Knights of Columbus
St. Clement Council 12407
St. Jude Catholic Church
10811 North Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61615


About the Knights of Columbus

St. Clement Council 12407

The St. Clement Council 12407 is the Knights of Columbus Council affiliated with the St. Jude Catholic Church in Peoria, Illinois. Our Council was founded in 1999 and has a membership of 150 men.

Charitable Contributions

In 2017, St. Clement Council raised and donated over $18,000.

  • St. Jude Catholic School
  • St. Jude Catholic Church CCD
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Heart of Illinois Harvest
  • Special Olympics
  • Special Persons Encounter Christ (SPEC)
  • EP!C Facility
  • Christ Child Society
  • Sophie's Kitchen
  • Pro-Life Walk
  • March For Life Youths
  • Rachel's Vineyard Ministries
  • Wheel Chairs
  • Coats for Kids
  • Christian Relief Fund
  • Seminarians and Military Chaplains
  • Honor Flight

Annual Activities

  • Fish Fries
  • Parish Picnic
  • Blood Drives
  • Soccer Challenge
  • Santa Breakfast
  • Fallen Knights Mass
  • Spaghetti Dinner
  • Sunday Neighborhood House Meal
  • ID Drive (Tootsie Rolls)
  • Parents Happy Hours
  • Memorial Day Ceremony
  • Soccer Challenge
  • Free Throw Competition
  • Bike Rodeo
  • March Madness Experience
  • Alter Server Recognition
  • Christmas Eve Parking Support
  • Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest
  • Feed my Sheep / Loaves & Fishes

International Organization

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization comprised of Catholic men 18 years old and older. The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by Fr. Michael J. McGivney as a fraternal benefit society. The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

Today, the Knights of Columbus has more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan. The Knights continues to provide its members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

In recent years, the Knights of Columbus annually raise and donate more than $167.5 million to charitable needs and projects, and volunteered more than 70 million hours of their time to charitable causes. The charitable activities encompass an almost infinite variety of local, national and international projects. From international charitable partnerships with Special Olympics, the Global Wheelchair Mission, and Habitat for Humanity to our own Food for Families and Coats for Kids projects and other purely local charities, the opportunity to work together with fellow Knights and their families is virtually endless.