The Knights of Columbus (KC) membership is open to all practicing Catholic men 18 years or older. The KC’s are committed to charity, unity, and fraternity with fellow brother Knights.
Our main council objectives are providing support to St. Vincent de Paul School and Church, and the Osseo/Maple Grove community.
- We chartered our council in 1985 with 128 members. Many were from St. Al’s and Anoka councils. In 2003 St. Joseph the Worker split off & started their own council.
- We are in District #52, along with 3 other councils. The District Deputy is Patrick Farrelly.
- A monthly newsletter The LEAFLET is mailed monthly, this is also available on this webpage under the Resources tab.
- The “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest has been a big hit, it started with Faith Formation and in 2011 we included St. Vincent’s School.
- Biggest fundraiser is manning the ticket booth at the Anoka County Fair (over 600 volunteer hours)
- Lion’s Roar Pull Tabs
- Dues (half to our council)
- Car donations thru Paul Greninger
- Dealing BJ for Ace High Casino
- Tootise Roll Drive
- Christmas Cards
- Our council serves a breakfast at Sharing & Caring Hands where we present them with the check from the money raised from the pancake breakfast.
- Keep the trees around the church parking lot trimmed
- Rosary for deceased members
- Memorial mass in Nov. every year for those brother knights that died that year.
- Mixed couples bowling league and a golf league
You may have been to one of our breakfasts to benefit WomenSource or Sharing and Caring Hands, or put a donation in the bucket during our “Tootsie-Roll” drive for the developmentally-disabled. Your son or daughter may have benefited from one of our scholarships at St Vincent de Paul School, or participated in the basketball free-throw competition, or the Soccer Challenge, or the “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest. You may have been in church when the Knights led the Stations of the Cross, or at one of the many Rosaries we say for deceased Knights, and on every Tuesday throughout the year. There are many other activities which happen “behind the scenes” without a lot of fanfare, in support of our priests, our church, our school, and our community. In 2015 we raised and donated over $30,000 to Church, Community, Pro-Life and Youth Charities, and volunteered almost 3000 hours. We are very proud to have been able to purchase and install an UltraSound machine at WomenSource when they were located in Osseo, and another in Robbinsdale.
If you are not a member, let me urge you to become a member and join the 42,000 brothers in the state of Minnesota, and almost 2 million brothers in the world, who heed Christ’s instructions to “feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, and clothe the naked”, and will at the last judgement, hear “Truly I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me”.