Knights of Columbus
Council # 12847
Grand Knight: Clement Lopes 209-216-7415
Deputy Grand Knight: Samuel Silveira 209-410-3590
Financial Secretary: Steve Macias
Treasure: Leonard Costa
Since the finding of the Knights of Columbus in 1882, charity has been our first principle. Our Lady of the Assumption Knights of Columbus Council started back in 2001 and has grown since then. We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action. 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 food, by volunteering, 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.
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.
Fraternity – 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 the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 73.5 million service hours in 2015, illustrating how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.
Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, regardless of their ethnic background, 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.
Some of our charitable actions in our community include: donations to Turlock Pregnancy Center, funding of the Knight of Columbus Scholarships, Walk for Life West Coast, We Care Men Shelter, and many others non-profit organizations.