What is Metro?
We are an unincorporated association comprised of local Knights of Columbus Councils and Assemblies in the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
We help promote and foster cooperation among Councils and Assemblies and provide opportunities for different Councils and Assemblies to socialize with each other, and we provide a forum for the useful exchange of ideas and information in order to help them become better, stronger, and more active.
What is the Mission of Metro?
Our mission is to foster and promote mutual aid and assistance among Councils and Assemblies, provide opportunities for different Councils and Assemblies to socialize with each other, facilitate the useful exchange of ideas and information, and initiate programs for their betterment and the betterment of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
What is the Purpose of Metro?
To help Councils and Assemblies join forces with others and participate in programs that are too big for one Council or Assembly to handle.
To foster cooperation among the different Councils and Assemblies.
To encourage an exchange of ideas.
To develop and present programs for the betterment of the Councils, Assemblies and the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
To promote, educate and provide information on Supreme and State programs, events and directives.
To make Councils and Assemblies better, stronger, active and successful.
When does Metro meet?
We generally meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Various councils in the area host the Metro meetings.
A typical meeting general consists of the following:
7:00 p.m. Dinner served.
7:30 p.m. Meeting begins.
8:30-9:00 p.m. Meeting ends.
District Deputies, Grand Knights, Program Directors, Financial Secretaries, Faithful Navigators and Faithful Comptrollers are encouraged to attend the meetings. However, any Knight in good standing is also welcome to attend.
Metro Programs and Initiatives
Nuns Build / St. Bernard Project
Every November, Catholic Sisters from across the country, along with their friends and family members, come to the New Orleans Metropolitan area for Nun’s Build to rebuild the homes and lives of Katrina survivors.
Local Knights of Columbus Councils host dinners for the sisters and volunteers, as well as providing and delivering lunches to them at the worksites. We sponsor, fund and coordinate these events and meals.
Keep Christ in Christmas
Ever year, we sponsor a Keep Christ in Christmas billboard and actively promote this campaign.
Over 60 billboards were erected in the area, including the parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany and St. Bernard and also in Ponchatoula and Hammond.
Dining for the Seminarians
We host fundraisers in conjunction with the cooperation of local restaurants to raise money to purchase of the Books of the Gospel for seminarians in the New Orleans Archdiocese.
Participating restaurants will donate a portion of your bill to this program.
Knights of Columbus Mass
In association with Columbus Day, we plan and schedule a metro-wide Mass honoring all Knights of Columbus.
Memorials to the Unborn
We have erected memorials in many parishes of the Diocese to pay tribute to the millions of children killed by abortion.