Mission: Knights of Columbus (K of C) are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and defense of the priesthood. The Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Order is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. It is firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family. It was on these bedrock principles that the Order was founded over a century ago and remains true to them today.
Grand Knight: Dr. Brian Same, Membership Chairman: James Trimper, Sr.
Meetings: Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. in the Fr. Weber Center behind St. Pius X Parish 1700 North French Road, Getzville, NY 14068.
Activities: Charitable contributions (support of seminarians, Catholic Charities and indigent members of the parish); participation/organization of religious events (Living Rosary, color guard at special Masses) sponsoring social events (chicken barbecue, golf tournament, theme basket raffle, adult and children’s parties), Life Chain (1st Sunday in October), Cemetery of Innocence (Month of October). Youth events including the Free Throw, Soccer Challenge and Substance Abuse Contests.
Who can participate: Adult Catholic men
Membership: Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. For an inspiring look at what it means to be part of the Knights of Columbus, see the video introduction, "Service to One. In Service to All"
How to get started: Call the Parish Office at 688-9143 or email Dan Hartman