Knights of Columbus Council 6540
From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are men of faith and men of action. We undertake these acts of charity beause we see those in need through the eyes of faith. Moreover, in the Knights of Columbus, we approach these acts of charity together. Pope Benedict XVI calls this the "practice of love...as a community."
Our charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. From international charitable partnerships with Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission and Habitat for Humanity to our own Food for Families and Coats for Kids projects and other purely local charities, the opportunity to work together with fellow Knights and their families is virtually endless. -- Taken from www.kofc.org
The Knights of Columbus meets once a month at Cathedral. If you're interested in helping those in need, serving our parish, and growing in your faith, please contact Jeff at 701-220-1078.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
The largest Catholic lay organization in the world, operating in 135 countries, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is best known for its thrift stores and food pantries and for personal visits of its members to the homes of the poor and needy. Meetings are held twice a month, and any parishioner is welcome to attend a meeting.
The Society also has a special holy hour on the first Wednesday of every month from noon to 1:00 PM in the Cathedral adoration chapel. They begin by saying a rosary for those in need, followed by silent prayer. There is no sign-up for this hour; everyone is welcome to attend.
If you would like more information or would like to make a donation, visit their website at svdpbismarck.org or contact the Society by email at email@example.com.
Above: The annual SVdP "Friends of the Poor" 5K Walk/Run is a fun, noncompetitive event with participation from several local sponsors and many walkers/runners. All funds raised go directly back to the community to assist the poor (with no administrations costs).
Catholic Daughters - Court Immaculate Conception #322
The purposes of the organization are to participate in the religious, charitable and educational Apostolates of the Church. Catholic Daughters of the Americas engages in creative and spiritual programs which provide its members with the opportunity to develop their God-given talents in meaningful ways that positively influence the welfare of the Church and all people throughout the world.
"Catholic Daughters of the Americas strives to embrace the principle of faith working through love in the promotion of justice, equality and the advancement of human rights and human dignity for all."
Catholic Daughters of the Americas provides its members with updated programs to serve the current needs of church and country. The programs cover a vast scope of activities beginning at the parish level and expanding into all concerns of today's church and society. We encourage all Catholic women 18 years and older to join the Catholic Daughters of the Americas to share their responsibility.