Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Knights of Columbus

Ferdinand Street & Sewell Street
St. Francisville, La. 70775

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Knights of Columbus
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Council #7856
St. Francisville, Louisiana



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:
      Monthly Newsletter
      Columbia Magazine
      Knights of Columbus Rosary
      Knights of Columbus Pin

      Council Activities

      ~Quarterly Communion
      ~Monthly Rosary
      ~Keep Christ in Christmas
      ~Pro-Life Activities
      ~Memorial Masses
      ~State Religion Contest
      ~R.S.V.P. (Seminarian Support)

      ~Thanksgiving Food Baskets
      ~"Respect Life" Essay Contest
      ~Aid to Mentally Handicapped Citizens
      ~Special Olympics
      ~Benefit Dinners

      ~Family of the Month
      ~Church Picnics
      ~Pot Luck Dinners
      ~Crawfish Boils
      ~Easter Egg Hunts

      ~Hunter Safety Course
      ~Free Throw Contest
      ~Christian Youth Leadership Award
      ~Youth Expansion Program

      Council Facts
      ~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

      Membership Qualifications
      ~Must be a practicing Catholic man.
      ~Must be at least 18 years of age.

      For more information, Contact:
      Gray McAdams
      P.O. Box 479
      Jackson, La. 70748
      (225) 634-7761 Day
      (225) 634-7451 Night

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