Knights of Columbus (KofC)  •  Ray McKowen Council 1362
1011 Elida Road  •  Delphos, Ohio 45833  •  (419) 692-7731

Most Recent Announcements

  • Get Ready for the K of C Convention! Photo by Tamino PetelinsekExperience the Knights of Columbus 138th Supreme Convention virtually Aug. 4-5, 2020!  Listen to Supreme Knight Carl Anderson’s report on Tuesday at 8 p ...
    Posted Aug 4, 2020, 5:27 AM by Michael Kahny
  • Meat Slicer for Sale To All Members of KofC Council #1362,The 1362 Club has an operational meat slicer that we don’t use often enough to warrant keeping it.  It is 110 volt ...
    Posted Jul 30, 2020, 9:06 AM by Michael Kahny
  • Disaster Preparedness Program Delphos Knights of Columbus Council 1362Disaster Preparedness ProgramSchool Reopening Plans with the COVID-19 PandemicDo to circumstances beyond our control this event will be Online Only!Tuesday ...
    Posted Aug 2, 2020, 5:42 PM by Michael Kahny
  • Letter from Supreme Knight Brother Knights:We are all aware of the troubling events that are occurring today, including attacks on statues of historical figures such as Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and our Order ...
    Posted Jul 28, 2020, 1:33 PM by Michael Kahny
  • Membership Special Limited Time Offer FREE ONLINE MEMBERSHIP SPECIALLIMITED TIME OFFERBrother Knight,Today we received the notice from Supreme below requiring a very SPECIAL and LIMITED time offer.Spread the word. Now is ...
    Posted Jul 24, 2020, 5:57 AM by Michael Kahny
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Our Principles

All the good works we do are influenced 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.

From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principal of the Knights of Columbus. We are men of faith and men of action.