Unity, the Second Principle
The second core principle of the Knights of Columbus is 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 .
Our council is especially fortunate in that our members primarily come from three parishes in our area; St. Francis, St. Clare, and St. Patrick. This enables us to unite these parishes in unique ways, enabling each of them to access the special talents of men from the other parishes in the area. In addition, we have members from St. Paul of the Cross and St. Ignatius, as well as other parishes that have parish based councils. We encourage members to participate and to serve all parishes in our area.
Knights are in communion with the Church, understand, respect, and follow the teachings of the Church. Knights promote the education of our members in the teachings of the Church. A condition of membership is that prospective Knights be practicing Catholics and in communion with The Holy See. We promote the formation of an informed conscience through a variety of activities.