From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are men of faith and men of action. Last year alone, in addition to raising and donating more than $151 million to charitable needs and projects, Knights volunteered more than 69 million hours of their time to charitable causes. We undertake these acts of charity because we see those in need through the eyes of faith. Moreover, in the Knights of Columbus, we approach these acts of charity together. Pope Benedict XVI calls this the “practice of love...as a community.” Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. From international charitable partnerships with the
The Knights of Columbus Council 9498, a fraternal organization, is located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, California. Blessed Junipero Serra Council is one of the newest councils in the state, but our parish is California's first mission. We are an active and vibrant Council, always looking to support the Church, the community, and its clergy.
We are a non-profit organization comprised of practical Catholic gentlemen, who perform a variety of community and charity activities. These activities include, but are not limited to volunteer services, charitable donations, church support, support for vocations, scholarships, Columbian Squires (our Youth organization), and College Councils. Most importantly, we work to change and save lives.
If you wish to change and save lives while supporting the principles of our Order: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism, then the Knights of Columbus and Council 9498 are always looking for practicing Catholic gentlemen to join us. If you would like to join or get more information about joining the Knights, please contact our Membership Chairman via email at:firstname.lastname@example.org