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Homily delivered by Bishop Honesto Ongtioco, DD during the 39th Death Anniversary of Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ

"Today, we celebrate the feast of the exaltation of the Cross and at the same time the 39th death anniversary of the father of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines, Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ. Allow me first to give soe reflections on the feast and in this context let us see the significance of Fr. George Willmann’s life and ministry.

First about the feast, we celebrate a double anniversary. A basilica was built in the year 335 above the empty grace of Jesus and in 614 this was destroyed by the Persians and in 1149, the Crusaders built the present Church of the Holy Sepulcher. We also commemorate the discovery of the Lord’s cross by the empress, St. Helena in the year 320."  read more »

Luzon South Organizational Meeting of District Deputies

Hundreds of participants from different councils in Luzon South gathered together last July 2-3, 2016 at the Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City to hold their 2016 Organizational Meeting of District Deputies. The event was spearheaded by Luzon South Deputy Ramoncito A. Ocampo together with its State Officers.

The meeting started with a prayer for the canonization of Fr. Michael J. McGivney led by State Church Director Noel S. Lacanilao. It was followed by the singing of the national anthem, an opening ode and report on credentials headed by State Warden Isagani B. Maghirang.  read more »

Baguio City welcomes the district deputies of Luzon North

District Deputies of the Knights of Columbus Luzon North Jurisdiction experienced the summer capital of the country during their 2016 Organizational Meeting of District Deputies on July 16-17 held at the Crown Legacy Hotel, Kisad Road, Baguio City.

The activity was led by Luzon North Deputy Jose C. Reyes, Jr. along with the other Luzon North officers with the theme “A Call to Become Missionaries of Mercy and Compassion”.  read more »

KC Caravan Sets Foot in Iloilo

To highlight the new plans of the Knights of Columbus of the Philippines, Inc., namely KC Term Protect, KC Prime Shield, KC Health Guard Plus and KC Family Protect Series, the Fraternal Benefits Group’s Vice President, Mr. Gari M. San Sebastian recently launched a caravan.  read more »

Canadian-made Wheelchairs Find Their Way to Asingan, Pangasinan

Knights of Columbus Councils of British Columbia and Yukon State, in association with Canadian Wheelchair Foundation began the distribution of wheelchairs in different places in the country with Council 10643 of St. Louis Bertrand Parish in Asingan, Pangasinan as the first lucky recipient.  read more »

Philippine Jurisdiction Join State Deputies Meet in New Haven

The Knights of Columbus in the Philippines graced the 2016 organizational meeting of state deputies in New Haven, Connecticut last June 8-12, 2016. The convention offered trainings for all state deputies focusing on membership growth, recruitment of new members, establishments of new councils, creation of new round tables and reactivation of suspended councils among others. Moreover, they had sharing of ideas on how to expand the jurisdictions together with the deputies of Mexico. While orientation and installation for the new state deputies from other jurisdictions were held at St. Mary’s Chapel.  read more »

Luzon North Jurisdiction Holds 1st Family Day in Bulacan

THE Knights of Columbus Luzon North Jurisdiction conducted their first family day on June 4, 2016 at the Bulacan Sports, Complex, Sta. Isabel, Malolos City.

Brother Knights and Squires from different councils under the Luzon North participated together with their families. The insurance arm of the Order, the Knights of Columbus Fraternal Association of the Philippines, Inc. (KCFAPI) was represented by its Vice President for Fraternal Benefits Group, Gari San Sebastian.  read more »

1st Luzon South State Convention

LUZON South State Deputy Ramoncito A. Ocampo officially reported to the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council that the Luzon South jurisdiction successfully conducted its first State Council Meeting also known as 1st Luzon South State Convention on April 1, 2016 at Taal Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City with businessman Hans Sy as guest speaker and Bishop Buenaventura M. Famadico, DD, Bishop of San Pablo, as inspirational speaker.  read more »

First Luzon North State Convention Highlights Environmental Concerns

SOME environmental concerns were the highlights in line with the theme “Answering the Call to Evangelize” during the first state convention of the Knights of Columbus Luzon North State Jurisdiction headed by State Deputy, Jose Reyes, Jr. held on April 30, 2016 at the Manila Grand Opera Hotel.  read more »

Knights of Columbus set up Command Center for May 9 polls

A command center was established at the Fr. George J. Willmann, SJ Memorial Building by the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines in coordination with the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) to monitor the result of the recently held national and local elections.  read more »

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