Why Join the Knights of Columbus?
Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference. Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, a parish affiliation is not necessary, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.
The St. Mark Council is looking for men of St. Mark parish yet require very little of your time each month. If you are interested, please give the Knights of Columbus a chance and become a member. If patriotism is forefront, you can become a 4th degree Sir Knight.
What we do:
- Volunteer Services
- Charitable Donations
- Support our Church
- Support Vocations
- Scholarships for High School Students
- Support Pro‑Life
- Keep Christ in Christmas Campaign
The Saint Mark Council is located in the Parish Center next to Saint Mark Church at 643 NE 4th Avenue Boynton Beach Florida. You can contact the Knights by phone at our parish office 561-734-9330, or by email at (Richard’s email address) located below.
Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the St. Francis Center at Saint Mark Church, 643 NE 4th Avenue, Boynton Beach, Florida
About Our Council
Saint Mark Council 12414 was founded on April 8, 1999 through the efforts of fellow Knights. The Saint Mark Council works closely with the Saint Mark Parish, providing funds for various projects, members being active participants in their parish.
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.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.
Join the Knights
St. Marks Council # 12414 is looking for men to join.
Membership is the life blood of any Council and we are looking for new members, so our council is asking for any man willing to give a little of their time which is about 25 hours a year. Our council needs to grow so we can include other programs that include family. Family is important to the Knights of Columbus and to our council. Growth is very important our council and will keep us here for the future.
For over 120 years, the Knights of Columbus has served our communities, our Church and our fellow man, in an effort to better society as a whole. This also can include other council efforts like Squires Youth Organization were boys 10-18 years of age start their own council with help of Council members. Squires can instill leadership, life values in a changing world, do church activities and fundraising. Insurance is another thing that is part of Knights there is over $65 billion in force to date, also, many more things as well.
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. So give it a thought and if you are interested you can contact Membership Director Richard Castagnoli - firstname.lastname@example.org. or mail your information to Saint Mark Catholic Church, 643 Northeast Fourth Avenue, Boynton Beach, Florida 33435-4196 and someone will contact you. You can also contact St. Mark Parish by phone at 561-734-9330
Thank you for your support.
Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.
The Ladies Auxiliary's main function is to SUPPORT the men and the council. They do this primarily by providing help at events, cooking for events and providing monetary help. They also generally do help with setting up and beautifying the hall for events.
Under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald (1865-1929), the first Columbian Squires circle was instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic boys between the ages of 12 and 17. Squires' activities are many, varying from spiritual to active service for the Church and community. Each circle elects officer members from their own rank, teaching skills of leadership and responsibility.
Info on all above can be found on the K of C web site at the above link Supreme Council.
Our council hosts a large number of council activities throughout the year: Church Activities, Youth Activities, Family Activities, Community Service and Council Activities;
Annual: Mummers, Irish night, Christmas Party, and Mass for deceased members of our council.