Grand Knight Greeting

  • Grand Knight Greeting

    John Sicola
    Grand Knight

    Welcome to the web site of Council #14700 in Houston, Texas. We hope that you will find the information you are seeking on these pages. If not you can always contact us.

     Venerable Fr. Michael J. McGivney, the parochial vicar of a local parish formed the organization in response to the need for care of widows and orphans whose husbands and fathers died uninsured in those days of the industrial northeast of the United States.

    The Knights sponsor the Christmas and Easter services from the Vatican, and led the restoration in the 1980s to restore portions of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica. Following the end of WWII the Knights built playgrounds for Italian children among the ruins of Rome.

    Over the years millions of dollars have been donated to a long list of charities including those associated with the needy, education, medical response, disaster relief to name but a few.

    Regionally, the Order donated to the Archdiocese Galveston-Houston the tabernacle for the new Co-Cathedral, and has purchased numerous wheelchairs for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

    Locally, the Council has organized soccer and basketball competitions for our parish youth; commissioned and donated the Vocations Chalice to the parish; sponsored the parish's reception to acknowledge our clergy in the "Year of Priests"; shared the cost of the awning outside the Parish Life Center; created a here-to-fore absence of community with the establishments of Lenten fish fries and monthly spaghetti dinners; represented Galveston-Houston Knights of Columbus at the Special Olympics Bocce Tournament. These are a few of our activities since our founding in February 2009. A complete listing of activites by year can be found by clicking on the tab "Council Activites".

    Our Council has been recognized both at the national and state levels for excellence in achieving its goals of service to the parish and community. As of July 2017,  198 men from the parish are members, and the groups' average age is 45 years old.

    Join Us! Stay connected, and enjoy the fellowship that membership provides .