Knights of Columbus - Council 9210
Our Lady of the Pillar ~ Nuestra Señora del Pilar 

 Our Lady of the Pillar
1622 West 6th Street
Santa Ana, CA  92703
(714) 543-1700 - Rectory Office

What are the Knights of Columbus?

Founded in 1882, the Knights of Columbus is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, with more than 1.8 million members in the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan. Started as one council by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Conn., the Knights of Columbus now encompasses more than 14,000 local councils. 

Support for the Catholic Church in faith, community, family, youth and fellowship are the hallmarks of Knights of Columbus activities at all levels of the Order.

What are the Principles of the Knights?

• Charity Knights are followers of Christ and men of faith who are committed to easing the plight of the less fortunate.

Unity The earliest Knights stood shoulder to shoulder united against rampant anti-Catholicism. Today Knights stand united promoting religiously rooted moral values in a world that often forsakes those values.

Fraternity From its inception, the Knights of Columbus has helped members and their families with insurance and financial programs to ease times of grief and distress.

Patriotism The principal of the Fourth Degree, patriotism shows that Knights are proud, active citizens with a love for God and country.

Seminarian Vocations

Founded by a parish priest, the Knights of Columbus has always worked hard to encourage young men and women to consider Gods call to service in the priesthood or religious life. Under the motto "Keep the Faith Alive", the Orders vocations initiative has a number of programs based on prayer and designed to reach the hearts and minds of young people, as well as to provide financial support during their years of seminary training or religious formation.

In keeping with Knights of Columbus tradition, an attractive new vocations tool has just been released that should serve as the centerpiece of your councils vocations programs

Supreme Council:

California State Council:

Chaplain  Rev Euben Capacillo, OAR
Grand Knight Jose Esquivel
Deputy Grand Knight Rogelio Nevarez
Chancellor Frank Licea
Warden Nicolas Ramirez
Financial Secretary VACANT
Treasurer  Jorge Sanchez
Recorder  Deacon Luis Gallardo
Inside Guard  Rudolph Rodriguez
Outside Guard Antonio Soto
Lecturer Jose Diaz
Trustee - 1st Year Armando Ortiz
Trustee - 2nd Year Luis Gonzalez
Trustee - 3rd Year Daniel Perez
District Deputy Roberto Garcia
Field Agent Henry Torres
Advocate Luis Gonzalez, III

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Did You Know?

The Knights of Columbus was the leading proponent of adding “Under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954. Fourth Degree assemblies began adding “Under God” to the pledge in 1951, a year before the U.S. Supreme Court adopted a resolution supporting the change.



With more than 1.8 million members, the Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic lay organization in the world. There are more than 14,000 local councils in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.