Knights of Columbus

Contact: KnightsOfColumbus@saintmarkbelmont.com

Who Can Join

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. This means that an applicant or member accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.

Answer the Call

Become a Brother Knight by contacting the Grand Knight Noel de Ocampo at
ndeo1@comcast.net or Membership Director Rich Dizon at richdizon@gmail.com. Also provide the day/time & location of where you would like to meet.

Who Are the Knights of Columbus

In 1882, Father Michael J. McGivney gathered a small group of parishioners in St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn. His purpose was to establish a group of men, united in their faith and to provide for Catholic families in times of need. This was the beginning of the Knights of Columbus.

What Do The Knights Do

Every year, the Knights average over 5 million visits to the sick and bereaved, give over 300,000 donations of blood, contribute over 50 million volunteer hours of community service and offer over 5 million hours of labor for sick and disabled members. Over the past decade, the Knights have donated more than $1.28 billion to numerous charitable causes and volunteered over 612 million man-hours of service.

Why You Should Join The Knights

Joining your local council of the Knights of Columbus can change your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to strengthen your parish, give back to your community. Councils conduct many programs that support your parish and community including: prayer and Eucharistic adoration programs; Coats for Kids participating and food for families programs.

If you’re interested in helping those in need in your parish and community, strengthening your parish and your familial relationships, growing in your faith, the Knight of Columbus is for you.

What Does Our Council Do

Our local St. Mark Council conducts many programs throughout the year that support our parish and community including:

  • Monthly Knights Masses
  • Monthly Family Fellowship
  • Wheelchair fundraising
  • Fundraising for people with intellectual disabilities
  • Support for Parish events and other Parish Ministries including
    • Funfest
    • Easter Egg Hunt
  • “Adopt” a Seminarian program
  • Altar Server Awards
  • Dinner Dance Fundraisers
  • Pancake Breakfasts
  • Casino Trip Fundraisers
  • Church clean-up
  • Monthly Business meeting