May 29, 2015
Web Training for Fraternal Leaders!

The Knights of Columbus is pleased to invite you to take part in a web training session for fraternal leaders.

This session will be geared toward ALL fraternal leaders and we encourage you to pass this email along to those members you think will benefit from this webinar. This webinar will discuss the importance of finishing the fraternal year on a high note and getting off to a quick start for the next fraternal year.  This town hall-type meeting will focus on:

•    Finish the year strong by measuring success and planning
•    Ensuring a smooth changeover in council leadership and getting off to a quick start
•    Planning ahead and keeping on track for a successful fraternal year

Please SAVE THE DATE and PASS THE WORD!! This training session will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.  ALL fraternal leaders whether finishing their term or newly elected or appointed are encouraged to attend.

Please click on the link below to register for this event:

We encourage you to register for this webinar even if you cannot view the entire live webinar presentation. The webinar will recorded an available for on-demand viewing following the live event.

If you have questions regarding this event, please call Gary Nolan, Vice President for Fraternal Training and Ceremonials at 203-752-4347 or email

Fraternally Yours,

Gary R. Nolan
Vice President for Fraternal Training and Ceremonials

May 28, 2015
Council wanting to help with Flood Victim Relief!

If you wish to donate to the victims of the current floods in Central Texas please select the DONATE NOW button on the front page and then select Disaster Relief.

May 20, 2015

YOU are invited to have a great time with dinner, casino games, raffles, prizes, and fellowship.

7601 Burnet Rd., back of North Parking Lot

Tickets are $25 per person
Visit to purchase or call
Carlos J. Gonzalez at 512-497-8779
Only 200 tickets will be sold.

Ages 18 and over are welcome.


Dinner 6.30 to 7.30pm

Casino Games 7.30 to 10.30pm

7601 Burnet Rd., back of North Parking Lot


Tickets include BBQ dinner, tea, coffee, and $10,000 in gaming chips for entertainment. We will also have sodas, desserts, and snacks for sale.


All proceeds will go towards an ultrasound machine for the Austin LifeCare Center located at West Anderson Ln.


For more info email us at

Apr 28, 2015
Council 2698 Fishing Tournament May 30th

Download flyer on the right!

Apr 16, 2015
50th College Councils Conference October 2-4, 2015 New Haven, CT

Held annually since 1966, the College Councils Conference brings college Knights together from across the country and around the world. Attendees participate in a dynamic program of inspiring speakers, networking opportunities and leadership training.


Main Events:

Annual Awards Banquet
Training sessions, panels and mainstage presentations discussing council best practices, leadership development, and living as a Catholic gentleman. There will be special training and discussion sessions for financial secretaries and Chaplains.
Visit the Knights of Columbus Museum
Holy Mass at St. Mary’s Church, the birthplace of the Order

Travel Information and Reimbursement Procedure
The Supreme Council will provide travel stipends for two students, a Chaplain/priest, and the financial secretary from each council. Travel stipends are based on distance from New Haven and information regarding the amount for your council will be communicated to your Grand Knight. In addition to providing a travel stipend for the above individuals, the Supreme Council will arrange lodging and meals for these attendees.

Councils may send an additional five students at the council or individual’s expense. There will be a $200 Conference Fee for all additional attendees to cover lodging and meals.

Conference attendees should arrange their own travel to and from New Haven, CT. Conference attendees should plan to arrive by 5:00 PM on Friday October 2, 2015 and depart at Noon on Sunday October 4, 2015. Please see the travel information guide below for further assistance in arranging your travel. Should you have any additional questions, please contact us at or  203.752.4671.

Apr 10, 2015
St. Jerome Knights of Columbus Council 13005 Golf Tournament

St. Jerome Knights of Columbus Council 13005 is hosting a golf tournament on Saturday, May 30th, at James Connally Golf Course.

    Registration begins at 7:30 am. The tournament will use a Florida Scramble format with an 8:30 shotgun start. Entry fee is $70 per player or $280 per team, and this includes green fee, cart, range balls, lunch, soft drinks, water and a goodie bag.

    To sign up or for more information, please contact Ed Arredondo at 254-715-5500.

    Proceeds from the tournament support Boy Scouts & Cub Scouts, Special Olympics, scholarships for graduating seniors, American Wheel Chair Foundation, clergy, seminarians, youth & education programs and various other services.

    Entry is limited to the first 80 players (20 four-player teams). Players may sign up individually or as part of a team. Prizes will be awarded to the teams that finish in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 15th place. Prizes also awarded for closest to the pin (on all par 3s) and for the longest drive. Mulligans are available for $5, with a maximum of two mulligans per player.

Dave Hargrave
PR Director, KC 13005

Apr 07, 2015
Mar 17, 2015
Golf Tournament at Indian Creek Golf Club

Proceeds to benefit children in need at Bea’s Kid’s and Vogel Alcove
Hosted by Knights of Columbus, Council 5052

Date: June 13, 2015
Time: 7 AM Registration
8 AM Tee Time
Place: Indian Creek Golf Club 1650
W Frankford Rd, Carrollton
Entry Fee: $100/player
Register by: May 15, 2015
Entry Fee Includes:
Green fees and carts
Breakfast and Lunch
Longest drive
Closest to pin
Hole in one for car
Hole in one for cruise
Tournament format: Shotgun Start with Best Ball scrabble 4 person teams

Bea’s Kids, a 501 (c) 3 organization, works with owners of low-income apartment complexes converting donated apartments into Tutoring Centers. One-on-one tutoring is imperative to guiding these children through high school graduation and breaking the cycle of poverty. Bea’s Kids provides hundreds of Kindergarten through 12th grade students a safe, structured environment to receive assistance with homework, guidance on personal development issues, encouragement to read books, and the opportunity to practice self-discipline while building leadership skills.

For over 25 years, Vogel Alcove, a non-profit 501(c)(3), has provided free quality child development services for Dallas’ youngest victims of poverty: homeless children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Vogel Alcove is the only free comprehensive early childhood education program in the city of Dallas whose primary focus is to provide free childcare and case management for children and their families residing at 18 local emergency shelters, domestic violence shelters and housing programs.

Feb 28, 2015
March 21 Fourth Degree Exemplification at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish in Pflugerville.

Fourth Degree candidate registration begins 8 a.m. Candidates assemble at 9:30 a.m. Exemplification begins 10 a.m. Ladies program begins 9:30 a.m. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m. Mass is at 2 p.m. Banquet begins 5 p.m. Candidate fee (includes banquet meal) is $70. Banquet ticket for others is $35. Ladies program fee is $20. Deadline is March 11 for all Form 4s and fees from each Assembly Comptroller. Contact: District 6 Master Mike Moreno, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)].  All needed information is on attached tri-fold brochure.

Feb 19, 2015
Enjoy Annual Lenten Fish Fry At Mary, Queen Catholic Church in Friendswood

Beginning on Friday, February 20, join the Knights of Columbus Council 8494 for an ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT catfish dinner at the Mary, Queen Church community center. Only 100% American farm raised catfish cooked in pure vegetable oil is served. The Knights will be serving from 5:30 to 7:30 PM each Friday during the Lenten season through March 27

The public is invited, so bring your family and friends, and enjoy THE BEST VALUE YOU WILL FIND IN A FRIED CATFISH DINNER. Of course, if you can’t stay to enjoy our friendship, you may purchase dinners-to-go. Catfish dinners for adults to eat-in are $11.00, or take-out for $12.00, and children ages 5 – 11 eat for just $8.00. A spaghetti marinara plate is also available for only $6.00, and children 4 and under eat for free. The net profits from these charitable events will be donated to various groups that assist our dining patrons during the fish fry dinners, including Friendswood Special Friends, the Mary, Queen Church Food Pantry, the Mary, Queen Youth Ministries, the Serra Club, and the ACTs Ministry Ladies, in addition to other local community organizations.


Come out and enjoy a wonderful meal and social gathering, while be served by, and supporting our charitable organizations.


Through its fundraisers, like the Lenten Fish Fry, the Knights of Columbus Council 8494 members continue year after year to contribute their time, talent and treasure to our church, our local youth, and many charitable and civic organizations. The members of Council 8494 have also provided thousands of volunteer man-hours to local school and community fundraising events, in addition to supporting many other city and local community activities.


Thanks to local event patrons, for over 25 years, Council 8494 has continued to grow in its charitable works and service to the Friendswood community.

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