Archbishop Francis A Janssens Council 3068
2320 Paris Rd
Chalmette, LA 70043
Who Are Knights?
The Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of Columbia magazine, the world’s largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.
The Knights of the Janssens Council provide labor and monetary help, as much as possible, with project needs of Our Lady of Prompt Succor Parish. This includes such things as providing additional labor for the Lenten Dinners, Parish Fair, etc. For instance, The Tomb of the Unborn in front of the Church was constructed by the Knights of the Janssens Council. The council also sponsors Boy Scout Troop 14 which draws members from all of St. Bernard Parish.
How to Join
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.
To become a member of the Janssens Council #3068, speak to any member or email us on our Contact Page.
Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights’ respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called “assemblies”). Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.
The Ladies Auxiliary’s main function is to SUPPORT the men and the council. They do this primarily by providing help at events, cooking for events and providing monetary help. They also generally do help with setting up and beautifying the hall for events.
At the present, our Council does not have a Ladies Auxiliary. The possibility of starting one has been discussed at recent meetings.
Under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald (1865-1929), the first Colombian Squires circle was instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic boys between the ages of 12 and 17. Squires’ activities are many, varying from spiritual to active service for the Church and community. Each circle elects officer members from their own rank, teaching skills of leadership and responsibility.
At the present, our Council does not have a Squires Circle. The possibility of starting one has been discussed at recent meetings.