The Mesquite Council of the Knights of Columbus (Council # 13754) has approximately 75 members from La Virgen de Guadalupe and St. John’s (Logandale) Parishes. We meet on the first Tuesday of every month in the Gathering Room of La Virgen de Guadalupe Church at 6:30 pm (rosary at 6:15 pm).
The Knights of Columbus, founded by Father Michael J. McGiveny in 1882, is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization with more than 1.8 million members. Membership is comprised of practical Catholic men (18 years and older) united by their faith and by the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. The Knights promote and conduct educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief, public relief and other activities to unite members in their Catholic identity and the practice of their Catholic faith.
Some of the activities of the Mesquite Council are:
- Funded the construction of the Memorial to the Unborn.
- The conduct of three Lenten fish fries each year with the net proceeds contributed to the reduction of the Parish debt.
- Repair of the rectory fence.
- Sponsor an annual golf tournament on Memorial Day weekend in support of local charities.
- Operate a 4th of July Fireworks Booth with net proceeds dedicated to the “Mesquite Reads” summer reading program for early-elementary students of Mesquite.
- Hosted a 911 Ecumenical Service and Luncheon to honor service providers (policemen and firemen) of Mesquite.
- Conduct Tootsie Roll Drive to raise funds in support of the intellectually challenged members of the Mesquite Community.
- Collect turkey and monetary donations (primarily utilized to purchase food cards) for distribution to needy families of La Virgen de Guadalupe and St. John’s (Logandale) parishes for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
- Assist in the annual Salvation Army Bell Ringing campaign.
- Sponsor a Little League team and Cub Scout pack.