Lay Organizations

Knights of Columbus

Knights are Catholic men, at least 18 years old, who are committed to making their community a better place while supporting their church.  Being a knight is being involved with your community, supporting your parish, enhancing your own faith and protecting and enhancing your family life.


Knights are Catholic men, at least 18 years old, who are committed to making their community a better place while supporting their church.  Being a knight is being involved with your community, supporting your parish, enhancing your own faith and protecting and enhancing your family life.  - See more at: http://www.californiaknights.org/#sthash.jrfDvw4D.dpuf

Knights/Ladies of the Holy Sepulchre

The origins of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem date back to the First Crusade over 900 years ago. A Papal Order, today, our members dedicate themselves to personal sanctification, fidelity to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, and support of the Christian Community in the Holy Land.

Knights and Ladies continue this tradition through prayer and pilgrimage, active involvement in their parish and diocese and a commitment of financial resources to support Catholic Institutions in the Holy Land.

The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem is the only lay institution of the Vatican State charged with the task of providing for the needs of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and of all the activities and initiatives to support the Christian presence in the Holy Land.


Legatus

Monthly Meetings - Napa Chapter

  • Share insight, experience, and perspectives
  • Mass, followed by food and fellowship
  • Dynamic presentations
  • Optional forums

Find out more - click here


St. Vincent de Paul Society

There comes a time in many people’s lives when they will face poverty and extreme financial challenge. If that person is fortunate, this situation will be temporary, but for countless neighbors among us, poverty is inter-generational and lasts until some type of significant intervention occurs. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides a critical safety net of caring services to bridge the gap for those that are temporarily suffering financial hardship and strives to pave a road of independence for families who have been afflicted for generations.


Third Order of St. Francis

The Secular Franciscan Order, formerly known as the Third Order of St. Francis, is an official Order within the Catholic Church, established by St. Francis of Assisi himself (http://www.franciscan-archive.org/patriarcha/) early in the thirteenth century.


YMI (Young Men’s Institute)

Young Men's Institute is a Catholic men's fraternal organization founded in San Francisco in 1883. We operate across 30 Councils in three states and our membership is over 2200.

More information regarding membership can be found by clicking here. Membership application available here.


YLI (Young Ladies Institute)

The Young Ladies’ Institute was founded in San Francisco on September 5, 1887 by three friends inspired to help an ill friend. Institutes are located in California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii.

YLI was founded on the Christian principles of charity and love. The emblem of our Order, “The cross within the laurel wreath” signifies our belief that only in this symbol of man’s redemption can we expect the crowning victory of immortality.



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American Cancer Society
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