Welcome to the Knights of Columbus Council #13525 Website


As part of the largest Catholic Family Fraternal Organization in the world, we are proud to serve the Saint Timothy Catholic Community located in Lutz, Florida. Our Council was founded in 2004 and is named after Dr. Gilbert Ortiz because he served as a excellent example for all Knights in his service to his family, church, and community. In 2005 our council was awarded the McGivney Award and the Founders Award.

As Knights of Columbus, we are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and defense of the priesthood. Our Order is consecrated to the Blessed Virgin Mary and is unequivocal in its loyalty to the Pope, the Vicar of Christ on earth. It is firmly committed to the protection of human life, from conception to natural death, and to the preservation and defense of the family. It was on these bedrock principles that the Order was founded over a century ago and remains true to them today.

To join this great organization of Catholic men, speak with a Knight or click on the Contact Us link to the left. We will be glad to answer any question you may have and to assist you on your journey to Knighthood. You will find our brother Knights working to fulfill the central mission of the Order: striving in charitable works; serving the Church and unified in following its teachings; supporting brother Knights in their temporal and spiritual needs; acting for the good of their country; and giving aid to widows, orphans, the sick and the poor. This is Father McGivney's dream, echoing across the decades, and living today in the hearts of his brothers and all of those they touch.

In Service to One.  In Service To All.

Vivat Jesus!