St. Jerome Knights of Columbus Council 13005
Warriors Wanted for the Culture of Life's Battle Against the Culture of Death.
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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 a 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.
The St. Jerome Knights of Columbus Council 13005 meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM in Brooks Hall. All current Kof C members are invided to attend.
The Knights of Columbus formed by Father Michael J. McGivney in 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut is the worlds largest men's Catholic fraternal benefit society. The purpose of the Knights is to provide financial aid, through its Insurance program, and service to its members, their families, the community, the parish and the pastor. The Knights are involved in fundraising for many causes from graduating senior scholarships to funds for our diocesan seminarians. Over the past 11 years Council 13005 has supported five seminarians. Three of these seminarians have become priests a fourth is still in the seminary. The Knights also support ministries in the parish that need additional funds to operate. The Knights are called to support parish functions such as the annual Parish Christmas dinner, the summer picnic/festival, and helping with the Christmas decorating and other functions as required by the Pastor. The Knights support the community through Habitat for Humanity, youth basketball free throw contests and youth soccer penalty shot contests. The Knights of Columbus has grown to over 14,000 councils and 1.9 million fraternal members worldwide. There are over 95,000 Knights in Texas.
St. Jerome Council 13005 was formed in November 2001. The council started with 30 members and has grown to over 165 members. Each Catholic parish in the Waco area has a Knights of Columbus Council ready to support the pastor and the parish. Membership in the Knights is open to all men 18 years of age who are practicing Catholics. Over the past ten years this Council has received the Supreme Star Council Award eight times and the State Council Lone Star Award for Excellance with Distinction seven times.
Texas K of C
In the weeks following the devastating flooding in southern Louisiana, recovery and rebuilding efforts have moved to the forefront.
Thanks to the generosity of people like you, the Knights of Columbus has collected more than half a million dollars to support those affected by the flooding. These funds have been used to provide for immediate needs such as food and cleanup supplies, as well as rebuilding materials and other items.
Along with offering this financial support, Knights have personally reached out to the flood victims. Click here for a firsthand look at their efforts.