Council #10515 - Kempsville
Chartered: December 1, 1990
Parish: Catholic Church of St. Mark
Chartered in December 1990, Kempsville Council 10515 is a growing fraternal organization of Catholic men committed to actively supporting our priest, serving our parish community, the Catholic Church of St. Mark, and working to help and improve our local community, state and country. Known as the “Red Shirts” because of the bright distinctive shirts worn by all council members, the brother Knights of 10515 look forward to you joining with us as together, we strive to live the principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
- Life and Dignity of the Human Person
- The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society.
- Call to Family, Community, and Participation
- Marriage and the family are the central social institutions that must be supported and strengthened, not undermined. We believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.
- Rights and Responsibilities
- The Catholic tradition teaches that human dignity can be protected and a healthy community can be achieved only if human rights are protected and responsibilities are met. Every person has a fundamental right to life and a right to those things required for human decency.
- Option for the Poor and Vulnerable
- A basic moral test is how our most vulnerable members are faring. In a society marred by deepening divisions between rich and poor, our tradition recalls the story of the Last Judgment (Mt 25:31-46) and instructs us to put the needs of the poor and vulnerable first.
- The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers
- Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation in God’s creation. The economy must serve people, not the other way around.
- We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers and sisters’ keepers, wherever they may be
- Care for God’s Creation
- We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation.
Our local council activities are built around the four “Faith in Action” program areas described on the website of our Supreme organization
We invite you to join us in the many activities that we pursue, and actively encourage you to provide suggestions and ideas help us in our mission of service to the membership, our families, and the community at large.