K of C - St. Mary of the Visitation...
From the moment
of our founding in 1882,
charity has been the first principle
of the Knights of Columbus.
We are men of faith
and men of action.
All the good works we do are
formed by our four core principles:
Charity- Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
Unity– None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn't mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.
Fraternity- The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.
Patriotism- Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.
Visit our Principles Page
for a printable version.
Officers for K of C Council 8131 as follows.
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Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. From international charitable partnerships with Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity to our own Food for Families and Coats for Kids projects and other purely local charities, the opportunity to work together with fellow Knights and their families is virtually endless.
If you'd like to be a part of an international organization of more than 1.8 million Catholic men whose principal work involves helping others in need, we'd like to invite you to join us.
We are Charity - We are Hope - We are Heroes
You can be too!
Please watch this short 3 minute video, then come and see.
Community Service - Wheel Chair donated to Mr.Richard Moya
The Knights of Columbus Council 8131 Lovingly remember the members who passed away this year: Eusebio R. Castillo, Fernando Pruneda Sr., John Stephen Walters & Antonio “Tony” Garcia, As well as all past members who are deceased: Miguel Aguilar, Emilio Hernandez II, Robert D. Rodriguez, Alfred F. Cano, Frank R. Castillo, Eusebio Torres Jr., Keith Hamblin, Fred Youngman, Luis Perez, Arthur Pickard, Pat Kelly, Billy G. Hajovsky, Bonifacio “BP” Recio, Fred Hinnenkamp, Ed Tamayo, and Dr. Marcelino Silva. May they Rest in Peace.