons of Father McGivney.
We can and we will do these things because we are convinced of God’s love and power."
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic family fraternal service organization made
up of over 14,000 Councils. World-wide there are close to 1.9 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, Saipan, Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland and South Korea. It is the largest
organization of Catholic laity in the world.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson noted that in 2015, the Knights of Columbus set a new
all-time record for the 17th consecutive year. Our charitable donations increased
from 2014 by more than $1.5 million to a new total of $175,079,192. In addition,
we achieved our highest level of charitable service in 2015, volunteering more than
73.4 million hours of service. The number of service hours contributed by Knights
rose in 2015 by more than a million over the previous year’s total.
"We are answering Pope Francis’ call to go to the peripheries,”
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said. “We can reach half way around the globe
to help those in need and we can reach to our neighbor next door. And we do that
every day. That makes us witnesses to the faith."
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.