St. Stanislaus Kostka Council #12423 of the Knights of Columbus was founded to promote charity, unity, fraternity,
and patriotism at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church (now part of Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish) and the surrounding Bay City community. From our
very beginnings, we have focused on charitable fundraising and service, supporting the youth of our parish and community,
protectng the unborn, and standing side-by-side with those in religious vocations.
Council #12423 operates under the motto, "In Service to One. In Service to All." We are firmly committed to making
a difference in our community, and letting our actions speak for themselves. And they do! Our Council is routinely
recognized for our active and diverse programs, as well as our charitable efforts and membership growth. Our visible
example of Christian service within our community allows us to attract even more Catholic gentlemen to our ranks, thereby
increasing the impact we can have through our service.
We invite you to learn about Council #12423 by exploring this site, reading about our programs
and attending one of our events. Perhaps then you will want to join us in this
Experience of a Lifetime!
Who Are the Knights of Columbus?
From its humble beginnings in 1882, the Knights have grown to more than 1.8 million members at 15,000 councils around the
world. In 2009 alone, Brother Knights donated more than $110 million to charitable causes, and volunteered over
56 million hours of community service.
Knights are also active in the public arena, defending the rights of the unborn and those of Christian faith in
an increasing secular society. Within the Church, the Knights are dedicated to the support of the priesthood and
religious vocations, and reverance for the Holy Eucharist.
Keeping true to its roots, the Knights continue to protect the health and financial well-being of Catholic families
through its optional Insurance program. Total insurance in force exceeds $77 billion, and the program is perrenially
awarded top ratings for insurers in the United States from Standard & Poor and AM Best.