As a fraternal organization of Catholic men, the Knights of Columbus has strong ties to the Church. At all levels, from the local councils to the Supreme Council, the organization has the volunteer power, communications abilities and organization to help strengthen the Church while offering members and their families to grow in the faith. Through the sponsoring of Church-related activities the members of the Knights of Columbus continue to show that they are the strong right arm of the Church.
Some of the Church programs and activities are listed below.
- Christ in Christmas
- Lent Meal
- Clean-Up / Fix-Up Day
- Holyday Mass Parking
- Christmas Caroling
- Catechist for Confirmation
The parking lot at St. Mark is normally adequate for church and school needs. But it can get pushed to the limiits a couple times a year; those being Christmas, Easter and the International Food Festival. The Knights of Columbus control the parking on those days to promote safety and access to our parishioners and visitors.
Under the direction of St. Mark's Director of Music and Liturgy, Alex Hill, leads brother knights in singing Gregorian chant, specifically to chant the "Propers" (Entrance, Offertory and Communion antiphons) at Mass once a month. Brother Hill's goal is "to put more qualified men at the service of the Holy Mass itself, especially in sacred music, to inspire our parish to a deeper sense of reverence, solemnity, and contemplation."
Council 12017 is committed to supporting our future priests as they progress through the seminary. The support comes in numerous ways including:
- The RSVP program
- Christmas cards and gifts
- Golf Outing fundraiser