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Knights of Columbus Special License Plate

A major share of the special license plate fee goes to the Texas Education Agency State Council Charities account to make grants to carry out purposes of the organization, such as helping the poor and sick, and hungry and homeless children.

KofC Supreme Knights of Columbus Website

Our Principles All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles: Charity - Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day. Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community. Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another. Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.

The Committee of One Thousand

The Committee of One Thousand is a project of The Greater Dallas Association, a representative group of all Knights of Columbus councils in the Dallas Diocese. Membership contributions are periodically presented on behalf of the Committee members to the Office of Vocations of the Dallas Diocese. These contributions are used as a discretionary fund by the Director of Vocations to provide financial assistance to seminarians. Various uses in the past have included books, tuition, emergency trips home, required physicals, and Christmas spending money. The Committee accepts annual $10.00 contributions from individual Knights as well as their spouses, associates, and friends, whether or not in the Dallas Diocese. The only common denominator they have is their desire to support seminarians. Many Committee members are multiple donors throughout the year. Several Knights of Columbus Councils and Assemblies have budgeted annual contributions to the Committee. The symbolic "praying hands" pin identifies members of the Committee. Join the Committee of One Thousand "in support of vocations"! Checks may be made payable to "St. Monica Council 5656" given to council 5656 Committee of One Thousand Chairman, SK John Donovan at each Council 5656 meeting. Brother John will immediately present your pin to you. Further information may be obtained from the GDA Committee Chairman Joe Picard at joseph.picard@verizon.net.

Knights of Columbus Special License Plate

A major share of the special license plate fee goes to the Texas Education Agency State Council Charities account to make grants to carry out purposes of the organization, such as helping the poor and sick, and hungry and homeless children.