Guided by the principles of charity, unity, and fraternity, members of the Knights of Columbus work to overcome the hardships that people face in their parishes and communities. We are a growing organization — nearly 2 million members — and for over 130 years. Our local Council #7826 at St. Thomas More is comprised of 180 plus members, with Knights and their family members active in may parish and community events. Additionally we usually conduct a monthly social event and are an organization that enjoys much camaraderie.
Joining your local council of the Knights of Columbus can change your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to strengthen your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our portfolio of top-quality insurance products to financially protect your family. Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practicing Catholics in union with the Holy See. This means that an applicant or member accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.
Our Council Business Meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM, typically in the Spirit Center. For more information about our Council activities (including a full calendar), along with a listing of of Council officers with contact emails, and more information about admission, please visit our Council's website at www.kofc7826.org.
Please contact Johnnie Turner, Grand Knight, via the Parish Office at 941-923-1691 (or click on the links found on the Council's website).