Knights of Columbus
"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself."
Luke 10: 27
The Knights of Columbus (KoC) is a fraternal benefits society formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
From the Nova Scotia State Council:
"On behalf of our Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson, the State Executive and the more than 4,000 members of the Knights of Columbus of Nova Scotia I bring greetings to the Diocese of Antigonish. I also extend warmest congratulations and best wishes to all parishioners on the occasion of the launch of the Diocesan’s new website.
Founded more than 120 years ago by a young Catholic Priest, the Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, the Knights of Columbus has grown to become the largest Catholic fraternal organization in the world. Comprised of a worldwide membership of more than 2 million Catholic men we are located in Canada, United States, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Ukraine and South Korea.
Charity is the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. Knights are men who get things done. We volunteer our time to serve our parishes and our communities. And by working together, we were able to donate Order wide more than $1.4 billion and 664 million volunteer hours to worthy causes in the past decade.
The Knights of Columbus was founded so that men could work together to serve their parishes and communities, protect the well being of their Catholic families, and support each other in faith and in many other ways along life’s journey. The Knights of Columbus offers its members the opportunity to grow in their faith through living the example of a charity that evangelizes and personifying what it means to be a Catholic gentleman through the practicing of good works.
This is especially important in this Year of Mercy.
The Knights of Columbus is not just a fraternity in name. It is a brotherhood of Catholic men who each play a part in improving the world around them, one community at a time. They stand together in faith, dedicated to uphold the principles they cherish while lending their support and strength to parish, home and fellow Knights. If you are interested in finding out more about the Knights of Columbus you may reach us at our international website www.kofc.org or at our local website www.scotiaknights.ca
In Solidarity with Our Bishops and Priests,"
State Deputy, Nova Scotia