About Our Council
Piedmont Council is located in Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church . The Grand Knight for 2019-2020 is Joe Walton. You can contact the Knights at the address above.
Council business meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 PM in the parish center and office building room PLC #1. Officers and Directors meetings are held on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 PM in room ECR in the Parish Center
About Our Council
On November 24, 1904 Piedmont Council 939 was founded in Greensboro, North Carolina. We were the second council to receive a charter in North Carolina. Currently, there are 268 members serving the parish of Saint Benedicts and Our Lady of Grace. In the Calendar year 2018 our council donated $12,112 for charitable causes and preformed 5,325 hours of service to our Church and community.
Four Principles of K of C
All the good works that we do are informed by our 4 core principles.
o Charity is the first principle of the Order.
Knights are followers of Christ and men of faith. As St James reminds us “faith without work is dead.” Therefore, as Knights we are committed to charity, easing the plight of the less fortunate.
o Unity is the second principle of the Order
In unity there is strength. Existing in an environment that was openly hostile to Catholics, the founders of the Order relied on the strength of unity to remain steadfast in the Faith while claiming their rightful place in society. Today the Order uses that strength to speak out for religiously moral values in a culture that has forsaken them.
o Fraternity is the third principle of the Order.
In the 19th century America, life insurance was beyond the financial reach of many poor Catholics and social services did not exist. Through the Knights of Columbus men were able to band together to help one another in times of distress, sickness and death.
o Patriotism is the fourth principle of the Order.
One of the reasons the Order was founded was to emphasize that Catholics are proud citizens of their country. Today Fourth Degree Knights in full regalia, the visible arm of the Order, serve to witness to the values of devotion to God and country, the bedrock of patriotism.