Knights of Columbus, Council 7519, Monsignor Paul Martin Council at Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano
Grand Knight: Sir Knight Leo Norton
Deputy Grand Knight: Sir Knight Ed Matthews
Financial Sect.: Sir Knight Ed Jordan
The Knights of Columbus is open to Catholic men, over the age of 18, who wish to put their faith into action. The Knights is founded upon three basic principles: Charity, Unity, and Fraternity. We follow our faith to help others; stand united with our clergy and Catholic educators; and build bonds between Catholic men.
The Knights of Columbus is also a fraternal benefit society, which means the Knights have several ways to provide financial security to members and their families, while turning premiums into charitable impact.
The Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn. Their intent was to bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled, and needy members and their families. Today, Father McGivney is being considered for sainthood.
Our Council is named for Monsignor Paul Martin; the longtime Pastor of Mission Church. Monsignor Martin oversaw the building of the “new” church, the expansion of the school, and unprecedented growth of our parish.
Prospective Knights must complete an Admission Form and complete the Admission Ceremony. Ceremony and traditions are important to the Catholic identity and the Knights are no different. The revised ceremony is available online and, when available, the church ceremony will be open to the Knight’s friends and family.
For more information, please visit our national website: https://www.kofc.org/en//index.html