We are Catholic men striving to be the best husbands, fathers and leaders we can serving our community. Service and charity are a core belief of the Knights. We aim to live every day doing the good and necessary work that needs to be done in this world.

Founded to meet the needs of immigrants, refugees and families we serve our communities and Christ. Through our programs our Knights grow closer to their families, parishes and Christ. We are Catholic men building a bridge back to faith. 
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Who Are The Knights of Columbus?

When a man joins the Knights of Columbus, he has the opportunity to grow in his faith through its many programs and resources and through charitable service to his neighbor. In addition, a new Knight becomes part of a “band of brothers” that provides fraternal support and encouragement for one another and their families.

If a man is interested in helping those in need, serving his parish, growing in his faith or having access to top-rated insurance protection for his family, then the Knight of Columbus is the organization for him.

Membership growth is essential to the success of the Knights of Columbus. With the addition of each new member, the Order can better serve the Church, local communities and particularly those in need.

Since its beginnings the organization has promoted the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Knights contribute to the welfare of their parishes and communities, and seek to help the needy through financial and volunteer support. In addition to the fellowship and faith development that Knights enjoy through their affiliation, the Knights offers a top-rated and competitively priced insurance program for the security of member families.

Local Community Contributions

The St. Johns Knights of Columbus have donated an excess of $37,000 dollars in the local community last year.  Contributions from the St. Johns Knights of Columbus #3281 include:
  • St. Joseph Catholic School Scholarships
  • Seminarian Support
  • Sunday Coffee & Doughnuts
  • Boysville Calendars
  • Festival of Lights
  • Coats for Kids
  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Keep Christ in Christmas
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Right to Life
  • Senior Center
  • Shared Pregnancy
  • Special Olympics
  • Youth Sports
  • Youth Scouting Programs

Fundraising Activities

Every year the Knights of Columbus volunteer their time to sponsor fundraising events.  The events held throughout the year help finance our contributions to the community.  Some of the events held include:
  • Lent Fish Fries
  • Sportsman Raffle
  • Wine & Cheese Social
  • Tootsie Role Drive
  • Many many more events throughout the year

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