What We Do
In 2008 alone, the Knights of Columbus contributed more than 68 million volunteer service hours to charitable causes. In the past decade, the Knights of Columbus has donated more than $1.325 billion to charity.
Members of Holy Family Council 14712 have the opportunity to contribute to these staggering numbers by volunteering to support service projects, fundraisers, and other initiatives.
Our council maintains that Knights are men of action — not meetings. While meetings are an important component of our work, we meet as a whole council only once per month, for about 90 minutes.
These monthly meetings enable us to be organized about the work before us. Generally, we schedule at least one charitable project per month. These projects can range from supporting a local soup kitchen to raking leaves for senior citizens to raising money for young mothers who have chosen life for their children.
On the First Friday of each month, we sponsor Eucharistic Adoration through the night into Saturday morning. This monthly tradition has been both a source of spiritual growth for our council and a service to those who cannot otherwise visit the chapel for Adoration during the day.
Throughout the year, we also sponsor a few projects that require more long-term planning. For instance, our council organizes a bus trip to the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, and we host an annual Columbus Day Dinner to raise money for charitable initiatives.
While some of our members are able to contribute more of their time than others, whether a Knight is giving three hours a month or three hours a year, he is helping to make a tangible difference in his church and community.