Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” The St. Anthony Knights of Columbus show love for our neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by providing food to families in need during the holidays, by volunteering at numerous community events, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
None of us is as good as all of us. St. Anthony Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 77 million service hours in 2020, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.
Members of the St. Anthony Knights of Columbus are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.
“[The Knights of Columbus] is an Order composed of Catholics and instituted for the welfare of Catholic families. … Not only in sickness, but when death takes the support of the family away…”
“On this occasion I also wish to express my gratitude for the unfailing support which your Order has always given to the works of the Holy See.”