Council Webpage

Our Lady of Grace

Council #13243

Knights of Columbus

Palm Bay, Florida USA

Welcome to the web site of Our Lady  of  Grace  Council  13243  of  the Knights  of  Columbus.   Our  members are  guided  not  only  by  our  belief  in God  and  the  Catholic  Church,  but  by our     belief     in     each     other     and ourselves.  Serving Our  Lady  of Grace   parish   in   Palm   Bay,   Florida on    Florida’s    Space    Coast,  we support our parish and its causes and believe in protecting and enhancing family life.   We participate  in  Church,  council,  and community activities.

The  Knights  of  Columbus  was  founded  in  1882  by  Fr.  Michael  J.  McGivney.   We  have  over 1.8  million  members  in  more  than  15,000  councils  worldwide.  Our  Lady  of  Grace Council   received   its   charter   on   December   18,   2002.   Started  by  52  Catholic  gentlemen,  we  now  have  over  130  members  dedicated to making a difference.

Why Become a Knight As  a  knight,  you  have  the  opportunity  to  support  your  parish,  give  back  to  your community,  grow  in  faith  and  gain  exclusive  access  to  our  top-rated  insurance programs  to  protect  your  family.  We  provide:  Service-  Charity  is  the  first principle  of  the  Knights  of  Columbus.  We  offer  our  time  and  our  talents  to serve  the  parish  and  community.    Support-  Unity  and  Fraternity  are  the second  and  third  principles  of  our  Order.    We  are  a  unique  band  of  brothers with  shared  values  who  by  working  together  accomplish  more  than  we  could alone.      Stability  –  For  more  than  130  years  the  Knights  of  Columbus  has provided  protection  for  families.    Our  insurance  program  is  one  of  the  highest rated programs in the world.For   more   information   about   the  Knights  of  Columbus  visit  our  Supreme Council  web  site  at  www.kofc.org.    If  you  are  interested  in  joining  our  council contact  our  Membership  Director  David Harris  at  carsey392@gmail.com. or  phone him at 321-557-2526.  You may reach Grand  Knight  Mark Stephenson at mstephenson18@cfl.rr.com or phone him at 321-698-0053.  You  can  see  more  of  our  activities  on  our  facebook page-“Knights of Columbus Council 13243”.

Citizens With Disabilities Campaign

Members  of  the  Knights  of  Columbus  do  a  great deal to assist people with intellectual disabilities.One  of  the  most  popular  and  successful  programs conducted   by   Knights   of   Columbus   state   and local   councils   for   the   benefit   of   people   with intellectual  disabilities  is  the  fund-raiser  in  which councils  collect  donations  outside  stores  and  on street corners.In  appreciation,  the  donor  is  offered  a    Tootsie Roll  (or  something    similar.  )    The  high  visibility of  this  program  has  led  to  the  campaign  being referred to as the “Tootsie Roll Drive.”  Many  councils  submit  raised  funds  to  their  state council  for  distribution    throughout    their  state and  some  keep  a  portion  of  the  funds  to  benefit local   organizations   supporting   intellectual   and physical disabilities.Council   13243   conducts   this   campaign   several times   during   the   year   and   at   various   locations throughout the city.  Local organizations benefiting  from  this  drive  are;    Brevard  County Special Olympics, Space Coast  Early Intervention  Center;  as  well  as  others.  Each  year the council sets  aside monies  to assist parishioners  in need of assistance.



Kickball Game

March 16 Knights and family members played kickball with residents of Promise in Brevard and Special Olympic athletes at the Space Coast Field of Dreams. It was a great time even though it rained most of the day. At the pizza party following the game we presented $1000.00 checks to Promise in Brevard, Space Coast …

F.I.T. Spaghetti Dinner

Brother Knights cooked and served spaghetti dinners to the students of Florida Institute of Technology. We do this @ 3 to 4 times a year. A great community service our council performs.

Habitat for Humanity

On Tuesday, February 19 a representative from Habitat for Humanity gave a presentation on what Habitat does and how we can volunteer for a build or in the main facility.