Knights of Columbus

 

Join Us

 

The St Mark Knights of Columbus installed its Officers for the Columbian Year 2022-23 on August 27, 2022, at the Parish. Awards for Knight of the Year and Family of the Year were also awarded after the Installation. There was also an Exemplification of a new member.

The St Mark Council serves the various needs of our Parish. We also support the Walk for Life, the Intellectual Disability Drive, and our Seminarians. 

We are welcoming all male parishioners who are willing to take up the call and assume their God-given role as leaders in the Family and Church. 

For more information, kindly reach out to Grand Knight Bro. Vince Lopez – 510-565-6567, Deputy Grand Knight Bro. Harry Satyadi – 650-218-5586, and Membership Director Bro. Michael Craig – 650-921-1515.

 

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 Vincent Lopez at vzlml@yahoo.com or Membership Director Michael Craig at micedcraig@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 and give back to your community. Councils conduct many programs that support your parish and community including prayer and Eucharistic adoration programs; Coats for Kids participation 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, and 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