Knights of Columbus

Father Stanley S. Kromer, O. Carm.
St. Raphael's Church
Council #11553
P.O. Box 2251
Englewood, Fl 34295-2251

Supreme Council



The Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and the defense of the priesthood. The Order is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. It is firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practical Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practical Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus and at the entrance of our church.

The local council usually meets at the St. Raphael's Parish Center on the first Thursday of the month. Meetings are closed to all but members! The Social meetings are held just before the Business meeting at the same location and are open to interested Catholic Gentleman, ladies and everyone.


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