Knights of Columbus
Bishop Amedee W. Proulx - Council 11257
Saint Joseph's Church
673 Stevens Avenue
Portland, Maine 04103
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Who are the Knights of Columbus?
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization, which has grown from humble beginnings in 1882 to consist today of some 1.6 million men in over 12,000 Knights of Columbus councils throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam, Poland and Saipan.
In Maine, there are 90 Knights of Columbus Councils in 23 districts, with a membership of some 9500 men.
We Knights of Columbus are guided by four core principles: charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.
Having embarked on a mission to spread God's message of faith and love, we stand united with the Church. In countless ways, our belief strengthens us to speak out for religious and moral values. As well, the Knights of Columbus actively encourages and promotes religious vocations by providing financial support to those who pursue them. Respect for the clergy and for those in religious life is a pillar of our organization.
Knights are also unified with the Catholic Church in our mutual commitment to the sanctity of life. By leading this charge, Knights of Columbus members have impacted thousands of lives.
As Knights, our faith is our foundation. Dedicated to the Catholic Church's growth and her good works, the Knights of Columbus has created several opportunities for Catholic families to be active and faithful through family prayer, Eucharistic celebrations and rosary programs. We also encourage lay persons to participate in the Church in a variety of ways.
The Knights of Columbus is an active volunteer organization that raises awareness for needy causes and generates much-needed funds to support a variety of charitable activities.
Today, the Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic service organization in the world. But we are not complacent. We are tireless in our search for the next generation of Knights.
As a Knight, you can make an impact through enduring faith and unfaltering fellowship.
This page was last updated 05/17/12