About Our Council

Blessed Junipero Serra Council 9498 is a parish-based council that supports Mission San Diego de Alcalá.  We also support the Knights of Columbus Order initiatives and programs.  Our Order's motto is Tempus Fugit, Memento Mori (Time is fleeting, Remember Death), which reminds us we have limited time on earth is limited to prove ourselves worthy of eternal life with God. We hold fundraising events in support our church and programs for those in need.  The Knights also participate in the Festival of the Bells, which is an annual event at the Mission.  Our Council was re-established in 2010 after a long period of inactivity.  Prior to re-establishment, Knights from the Mission were a part of our sister council, San Diego Mother Council 1349, which celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2008.

Founding the Knights of Columbus

On March 29, the Connecticut legislature granted a charter to the Knights of Columbus, formally establishing it as a legal corporation. The Order’s principles in 1882 were "Charity" and "Unity." The concepts of "Fraternity" and "Patriotism" were added later. Each of these ideals played a major role in ceremonials from the beginning. The Columbus-linked themes, says historian Christopher J. Kauffman, "reverberated with pride in the American promise of liberty, equality and opportunity." Our Order's founder is the Venerable Michael J. McGivney, who is under consideration for canonization (sainthood).

The Knights and the Rosary

The Knights of Columbus are consecrated to the Virgin Mother, and the rosary plays an integral role in a Knight's life.  Click the button below to learn more about the rosary.

The Rosary


who we are

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The Knights of Columbus Council 9498, a fraternal organization, is located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego, California.  Blessed Junipero Serra Council is one of the newest councils n the state, but our parish is California's first mission. We are an active and vibrant Council, always looking to support the Church, the community, and its clergy.

what we do

We are a non-profit organization comprised of practical Catholic gentlemen, who perform a variety of community and charity activities. These activities include, but are not limited to volunteer services, charitable donations, church support, support for vocations, scholarships, Columbian Squires (our Youth organization), and College Councils. Most importantly, we work to change lives and save lives.

membership in kofc

If you wish to change and save lives support the principles of our Order: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism, then the Knights of Columbus and Council 9498 are always looking for practicing Catholic gentlemen to join us. If you would like to join or get more information about joining the Knights, please contact our Membership Chairman via email at:membership@kofc9498.org