Knights of Columbus


The Knights of Columbus has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society having been called “the strong right arm of the Church,” and has been praised by popes, presidents and other world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need. Members working in local councils carry on the majority of the Knight’s beneficial work.

Council 15659 – St. Lucy’s of Racine has a website. Check out our Blog, Events, Newsletters, and Vision tabs while you are there..

Why You Should Become a Knight

If you’re interested in:
helping those in need,
serving your parish,
having exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for your family (Superior rating for financial strength by AM Best),
growing in your faith,
transforming your life,
working with men with shared values and the support to live out your Catholic faith more fully,
a unique “band of brothers,” a network of men in communities around the world dedicated to doing good in the service of God and our neighbor.

Then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you.

Learn more at


Knights of Columbus

                                                      Msgr. Witkowiak Council 697

                                                         2506 Winthrop Ave.

                                                         Racine, WI  53403


Msgr. Stanley B. Witkowiak Council 697 of the Knights of Columbus invites all students, grades 7 – 12, to compete in the statewide annual “Culture of Life” essay contest.  The theme for this year’s contest is “Bullying and Social Marginalization…  Homeschooled entrants are also welcome.

Essays are to be written during the month of October.  Students are encouraged to use their imaginations.  They are not to use their name in the essay however.

Copies of the Student Information Sheet and Student Submission Forms has been supplied to all area parochial, private schools and public middle and high school guidance departments.  Please submit all essays to one of the addresses below by Dec. 15, 2020. We will be happy to pick them up if you prefer; just contact one of us.

Awards will be presented at 3 levels, Council (local), Diocesan, and State.  Winning essays will be forwarded for judging at the Diocesan level.  The 1st and 2nd place Diocesan winners will compete at the State level.  Local, Diocesan and State awards include plaques, medals, ribbons and Certificates of Merit; State and Diocesan winners receive gift cards also.

Any student is free to enter the contest as they choose.  Judges will evaluate each essay anonymously and, therefore, do not know the name of the student, their religious affiliation or their school. Religious affiliation, or lack of it, is not considered in judging.

If you have any questions, concerns, need more information or to have essays picked up, please contact any of those listed below at your convenience.  You are also urged to check the State KC website at for more information.