Seminarian Support

Seminarians' Testimony

Founded by a parish priest, the Knights of Columbus has always worked hard to encourage young men and women to consider God’s call to service in the priesthood or religious life.

Under the motto “Keep the Faith Alive,” the Order’s vocations initiative has a number of programs based on prayer and designed to reach the hearts and minds of young people, as well as to provide financial support during their years of seminary training or religious formation.

The Brother Knights of Fr. Bernard McDevitt Council 15085 are honored to support young seminarians like Cory
Catron ( ). Please pray for him and the others that have yet to hear the call of the Lord.


    LAMB Foundation of NC, Inc.

The LAMB Foundation of NC, Inc. was officially  incorporated in 1999 to accommodate the growth of a statewide program,  Operation LAMB, conducted by the North Carolina Knights of Columbus  State Council. LAMB is an acronym derived from the Biblical phrase from  Matthew: “to serve the Least Among My Brethren”.

Operation LAMB began in 1960 by Past State  Deputy William Scott of the Knights of Columbus. Bill and his wife,  Maureen, had two children with intellectual disabilities. The Scotts saw firsthand the extra funds desperately needed by the facilities that  care for, educate and help these citizens.

In 1974, Bill with the assistance of other  state officers at the time presented a program to all of the local  Knights of Columbus councils in North Carolina. The program outlined was simple: If each council collected funds on an entirely volunteer basis  on behalf of citizens with intellectual disabilities, all of the money  collected would go directly to the institutions caring for them. The  local councils across the state voted unanimously and the program of  handing out Tootsie Rolls to raise money was born. …More


Support for the Unborn

Respecting and affirming life from the moment of conception, MiraVia is a safe haven and source of hope for pregnant mothers and their children. Invoking a Christ-centered approach inspired by the examples of Mary and Joseph, MiraVia helps young families move toward a new life of hopeful, independent, and healthy living and educates the broader community on the importance of fostering a culture of life.

Father McGivney’s gift was that of activism and organization.  We are now asked in the spirit of that gift to answer the call in confronting the scourge of abortion in our country.  Noble Knights of humble means, unified in purpose and filled with the Spirit, will raise the “Father Michael J. McGivney Center for Life” adjacent to the campus of Belmont Abbey College, the first such ministry in the nation! The Knights of Columbus councils in North Carolina are striving to raise a gift of over one million dollars so that many women will be saved from the tragedy of abortion and many children will be spared a painful death.  This facility will give pregnant women the opportunity to complete their higher education while giving life to their child.

KofC_MassYou have found your way to this page for a reason!  Please answer the call and make a pledge now to Room At The Inn’s Capital Campaign.  Help us light this fire of mercy and hope, taking the cause of Life to the campus and to women most at risk of abortion.

Through the intercession of Father McGivney, we ask the Holy Spirit to fill the hearts of His Knights and through them renew the face of the earth.

– Tom Mathis, Knights of Columbus Campaign Coordinator



If you would like to help, there are two ways to donate:

For more information, contact Tom Mathis, Knights of Columbus Campaign Coordinator.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics North Carolina offers year-round sports training and competition for more than 38,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes inspire greatness through their success and provide motivation to the thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide.  SONC offers Olympic-type competition in 19 sports on local and state levels. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at Engage with us on; and


ARC of Haywood County

The Arc of Haywood County, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization, was incorporated on January 9, 1976 to provide residential services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. The Arc recognizes that all people should have the opportunity to live in and be a part of their community.  The Council has been recognized for its continuing support and received the ARC of Haywood County, Community Partnership Award.