KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #316 WELCOMES YOU
In Service To One, In Service To All
At Knights of Columbus Council #316 Our goal is to help men, their families and their parishes grow closer to Christ. Through our programs and resources, we provide opportunities to live and spread the Catholic faith. We’re raising funds and promoting initiatives to serve the people in our community who need them most. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing today’s society. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #316 AT A GLANCE
We are Catholic men building a bridge back to faith. There is much good and necessary work to be done in this world, and that's what Knights do every day. Knights of Columbus Council #316 is dedicated to providing this good work to those in our local community. As members of a global Catholic fraternal service organization, we know that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. By working together we can overcome any challenge.
Faith, Hope and Charity
Charity is at the heart of our work and our faith — and it always has been. For the Knights of Columbus, charity means supporting a virtually boundless variety of projects. Knights of Columbus Council #316 is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote faith, hope and charity.
UKRAINE SOLIDARITY FUND
Support our Ukrainian Brothers and Sisters
As the situation is the Ukraine worsens, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly has asked that all Knights join him in praying for peace in the Ukraine, and especially for the safety of our more than 1,800 brother Knights and their families who suddenly face the danger of war. In addition to our prayers, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council has committed $1.5 million for immediate distribution to support Ukrainian refugees, including Ukrainian Knights and their families. We will be working with our councils in Poland as well as the Latin and Greek Catholic Churches in Ukraine to provide humanitarian assistance.
Knights of Columbus Charities has launched the Ukraine Solidarity Fund for this purpose, and the Supreme Council will match all funds up to $500,000. Please prayerfully consider contributing to this effort.
FAITH IN ACTION
March For Life
The Knights of Columbus encourages others to choose life through public support of the pro-life cause. Knights can organize and participate in local/state/province/regional Marches for Life and/or organize participation of Knights/parishioners/students/etc., in bus trips to the national Marches in Washington, D.C.
PREGNANCY CENTER SUPPORT
Change hearts and minds about abortion by showing that the Knights of Columbus loves both mother and child before and after birth. Knights of Columbus Council #316 and other Councils provide material, financial, labor and other support to pro-life pregnancy centers that help women during pregnancy and following the birth of their newborn children.
COATS FOR KIDS
Providing warmth for deserving children during cold winter months.
Councils across North America can purchase new winter coats at a discount to be distributed to the children in need in their local communities. Knights of Columbus Council #316, is dedicated to stepping up our efforts in the goal of the Coats for Kids program which is to ensure that no child in the USA goes without a coat during the winter season. Through the dedication of councils across the United States and Canada, hundreds of thousands of new winter coats have been distributed to children since program inception. If you would like to make a difference, lend your support, please contact us.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS
FOOD BANK DRIVE
KofC Council #316 continue to collect food for the Catholic Charities Food Bank. Please drop off any canned or dry foods in the boxes located in the front and side entrances of Holy Trinity Parish, St. Mary's Church located at 429 E. Allen St., Hudson, NY.