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Dennis Franko, Grand Knight, dfranko117@gmail.com

The Knights of Columbus (K of C) is the world’s largest Men’s Catholic lay organization, with more than 1.9 million members in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, the Philippines and Poland. We serve our fellow Knights, their families, our Parish, the Catholic Church, and our communities. Last year, the KofC donated more than $145 million and over 69 million hours of volunteer time to charity. Our Parish Council is Annunciation council 12761, which is affiliated with the 4th Degree Saint Patrick Assembly 2883.

Responsibilities: The Knights of Columbus are Catholic men, working together to help others. Through fundraisers they raise approximately $25,000 annually that is given to Scouting, Annunciation Catholic Academy, Special Olympics, Special Convent, Fr. Brady, Vocations to the Priesthood, the Fr. Paul Scholarship Fund, Apopka Learning Center, United Cerebral Palsy, Christian Sharing Center, Respect Life and St. Vincent De Paul among others. They also support the Parish priests, as called upon.

Time: There are meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. All other time is volunteered, but helps build a feeling of belonging to a team that is doing good for others.

Talent: It is a fraternal order dedicated to the ideals of Columbianism: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. By working together in charitable activities the members form bonds of friendship.

Special Requirement: Must be a man over the age of 18 who is a practicing Catholic in union with the Holy See. The Annual Dues are $40.