We are an order of Catholic gentlemen whose Founding Principles are charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. We are committed to living our faith by serving our families, community, parish and Church. While we are the largest lay Catholic organization in the world, the Knights of Columbus are very much a grassroots organization. We are locally organized and locally focused. We provide members and their families volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church and our parishes, communities, families, and youth. In 2012 the Knights of Columbus at all levels of the organization raised and distributed $167.5 million to charity and volunteered more than 70 million hours to charitable causes. For more information, please visit our council website at www.kofc13118.org.