Our Motto: Tempus Fugit-Momento Mori (Time flies Remember Death)
The Order of the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded in the United States by Father Michael J. McGivney in 1882, it is named in honor of Christopher Columbus and is dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. There are more than 1.7 million members in 14,000 councils, with nearly 200 councils on college campuses. Our membership is comprised of “practical Catholic” men aged 18 or older. Council 3162 is dedicated to those same principles and is proud to serve the Mission San Luis Rey parish and the surrounding community by donating our time, talent and treasure. We provide monetary support to our parish religious education and youth programs and the social concerns program which provides for those in need within and outside our parish. . We support the Pro-Life initiatives and gather donations for Pregnancy Resource Center here in Oceanside. We support the intellectually challenged in our community through the annual “Tootsie Roll Drive” with proceeds going to Ivey Ranch Park Association. There are plenty of opportunities for you to be involved, but it is all on your terms. We are all volunteers with families, jobs and other commitments, and we help when we can. If you have been looking for a way to give back, then look no further. WE NEED YOU!