Mission: The Columbiettes are a worldwide Catholic women’s organization affiliated with the Knights of Columbus. The Columbiettes Council #14178 is the Auxiliary of the Knights of Columbus Council #14178. Our purpose is to promote the spiritual, social and charitable welfare of our members and to support endeavors that safeguard the religious, civil and economic rights of all Catholics. We rely upon the intercession of Mary, our Mother and Model, for guidance in guarding the common good, and to work through her, on loving and aiding all members of the human family and to give assistance to the Knights of Columbus.
What do we do: Conduct fund raisers to support various charities, hold annual sales of roses for Valentine’s Day, provide backpacks for children at our Cathedral school, host coffee and donuts one Sunday a month, and serve lunches at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in St. Petersburg.
Membership: Open to practicing Catholic women 18 years or older. The applicant becomes a member following their 1st Degree ceremony.
Meetings: Monthly General Meeting and a monthly Leadership Meeting.
Training/Preparation: 1st Degree is required for membership and Major Degree attainment is required to hold elective office in the council.
Point of Contact: Jane Lonergan through the Cathedral Office at 727-347-9702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.