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Who We Are


Our Mission

Catholic gentlemen doing the right things, at the right time, for the right reasons.


Our History

In 2001 Father Michael Yadron, Pastor of Queen of All Saints in Michigan City, decided that Queen of All Saints needed a men's club.  This club needed to enhance the relationship and friendship of Catholic men in doing projects for the church, our community, state and nation.  His answer was the Knights of Columbus.

Father working with the District Deputy Joe Niksic he got the commitment of 50 parish men to start this council.  It was chartered by Knights of Columbus Supreme in May of 2002.  PGKThomas Biela was the first of many Grand Knights to serve as Grand Knight.

Through the years the council has grown to over 100 Catholic Gentleman who desire to help strengthen their faith and volunteerism in their community.  Through breakfasts, dinners, tootsie roll drives, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army, plant sales, meetings with guest speakers, events with spouses and families and many other projects have given our Council a long lasting impact on our community.  Not only monetarily but volunteering their talents to better those around us.

In 2017 our Council through the generosity of then Pastor Father Kevin Huber got a permanent home on the Queen of All Saints Campus.    In these new Council Chambers our Council is able to display the many awards earned by our members through the years, and conduct our meetings.  We have also had the opportunity to host many regional and state meetings at Queen of All Saints.

Twenty plus years later we are still a very strong council and invite any Catholic gentleman who would like to get involved in projects with other Catholic gentlemen to please contact us.


Founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Conn., and a group of parishioners. Their intent? To bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Today, Father McGivney is being considered for sainthood.

Click the video below for a 5-minute video titled Father Michael McGivney: An American Blessed, which explores the life and legacy of Father McGivney.


Christmas Party is coming

December 10th is approaching fast and we need to get the numbers of who is attending. Menu below.

  • Main dish
    • Fried Chicken
    • Beef and Noodles
    • Pork Loin
  • House Salad
  • Roasted Potatoes
  • Green Beans with Bacon

There will be appetizers as well. If anyone would like to bring a dessert to share that would be great. The dinner is $25 per guest. The dinner is at the St. Joe Club upstairs (front entrance) and will start after the 4:30 Mass (approx. 6:00).  If you haven't already, please call Paul Aquino at 219-872-0905 with the number of guests attending.


Knights are Supporting Held in Hope 
A new program started by the Hassett Family.  Held in Hope is a nonprofit company that creates and distributes miscarriage boxes to equip and support women through their pregnancy loss.  The QAS Council is making a $250 donation to them.  Amber Hassett has also agreed to come speak to us about the program at our January 2nd Business Meeting.  In the meantime, you can get more information by going to www.heldinhope.org.


Time to Sign-up for Bell Ringing

Volunteer bell ringers are more than an icon of the Christmas season; they're the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises the funds that sustain the help The Salvation Army provides all year long. When you volunteer to stand at a kettle, you're not just ringing a bell...you're changing lives.

This year we will be ringing the bells for the Salvation Army on Saturday, December 17th at Walmart in Michigan City.

We only need 5 more Knights to have 3 in each shift.  Click here to sign-up for a slot: https://signup.com/go/PkHLdCZ.


Christmas Season starts now for

Thanks to all the Knights who donated gifts for the Gibault children.  Because of your generosity our council had about 1/3 of all the gifts sent to Gibault this year.

 


New Council Room Completed

The December 5th Business Meeting was held in the newly completed council room.

The room was full, prompting comments about needing a new one.  Jerry Timbrook was willing but we think we can hold off for a while.