About Our Council
About Saint Brigid Council
The Saint Brigid Council (#13204) was formed in 2003 through the efforts of a few dedicated men and with assistance from the Knights of Columbus sister parish councils of Saint Benedict and Saint Thomas Aquinas. Our founding Chaplin, Father Joseph Corbett and founding Grand Knight accepted the signatures of charter members to begin our council.
Today we are a council of over 490 strong. However, numbers alone do not tell the real story. As we have grown, so have the opportunities to meet the needs of our members and parishioners - as we strive to serve our Priests, our parish, our fellow brothers in need, and our overall community. Our programs, our focus, and our dedication to build our Parish has established us as a strong resource of and for Saint Brigid Catholic Church. Joining the Saint Brigid Knights of Columbus is not just joining another ministry. It is becoming a member of a caring and giving fraternity of men with a solid reputation and tradition of service. As a member of the world-wide Knights of Columbus fraternity, as we have since the organization was founded 134 years ago, fellow Knights have joined hands, hearts and faith in service to our Church. We seek men willing to open themselves to new opportunities, to take a step forward in serving others and a step closer to Jesus. One step at a time.
The Saint Brigid Council's Mission Statement:
To serve and act as positive Catholic role models, while being a visible and critical asset to our Family, Parish, and Community, in a way that inspires fraternity and grows active membership, so that we may have greater impact for those we serve.
TO HUMBLY SERVE.
In Service to One, In Service to All……. in HIS name
About the Knights of Columbus
The Knights are a Catholic men's fraternal benefit service organization that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 13,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan and Poland. For more information, visit Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Web site at www.kofc.org.
THANK YOU FOR VOLUNTEERING
Thank you all for your hours of service assisting the many events and projects conducted over the last few months. And please make sure you express our thanks to your wives and families for supporting you for assisting in doing good works for others in need. Remember – what we do for the least of us, we do for HIM. Peace be with you and your families.
Lord, teach me to be generous, to serve you as you deserve: to give and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labor and not to ask for any reward, but that of knowing that I do your will.
—St. Ignatius Loyola