Who We Are
The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal organization that was formed originally to provide insurance for widows and orphans of deceased members. Since its founding, the scope of the organization has increased to include raising funds for charitable works, supporting vocations, scholarships, and being active in promoting Catholic values, such as the right to life. Knights from the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate form the majority of the membership of Council 1507, one of the oldest councils in Canada, which recently celebrated its 100th year anniversary.
These are exciting times for the Council; a time of change, and a time of new opportunity. The building that was home to the Council for many years on Lewis Road was sold this summer for close to $1 million, which means that the Council will now be in a better position to fund charitable activities which are aligned with the Knight's values and mission.
What We Do
You may have seen us physically working hard at Church fellowship breakfasts, where our energy is devoted to helping raise parish spirit, at the Church picnic, or in raising funds for Church renovations or for Michael House. We are also looking for new opportunities to be engaged in the local community and in performing charitable works. New membership will help us to gain insights into these opportunities, support Catholic values in our local community, and allow us to become even more active members of the Church community.
The Knights are in need of new members to bring new ideas and additional energy to the council. Being a Knight does not require a great deal of time. General meetings are held once monthly, usually on the first Thursday of the month, and are typically an hour-and-a-half in duration. If you choose to volunteer for other activities, these activities are generally not too time consuming and are a great way to meet other parishioners and have some time for fellowship.