|Who are the Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.
|When do the Knights meet?
The second Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM in Rosary Hall
|About Our Council:
The Knights of Columbus first came to Our Lady of the Rosary Parish with the formation of Our Lady’s Council #9249 serving Davidson County. The council was chartered in March 1986 and served the parishes of Our Lady of the Highways Parish in Thomasville and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Lexington. The charter Grand Knight was Al Pierce and Fr. Joseph Schaefer, OSFS served as charter chaplain. Council By-Laws were established in September 1987 under the leadership of Ed Morovich who later entered the permanent deaconate and served Our Lady of the Rosary Parish as its deacon.
During 1999 it was decided to
form a new council in Davidson County such that a
council would have full presence at each of the
county’s parishes. Under
the guidance of District Deputy Ed Campbell, a new
council was formed in Lexington.
The St. Francis de Sales Council was
chartered on June 9, 1999 with Chris Joss serving as
the charter Grand Knight and Fr. Al Gondek, OSFS
serving as the council’s Chaplain.
The council’s name was chosen to honor the
many men belonging to the Oblates of St. Francis de
Sales who had faithfully served its parish as
has placed significant emphasis and energy on
activities serving the Our Lady of the Rosary Parish
and community of Lexington. Ralph
and Alice Schwartz lead the Rosary prior to every
Saturday afternoon Mass. Pancake
breakfasts have been routinely held, some to benefit
the parish and some as fundraisers for the council. The Council’s efforts
helped pay for most of the expenses associated with
the new refrigerator and ice maker, which were
installed during the renovation of the Rosary
has benefited by the council’s fully participation
in Operation LAMB and received an
award for its performance for the 2001 program. The Crisis Ministry’s
Homeless Shelter is open September through April and
the council mans the shelter on the 30th
of every month through the charity of the
Ask a Knight…Become a Knight.
It is our duty, in keeping with the vision of Fr. McGivney, to be true to the founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity. The St. Francis De Sales Council #12481 by serving God, Our Lady of the Rosary parish, Brother Knights and their families, and our community will fulfill his vision.
This will be accomplished by promoting social and intellectual exchange among its members and families; and promoting religious, educational, charitable, and social welfare activities.
|How to Join:
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.
You can also contact Jack Youngblood, Grand Knight 336-248-5827
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