About Our Council

Meeting Schedule & Location

Council Business Meeting Schedule

2nd Wednesday of the month at Columbian Center

Council Officers Meeting Schedule

1st Wednesday of the month at Columbian Center

Meetings Location

820 S. Elm St.
Owatonna, MN 55060 US

Mailing Address

PO Box 945
Owatonna, MN 55060 US

In Support Of:

Saint Joseph Church
512 South Elm Avenue
Owatonna, MN 55060 US
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Sacred Heart Parish
810 South Cedar Avenue
Owatonna, MN 55060 US
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Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Litomysl
9946 SE 24th Ave.
Owatonna, MN 55060 US
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COUNCIL INFORMATION

About KC Council 945

Owatonna Council 945 was founded in 1904 by a group of forty men. Its membership has grown to more than 650. Owatonna Council 945 works closely with St. Joseph and Sacred Heart parishes, providing funds for various projects. Council members are active participants in their parishes. The KC Hall is located at 820 South Elm, several blocks from St. Joseph and Sacred Heart Catholic Churches. 

Each year, Owatonna Council 945 members donate over 7,000 hours of volunteer time and financial support is provided to a wide range of local groups and projects. Some of the projects include: Benefit Breakfasts for Special Olympics, St. Mary’s Music Boosters, St. Mary’s Home and School Association, St. Mary's REP/CYO, and the SERRA Club. The proceeds from the Wildlife Benefit Banquet and Auction are committed to environmental, wildlife, and outdoor projects, such as the Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve, soccer fields, and softball fields. The children’s Halloween Party is held for all children in the community. The KC Basketball Free Throw contest is open to all children ages 10-14. People with developmental disabilities receive the proceeds from the Tootsie Roll fundraiser and are guests at a special Christmas Party. 

Council meetings are held second Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at the KC Hall.

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About Knights

Who are the Knights? 
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

 
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.

Each year, over 7,000 hours of volunteer time is donated and financial support is provided by Owatonna Council 945 to a wide range of local groups and projects. Some of the projects include: Benefit Breakfasts and Spaghetti Suppers for Boy Scouts, people with developmental disabilities, St. Mary’s Music and Sports Boosters, St. Mary’s Home and School Association. The proceeds from the Wildlife Benefit Banquet and Auction are committed to environmental, wildlife, and outdoor projects, such as the Leo Rudolph Nature Reserve, soccer fields, and softball fields. The children’s Halloween Party is held for all children in the community. The KC Basketball Free Throw contest is open to all children ages 10-14. People with developmental disabilities receive the proceeds from the Tootsie Roll fundraiser and are guests at a special Christmas Party.

How To Join 
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing 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.

If you wish to join our council, contact Glen Meger, (507) 455-1363.

  
4th Degree EmblemAny Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.

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