District 1

Catholic Men at the Service of the Gospel



St. Andrew's Cathedral, Victoria BC
We belong to the largest Catholic fraternal organization. We proclaim Jesus as our Lord and profess our loyalty to his vicar, the Pope. Our order is founded on the following principles:
  1. Charity. Our love for God leads us to love our neighbours. We show our love for God by practicing our faith and actively participate in in the life of our parish. Our activities include raising funds to give the money to those in need. Our programs include fund raising activities for: 
    • The Wheelchair foundation. in 2013, we were able to raise about $6,000 for the purchase of wheel chairs to those in need in the Philippines and Mexico. 
    • Coats for kids where we provide winter coats for Victoria children in need 
    • Charity appeal tickets where proceeds are given to charitable organizations 

  2. Unity. We stand behind Peter the Rock. We stand united with our bishops and pastors. We stand behind the Catholic Church. Members of the Knights of Columbus are committed to the teaching of the Catholic Church. We show this unity by supporting our seminarians through prayer and financial gifts. 

  3. Fraternity. We believe in taking care of our members. The Order was established to provide assistance to widows and children when the family breadwinner died. Our insurance products are top-rated and the Knights of Columbus continues to look after the welfare of their members and families. We also provide scholarships to children of Catholic families going to college and university. 

  4. Patriotism. Members of the Knights of Columbus are patriots who proudly serve their country and their God.

Columbian Squires

The district reinstated the Pope Pius XII Circle #1169 in February of 2011. They meet every first Friday of the month at the Council #1256 chambers.

The first Columbian Squires circle was instituted in 1925 under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald. Any Catholic boy between 10-17 may join once they have received their first communion. Squires' activities range 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.



District 1 News

  • Pius XII Circle 1169 to Host Annual State Convention
    The Pope Pius XII Circle will be hosting the Annual Squires-Squirettes Convention at the Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Langford, BC on March 7-9, 2014.
    Posted Feb 8, 2014, 11:50 AM by Knights of Columbus Victoria Council
  • Typhoon Haiyan Mass
    Fourth Degree Knights after the mass for the Typhoon Haiyan VictimsThe Fourth Degree Knights provided honour guard services at the mass to pray for the victims of the Super Typhoon Haiyan.
    Posted Dec 8, 2013, 4:19 PM by Knights of Columbus Victoria Council
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