|Knights of Columbus Council 4183||
|Catholic Daughters of the Americas||
Barbara Silva (210) 843-1323
Barbara Silva (210) 843-1323
|St. Ann's Christian Mother's Society||
|Catholic Youth Organization||
|Catholics for Freedom of Religion||Donald Volz 830-625-4549|
Knights of Columbus
Praise Be to God!
About the Knights of Columbus
This fraternal organization of Catholic men is founded upon the principles of
Members of Knights of Columbus Council #4183
are members of the three parishes in New Braunfels.
New members are always welcome!
This council supports Sts. Peter and Paul School
and activities of the three local Catholic Churches.
Activities of the Knights Include
Business meetings are held at
on the second Thursday of each month
at the KC Hall on Landa Street.
The New Braunfels Knights of Columbus Council 4183
sponsors a Pro Life Mass
the fourth Wednesday of every month.
All are welcome!
Pro-Life Mass Schedule:
We also invite you to pray with us this
Prayer for Life
O Mary, bright dawn of the new world, Mother of the living, to you do we entrust the cause of life.
Look down, O Mother upon the vast numbers of babies not allowed to be born, of the poor whose lives are made difficult, of men and women who are victims of brutal violence, of the elderly and the sick killed by indifference or out of misguided mercy.
Grant that all who believe in your Son may proclaim the Gospel of life with honesty and love to the people of our time.
Obtain for them the grace to accept that Gospel as a gift ever new, the joy of celebrating it with gratitude throughout their lives and the courage to bear witness to it resolutely, in order to build, together with all people of good will, the civilization of truth and love, to the praise and glory of God, the Creator and lover of life. Amen
Pope John Paul II
Evangelium Vitae, 1995
The Knights of Columbus Salute
We ask that you join us in praying the following prayer for their safety
A prayer for Police Officers,
Fire Fighters and Paramedics
Oh Father, Father of us all.
I ask that you watch over those
who have chosen to serve as police officers, fire fighters and paramedics.
Although they are often placed in dangerous and difficult situations,
they choose to help Your children in need.
Bless them Father.
I ask for your protection for them
and for you to grant them
wisdom, strength, and courage
I also ask that you guide their daily decisions. protect them from all harm in the performance of their duties and return them safely to their families at the end of every shift.
In your precious Son's name in pray.
To learn about Council #4183
contact Jerome Pavliska
or go to their website
be sure that you scroll down to read their newslettter
and learn about the current events of our Knights.
Catholic Daughters of the Americas
Established in 1974, our Catholic Daughters of the Americas organization sponsors various projects which enrich both the New Braunfels and our parish community. Among the activities of this active parish organization are hosting an annual reception each May for area high school graduates, presenting hand-made stoles to all Baptism candidates, assisting as needed with special parish functions and supporting many local charities.
They also host an annual style show and luncheon to support their scholarship fund which annually presents scholarships to selected graduating seniors from each of the area high schools.
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday from September through May at 7 p.m. in the Family Room. All women of the parish are invited to attend.
Little Flowers is a Catholic girls club that studies virtues in
As each virtue is studied, the girls earn badges and these are proudly worn on a sash.
They meet on Tuesdays at 4 in The Family Room as they join to strengthen their Catholic faith. One core virtue is the focus of each week, and the girls also study a selected Saint each month and complete a related craft project. They join in fun, fellowship and faith to draw closer to God.
The parent handbook which is a guide for Little Flowers follows a 4 year cycle with each studying 7-10 virtues per year.
One group is entering its 4th year of study and this group will study the Fruits of the Spirit:
Meetings are once a month ( the first Tuesday at 4PM) and last one hour. Most of the learning takes place at home as the girls complete their study with their parents.
All young girls 5-15 years of age
to become members of
New groups are formed according to the interest expressed by parishioners, so if you'd like your daughter to be a member of our Little Flowers, contact
Our Cub Scout program is designed for boys in first through fifth grades. Cub Scouts encourages development of character and spiritual growth.
The various scouting groups are listed below as well as the grade level and the contact person. If you are interesting in having your son become a Cub Scout, please contact the person listed for each group. Each can inform you as to when and where their groups meets.
Each grade level group has a set of accomplishment to meet in order to get badges. The boys strive hard to achieve their badges and are very proud of their accomplishments. One special event held in the spring that all boys take part in is the Pinewood Derby. Each boy designs and creates a pinewood car and races it in the local Pinewood Derby. It's quite an exciting competition!
A continuation of the Cub Scout Program, our local Boy Scouts of America Troop 163 is for boys 11 to 18 years of age. This organization focuses upon program of scouting traditions, outdoor activities, leadership and camping skills.
Troop Scout 163 meet every Tueday at 7 p.m. in the Club Room of The Knights of Columbus Hall. This very active and growing troop of more than 20 boys always welcome others interested in becoming scouts.
To learn more about scouting in general, go to The Boy Scouts of America website.
To learn more about scouting in the San Antonio area, go to their website.
(Catholic Youth Organization)
C.Y.O. is the organization to join if you enjoy sports and are between the ages of 4 -17. It offers healthy competition in volleyball, track and basketball. Children of any religion in the community are encouraged to join. C.Y.O. is sponsored by this parish and governed by the Chancery of San Antonio. Teams play against other C.Y.O. teams from the northeast area of San Antonio.
Adult volunteers are crucial to the success of the program,
and if God has given you athletic talent,
consider volunteering your time to this ministry.
You can serve the Lord as you help His children develop their athletic talents in a Christian environment. Quite a good deal!
We need young people to participate in this program so if you are a child, or if you are the parent of a child, you are invited to become part of our C.Y.O. We are waiting for your arrival.
To get more information contact
St. Ann's Christian Mothers Altar Society
Members of St. Anne's Christian Mothers Altar Society, or The Christian Mothers, as they are frequently called, join together to assist with many needs of the parish. The ladies of this organization provide for the needs of the Church altar and all things associated with the Sanctuary. This includes the linens, flowers and candles. Members assist with the liturgy and visit local nursing home residents. They have also accepted the role of collecting food from our parish to take to our community SOS Food bank. (The box to place any non-perishable items you would like to contribute located between the stairwell and elevator near St. Mary's Hall.) In addition, when special parish events are taking place, you can be assured that the Christian Mothers are helping! What a group of dedicated women.
The Christian Mothers meet at noon on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, in St. Mary's Hall at Sts. Peter & Paul Parish.
For additional information contact Maria Medrano 830-708-9508
Catholics for Freedom of Religion
The Catholics for Freedom of Religion (CFFR) Ministry strives to educate parishioners and the New Braunfels community about the meaning and importance of the 1st Amendment and about historical and contemporary threats to freedom of religion in America. CFFR strives to encourage and inspire all Catholics to advocate, promote, and defend Catholic values in the public square. We are answering the call of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI “for an engaged, articulate, and well-informed Catholic laity … with courage to counter a reductive secularism which would delegitimize the Church’s participation in public debate about the issues … determining the future of American society.”
We sponsor educational programs, speakers, rallies, panel discussions, holy hours, parade participation, and other events. We write and publish Op/Eds and Letters to the Editor in support of religious freedom and the Judeo-Christian values that inspired and guided America's Founding Fathers. We provide materials that empower Christians to publicly exercise the religious liberty granted to us by our Creator and secured in the First Amendment.
We meet at 7pm on the third Thursday of each month in St. Mary's Hall.
For more details and information contact Don Volz (830) 625-4549