United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Gospel of Christ and the teachings of his Church guide the work of the USCCB. The work of the Conference is rooted in three general mission goals and organized into three key areas of responsibility.
The Holy See (Vatican City)
The Holy See is the episcopal jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome. The primacy of Rome makes its bishop, commonly known as the Pope, the worldwide leader of the church. Since Rome is the preeminent episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Church, it contains the central government of the church, including various agencies essential to administration. Diplomatically, the Holy See acts and speaks for the whole Roman Catholic Church. It is also recognized by other subjects of international law as a sovereign entity, headed by the Pope, with which diplomatic relations can be maintained
Diocese of Gaylord
The Father through His Son, Jesus the Christ, has poured forth the Holy Spirit and made us into a “holy nation, a royal priesthood, a people set apart.” Inflamed by the vision of what that reality means for us and for our world, we — the laity, religious and clergy of the Diocese of Gaylord — feel compelled, with God’s help, to become that to which we have been called.
Membership growth is essential to the success of the Knights of Columbus. With the addition of each new member, the Order can better serve the Church, local communities and particularly those in need. But it isn’t just the Order that benefits from a new member. Each new Knight benefits also. Since its beginnings the organization has promoted the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism. Knights contribute to the welfare of their parishes and communities, and seek to help the needy through financial and volunteer support. In addition to the fellowship and faith development that Knights enjoy through their affiliation, the Knights offers a top-rated and competitively priced insurance program for the security of member families.