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Giving Hope to those in Need

The Power of Brotherhood and Charity, serving Kitchener since 1910.

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Grand Knight’s Greeting
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Chaplain's
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General Meetings – 3rd Tue of each month 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Executive Meetings – 1st Tue of each month 7:00 – 9:00 PM

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Our Mission

Making a Difference Through Values and Volunteerism

At the Kitchener Knights of Columbus, we are committed to being a force for positive change, firmly believing in the transformative power of community service and volunteerism under our four guiding principles.
 

Charity: We are dedicated to acts of goodwill and kindness, extending a helping hand to those in need, emphasizing compassion and generosity as we work to alleviate suffering.
Unity: We recognize an arising strength when individuals come together with a shared purpose. Through collaboration and working in harmony, people are connected, supported, and empowered.
Fraternity: We foster strong bonds of Brotherhood within our community, cultivating an environment where individuals can rely on one another, share their values, and stand together in solidarity. The strength of our fraternity enhances our capacity to bring about positive change.
Patriotism: We take pride in supporting the principles that make our nation great, and work to uphold those ideals through service and volunteerism.


Join us in our efforts to uphold the values of the Catholic Church and make a difference in the world, one volunteer at a time.

Members

55,000+

560+

Councils

Fourth Degree Knights

3,450+

Ontario Knights of Columbus Membership

Become a Knight

Donate, Give, Support Us

Membership in the Kitchener Knights of Columbus is open to Catholic men who are 18 years of age or older. Joining this organization is a great way to give back to your community and make a difference in the lives of those around you. With almost 2 million members worldwide (55,000+ in Ontario), the Knights of Columbus is one of the largest and most respected Catholic organizations in the world.

By becoming a member, you'll be able to work with a group of like-minded individuals who share your faith and commitment to service.

Your generous support to the Kitchener Knights of Columbus plays a pivotal role in sustaining and advancing our core mission of fostering Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. As a dedicated Catholic fraternal organization, we are unwavering in our commitment to enriching the spiritual well-being of our members and their families, as well as reinforcing our bonds with all facets of the Catholic Church.


By supporting us through your contribution, you actively enable us to persist in the vital & impactful work we do, ensuring that our efforts continue to make a lasting difference in the lives of many.

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“In Service to One, In Service to All”

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The Knights of Columbus

Brief History

Uncover the Tale of the Knights of Columbus' Remarkable History. 

Knights of Columbus is dedicated to serving the Catholic community and society at large. With a rich history spanning over a century, the Knights of Columbus have been unwavering in their commitment to the core principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. This overview provides a glimpse into our mission, history, and the profound impact we've made in fostering faith, family, and community.

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 Father Michael J. McGivney

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Blessed Rev. Ludwig G. F. H. Funcken

Founded in 1910 in Berlin, Ontario (later renamed Kitchener), the Kitchener Knights of Columbus, Father Funcken Council No. 1504, honors Blessed Father Ludwig Funcken, a Catholic priest who founded St. Jerome's College. The council is dedicated to supporting the Catholic Church and the broader community through philanthropy and community service. Father Funcken's legacy endures, and the council continues to serve the Kitchener area, embodying a rich tradition of community service.

113+

Years

News & Updates

Delve into the Knights of Columbus Blog.

Stay informed about our latest activities, from charitable endeavours to community outreach. Immerse yourself in inspiring stories that vividly portray our enduring commitment to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism

250+

Blog Posts

Events Calendar

Discover and Engage in Our Vibrant Event Calendar

Your gateway to the heart of our vibrant community. Stay up-to-date with our exciting schedule of activities, gatherings, and special occasions. Explore, engage, and mark your calendar with the events that matter most to you. Whether it's charity drives, cultural celebrations, or community service projects, our calendar offers a window into the rich tapestry of events that define our commitment to Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.

Join us in creating lasting memories and making a positive impact in our community by participating in our diverse range of activities

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Days

The Echo

For our Brother Knights

Welcome to 'The Echo', Council's newsletter. It's more than articles; it's a source of insights, updates, and celebrations. Read leader contributions, celebrate in our achievements and stay informed.

13+

Years

Got News?  Send to TheEcho@Kitchenerkofc.ca

The Knights of Columbus

Parishes

Knights of Columbus Served Parishes

Our Parishes

The Kitchener Knights of Columbus is proud to partner with the Catholic churches of Kitchener, Ontario in support of our mission to promoting faith and community service. We are proud to work in unity with them and are committed to serving the clergy and parish communities as best we can.

Charities

Fulfilling Our Mission: Making a Difference Through Compassionate Charitable Initiatives
 

As a cornerstone to our guiding principles, Kitchener Knights of Columbus focus our mission to support the region’s primary Charities in support of our local community and the missions of the Catholic parishes that we serve.  Tens of thousands of dollars are raised annually through a variety of events to help those that need it most. 
 

From “Right to Life” to Feeding the homeless, our volunteers tirelessly work to cultivate events and programs that raise monies for the cause.  The many charities, to name but a few, include:

  • Cancer Society

  • Carmelite Nuns

  • Children’s Wish foundation

  • Coats for Kids

  • House of Friendship

  • Kitchener Food Bank

  • Make-A-Wish foundation

  • Marillac Place

  • Pro-Life

  • Toasty Toes Waterloo Region

  • Ray of Hope

  • Right to Life

  • Selected Kitchener Parishes

  • Sierra Club

  • St. John’s Kitchen

  • St. Vincent de Paul

  • Tiny Homes of St. Mary’s

  • Sports for Special Athletes

  • Shelter Movers

  • St. Mary's and Resurrections High Schools Bursary Program

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