The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal organization dedicated to the virtues of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Our order was founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut on March 29, 1882. St. Mark Highlands Ranch, Council 1498, was founded in early 2004. Today, our council has grown to over 250 members.
Are you thinking of joining the Knights of Columbus? Membership requirements are that you be a practicing Catholic gentleman, who is 18 years of age or older. Please contact our Grand Knight, Tim Mosholder at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about our organization. Visit our website at www.knights1498.org for more information about our council.
Our council focuses on family, spirituality, and charity. We host various parish and community activities throughout the year, including:
- Annual Chili Cook-off
- Annual Family Camp-out
- Annual Gala and Auction (dinner and dancing)
- First Saturday Suppers (first Saturday of the month)
- Pancake Breakfasts (third Sunday of the month)
- Fish Fry (every other Friday during Lent)
- Youth Activities (soccer & basketball challenges, paintball activity)
Our council members are encouraged to attend our monthly business meeting on the first Thursday of the month at 7pm and to bring new business to our officers planning meeting on the fourth Thursday of every month at 7pm. All meetings are held downstairs at St. Mark.