How to Join Us!
Please select the link below and fill in the needed information. One of our Officers will contact you with further instructions. You must be a practical Catholic man over 18 years of age.
Our annual "Billy Mahaney Memorial" Scholarship is available each spring. The Scholarship is awarded at our annual Council Installation Dinner each year normally in June or July.
God’s Divine Mercy Council of Saint Patrick Parish in Yorkville, IL was founded by Past Charter Grand Knight and Sir Knight Jerry Heitschmidt , Sir Knight Deacon Dale
Metcalfe, and Sir Knight Bruce Hamp in 2008 with the assistance of Father Dan Cambra, M.I.C. They signed up and chartered Council #14463 with fifty two charter Knights of Saint Patrick Parish. Today Council #14463 is moving with a fast pace forward with over 195 Worthy Knights and over seven charity based annual events, contributing to many local needs and groups.
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in the United States in 1882, it is named in honor of Christopher Columbus and describes itself as being dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. There are more than 1.7 million members in 14,000 councils, with nearly 200 councils on college campuses. Membership is limited to "practical Catholic" men aged 18 or older. Councils have been chartered in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, the Philippines, Guam, Saipan, Japan, Cuba, and most recently in Poland.
The Knights' official junior organization, the Columbian Squires, has over 5,000 Circles. All the Order's ceremonials and business meetings are restricted to members though all other events are open to the public. A promise not to reveal any details of the ceremonials except to an equally qualified Knight is required to ensure their impact and meaning for new members; an additional clause subordinates the promise to that Knight's civil and religious duties. In the 2007 fraternal year the Order gave US$ 144,911,781 directly to charity (1.1 Billion in charitable contributions in the last 10 years) and performed over 68,695,768 man hours of voluntary service. For their support for the Church and local communities, as well as for their philanthropic efforts, the Order is often referred to as the "strong right arm of the Church". The Order's insurance program has more than $60 billion of life insurance policies in force and holds the highest insurance ratings given by A. M. Best, Standard & Poor's, and the Insurance Marketplace Standards Association
Charity Events Completed
St. Patrick Parish
Attn: Knights of Columbus
406 Walnut St.
Yorkville, IL 60560
St. Vincent De Paul
Assistance for the needy
Yorkville Call: 630.708.0423
Plano Call: 630-708-2132
Oswego/Montgomery Call: 630-708-2217