The Knights of Columbus (KofC) is a global service organization and the largest Catholic fraternal group in the world. Since its founding in 1882 in New Haven, Connecticut, the organization has provided charity throughout the community, supported the faith of its members, and offered financial security to members and their families through its highly rated financial products and services. The Knights’ charity is directed to projects at the local, national, and international level. The Knights of Columbus witnesses to its principles of charity, unity, and fraternity through spiritual and corporal works of mercy locally and throughout the world. The Knights also promote the Catholic faith through evangelization initiatives.
Knights of Columbus River East-Mother Teresa Council 14344 serves the parishes of Epiphany of the Lord, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, St. Ignatius, and St. Michael the Archangel Byzantine. Also, we serve the following schools and organizations: Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy and Helping Hands of St. Louis.
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to all men who have reached the age of 18 and are practicing Catholics in union with the Holy See. This means that an applicant or member accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.