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Foundations Now Accepting Applications for Scholarship

MANILA, January 6, 2014 –We are pleased to inform everyone that the KC Philippines Foundation, Inc. and the Knights of Columbus Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc. are now accepting applications for scholarships for the coming school year 2014-2015 as follows:

A. Collegiate scholarships administered by KC Philippines Foundation, Inc. (KCPFI) – Open to any graduating high school student whose father is a Knight of Columbus in good standing. Active members of the Columbian Squires may also apply.  read more »

KC Priest-Scholar In Rome Graduates Summa Cum Laude In Licentiate Degree

MANILA, November 19, 2013 –One of the Knights of Columbus Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc.’s Rome scholars, Rev. Fr. Ronniel G. Babano, recently obtained his Licentiate Degree in Moral Theology.

His Excellency, Most Rev. Juan de Dios M. Pueblos, Bishop of Butuan, informed the Foundation that Fr. Babano graduated Summa Cum Laude with his Licentiate Degree at the Accademia Alfonsiana while residing at the Pontificio
Collegio Filippino in Rome.  read more »

KC Scholar-Deacon and his brother ordained as Priests in Cataingan, Masbate

MASBATE, May 20, 2013 -Last April 29, 2013, Deacon Rev. Cristino (Junjun) Y. Lobitana III, a former scholar-seminarian of the Knights of Columbus Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc. was ordained to the Priesthood at the St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in the municipality of Cataingan, Masbate.  read more »

Knights of Columbus in the Philippines Commemorates the 34th Death Anniversary of Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ

On September 14, 2011, the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines will commemorate the 34th Death Anniversary of Rev. Fr. George J. Willmann, S.J.

It will be highlighted by a Family TV Mass at the San Agustin Church at 9:00 in the morning with Most Rev. Jesse E. Mercado, D.D., Bishop of Parañaque as the Main Celebrant to be assisted by KC Priest-scholars and the Augustinian Priests. The Mass will be aired on September 25, 2011 at IBC Channel 13 from 9:00 to 10:00AM. Immediately after the Mass, a wreath-laying ceremony will be held at the statue of Fr. Willmann located at the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. (KCFAPI) head office in Intramuros, Manila.  read more »

Country’s youngest bishop is KC Priest-scholar

MANILA, Sept. 1, 2011―The newly-appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia, Most Rev. David William V. Antonio, is currently the youngest Bishop in the country.

Bishop Antonio was ordained priest on December 1, 1988. He was a scholar of the Knights of Columbus Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc. until the completion of his Theology studies.  read more »

KC Foundation scholars pass the 2011 Nursing Board Examination

Five foundation scholars recently passed the 2011 Nursing Board Examination given last July 2-3, 2011. They are Catherine Joy B. Cadut of KC Council 12550 (Iligan City), Grazele Joy C. Deocampo of KC Council 12324 (Panitan, Capiz), John Paul C. Descallar of KC Council 12550 (Iligan City), Mary Gwendolyn S. Jimeno of KC Council 12732 (Dumanjug, Cebu) and John Erik M. Sanoria of KC Council 8753 (Novaliches, Quezon City).  read more »

Fr. Willmann Charities hosts Family TV Mass for Fr. Willmann's death anniv

MANILA, July 28, 2011―The Fr. Willmann Charities, Inc., a social responsibility arm of the Knights of the Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines is hosting a Family TV Mass in commemoration of the 34th Death anniversary of Rev. Fr. George Joseph Willmann, SJ.

A Mass will be held at the San Agustin Church on September 14, 2011, at 9 am. The Eucharistic celebration will be videotaped to be shown on September 25, at IBC 13 from 9:00 to 10:00am.  read more »

KC Foundation scholar ordained deacon

MANILA, June 14, 2011― A scholar of the Knights of Columbus Fr. George Willmann Charities, Inc. was ordained to the diaconate on June 9, 2011 by Surigao Bishop Antonieto D. Cabajog at the San Nicholas de Tolentino Cathedral in Surigao City.

Jaime S. Ucab, Jr., was a KC Foundation scholar from the second semester of his Spiritual-Pastoral Formation Year last 2003-2004 until AY 2009-2010 through the recommendation of Bishop Cabajog.  read more »

KC Foundation scholar ordained priest

MANILA, June 13, 2011―Another scholar of the Knights of Columbus Fr. George Willmann Charities, Inc., Rodolfo D. Arias, Jr. of Diocese of Boac, was ordained to the Sacred Order of priesthood last June 7, 2011.

Boac Bishop Reynaldo G. Evangelista led the ordination rites at Holy Cross Parish in Sta. Cruz, Marinduque.

Arias, a native of Buyabod, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque was born on Aug. 8, 1980 to Rodolfo Arias, Sr. and Rosalinda Deligero, a secondary school teacher.  read more »

42 KC Family members qualify for academic excellence award

MANILA, June 1, 2011― At least forty-two Knights of Columbus’ members, spouses and children from across the country have qualified for the Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ Award for Academic Excellence, a program of the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. (KCFAPI) which runs from July 1, 2010 to June 30 this year.

Fifty-five percent (55%) of those qualified hailed from Luzon while 26% and 19% are from Visayas and Mindanao respectively.  read more »

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