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The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest lay Catholic family service organization. As their forebears did more than a century ago, today’s Knights and their families stand shoulder to shoulder in support of one another. Through their charity and the examples of their lives, they stand in service to all as witnesses to the Good News of the Gospel. Led by the quiet, unassuming curate of St. Mary’s Parish in New Haven, Conn., a small group of men established the Knights of Columbus in the church basement early in the spring of 1882. The priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, saw clearly that both Catholics and the Church faced serious problems in the last half of the nineteenth century such as anti-Catholicism and ethnic prejudice; underemployment; lack of social standing and early loss of the breadwinner.
To resolve those problems Father McGivney conceived the idea of an organization of Catholic men who would band together:
· To aid one another in times of sickness or death, by means of a simple insurance plan, so that their wives and children would not face abject poverty.
· To strengthen themselves and each other in the Faith. · To strengthen families and family life. · To be a strong pillar of support for their priests and bishops.
· To be of service to Church and community by coming to the aid of those most in need in society.
They called themselves Knights of Columbus – Knights to emphasize chivalry’s ideals of charity and support for Church and state, and Columbus as a reminder that Catholics had been the backbone and bulwark of America’s growth and greatness from the very beginning. Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to any practical Catholic man in union with the Holy See who is not less than 18 years of age on his last birthday. A practical Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the Precepts of the Church. The basic unit of the Knights of Columbus is the local council. You can find more information about the Port Chester Council on our Bulletins (Newletter) and Staff (Officer) pages.
Please feel free to contact our Membership Chairman at: PCKnights327@yahoo.com for more information.
All newcomers to our community, including former Knights and transfers are all welcome to get involved with our council... find out where you fit in.
Pig Roast & Family Picnic
Sunday ~ July 28th 12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM Crawford Park Pavilion $20 Per Person $5 Per Youth (6-16) Kids under 6 eat free! Advance Paid Reservations Only! So far our menu looks like this: Hamburgers ~ Hot Dogs ~ Tossed Garden Salad Potato Salad ~ Macaroni Salad~ Cole ...
Lomo Saltado Dinner Thursday ~ August 22nd
Doors Open at 5:30 PM $15 Per Person... $5 Youth (6-16) Kids under eat free. All Paid Reservations will be entered into a special Raffle for a $50 Gift Certificate to Acuario Restaurant. So far the menu looks like this: Chips with Salsa & Guacamole Whole Fried ...
Night Out on the Knights Port Chester Restaurant Raffle Next Drawing July 18th!
All tickets participate in every drawing! Night Out on the Knights - Prize Schedule The Port Chester eateries listed below have been selected as prizes for this charity fundraiser because of the personal experience and opinions of the Raffle Committee. It ...