The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal men’s organization founded in 1882 to assist the widows and orphans of deceased members. Their mission is to provide for loved ones, promote parish life through charitable work, protect the life of the unborn, and support youth, community, priests, seminarians, and religious men and women. Membership is open to any practicing Catholic man.
Knights of Columbus Council 1554 is centered at St. Mary’s Parish, Genesee. Council meetings are held the 1st Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Rectory.
Council 1554 is very involved in the Genesee Catholic community. Every year, they provide support to seminarians, sponsor a food bank drive, donate to the Palouse Care Network, sponsor a lunch at the Genesee Community Day celebration, offer scholarships to college-bound Catholic youth, host four breakfasts a year to benefit charity, host two Right to Life Rosaries per year, host a day of recognition for the young altar servers of the parish, and help community members who need assistance with miscellaneous tasks.
See below for a list of the Council officers. If you are interested in joining the Knights of Columbus, you may contact any officer for more information.
Bill LaMunyan, Grand Knight
Brett Poxleitner, Deputy Grand Knight
Eric Bennett, Financial Secretary
Pat Schacher, Treasurer