Knights of Columbus

Archbishop William E. Cousins

Council #10715

Introduction to the Knight of Columbus

You may already know about the Knights of Columbus from our concil here and/or from some of our other 16,000 councils worldwide. The nearly 2 million members of the Knights of Columbus form the largest Catholic fraternal group in existence. As Knights, we serve our local parish and community while working each day to creat a better world through charity. If you are looking to live you're faith in the spirit of charity by helping others, the Knights of Columbus welcomes you to join us.

Knights are their families have the opportunity to become involved in the councils charitable, faith-based and social programs.

Over the past decade, men like you have enabled the charitable donations of the Knights of columbus to reach more than 1.9 billion dollars and individual Knights have donated more than 700 million volunteer hours to charity.

Since its founding in 1882 by the Venerable Father Michael McGivney, the first principle of the order has been charity: we actively assist the Church and our neighbors in need. Father McGaivney was also committed to protect the livelihood of Catholic families. The knights carry on the commitment thru the availablity of optional Life Insurance. No other insurer in North America has a higher rating


 

About Council #10715

The Archbishop William E. Cousins Council #10715 of the Knights of Columbus was chartered in 1991 under the guiding principle of Father Michael McGivney to actively assist St. Boniface Parish and our neighbors in need.

In the years since being chartered the council has distributed over $100,000 to various charities within the parish, community and the state. Some past sources of funding for the charities have included the following:

  • Members Dues and Donations
  • Statewide Charity Raffle and Calendar Raffle
  • Tootsie Roll Drive
  • Working Bingo events, Bradley Center Concessions and Brat stands
  • Chili Suppers and Pancake Breakfast
  • Supreme Reimbursements

Whether able to share 1 hour each year or 100 hours Catholic men 18 years and older are encouraged to become a Brother Knight. Becoming an active Brother Knight of Council #10715 provides men opportunities to:

  • Practice and extend their Catholic Faith
  • Assist those in distress
  • Protect their family through the highest rated insurance company in America
  • Share time, talent, and treasure
  • Gather socially

Council Business Meeetings are open to any Brother Knight and are held in the Boniface Hall Seminarian room at 7pm on the 4th Thursday of the month. Meetings in November and December are the third Thursday due to the holidays.


The Mission of Council 10715 is to:

  • Strengthen the Domestic Church through our support of the parish
  • Protect the Culture of Family Life
  • Be Apostles to your Youth
  • Assist those in Distress
  • Advance the Good of the Order

Brother Knights of KC Council #10715 are provided numerous opportunities to practice our faith by carrying out the principles of Father Micael McGivney through our mission. Member's charitable support of time, talent, and treature has been extended to the parish, archdiocese, state and national levels by our council. Recent examples include:

Strengthening the Domestic Church by:

  • Financially supporting Catholic Advertising
  • Working the Parish Festival
  • Working Doughnut Sunday
  • Financially supporting a Catholic Booth at Washinton County Fair
  • Financially supporting Seminarian Scholarships

Developing our Youth through support of parish Youth Ministries:

  • Financially supporting Archdiocese Catholic Education
  • Financially supporting the St. Boniface Guardian Angels Fund
  • Financially supporting Religious Ed attending Don Bosco Youth Day
  • Financially supporting parish youth attending World Youth Day

Protecting the Culture of Christian Family Life by:

  • Supporting Respect for Life Activities
  • Financially supporting masses at a Nursing Home

Assisting those in Distress by:

  • Working the post office food drive
  • Participating in a State Charity Raffle
  • Financially supporting the Intellectually Disabled through Tootsie Roll Drive
  • Financially supporting the Special Olympics

Advancing the Good of the Order through the following Fraternal Activities:

  • Memorial Mass for deceased Brother Knights
  • Participation in the State wide Bowling Tournament
  • Christmas Party
  • Summer Picnic

As much good work as the Knights of Columbus has done, we could do even more with your help. Join us today and help make a difference in your parish and community.