Four core principles: charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. These are the foundation for the Knights of Columbus. We see these principles in action throughout our parish life at Most Holy Redeemer. Our Knights of Columbus are active in many ministries and organizations. They are an integral part of the backbone of our parish. These Knights volunteer their time at our Food Pantry, serve as Ushers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, and lead the RCIA program. There are Knights that volunteer their time to serve the Parish Council and Finance Committee and so many other groups here at Most Holy Redeemer.
In addition to volunteering their time serving the parish directly, the Knights also organize community projects. A wonderful example of this is a clothing drive to benefit the Pregnancy and Parenting Program at the Diocesan level. They also sponsored the parish Christmas dinner and dance this past December, and the Easter Egg hunt for children in March. They host coffee and doughnuts once a month to help welcome new members, visitors and foster community at our parish.
Globally, the Knights of Columbus is the largest and most dynamic Catholic fraternal organization. Over 1.8 million men from around the globe, join together to promote All in a setting that gives a sense of “belonging” to an organization that shares religious beliefs, brings together like-minded men joined in a common cause, and offers the opportunity to develop and cement friendships for years to come.
The Knights of Columbus, Council #667 at Most Holy Redeemer is the third oldest council in Florida. It was chartered in 1902.
The Knights of Columbus meet every second and fourth Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. for about an hour in the Patio Room of the Parish Center. Catholic men who are interested in learning more about the Knights of Columbus can contact Rick LeGendre at 813-727-7101 firstname.lastname@example.org , Shawn Carson at 813-962-0726 email@example.com or Monsignor Des Daly, Chaplain for Council #667 at 813-933-2859 Visit www.KofC.org or www.KofC667.org