Knights of Columbus 13050

Knights of Columbus council at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Billings donated 100 items of new baby clothing to LaVie, the crisis pregnancy center serving the Billings area. Pictured making the presentation are left to right Knight Matt Helfrich, DeAnn Visser, executive director of LaVie, and Knight Ed Kinzel.

Make a Difference

Come join our 109 members in enhancing spiritual and family life in our parish and throughout Billings. Meet the other men in our parish that are trying to make a difference.

For more information about our council Grand Knight Ed Helgeson (696-8355).

Be Part of Our Programs

  • Promote vocations to religious life.
  • Provide financial support to seminarians
  • Defend the sanctity of life.
  • Promote pro-life highway signs.
  • Provide material support to expectant mothers.
  • Foster prayer life in out parish.
  • Help mentally challenged Scouts.
  • Support Special Olympics.
  • Support our parish youth group.
  • Sponsor soccer and free throw contests.
  • Support retired priests.
  • Provide wheelchairs to the handicapped.
  • Parish picnic.
  • Parish dance.
  • Supporting Poor Clare Monastery.

What do one of every four Catholic men in Montana know that you don’t?

One out of four adult Catholic men in Montana belongs to the Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic lay organization with more than 1,700,000 members worldwide. Why do we belong? Because we know we can make a difference in our parish and in our world.

The word Catholic is the common denominator for all knights. Catholicism serves as the foundation for our efforts.

We support families, the very basis of society around which all our programs and activities revolve.

We are a fraternal organization, banded together as brothers for the purpose of providing for the spiritual and material welfare of each other.

And we are united in service through our commitment to our Church, our community, our council, our families and youth.

Our council at St. Thomas aims to be an influential and important force within our parish and our community. We are all called to holiness and service to our neighbors. We try to provide programs and activities that meet the existing needs of our parish and surrounding community.

For just as a body without spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead. (James 2:26)

Take a look at what is happening to family life. Do we communicate with one another? Do we share? Do we take time to get involved with each other? Are there opportunities for improvement? What is God’s plan for us?

Today’s society makes it hard to be a family. TV takes up a lot of our time. The hustle and bustle of rushed meals, sports, school, work and shopping cram our days.

The family is under heavy attack. The battle is largely over values and commitments. To survive, families need support. The primary support and source of strength can be found in a growing religious and parish life. Knights of Columbus can help.

Come join us as we encourage communication and events which involve family members within their own homes, as well as bringing families together in social and recreational events in our parish community. Help us provide opportunities for our parish youth to grow in their commitment to Christ. Help us do good works of love with a generous heart.

There is a great deal all of us can do to exert a positive influence on our youth and help build leaders for the future. Nearly two million Knights of Columbus throughout the world are making a difference.

Our St. Thomas Knights of Columbus council meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the church to pray the Rosary. We then adjourn to the multipurpose room for our meeting. Meetings last about an hour.

We know that everyone is very busy these days. So we don’t expect members to attend every meeting. But we do invite you to join our council and get involved in at least one of our programs that coincides with your personal interests. If you don’t get involved in our parish life, who will?

Prayer

O my divine Savior, transform me into Thyself May my hands be the hands of Jesus. May my tongue be the tongue of Jesus. Grant that every faculty of my body may serve only to glorify Thee. Above all, transform my soul and all its powers, that my memory, my will, and my affections may be the memory, the will, and the affections of Jesus. I pray Thee to destroy in me all that is not of Thee. Grant that I may live only in Thee and by Thee and for Thee, and that I may truly say with Saint Paul: “I live, now not I, but Christ lives in me.”

Father Thomas F. Powers, Council #13050, St. Thomas the Apostle Church