The St. Ann's Knights of Columbus Council 12572 is a men's organization centered on prayer and fraternity among its members. The Knights of Columbus is also an organization that prides itself in serving, helping, and supporting St. Ann's Basilica and the local community. The Knights of Columbus join men together for a common cause focused on our Catholic faith and in solidarity with our bishop and priests.
Council 12572 would like to Welcome our new District Deputy, Anthony Dalasio; we look forward to his leadership and generous assistance of District 58.
We thank our Former District Deputy and Council Member Brian Hallock for his years of dedicated service and leadership as our District Deputy in District 49.
Family Breakfast with Santa
Join us for this year's Breakfast with Santa, and we are back with In-Person dining at St. Ann's Basilica in West Scranton, PA. It is sure to be a good time for all who attend. Breakfast will be served from 9:00 AM till 1:00 PM.
We will serve Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage Links, and Hashbrown Patty. Drinks include coffee, orange juice, and juice boxes for kids.
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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.
The Knights are proactive in many distinct capacties. Here at St. Ann's, we embody our four cardinal principles by assisting the Church and any other organization as needed. We are an extremely dynamic group of individuals who like to have fun and make a difference in this world and we would be more than happy to have you come onboard.
Principles of the Knights of Columbus
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.
Who We Are
The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic Fraternal organization in the world. Providing millions of dollars to charity, vocations, and serving communities, families in need, and supporting programs like the special olympics. In addition to being a great organization that does lots of service and fundraising the also have great benefits for the members as well. Protecting Catholic families for over 125 years