The Knights of Columbus are a fraternal order of Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who meet in the Franciscan Parish Center on the second Monday of every month. The organization was originally founded to provide for the welfare and care of widows and families whose husbands had died. Today the Knights continue to provide such assistance through their insurance programs.

The Knights of Columbus have also been very actively involved in the Pro-Life Movement, providing funds for the Church Hierarchy to wage its battle against abortion and to promote family life.


At St. Anthony Parish the Knights are active in the following areas:

  1. They assist as acolytes at the 7 am Mass each Sunday.
  2. They provide 4th Degree Honor Guards on special occasions.
  3. They attend Mass and receive the Eucharist as a body on the 4th Sunday of the month at the 9 am liturgy
  4. They conduct an annual Tootsie Roll Drive to raise money to assist families with children with intellectual disabilities.
  5. They conduct the annual One Rose, One Life campaign to raise money to support the American Bishops in their fight against abortion.
  6. They conduct fish fries during Lent to raise funds for various parish and school improvements.
  7. They provide a pool of manpower to make repairs and improvements around the parish and school.
  8. They provide an opportunity for Christian fellowship among the men of the parish.

If you are interested in joining the St. Anthony Knights of Columbus Council #9264, contact the church office, 402-564-3313.