Venerable Servant of God Michael McGivney
SMM Council has tentative dates for future Cruise Nights:
MAY- Friday May 12th End of School Cruise Night & Drive-In
JUNE - Friday June 9th
JULY - Friday July 14th
SMM Knights of Columbus Cruise Nights will always be for the benefit of a designated Charity. Future causes will include victims of domestic abuse (Metro Center), ACCESS pregnancy center, seminarians, Wounded Warriors, Coats for Kids & Habitat for Humanity.
Founded in 1882 by the Venerable Michael J. McGivney, the Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal service organization in the world with nearly 2 million members. Membership is open to all practicing Catholic men ages 18 and older. If you are interested in helping those in need, serving your parish and community while growing in your faith, the the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you. National programs in which we participate include Special Olympics, Global Wheelchair Mission, Habitat for Humanity and Coats for Kids. Locally we sponsor lunches/receptions for SMM altar servers, CCD classes, and fair setup workers; organize Right to Life activities; and, assist charities such as ARC of New Orleans, and the Magnolia School.
St. Mary Magdalen Knights of Columbus Council #5301 has earned the distinction of Double Star Council, one of the organization's top awards, for the 2015 - 2016 fraternal year. The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program, and sponsorship of service-oriented activities.
The award was presented to the membership by District Deputy Henry Richardson on Nov. 8.
Grand Knight Kelan Madore remarked "Receiving Double Star Council Award is quite an honor for our Council. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment."