Knights of Columbus Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
Grand Knight: Jason Ybarra
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
We are committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism and to the defense of the priesthood. Our order is consecrated to the Blessed 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.
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.
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.
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.