Knights of Columbus
Bon Homme Council #4002

Meets the first Monday @ FCMC
Saint Leo the Great Parixh
100 East 20th Avenue  
P.O. Box 47
Tyndall, SD 57066
    
About Us

The Knights of Columbus Council 4002 was formed as a sub-council of Yankton in 1915 but
became inactive about 1927.  However in the early 1950's the council reactivated.  It presently
sponsors many youth activities such as the Easter egg hunt, coats for kids and free throw contest.   
Pancake breakfasts, fish frys during Lent, as well as memorial masses for all deceased members
families are just a few of the programs.  It is a great source of support for many parish and
community activities.  



Who are the Knights?

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic family fraternal service organization with
nearly 1.6 million members in more than 12,000 local councils.  Last year, Knights donated 55
million volunteer hours and more than $110 million to charitable and benevolent causes,
sponsoring projects to benefit their church, councils, communities, families and youth.  
The Knights of Columbus are dedicated to four principles: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and  
Patriotism.  
Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy
See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments
of God and the precepts of the Church.
                                                               The 24-Hour Knight

"I don't have time to give to the Knights, so why should I join?"

It's a common concern among many men that just don't think they have the time to be part of the
Knights of Columbus. Imagine if you will, that I tell you that it only takes 24 hours a year to be a
Knights of Columbus member, and that you can make a positive difference in your Church,
yourself and your community. Even with this minimal commitment, you can be an important part
of a council, and reap the benefits of what membership in the Knights of Columbus has to offer you
and your family.

Here is the time break down:

• 12 hours a year reading your weekly parish bulletin, the state & local council newsletters, the
diocese newspaper, the Columbia magazine, and surfing the state council and Supreme Council
Web sites.

• 2 hours a year volunteering at the council's annual drive for people with intellectual disabilities.

• 2 hours a year attending, with your family, two council corporate Communions or prayer
services at your parish.

• 2 hours a year on a council-sponsored Church, community, council, family or youth project of
your choosing.

• 2 hours a year attending a council meeting. (If it's a well-run interesting meeting you might be
back for a second!)

• 4 hours a year enjoying (again with your entire family) a council social function such as a
dinner, dance, picnic, etc.

There are 8,760 hours in a year. By giving the Knights of Columbus 24 hours (less than .3 %),
YOU CAN BE A BETTER CATHOLIC, A BETTER PERSON, A BETTER HUSBAND AND A
BETTER FATHER. Think of the difference that the Knights of Columbus can make if you join us.
Know that it only takes 24 hours a year to make a difference in your Church, in yourself and in
your community.