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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   Victor   Cotto   at   vcotto@cfl.rr.com .         or   our Grand   Knight   Larry   Davis.         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.
Grand Knight - Larry Davis
Our Lady of Grace
Council #13243
Knights of Columbus
Palm Bay, Florida USA
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Council Meetings:  All of our regular council meetings are held at 7:30 PM on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.