Although patriotism is the charge of the 4th degree Assembly 0155 Santa Maria Council 4999 is a very patriotic organization. Most of the members are of Assembly 0155 are from our council, although it includes members from several eastern Palm Beach County councils including 2075 of West Palm Beach, 6988 at Saint Ignatius Loyola, 11669 , 8419, and 13283 at Mary Immaculate.
Religiously Devoted, Patriotically Proud
For most men who follow Jesus, there comes a time when duty extends beyond our own lives, beyond how we lead our families, and into how we serve our fellow man. That's what the Knights of Columbus is all about.
For the Knights of Columbus, civic involvement comes in many forms. Members take part in community recreation programs and cultural activities, as well as patriotic observances. Knights can always be found participating in, or leading, community observances of Independence Day, Flag Day, Veterans Day, and other ceremonies that honor the nation and the men and women who have fought and died to protect it.
Veterans Administration Volunteer Services
Council 4999 members volunteer both time and money at the V. A. Hospital in Riviera Beach.
Support our Troops
Members of our Council assist in collecting items for the local Support Our Troops affiliate in North Palm Beach. The council to donates use of our hall for packing personal "Care Packages" to send our troops at Christmas and in providing lunches for the volunteers.
Co-Sponsored Seminarian Program
The Knights of Columbus has established a new scholarship program to help fund the education of seminarians preparing to become Catholic chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Understanding the dramatic impact on countless families, the day after 9/11, the Knights of Columbus established the “Heroes Fund” to provide immediate assistance to the families of civil servants who lost their lives in the rescue and recovery efforts. Together with other councils throughout the world Knights raised over $1,000,000 to aide the families of first responders.