The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Roman Catholic fraternal service organization. It is dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.  The organization boasts a worldwide membership of more than 1.7 million members in 14,000 councils.

St. Mary’s Cathedral Council #1159 has 170 members. Membership is limited to practicing Catholic men aged 18 or older.

Examples of service provided by the Knights:

  • “One Rose, One Life” campaign the last Sunday of January
  • Fish Fry during Lent
  • Tootsie Roll drive to help with special needs children
  • Bingo (the first two Sundays of the month) in Cathedral Square
  • Soup supper fundraisers
  • Sponsoring youth teams and the free throw contest
  • Have appreciation meals for the priests and nuns of the area, and a meal for the teachers at GICC
  • Assist priests of the diocese
  • Bring Communion to the homebound
  • Help older Knights, their widows, and veterans