Knights of Columbus

Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

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Upcoming Events

13 Mar 2018;
06:30PM -
Chapter Meeting

1st Degree Schedule

28 Feb 2018
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Admissions Degree, Bishop Odin Council 2917
KC Council 2917 Bishop Odin Council
19 Mar 2018
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Admission Degree at St. Edwards
St Edward Catholic Parish
05 Apr 2018
07:00PM -
Admission Degree in Galveston
Monsignor Chataignon Council 9978
16 Apr 2018
06:15PM - 09:00PM
St. Basil Council 4204, Admissions Degree
16 Apr 2018
06:30PM - 08:00PM
Admissions 1st Degree at St. Edwards
St Edward Catholic Parish

Major Degree Schedule

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Fourth Degree Events

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District Turn Outs

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Assembly Turn Outs

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Knights of Columbus works closely with the Vatican

The Knights of Columbus have had a long history with the Vatican

President George W. Bush greets Knights at Supreme Convention

President George W. Bush speaks at the 2004 Knights at Supreme Convention in Dallas, Texas

Knights of Columbus are proud Catholic Americans

Our Founder, the Venerable Michael McGivney

Father Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut

Vice President Mike Pence speaks at March for Life

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and Deputy Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly talk with Vice President Mike Pence prior to his address to the tens of thousands attending the rally prior to the March for Life

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson meets with Pope Francis

True to its founder’s vision, the Knights of Columbus stands in solidarity with Pope Francis in the Church’s mission of charity and evangelization.

Knights welcome Pope Benedict 16 at the White House

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson speaks at the Supreme Convention

The 13th supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carl Anderson has led the Knights and their families since 2000 to unprecedented levels of charitable giving and support for their communities and Church.

Service to One, Service to All

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson greets Pope Francis

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson was among the participants in the Vatican’s Council for the Laity’s 28th Plenary Assembly recently held in Rome.

Knights of Columbus are proud Catholic Americans

Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston

His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo is the metropolitan archbishop of Galveston-Houston and pastor to its 1.3 million Catholics (and over 4 million non-Catholics) and 440 priests in 146 parishes and 60 schools spread over 8,880 square miles.

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Our Principles
All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:

Charity - Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.

UnityNone of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.

FraternityThe Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.

PatriotismMembers of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.

Good Evening Leaders & Brothers of the Archdiocese!

Galveston-Houston Knights are officially off and running with boots on the ground serving in rescue missions, shelters, meal preparations, donation deliveries, prayer warriors, and home cleanup duties. On behalf of the Galveston-Houston Chapter, Diocesan Deputy Bill Moeller, Master of Disaster Coordinators Larry Pellerito/Bob Sumicek, we cannot thank you all enough times for all that you have done, all that you are doing and all that you will continue to do in the future for the lives of those impacted by the perils of Harvey. For those not affected by this terrible disaster, it would have been much easier to take another path and not help. However, you as Knights, in the name of charity, are answering the call of our Lord to serve others. It is our attempt in this email to share with you aspects of facets in which the Knights of Galveston Houston are involved. These include, but are not limited to: KCGH POD system, Donations (In-Kind/Monetary Donations), Expenditures/Reimbursements, volunteering (Home Restoration), Volunteering Catholic Charities/SVDP, and Website Communications & Photos.

KCGH POD System: God Bless the following councils/halls and their leaders that have offered their halls to serve as a KCGH "Point of Distribution":(PODS):

Council 3077 (Bishop Byrne) Main/Central POD • Council 5155Angelton • Council 8960 (Fr. Eugene Heyck) Pearland

Council 2801 (Ft. Bend) • Council 6456 (Conroe) • Council 3793 (Fr. Nemec) Wallis • Council 4577 (Regina Coeli) • Council 10393 (Our Lady of Lourdes) Hitchcock • Council 6403  Alvin • Council 3700 (Msgr.A.L.O’Connell) Pasadena                                                           

As soon as the final details of this system are developed, these wonderful councils will serve as "Points of Distribution" for supplies and materials that are needed for the communities in which they are located. Each POD is able to receive donations (non-clothing) for distribution purposes. beginning next week. Distribution times and schedules will be published as soon as development of plan is completed. Note: Council 3077, home of the Chapter Meeting Location is being utlized as the main POD for the Archdiocese. Donations arriving from out of state will be dropped at this location.This Main POD at Council 3077 will be operational seven days a week until deemed otherwise to accept and distribute supplies. Councils that are near these KC PODS are invited to participate in the distribution of items in collaboration with host council by contacting the POD contact listed in the PDF attached regarding KCPODS. More information will follow regarding KCPOD guidelines within the next 48 hrs.

DONATIONS (IN-KIND/MONETARY) : We have received many calls from many parts of the state and country wishing to donate specifically to the Greater Houston Area. If an individual, council or assembly wish to donate funds for local Galveston Houston causes, please have them do so via PayPal located on our Chapter Website:, They may also write a check payable to::Galveston-Houston Chapter of Knights of Columbus, 420 Telephone Rd, Houston, Texas, 77023. If a major in kind donation is to be made, it can delivered to: Main KCPOD, 420 Telephone Rd.. Houston, Texas, 77023. Please call at least 24 hours before delivery is made.                                                  

EXPENDITURES/REIMBURSEMENTS : Please remember the guidelines regarding reimbursements for food and/.or supplies purchases for the benefit of Harvey purposes. A receipt and photos of your council's participation should be included with any request for reimbursement. Diocesan Deputy has already covered this rules in detail. Expenditures for food include those for soup kitchen, shelters, community cookouts, and the like.

VOLUNTEERING : Both Diocesan Deputy, Bill Moeller and Master of Disaster, Larry Pellerito, have given us information regarding safety and preparedness with house cleaning and SVDP/Catholic Charities Volunteer Opportunities, respectively. Please be safe when entering homes of those Harvey. Please make yourself available, if possible, for volunteering with SVDP and Catholic Charities. Involve your Assemblies, Council Members and Families, and fellow parishioners.Thanks to the many hundreds of you that are teaming up with so many churches, kitchens, and shelters, preparing for those first responders, victims and volunteers. Also, please continue to send us information when help is needed with clean up with a Brother Knight's home. We will get this information out to everyone as soon as possible.

WEBSITE COMMUNICATION/PHOTOS : Please send all photos of our wonderful works of charity to our Chapter Webmaster & PR Chair, JD Gutierrez. We are making the website more appealing by showing all that is being done in our archdiocese as it relates to Harvey recovery. You may email your jpeg photos to him to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  We really want to show the world the wonderful difference you are all making in the lives of others!

Again, we will follow up with more information relating to KCPODS within the next 48 hours. 

So many great things happening in the G/H Archdiocese....Keep the faith and carry your cross high!

Vivat Jesus!

John Hinojosa

Chapter President/Assistant Diocesan Deputy

Knights of Columbus

Archdiocese of Galveston - Houston



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Please continue to pray for all those affected in Texas and Louisiana by Harvey.  
Thank you for your prayers and donations.

Council or Assembly checks can be made payable to:
Galveston-Houston Chapter of the Knights of Columbus
P.O. Box 1878
Houston, Texas 77251

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William J Moeller


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Greg Friend

Manny Cruz

Alex Garza

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Larry Pellerito


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Rich Butler

Ernie Garcia


Bert Baker


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