A note from Victor J. Welker:
Our Kitchen Krewe went to Central Louisiana and cooked for over 650 people whose homes were flooded. In addition one of our Knights, Mike Palasch, helped our Lady of the Lake cook and serve jambalaya, plus went to help gut a school in Denham Springs. He was interviewed by a reporter from The Columbus Magazine.
Another one of our Knights, Paul Hood, spent his entire week picking up and delivering clothes, food and supplies to flood victims. He will be going back again to make runs. A preverbal one man operation.
These and other Knights from our area are truly Knights in Action.
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the mariner Christopher Columbus. Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to low-income immigrant Catholics, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting Catholic education and actively defending Roman Catholicism in various nations. Read about the History of the Knights of Columbus.
The Knights of Columbus Council #1108 is the resident council for St. Pius X. Council meetings are held regularly every Second Monday of the Month, at 6:30p, in Room 10, the stand alone building adjacent to the parking lot behind the Parish Hall and Multi Purpose Room. Rosary begins at 6p prior to the meeting. Any Knight is welcome to attend, including Knights from other Councils, upon showing a current membership card. Council officers, with the exception of the Financial Secretary, are elected every two years. The Financial Secretary position is approved by the Supreme Council of the national Knights of Columbus, based on recommendations of the Grand Knight.