The Knights of Columbus have their beginnings stretching back to 1882 when the state of Connecticut granted them an official charter thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven. The orders four principles still guide Knights today–Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.
Please feel free to join us at
St. Mary’s Catholic Church Ave Maria Building
1018 South 7th Street Temple Texas
3rd Degree Grand Knight: Chris Reeves
3rd Degree Deputy Grand Knight: David Matocha
3rd Degree Financial Secretary: Jim Oakes
4th Degree Faithful Navigator: Sr. Knight William (Bill) Keller
4th Degree Faithful Captain: Sr. Knight Joe Stewart
4th Degree Faithful Comptroller: Sr. Knight Larry Lagut
To find out more, ask any knight about their experience with KC’s. Monthly meetings are as follows;
- 4th degree meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:15pm
- 3rd degree meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30pm
- Rosary prayed together at 7:00pm
Charity and the Catholic faith lead Knights to “love their neighbor as thyself.” Knights actively, spiritually and financially support many ministries.
Unity leads Knights as they join together and accomplish that which one person cannot do alone both in the church community and in the community at large.
Fraternity lends a helping hand to widows and orphans historically and today through affordable, top-rated insurance programs in addition to Knights helping the disabled and sick. Knights have evolved to include assisting church and community.
Patriotism is highly regarded and protected by Knights irregardless of their nationality. Knights cherish God and their country.
The Knights of Columbus Council 3444 support many ministries of St. Mary’s and St. Mary’s Catholic School. Leadership of members in youth program, church and school projects are the many volunteer hours the Knight have participated in. Organizing Lentin Friday evening fish fry dinner fundraisers along with other organization’s participating with proceeds supporting the youth, church and school. We also award College Scholarships from applications received for High School Seniors. Contact and Brother Knight about joining the council or information about the Knight of Columbus.