Knights of Columbus

The Knights support Vocations, Evangelization, Catholic Education, and Right to Life and is the largest lay Catholic family service organization. The four principles of the Order are Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.

Today, the Order is a grass roots organization where the local council develops the programs they believe will best serve the local community. The local council awards scholarships, provides breakfast fundraisers, provides aid to the St. Mary School for special needs and holds a basketball and soccer skills contest for Portage youth. They also people with special needs with money raised through the Tootsie Roll Program and cut wood for Mary House once a year.

The main funding for the local council come from the Knights of Columbus Fish Fry held on the first Friday of each month year round and every Friday during Lent.

Membership is open to any Catholic man 18 years of age or older.


For more information or to volunteer for this ministry please contact:

Bob Thalacker – 608-742-3371


To learn more about this national organization view their website