behalf of the Knights of Columbus and Ponce DeLeon Council 8074, we welcome
you to ourwebsite! As part of the largest Catholic Family Fraternal Organization in the world, we are proud to serve our Catholic Faith Community.
The Knights of Columbus is the
world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization with over 1.7
million members. Started in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, The
Knights of Columbus provides members and their families with volunteer
opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families
and the youth.
Knights of Columbus, we are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification
of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and defense of the priesthood.
Our Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and 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
To join our great organization of Catholic men, speak with a
Knight or explore the "Becoming a Knight" link above. We will be glad to answer
any questions you may have and to assist you on your journey to
Knighthood. You will find our brother Knights working to fulfill the
central mission of the Order: striving in charitable works; serving the Church
and unified in following its teachings; supporting brother Knights in their temporal
and spiritual needs; acting for the good of their country; and giving aid to
widows, orphans, the sick and the poor. This is Father McGivney's dream,
echoing across the decades, and living today in the hearts of his brothers and
all of those they touch.
Knights of Columbus -- In Service To One. In Service To All