St. Patrick's Council was founded in 1999 and works closely with the Saint Patrick's Catholic Community in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Council meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
St. Patrick's is located just north of Shea on 84th Street in Scottsdale. The Grand Knight for 2015-2016 is Jim Treece. Click here for directions.
Why should you join? Here are a few reasons and some of what the Knights are all about.
Father Michael J. McGivney, a priest at St. Mary’s parish in New Haven, CT, founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882.Father McGivney had several purposes in mind: To assist Catholic men through mutual encouragement; to promote closer ties of fraternity among them; and to set up an elementary system of insurance so that the widows and children of members in the Order who might die would not find themselves in dire financial straits. At the same time, “Knights” would signify that the membership embodied knightly ideals of spirituality and service to the Church, country, and fellow man.
Early in the twenty-first century, the Knights of Columbus blossomed into an international society of 1.8 million Catholic men, plus families, in over 13,000 councils who have dedicated themselves to the principles of the Knights of Columbus:
CHARITY, UNITY, FRATERNITY, and PATRIOTISM.
Knights of Columbus serve in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam, and Saipan. In 2005, K of C councils came to Poland. Knights belong to many races and speak many different languages. We are diverse, yet we are one. Our diversity spells creativity; our unity spells strength.
St. Patrick Council Programs
St. Patrick Knights manage seven broad focused categories of activities: Church, Community, Family, Youth, Council, Pro-Life, and Membership. Within these categories, there are a number of specific programs, some of which are fundraisers, with proceeds benefiting non-profit organizations in need of financial support. Events such as the Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Drive (Tootsie Roll Drive), annual golf tournaments, pancake breakfasts, special event drives, dinners, and the Arizona State Knights of Columbus Raffle Ticket Sale are some of the most notable fundraisers. Past beneficiaries include Maggie’s Place, St. Vincent de Paul, The Children Cancer Network, Aid To Women Center, Justa Center, STARS (Scottsdale Training And Rehabilitation Services), St. Joseph Youth Camp, and Seminarian Support.
St. Patrick Knights of ColumbusPrograms and Activities
• Intellectual Disabilities Campaign
• Golf Tournaments
• Pancake Breakfasts
• Food Drives
• Special Events Drives
• Water Drive• State Raffle – trips and cash
• Rosary Honoring Feast Days of the Blessed Mother
• Corporate Communions
• Father Michael J. McGivney Guild
• Distribution of Rosaries/Prayer Cards
• “Keep Christ in Christmas”
• Arizona Rosary Celebration
• Divine Mercy Sunday
• Crowning of Mary
• Council Christmas Brunch
• Veterans Day Celebration
• Memorial Day Celebration
• VA Veterans Home visits
• Pro-Life Activities
• Knights at the Ballpark
• Turkey Shoot
And many more...
• Participate in one or participate in as many as you can! You cannot save time. The Lord calls you to give it away. Sunday morning Mass only is not going to cut it anymore: