Knights of Columbus

A Message from Our Past Grand Knight, Larry Pfeifer


Just over twenty-five years ago, a group of Catholic men in the Huffman community answered the call to form Council 9794 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church.  From that humble beginning the council has grown to more than seventy members and is very active in the St. Philip community.  In following the precepts and guidance of Father McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus, these men committed themselves to the principles of faith, family, and charity.  Today we continue to honor that commitment to our faith and to provide support to our community through our charity activities.  In addition, we are called to protect family values and the respect for life from conception to natural death as well as spiritual, emotional, and financial support for our clergy.
    
During a meeting with Pope Francis, the Supreme Knight, Carl Anderson, and the board of directors, the Holy Father said, “On this occasion I wish to express my gratitude for the unfailing support which your order has always given to the works of the Holy See.  This support finds particular expression in the Vicarius Christi fund, which is an eloquent sign of your solidarity with the Successor of Peter in his concern for the universal church, but it is also seen in the daily prayers, sacrifices and apostolic works of so many Knights in their councils, parishes, and communities.”  ( Knightline November 2013 ,Vol 31, Number 10). As Council 9794 we are part of the order so committed to the Catholic faith, the charitable works of Father McGivney, and the Holy See.
    
My wife and I were drawn to the strong faith of the St. Philip community and transferred to the parish a few years ago.  I was particularly drawn to find opportunities to grow in my faith alongside practical Catholic men, to offer services and financial support to those in our community, and to join the fight to protect life through prayer.  It is my privilege to serve as Grand Knight for our council and I encourage all Catholic men in our parish to consider joining us.