Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Dodge City, KS

Our Story of Service

The Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity testifies to what the Knights of Columbus, from the international to local levels, accomplished in 2011. The numbers are dramatic and provide a global portrait of the Knights of Columbus that is far beyond the view from your local council. All those individual council activities really add up! Here's a quick look at 2011.

  • State councils, local councils, assemblies,circles,and the Supreme Council total contributions: $158,084,514
  • Total volunteer/fraternal activity hours: 70,053,149
  • Total meetings held during fraternal hours: 294,944
  • Numbers of blood donors: 418,841
  • Visits to sick and bereaved: 4,984,011
  • Estimated hours of fraternal service: 9,412,830
  • Volunteer hours for Habitat for Humanity: 325,364
  • Donations to Church Activities: $47,288,445
  • Donations to community activities: $53,019,168
  • Donations to youth activities: $18,959,048
  • 10 year cumulative charitable disbursements: $1,436,712,757
  • 10 year estimated hours of volunteer service: 664,285,398

Mother Daughter Pro Life Forum

Knights of Columbus Walk the Walk

One of the core values promoted by the Knights of Columbus is to protect life. That value received special emphasis Saturday May 8th. Sacred Heart Council #2955 in Dodge City sponsored a Mother Daughter Pro Life Forum at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Open to women in the Diocese, over 100 mothers and daughter participated in sessions designed for high school and junior high ladies. All four corners of the diocese were represented including, Kiowa, Lakin, LaCrosse, Satanta, Dodge City and Garden City. A variety of speakers presented topics such as:

  • Abstinence, self-respect, reasons to save sex till marriage and God has a plan for your life~Elizabeth Schmeidler
  • Chastity, modesty, dating, Theology of the Body~ Dr. Diana Crook
  • Church Teaching.  What can you do to promote a Culture of Life amidst a culture of death?  Reconciliation & New Beginnings~Fr. Ted Skalsky, Fr. Ted Stoeklein
  • Peer pressure, slogans, common misconceptions~Rudy Martinez
  • Self-respect & Life has intrinsic value, reasons to speak out for life, and God has a plan for you~Gina Sanders
  • In the Beginning.  Fetal development, abortion, and complications~ David Gittrich - Kansans for Life
  • Testimony of post-abortive women~ Presentation by Silent No More Campaign~Susie

The Knights of Council #2955 are honored to offer this forum and are grateful so many women participated. We also extend our gratitude to Steve and Becky Hessman, Joe and Becky Gleason for all their effort to organize the event. In addition, a hearty thank you to Linda Ackerman who prepared the meal and the Daughters of Isabella who served it.

See our photo album!

Prolife Sign Completed

The new prolife sign west of Howell on the north side of the road is finished!

You probably noticed the previous sign west of Howell was in pretty bad repair. Thanks to Steve's Welding and Denis Burkhart, a new sign made of metal is ready to spread the life message. Take a drive and see how the Knights make public our shared belief in the sanctity of all human life.

Photo taken August 2011

Knights in Action

Knights host the ordination luncheon of Bishop-elect Brungardt. Click the picture so see photos from the event.

Minutes January 26, 2011

3rd Degree met Monday January 24, 2011 for its regular monthly meeting.

  • Omar Mejia was named Knight of the Month, Tim and Dee Burke were named Family of the Month.
  • The Friday night menu at the hall for February will be $2.00 Taco February 4th, Chicken Fried Steak February 11th, Hamburger and Fries February 18th, Beef Stew and Corn Bread February 25th. Reservations are required and need to be made by Wednesday of each week by calling 225-1421.
  • Benefit Breakfast February 27th is for the Dominican Sisters. We are having a Major Degree on March 5th, if you are not a Knight please consider becoming one.
  • For information call 620 225-5834. “The Knights of Columbus are the Strong Arm of the Church.”

Contact Info

Contact Dennis Temmat Grand Knight
Meeting Time 4th Monday Monthly at 7:30 p.m.
Location K of C Hall- 800 Frontview 225-1421
Guild Jennifer McCabe 255-4000 Manager


Dave Littler
Vice President Bob Cox
Treasurer Jim Peters
Secretary Lynn Gleason
Member Darren Wright 430-2030
Member Dan Andra