As Knights of Columbus, we are grateful to your for sending us your husbands, fathers, sons, nephews, neighbors and friends. We're proud to call these men brothers and friends as well.
The parish and surrounding community has generously supported our Lenten Fish Fries, which comprise the bulk of our fundraising. We are deeply grateful for that support and we hope to see you all again this coming Lent. Those events have become a great bonding experience for our parish and help fund our charitable works throughout the year. We try to give back both as a group and as individuals. Our members are generous with their time not only as Knights, but in a variety of volunteer capacities at St. Patrick. Over the past decade, through fish fries and other fundraisers, we have raised more than $150,000 to support things like parish facility projects, food pantry donations, wheelchair ramps and contributions to help special needs children.
A great big THANK YOU to all those who participated in the Bill Patrick Memorial Golf Outing! The event was a huge success and helped raise nearly $15,000 for the St. Patrick Catholic School to purchase COVID-19 supplies to ensure the safety of our students, teachers, staff and their families. We are so grateful to all of our Sponsors and each person who participated by playing golf, purchasing raffle tickets, making donations and volunteering time. Your generosity is deeply appreciated!
We would like thank our Knights for making this year's Fish Fries a huge success. This was definitely an interesting year and despite some major bumps in the road, our Knights proved that with some ingenuity, creativity, flexibility and faith in the Lord, all things are possible. While we were disappointed that we weren't able to host the usual Lenten Fish Fries that we have all come to know and love; we are so grateful that we were able to come together as a community for our Drive-thru and Curb-side fish fry dinners after our long season of quarantine. We are already looking forward to next year!
In support of our local community, Knights have:
In support of our families and youth, we:
To demonstrate our commitment to the Right to Life we:
We do these things joyfully because we like working together to help others. While charity is the first principle of our order, unity and fraternity are also important. We spend time together with fun events like an annual deer hunting trip, a golf outing, and other adventures that help us bond as brothers.
We encourage all Catholic men who are 18 or older, to join us in our work and fun. Being a Knight of Columbus member is a rewarding experience. Members of our council donate the time they can to our causes. Some Knights spend a lot of time, others less so because of other commitments. We understand everyone is busy and we are grateful for any amount of time men spend helping others.