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Why You Should Become a Knight?

In 1882, Father Michael J. McGivney gathered a small group of parishioners in St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn. His purpose was to establish a group of men, united in their faith and to provide for Catholic families in times of need. This was the beginning of the Knights of Columbus.

Guided by the principles of charity, unity, and fraternity members of the Knights of Columbus work to overcome the hardships that people face in their parishes and communities. We are a growing organization - more than 1.9 million members - and for over 130 years have committed to overcome the challenges of the need for food, shelter, warm clothing and financial security, as well as provide aid for widows and orphans in our local communities.

Joining your local council of the Knights of Columbus can change your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to strengthen your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our portfolio of top-rated insurance products to financially protect your family. Councils conduct many programs that support your parish and community.

By joining your local council does not mean that you need to sacrifice quality time with your family. By volunteering an hour here or an hour there - with your family - can make an enormous difference in your life and in the lives of others.

If you’re interested in helping those in need in your parish and community, strengthening your parish and your familial relationships, growing in your faith, and gaining exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for you and your family, then consider joining the Knights of Columbus council associated with your parish.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. This means that an applicant or member accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.

 

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Benefits of Membership

Columbia Magazine - Free subscription to the Order’s award-winning magazine examining issues of concern to Knights, Catholics and families

Knights of Columbus rosary - Blessed by the supreme chaplain, presented during the Admission Degree to each new member

Daily Mass of Remembrance at St. Mary’s Church - Mass for deceased members and their wives at the birthplace of the Order

Insurance - Access to a portfolio of top-quality life insurance, long-term care and annuity products exclusive for members and their families

Family Fraternal Benefit - For eligible families: a) pays $1,500 for the child who dies before the age of 61 days; b) pays $750 for the child who is stillborn at least 20 weeks after conception; c) offers guaranteed-issue insurance - up to $5,000 - to any child under age 18

Orphan Benefit - $80 monthly allotment for orphans of eligible families; up to $7,000 in college scholarships available Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit - Accidental death coverage for member and spouse at no cost

Widow Benefits - a) continues to be covered under the Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit; b) may purchase life insurance, long-term care insurance or annuities up to one year after insured member’s death; c) receives a free lifetime subscription to Columbia; d) eligible with her children for scholarships, student loans, etc.

Scholarships - Scholarship programs for higher education available to members, their spouses and children

Leadership Development - Opportunity to build personal leadership skills, public speaking ability, organizational skills, etc.

Fourth Degree - Eligibility to join the Patriotic Degree

Honorary Life Membership - At age 70 with 25 years of membership

Membership Card - Entitles participation in all Catholic, fraternal and social activities in member’s council and also in over 15,000 councils throughout the world

Activities - participation in a variety of programs and activities conducted by your council

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Holy Spirit Knights Facebook Page

Guided by the principles of charity, unity, and fraternity members of the Knights of Columbus work to overcome the hardships that people face in their parishes and communities. We are a growing organization - more than 1.9 million members - and for over 130 years have committed to overcome the challenges of the need for food, shelter, warm clothing and financial security, as well as provide aid for widows and orphans in our local communities.  Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See.

Joining your local council of the Knights of Columbus can change your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to strengthen your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our portfolio of top-rated insurance products to financially protect your family. Councils conduct many programs that support your parish and community.  

By joining your local council does not mean that you need to sacrifice quality time with your family. By volunteering an hour here or an hour there - with your family - can make an enormous difference in your life and in the lives of others.

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Church of the Holy Spirit

Church of the Holy Spirit Mission

Dedicated to our baptismal call to be the hands and feet of Christ, we join together in ever-deepening discipleship through:

  • Unceasing prayer and joyful celebration of the Sacraments
  • Continuous faith formation
  • A deep desire to share the Good News
  • A welcoming parish community
  • Local and global service to the vulnerable

Pastors

Deacons

The Catholic Diocese of Memphis

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Let us work together to bring Christ's mercy into the world! As the Diocese of Memphis and members of the Catholic Church, we are the hands of Christ called to bring mercy through spiritual, educational and social means.

In Christ, we seek to offer strength and comfort; to evangelize and to catechize Jesus' modern disciples. We witness to the Truth; bear hope to the hopeless and give people a place to encounter our Heavenly Father. I invite you to consider how your donations ensure the continuation of the many ministries that help improve peoples' lives both now and in the future.

Thank you for being a part of the living Church!

Holy Cow Facebook Page

We look forward to seeing you at the 5th Annual "Holy Cow Steak Cook Off" Saturday April 23rd from 4 to 8 PM presented by the Knights of Columbus#15196 at the Church of the Holy Spirit 2300 Hickory Crest Drive Memphis, TN 38119. Can you imagine the smell in the air when dozens of grills of all shapes and sizes begin to cook Ribeye steaks? It is like being invited to a great Tailgate Event with a chance to “see and be seen,” and then getting your chosen team’s great tasting steak without having to worry about “missing the game.” You do not have to be a backyard chef, more than 400 people come on down anyway to enjoy the event which just begins with the food, drink, great music, maybe dancing, and a Silent Auction!

EVERYONE IS INVITED

Get your tickets early as they will go fast - $20 Adults Steak Dinner / $3 Kids Meal. Tickets are available from any Holy Spirit Brother Knight or on sale before and after Holy Spirit Masses the first two weekends of April: 2-3 and 9-10. Included in the ticket prices is a Ribeye steak which yields a juicy, flavorful steak that’s second to none. But wait: there’s more! You get baked potato with fixin’s and corn on the cob. PLUS beer, wine, or soft drinks are available at a nominal price.

TEAMS WELCOME

A dozen Teams compete and we suggest if you want to enter your team bring it’s “A-Game” as the competition is sure to be well prepared! In addition to steak judging where the top three winners receive cash and prizes, you may also compete in the Appetizer Challenge. Please find a complete list of rules and entry forms available on our website.

SPONSORS WELCOME

GRILL SPONSORS $250 - Promotion in event ads, plus year round website recognition.

SPONSORS IN-KIND - $50 Silent Auction Offers, company giveaways, event rentals, etc.

CONTRIBUTE TO A CHARITABLE CAUSE

Holy Cow is the annual fundraising event for the Knights of Columbus Holy Spirit Council 15196 and all proceeds will go to the Council’s Charitable Fund. The Knights are part of the world's largest Catholic fraternal service non-profit organization. It was founded in the USA by Father Michael J. McGivney in 1882, and named in honor of the navigator Christopher Columbus. The Knights of Columbus serve the Church Community and it’s Families emphasizing Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.