The Corpus Christi Cathedral Knights of Columbus Council was established as the
Bishop Thomas J. Drury Council #11107 on the 25th of April in the Year of Our Lord 1993. We honor our founding members and thank them for the paths they have paved.
Most Rev. Rene A. Gracida, DD
Rev. Msgr. Leonard D. Pivonka, JCD
John H. Belcik, Jr.
Albert B. Carter
Steve M. Castillo
Steve R. Castillo
Daniel R. Delmas
Jack E. Esparza
Richard K. Foegelle
Roy D. Freeman
Steven J. Gallia
Gerardo J. Galvan
Ray J. García
Crisanto Garza, Jr.
Jesse J.L. Hernandez+
Ted S. Howell
Levis C. Irving, Jr.
Juan B. Lerma
José L. Martínez, Jr.
Kevin B. McMahon
Domingo R. Moreno
Ruben M. Peña
Raymond G. Pereida+
Dr. Antonio Perez
Cyrus F. Richards III
Adolfo A. Rodríguez
Dr. Jerry C. Salvaggio
John C. Shulte
Mark F. Schuman
Louis P. Soto+
Neal K. Stull
Ramon R. Tijerina
Robert E. Villareal
Rudy E. Villareal
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.
The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.
The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.
Council #11107 was established on the 25th of Apil in the Year of our Lord 1993.
LIKE TO LEARN MORE?: We invite all Catholic men interested in learning more about the Knights of Columbus to join us BEFORE our meetings the 2nd Monday of the month (6:30 PM -7:00 PM) for introductions and to answer any questions you may have.
BUSINESS MEETING: 2nd Monday of the Month
6:30 PM-7:00 PM Rosary (All Welcome)
7:00.....................Official Business Meeting (Knights Only)
All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:
Charity - Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.
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.
Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.
Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.