News and Updates
At the concluding Mass of his five-day trip to the Philippines, before a crowd of some 6 million participants, Pope Francis said, “All of us are God’s children, members of God’s family.” He urged Filipinos to build a just society at home and serve as missionaries of love and peace throughout Asia. read more »
“We felt emotional as Pope Francis was shown leaving the Nunciature on his way to the Mall of Asia Arena. I thought, finally the long wait is about to end and meeting him would soon be a reality. As his entourage gets nearer the Arena, the feeling of ecstasy reverberated both inside and outside of the Arena. The roar of the crowd gets louder and louder and much louder everytime his face is shown on the screen with that infectious smile. A smile that somehow eases whatever pain that aches us, whatever problem that stresses us and whatever it is that worries us.” read more »
The KC Philippines Foundation, Inc. and the Knights of Columbus Fr. George J. Willmann Charities, Inc. recently announced the opening of scholarship slots for the coming school year 2015-2016 as follows:
A. Collegiate scholarships administered by KC Philippines Foundation, Inc. (KCPFI)
1. Supreme Council Scholarships – Nine (9) slots available - 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 »
The National Executive Committee (NEC) for the Cause of Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ acknowledges the people, organizations and associations, who support the various promotional activities for the Cause of the Father of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines, Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ. read more »
The Knights of Columbus in the Philippines together with its insurance arm, the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. (KCFAPI) welcome the Papal Visit Media and Information Committee last November 24 during the Rite of Blessing and Inauguration Ceremonies of Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ Memorial Building as the Media and Information General Headquarters for the Papal Visit 2015. read more »
Executive Director of KC Foundations, Bro. Roberto T. Cruz (seated 3rd from right) together with Brother Knights from Council 6259 during the 45th Installation of Officers and Induction of Service Program Personnel of San Mateo Council 6259 of the Shrine-Parish of Nuestra Senora de Aranzazu in San Mateo, Rizal last September 14, 2014. During the event, Bro. Cruz talked about the heroic virtues of Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ as part of the awareness campaign for his cause. read more »
The Knights of Columbus Luzon Jurisdiction, headed by by Luzon Deputy Arsenio Isidro G. Yap in cooperation with the local government of Parañaque, conducted their 8th K of C Luzon-wide Tree Planting Program called “Puno Alay Ko Sa Kalikasan” last September 27. read more »
The Daughters of Mary Immaculate International (DMII) of the Diocese of Malolos, Bulacan recognized and honored their first National Chaplain, Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ during their regional assembly in Malolos, Bulacan last September 27.
Vicariate of the Immaculate Conception Regent and KCFAPI Executive Vice President, Ma. Theresa G. Curia acknowledged their first National Chaplain, Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ, who was also known as the “Father of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines”. read more »
Knights of Columbus Mary Cause of Our Joy Parish Council 8447 adopted one troop of Boy Scouts of the Lakeview Elementary School, Barangay Putatan, Muntinlupa City and supported their registration and other requirements intended for 4 patrols with a total membership of 32 Boy Scouts during their investiture at the said School on September 5, 2014. read more »
The Luzon and Visayas Jurisdictions of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines received the prestigious Pinnacle Award from the recent 132nd Supreme Convention held in Orlando, Florida from August 5 to 7, 2014.
This is first time for the country to recognize the state deputies for their combined achievement in four membership categories that required 105% or greater membership quota and 100% or greater in star councils, new council development and round tables, according to Luzon State Deputy, Arsenio Isidro G. Yap. read more »