Knights of Columbus Saint Charles, IL Council 12497
The St. Charles Council was founded in 1999 through the efforts of a group of dedicated parishioners from St. Patrick Church and St. John Neumann Church. The St. Charles Council works closely with both the parishes, providing funds for various charitable programs and projects throughout the year. We serve our families, our Church and our communities by trying to grow in faith and lead by example.
St. Patrick is a Roman Catholic Parish located in Saint Charles, Illinois. The first mass on the current site was celebrated in 1834 and building of the first stone church, “old St. Pats”, was commenced in 1851. The current “downtown” church and rectory were constructed in 1912. The next door school was completed in 1930. The Crane Road church was dedicated in 1991. The new school, offices and rectory were completed in 2011. Today St. Patrick Parish has two churches and campuses and a registered membership of more than 4,500 families consisting of more than 16,000 parishioners. We invite you to visit their web site regularly to learn more about the spiritual life available to you as a Catholic at Saint Patrick.
St. John Neumann Church is a Catholic community, a people in partnership, celebrating the experience of Jesus Christ located in St. Charles, IL. St. John Neumann Parish believes in the philosophy of Sacrificial Giving. We are a Stewardship parish. We strive to use our God-given time, talent and treasure in a responsible, generous and faith-filled way, individually, and as a community. Sacrificial Giving means that there will be no appeals outside the parish offering for the financial support of the parish. 10% of the weekly collection is given to advance God’s work outside our parish. Contributions to the St. John Neumann Poor Box are used solely for the relief of parishioners and residents of the tri-cities area and all who are in financial crisis.
The Knights of Columbus international headquarters is located in New Haven, Connecticut. Led by the Supreme Knight, the chief executive officer of the Knights, the office provides administrative support and leadership for our more than 14,000 local units. The Supreme Council has more than 75 state council organizations to help guide regional activities that are consistent with the principles of the Order. Each state council is divided into districts – groupings of several local councils. Local councils are the basic unit of the Knights. Most are based in parishes, though some have their own council hall within a community. Each local council works to assist with the needs of its community consistent with the principles of the Order. Every council is assigned a certified insurance agent, who is a Knight, and whose job it is to provide our top-rated products focused on the financial needs of members’ families.
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