The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 and has been successful in our parish for many years. The group was founded to help men remain steadfast in their faith through mutual encouragement and to setup a system of insurance so that widows and children of members of the group who die would not find themselves in dire circumstances.
One of the primary missions of the Knights of Columbus is to insure that the Catholic Church remains vigorous and active. Toward this end, the Knights feed the hungry and help to shelter the homeless. They help senior citizens remain active and healthy. The Knights of Columbus sponsor blood drives and fight to protect the right to life of all individuals. Check out our website to see what our council has been up to: www.hoffmanschaumburgknights.com.
The Knights of Columbus make yearly donations to St. Hubert’s Spread Program, conduct blood drives at the parish, help out on donut days, and donate financially to different needs of the parish. The Knights of Columbus supply the Honor Guard for the Bishop at confirmation ceremonies.
To encourage the strength of the Church, the Knights of Columbus founded the “Vicarius Christi” fund, whose earnings are conveyed annually to the Pope for his charities. Since its inception, the Vicarius Christi fund has generated more than $27.8 million for the Pope’s good works.
The Knights of Columbus have played an active role in bringing the Pope to the world. The group has funded the cost of televising papal ceremonies, underwrote the renovation of the entire façade of St. Peters Basilica in Rome, and funded the statues of Sts. Peter and Paul in St. Peter’s Square in Rome.
Throughout its history, the Knights of Columbus have espoused the belief that family is paramount in promoting the Catholic faith at the local, national and international levels. As a result, the Knights of Columbus at St. Hubert’s parish stress the importance of family life. All Knights of Columbus programs allow families to work together to aid their church, their community and one another.
To become a member of the Knights of Columbus does not require any special training, but it does demand a willingness on the part of the individual to help others.
The Knights of Columbus hold their monthly business meetings at 8:00 PM on the second Thursday of each month in the Hughes Center of St. Matthew Parish, which is located on Schaumburg Road, just east of Plum, Grove Road. Individuals are encouraged to give as much time to the Knights and the parish causes as they deem fit, remembering the importance of family life to the promotion of the Christian faith.