Upcoming Events

  • No upcoming events



News for Knights of Columbus
VOLUME 41 │ NUMBER 6 │ FEB. 9, 2023
During a recent pilgrimage of the Knights of Columbus Board of Directors to Mexico City, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly renewed the consecration of the Order to Mary under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, affirming, “Our Lady inspires us and guides us in all our efforts.” With this inspiration and guidance in mind, the board of directors also elected several international leaders to key positions during its quarterly meeting.
Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly delivers remarks after Mass at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, before the solemn reconsecration of the Knights of Columbus to Our Lady on Feb. 3.
Reconsecrated to Our Lady of GuadalupeUpon his formal installation as the 13th supreme knight in 2001, Carl Anderson consecrated the Knights of Columbus to Mary under her title Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. Exactly 22 years later, on Feb. 3, Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly renewed that consecration while on pilgrimage to the same basilica with the board of directors. Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori, who celebrated Mass prior to the reconsecration, said in his homily, “Our Lady leads us with a mother’s love to the heart of our Order and its principles of charity, unity and fraternity. She reveals us to ourselves.” READ MORE
The Knights of Columbus Board of Directors stands together Feb. 3 in Mexico City’s Atrio de las Américas, with both the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Old Basilica behind them.
International Leadership The Knights of Columbus Board of Directors elected Knights from Mexico and Poland to senior leadership positions within the Order during its recent quarterly meeting, held Feb. 1-5 in Mexico City. The board also elected a new supreme master to succeed longtime Supreme Master Dennis Stoddard, who retires March 1. READ MORE
Kansas City Chiefs Chaplain Father Richard Rocha gives a blessing to Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker outside the team’s Arrowhead Stadium in December 2021.
Knights Take the FieldKansas City Chiefs’ kicker Harrison Butker completed a game-winning 45-yard field goal with three seconds left in the Chief’s playoff game versus the Cincinnati Bengals on Jan. 29, securing his team a spot in the Super Bowl.  Butker, who joined the Knights of Columbus while a student-athlete at Georgia Tech, was featured in season two of Everyday Heroes and later delivered the keynote address at the K of C College Councils Conference in September 2020. WATCH NOW

Father Richard Rocha, who serves as chaplain for the Chiefs, was recently featured in KnightCast episode 11. He discussed the intersection of professional sports and the Catholic faith. He shared his experience as a former football coach, how he discerned a call to the priesthood and the ways he supports athletes’ spiritual lives as a “coach on God’s team.” WATCH NOW | READ MOREKnight of Columbus Jimmy Murray was one of the youngest general managers in NFL history when he became GM of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1974. But Murray is even prouder of his work co-founding Ronald McDonald House, a charity that serves sick children and their families around the world. WATCH NOW
Tell others about KnightlineForward this newsletter to Catholic men interested in the Knights, and let them know that they can become a member at kofc.org/join. You can also share your questions, feedback and story by emailing knightline@kofc.org.
Any links to third-party sites outside of the Knights of Columbus are provided for information purposes only. This is not an endorsement of the service providers. Share questions and feedback by emailing knightline@kofc.org.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more