Service – Outreach

The Knights of Columbus are an international Catholic men’s fraternal organization.  Only practical Catholic men, in good standing with the Catholic Church, 18 years and older can join.   We are dedicated to corporal works of mercy in the service of God and our neighbor.

The Blessed Sacrament Council works to follow the example of our founder Father Michael J. McGivney who started the order to provide for the widows and orphans of it’s members.  Our primary function aside from supporting the Church and defending our faith is raising money and providing services to aid other needs in our community.  Some of those functions and needs are:

Outward Sign – financial & knight power

Lake Hill School for the Handicapped – financial & handicapped wheelchairs

Building Block Ministry – financial and bingo for the handicapped clients

Baby Bottle Boomerang – financial for the JMJ Pregnancy Support Center

Cornerstone Hospice House – financial

Greater Clermont Cancer Foundation – financial

Morning Star – financial

Special Olympics – financial

Thanksgiving Dinner for those in need cooked and served by Knights

Provided Thanksgiving meals to Santo Toribio Roma Mission and Lake Hill School

Lenten meal for parishioners

Financial and physical support for parish projects

Catholic gifts (bibles, etc.) for the children receiving sacraments

Families in need

Many Knights serve as Pastoral Lay Ministers  in support of the Church

Lead a Family Rosary service prior to our meetings each month.

 

Our principals are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.  Most men who join remain members for life.  If you are interested in serving your church and community contact us:
Membership Director
Leo Brand SKLB1444@GMAIL.COM     813-624-3889

Grand Knight
Karl Grabowski   973-687-2716

This ministry is comprised of caring and prayerful parishioners, committed to bringing the Body of Christ and the Word of God to those unable to join their faith community at the Table of the Lord. They visit local nursing homes, assisted living centers, the hospital, homes of the sick and shut-in, and the Mike Conley Hospice House by scheduled weekly arrangement.

If you can use a telephone, then you can serve on the praise and petition prayer line. This ministry provides a network of support for anyone who is in need of prayers or who wants to offer thanksgiving for prayers answered.

The Prison Ministry goes to the Lake Correctional Facility in Clermont every Tuesday to minister to the inmates. Tuesday is known as “Catholic Tuesday” among the inmates. Bible Study, using the Great Adventure Time Line (Salvation History), is a weekly activity from 9:00am to 11:00am. A Eucharistic service is done on Tuesday between 1:00 pm and 3:30 pm. Once a month a mass is celebrated at the prison by one of the priests in our parish. RCIA preparations are given to those who wish to receive the sacraments or want to become a Catholic. Spiritual guidance and counseling are also given. We fulfill what Jesus’ said in the Beatitudes: “I was in prison and you visited me.”

The Prison Ministry goes to the Lake Correctional Facility in Clermont every Tuesday to minister to the inmates. RCIA preparations are given to those who wish to receive the sacraments or want to become a Catholic. Spiritual guidance and counseling are also given. We fulfill what Jesus’ said in the Beatitudes: “I was in prison and you visited me.”

Motivated by the life of St. Thérése of the Child Jesus, St. Thérése’ Circle women are dedicated to making a difference in our parish community through our “Small Acts of Love” that make a big difference. The Giving Angel Christmas Tree and Rosary Making Ministry are two of the service activities for St. Thérése’ Circle. We find our mission through scripture; 2 Corinthians 5:14, “For the love of Christ impels us!”

This women’s group is ideally designed for the women of our parish who can meet once a month in the evening. Activities and meetings offer spiritual enrichment, fellowship and service.

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