​Click here for a printable copy of the Opening and Closing ODE's and the closing Prayer

Memorial plaque in honor of our ​Deceased Knights is located next to the Statue of Christ Garden
​Dedicated 1995

Choice for life statue for Unborn Children is located right next behind the Brisson House
​Dedicted 1997

Holy Cross Council 8509
Welcome to our site

Holy Cross Council 8509
Was founded in 1983 through the efforts of Al Livelsberger, Tony Petite, John Logan Sr. and Philip Lamendola, among others. It is named after the Church Parish, our home, and spiritual center. Holy Cross Council works closely with the Parish and within the Kernersville Community. Each year, our council provides funding for local charities such as Operation LAMB, The Room at the Inn, The Shepherd Center, Crisis Control Ministries, as well as many others. We support seminarians through our RSVP Aluminium Recycling Program. We also support our local police, fire and emergency services personnel via cash donations, fundraisers and honor masses.

Who are the knights?

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.8 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

Membership Benefits 

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including an annual subscription of the Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine issued monthly, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and much more family and personal benefits. Holy Cross Council#8509 sponsors a variety of programs and events during the year focused on Church, Council, Membership, Youth and Family. From fundraising and charitable volunteer work to dances and parties for the kids, your local Knights are involved in a wide variety of programs.

How to Join

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old.A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus. Click here for more details.


KofC online membership
A new type of membership has been created 'eMembership' to allow eligible Catholic men to join the Knights of Columbus online, through a streamlined, optimized process. eMembership provides you with a digital membership experience, which will help you to grow as a Catholic man and as a Knight. 
Click on the following link to obtain more information regarding an eMembership in the Knights of Columbus. http://kofc.org/un/newjoin/en/faq.html 

Official Website of Holy Cross Council 8509
​and Pope John Paul II Assembly 3017
616 S. Cherry St. Kernersville, NC 27284