Knights of Columbus

Father Roach Council 3217

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Ultrasound Fundraiser

$ 50000
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$ 36000
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07/06/2017
We are raising money to purchase an ultrasound machine for the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Galveston County

Upcoming Events

27Jul
27 Jul 2017
07:30PM -
4th Degree Meeting
Columbus Club Hall
03Aug
03 Aug 2017
07:30PM -
Officers Meeting
Columbus Club Hall
04Aug
04 Aug 2017
05:30PM - 07:30PM
Monthly Fish Fry
Columbus Club Hall
05Aug
05 Aug 2017
10:00AM -
Pro-Life Mass and Rosary Procession
Shrine of the True Cross Catholic Church
10Aug
10 Aug 2017
07:00PM -
Monthly Social
Columbus Club Hall
10Aug
10 Aug 2017
07:30PM -
Council Meeting
Columbus Club Hall
12Aug
12 Aug 2017
08:30AM -
Columbian Squires Meeting
Columbus Club Hall
17Aug
17 Aug 2017
07:30PM -
Columbus Club Meeting
Columbus Club Hall
24Aug
24 Aug 2017
07:30PM -
4th Degree Meeting
Columbus Club Hall
01Sep
01 Sep 2017
05:30PM - 07:30PM
Monthly Fish Fry
Columbus Club Hall

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Our Principles
All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:

Charity - Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.

Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.

Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.

Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.

Council Meeting: 2nd Thursday of the month, 7:30pm at the Dickinson KC Hall
Columbus Club Meeting:
3rd Thursday of the month, 7:30pm at the Dickinson KC Hall

  • There is Only One Word for What is Happening: Genocide
    A major report submitted to Secretary of State John Kerry making the case that genocide is being waged against Christians in the Middle East was released today by the Knights of Columbus and In Defense of Christians at a news conference at the National Press Club.
  • Knights of Columbus Named a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company
    The Knights of Columbus has been recognized as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere® Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices.
  • K of C Applauds House Foreign Affairs Committee for Unanimous Action on Genocide
    The Knights of Columbus has welcomed the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s unanimous passage of a resolution that would express Congress's judgment that the Islamic State's targeting of Christians, Yazidis, Turkmen, Kurds and other ethnic minorities constitutes "genocide."
  • Consecration and Renewal
    Councils can strengthen Catholic family life through our prayer program and consecration to the Holy Family
  • Touch Down for Special Olympics Athletes
    A mini football “combine” was held over the weekend in Indianapolis for Special Olympics athletes to experience a series of drills and activities similar to those performed by athletes simultaneously participating in the NFL Scouting Combine.
  • Knights Know Mercy
    During Lent, Knights are encouraged to share what their councils are doing in response to Pope Francis’ call to grow in faith by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
  • Stop the Christian Genocide
    A new online petition is urging U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry not to exclude Christians from a declaration of genocide at the hands ISIS. Co-sponsored by In Defense of Christians (IDC) and the Knights of Columbus, the petition can be signed at StopTheChristianGenocide.org
  • A Symbol of Suffering, of Unity, and of Hope
    Christians in the Middle East continue to face persecution and extinction simply for their belief in Jesus Christ. Their fate, however, has largely been ignored by the secular media.
  • Knights of Columbus ‘40 Bucks for Lent’ Campaign to Help Persecuted Middle Eastern Christians
    The Knights of Columbus is asking those considering a Lenten sacrifice to give “40 Bucks for Lent” and use the hashtag #40BucksForLent to help Middle Eastern Christians and other religious minorities suffering religious persecution there.
  • Scoring for Charity
    On the Monday prior to Super Bowl Sunday, California Knights of Columbus and representatives from the Supreme Council joined Football Hall of Famers Anthony Muñoz (Cincinnati Bengals) and Dave Casper (Oakland Raiders), Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio and his wife Linda, and several current NFL players and coaches to distribute coats to the students at an inner-city Catholic grammar school in San Francisco.

Council Officers

GRAND KNIGHT
Jack Neal

 

CHAPLAIN
Rev. Larry Wilson

 

DEPUTY GRAND KNIGHT
Robert C. Whelton

 

CHANCELLOR
Robert W. Juelich

 

FINANCIAL SECRETARY
Michael W. Dunn

 

TREASURER
John M. Moore

 

RECORDER
Richard E. Dryer

 

ADVOCATE
Daniel R. Lutz

 

WARDEN
Michael V. Liggio

 

INSIDE GUARD
Michael Stiffin

 

OUTSIDE GUARD
Romualdo Unate

 

LECTURER
Tom Barrera

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES:
Lawrence E. Armstrong
Edward W. Moroney
Demetrio Z. Torres Jr

Council Leadership

 

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR
Ken Suderman


PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Charles Suderman


RETENTION CHAIRMAN
Jack Neal


ADMISSIONS CHAIRMAN
Al Carmona


HALL RENTAL COORDINATORS
Ken Suderman
George Ussery


FACILITIES MANAGER
Larry Armstrong


CHURCH DIRECTOR
Richard Mayfield


COMMUNITY DIRECTOR
David LeCompte


CULTURE OF LIFE DIRECTOR
David LeCompte


COLUMBIAN SQUIRES
Ed Sustrick


YOUTH DIRECTOR
Steve Barrera


COUNCIL WEBMASTER
Michael Dunn


COMMUNICATIONS
Michael Dunn


DIOCESAN DEPUTY
William J Moeller


DISTRICT DEPUTY
Ken Oradiegwu


GENERAL AGENT
Rich Lesak


FIELD AGENT
John Gonzales

 

Texas State Council

STATE DEPUTY
Doug Oldmixon


STATE CHAPLAIN
Most Reverend Joe S. Vasquez


ASSOCIATE STATE CHAPLAIN
Most Reverend Brendon Cahill, STD


STATE SECRETARY
Mark Evans


STATE TREASURER
Afredo Vela


STATE ADVOCATE
Diego Pena


STATE WARDEN
Terry Fruge'


IMMEDIATE PAST STATE DEPUTY
Terry Simonton


SUPREME DIRECTOR
Javier Martinez

Supreme Council

 

SUPREME KNIGHT
Carl A. Anderson

 

SUPREME CHAPLAIN
Most Rev. William E. Lori, S.T.D.

 

DEPUTY SUPREME KNIGHT
Patrick E. Kelly

 

SUPREME SECRETARY
Charles E. Maurer Jr.

 

SUPREME TREASURER
Michael J. O'Connor

 

SUPREME ADVOCATE
John A Marrella

 

SUPREME MASTER
SK Dennis J. Stoddard