About us

Mailing Address:

Knights of Columbus 12313
11445 E Via Linda
Ste 2 PMB 521
Scottsdale AZ 85259
St Bernard of Clairvaux Church
10755 North 124th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85259-4308
Phone: 480-661-9843

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal organization of Catholic men with Principles of the Order being Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism within the Catholic Church, Community and its membership.


It was founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, the curate of St. Mary’s Parish in New Haven, Connecticut.  He named them Knights of Columbus—Knights to emphasize chivalry’s ideals of charity and support  for the Church and state, and Columbus as a reminder that Catholics had been the backbone and bulwark of America’s growth and greatness from the very beginning.

Our Lady of Clairvaux Council 12313

Our Lady of Clairvaux Council 12313 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Bernard of Clairvaux Parish was granted a charter on October 7, 1998.


Numerous fund-raising events are planned throughout the year.  These include Pancake Breakfasts, Spaghetti Dinner, Golf Tournament, Tootsie Roll Drive and others.

The proceeds from these events are used to support  Diocesan seminarians, St. Joseph Youth Camp, Maggies Place, St. Vincent de Paul Society, St Bernard’s Youth Program, St. Peter’s Mission, Life Choice Women’s Clinic, Autistic Society, Andre House and other charitable organizations including St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church itself.

In addition, the Knights of Columbus perform community service activities including Street Clean up and Turkey Tuesday in association with the St. Vincent DePaul Society before Thanksgiving. 

The Fourth Degree Color Guard is present for special Church functions and particularly when the Bishop is present.

For more information about St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church, Click on the link below:

St. Bernard of Clairvaux Church Website