Knights of Columbus

There are very few people, if any, that have not heard of the Knights of Columbus.  At St. Gertrude’s the men of council 3389 are well known for the delicious and generous monthly bar-b-q chicken plate fundraiser.  They start the fire Saturday evening and bar-b-q all night, through 10 a.m. Sunday. These knights are your fellow parishioners.  Some have been Knights for many years and others joined recently.  There are four core principles to the Knight mission: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.  Knights recognize that their mission and their faith in God compel them to action. Contact Beto Gonzales for more information. (361) 592-8263. 

Our Principles

Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus believe there is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.   

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. 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. 

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. 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.

Members of the Knights of Columbus 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.

Projects and Activities

Bereavements – The Council is actively involved with the needs of fellow Knight’s families and Parishioners. Participate in providing food or cooking and provide the Knights of Columbus Hall for the Bereavement

Coat for Kids – The Council has donated funding for over 240 coats yearly supporting the annual Supreme Knights of Columbus Coat drive.

Charitable Contributions – The Council Provides funds where there is a need.  (Poor Families during Christmas, Parishioners with extraordinary circumstances and supports other Organizations within the Parish)

Seminarian Sponsorship - The Council contributes funds to help support local seminarians and their needs during their time supporting our parish.

Monthly Rosary - The Council sponsors a monthly Holy Rosary in conjunction with a pot luck fellowship. Special intentions announced during the rosary and for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney. All Parishioner participation is encouraged to attend. 

Monthly BURN YOUR OWN - The Council schedules a monthly burn your own that all Parishioners are welcome to come cook a steak or what you desire, providing an opportunity to visit with the Knights and their families.  (Burn Your Own is suspended during Lent season)

Quarterly Blood Drives - The Council schedules a quarterly blood drive at the parish during Sunday Services.

Quarterly BBQ Chicken Fundraiser - The Knights BBQ chicken plates include half a chicken, sausage, beans and coleslaw for the quarterly fundraiser.  These fundraisers provide the funding for the councils projects.

Annual School/Parish Festival  - The Knights provide manpower for cooking and serving the meal at the annual Spring Festival which supports St. Gertrude’s Catholic School.

In The Community  - The Council provides catering services, manpower support and hall rental for civic and private organizations. (University Catholic Canter, Bull Riders Association, TAMUK events, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church)



St. Gertrude’s Knights Of Columbus Council 3389

Open to all Men of the parish 18 years or older that are practicing Catholics

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization

Meeting Information:
Meets every 1st Wednesday of the month at Knights of Columbus Meeting Room

320 E. General 
Cavazos BLVD. 
Kingsville, Texas 78363 

Contact: Donnie Skrobarczyk
(361) 522-6204 or Skrobarczyk1958@

Our Founder:

A painting of the Michael J. McGivney.

Founded by Father 
Michael J. McGivney in 
New Haven, Connecticut, 
in 1882, it was named in 
honor of the mariner 
Christopher Columbus.

      A painting of Christopher Columbus.

Originally serving as a 
mutual benefit society to 
low income immigrant 
Catholics, it developed 
into a fraternal benefit 
society dedicated to 
providing charitable 
services, promoting 
Catholic education 
and actively defending 
Roman Catholicism 
in various nations.

Blood Drives

The Knights of Columbus Council 3389 sponsors Blood Drives throughout the year, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the church parking lot.  The dates for 2016 are:
March 13, 2016
May 8, 2016
July 3, 2016
August 28, 2016
October 23, 2016
December 18, 2016



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