Welcome to the Website of the Knights of Columbus Orange County, CA
BECOME A KNIGHT JOIN US FOR FUN, FAITH AND FRIENDSHIP
Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference. You will make lifelong friends. Why Join the Knights of Columbus? I don’t have time to join another organization; why should I join the Knights of Columbus? As a Knight you can choose the projects with which you wish to be involved in within your own community. What is more, the Order is dedicated to family life and the many benefits it offers. From insurance to scholarships to service and social activities and programs, all are open to the whole family.
YOU determine how much time you can devote – a few hours a year or a few hours a month. CLICK HERE FOR AN INVITATION
FAITH: Grow in your faith. Support your parish. Help with your parish fiesta. Knights become better Catholics.
FAMILY: We have many family activities each year such as picnics, council breakfasts, coats for kids and others. Give back to your community. Show your children how to make a difference.
FRIENDSHIP: You will meet like-minded men and make life-long friendships.
FUN: Have fun with your family and brother knights. See the smiles on the faces of those we help. Special Olympics, Food for Families, Habitat for Humanity and other activities.
Click the button above to make a donation to Orange County Chapter Charities a 501 (c) (3) organization. Help us help others. CLICK HERE to visit their website for more information.
Donate to Day of Sharing
A fun-filled carnival for those with special needs. Everyone is a winner especially the caregivers and the Knights of Columbus. Games, prizes and food. Entertainment for all.
Donate to Camp ReCreation and our Special Needs Mission
One of the premier events of our mission is Camp ReCreation. This summer program provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities. Camp ReCreation together with other events scattered throughout the year give respite to family members. Christmas With Santa and Trunk or Treat are examples of other events for those with special needs.
Other organizations Chapter Charities supports:
Goodwill ATEC, Hope Center for the Arts, Walk-Intu-It, Special Olympics at RSMHS, My-Day-Counts, Life College and RAD Camp.
All Chapter meetings and events have been cancelled until further notice. This includes Day of Sharing and exemplifications. For more information from Supreme, Click Here.
SUSPENDED–STATE LEVEL PROGRAMS
Silver Rose •Marian Icon
No further competitions this year
•Honor District Champions with State Certificates
•No International Winners This Year
Accepting and processing completed applications
•Checks will be sent directly to Pregnancy Centers
ESSAYS AND POSTERS
- Essay Contest –Judging delayed until further notice
•Christmas Posters –Judging complete, notifications coming shortly
CHECKS AND REFUNDS
- RSVP •FOODFORFAMILIES •SPECIALOLYMPICS •KCIC AWARDS
•Supreme Accepting Forms •Check Processing Delayed
What We do!
Sponsored by the Knights, Camp ReCreation, Weekend Getaway and ACE are residential camps for adults and children with disabilities to experience spiritual, emotional, mental and physical growth. For more than 38 years, our camps have provided hundreds of campers and thousands of volunteers the opportunity to create friendships and memories to last a lifetime through specially designed programs for those with special needs. READ MORE
Have you ever wondered, “How can I make my community better?” While individuals certainly can do great things on their own, Knights of Columbus members, coming together as one through their council, have accomplished great things in our communities. Coats for Kids, Food for Families and Wheelchairs for Veterans are some of the Community Activity programs that are positively shaping their communities by addressing the needs of its citizens. READ MORE
A Higher Purpose
Create annual opportunities for prayer and reflection as a fraternity. Under the guidance of their chaplain, Knights of Columbus councils can attend a retreat or day of reflection together or perhaps organize their own event for men of their parish. Council participation in Spiritual Reflection is required to qualify for Columbian Award. READ MORE
Star Council Award
The Star Council Award recognizes outstanding achievement in membership, insurance and service program activities. In order to earn the Star Council Award, a council must qualify for the Father McGivney, Founder’s, and Columbian Awards.
*To be eligible for the Star Council Award in the United States and/or Canada, councils must be fully compliant with applicable safe environment requirements.* READ MORE
Our Safe Environment Program safeguards children and other vulnerable persons, assures members and their families that we maintain a safe environment, protects members from awkward situations, misunderstandings, and appearances of impropriety, builds trust with arch/dioceses and parishes, and protects the good name of the Knights of Columbus. CLICK HERE TO TAKE ONLINE TRAINING
Our policy requires that members complete applicable arch/diocesan background checks and any other requirements that may be required by the local arch/bishop and/or pastor to serve as a volunteer on parish property. Our own program is operated in conjunction with our strategic partner in youth protection and safe environment.
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Faith In Action Programs
Make a powerful difference in your community. Help those less fortunate with the basic human needs of clothing, shelter, mobility and compassion. CLICK THE LINKS BELOW.
Helping Hands New (Required)
Coats for Kids (Featured)
Global Wheelchair Mission (Featured)
Habitat for Humanity (Featured)
Catholic Citizen Essay Contest
Free Throw Championship
Grow in faith and build a strong parish and Church. Aid priests and religious in formation, honor Mary, mother of God, and engage in serious spiritual reflections and religious education activities. CLICK THE LINKS BELOW.
Spiritual Reflection New (Required)
Refund Vocation Support Program (Featured)
Building the Domestic Church Kiosk & Series
Marian Icon Prayer
Holy Hour New
Sacramental Gifts New
Into the Breach
Strengthen families through faith and service. Socialize and pray with other faith-filled Catholic families through special events, religious services and volunteer opportunities. CLICK THE LINKS BELOW.
Create a culture of life. Assist pregnant women in need, care for the elderly, aid the handicapped and empower those with special needs to realize their full potential. CLICK THE LINKS BELOW.
Novena for Life New (Required)
Marches for Life (Featured)
Special Olympics (Featured)
Ultrasound Initiative (Featured)
Christian Refugee Relief
Mass for People with Special Needs New
Pregnancy Center Support New
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Special Olympics Fall Events
FATHER MCGIVNEY TO BE BEATIFIED! Here is press release from Supreme: https://www.fathermcgivney.org/en/for-the-media/michael-mcgivney-closer-to-sainthood.html
Holy Week Online Events
Coronavirus Pandemic Guidebook 1. Support Your Brother Knights No council should leave a Brother Knight behind. Through tools including phone trees and daily check-ins, your council can make sure that every Knight has the essentials he needs, fulfilling the vision of charity and unity upon which Father McGivney founded our Order. 2. Support Your Parish […]