Knights of Columbus
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
St. Francisville, Louisiana
CHARITY * * UNITY * * FRATERNITY * * PATRIOTISM
Founded in 1882 by: FR. Michael J. McGiveney at St. Mary's Parish in New Haven Connecticut.
Presently the Knights of Columbus is an international society of more than 1.5 million Catholic men in over 11,000 councils.
We also have a Fraternal Insurance Program with over $20 billion currently in force. We are the #1 Catholic Fraternal Insurance Company in the world & 75th largest insurance company in the world with assets in the top 6%.
We are a Catholic Family, Fraternal and Service Organization. We:
* Contribute over $3 million to Pro Life efforts.
* Sponsor Daily Mass at St. Mary's Church for deceased members and their families.
* Established the Pope John Paul Institute for the study of marriage.
* Promote patriotism through the Fourth Degree of the Order.
New Members Receive:
Knights of Columbus Rosary
Knights of Columbus Pin
~Keep Christ in Christmas
~State Religion Contest
~R.S.V.P. (Seminarian Support)
~Thanksgiving Food Baskets
~"Respect Life" Essay Contest
~Aid to Mentally Handicapped Citizens
~Family of the Month
~Pot Luck Dinners
~Easter Egg Hunts
~Hunter Safety Course
~Free Throw Contest
~Christian Youth Leadership Award
~Youth Expansion Program
~Council #7856 Founded in July, 1981
~36 parishioners were Charter Members
~10 Grand Knights in the Councils 17 year history
~Have won numerous awards, including 2
~Star Council Awards & Fr. McGivney Awards
~Current membership approximately 100 Knights
~Must be a practicing Catholic man.
~Must be at least 18 years of age.
For more information, Contact:
P.O. Box 479
Jackson, La. 70748
(225) 634-7761 Day
(225) 634-7451 Night