Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish

COUNCIL: 7532

 Contact: Jason Ybarra, Grand Knight - 713-256-3187

 Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm at the Sacred Heart Room for all KC members

 4th Wednesday of the month , 6:30 pm officers meeting

 Mission Statement:

 We are committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism and to the defense of the   priesthood. Our order is consecrated to the Blesses Virgin Mary and is firmly committed to the protection of   human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family.

 Vision Statement:

 Our order's central vision is to engage in charitable works, to serve the Church, to support brother Knights,   to act for the good of our country, and to give aid to those in need.

 Our Principals:

 All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles: 

  1. Charity: Charity is the foremost principle of the Knights of Columbus. Our Catholic faith teaches us to "Love thy neighbor as thyself". Members of the Knights of   Columbus show love for their neighbors by

 2. 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  Knights  of   Columbus - you can count on support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community. 

 3. Fraternity: The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to aid the widows and children left behind when the 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. 

 4. Patriotism:  Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they American, 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 among the greatest citizens.

 Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A   practicing Catholic is one who lives  up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application forms are available   from any member  of the Knights of Columbus.