In the world of sports, Vince Lombardi, the famed former coach of the Green Bay Packers; wrestler Lou Albano; James Connolly, the first Olympic gold-medal champion in modern times; Floyd Patterson, former heavyweight boxing champion; and baseball legend Babe Ruth were all knights.
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.
This may also include women in their quest toward Postulancy or Novitiate and Vows.
Vocations raise money to provide scholarships and stipends to the aforementioned.
The Council foresees a more active role in how we address our sick and distressed brothers and their families.
We need Brothers that are willing to communicate directly with Brothers we haven’t heard from or those we’ve indirectly heard may be ill. We used to have Tardeadas (afternoon dances on Sundays with live band).Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.Council 1200 has many committees and we invite you to pick one or more to participate in and become active.There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. 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.This committee supports persons with intellectual disabilities by raising funds in the community. Brother Knights that help on this committee are generally involved in at least one other committee as well.Each year in the fall there is a tootsie roll campaign whereby Knight Volunteers are invited to stand at a store front to give away this candy with the hope that people make donations. PARISH YOUTH PROGRAMS – Brother Louie Cooper is the Chairman.It is common for our seminarians to receive 0.00 dollar scholarships each year plus a little spending money during the Christmas and Easter Seasons.Some of their fund raising events in the past have included dinners, golf tournaments, dances, raffles, donation etc…TOOTSIE ROLLS – Brother John Pacheco is the Chairman.Mc Givney 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 the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 75.6 million service hours in 2017, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.