Knights of Columbus

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is an international Catholic Men's Organization. The Order was founded in Connecticut by Father Michael J. McGivney on March 29, 1882.  The Knights of Columbus began so that men could work together to serve their parishes and communities, support each other in faith and protect the well being of their Catholic families. 


The Knights of Columbus St. Joseph Chapter is always open to inquiries about membership or the charities that we assist.  

Becoming a Knight of Columbus can transform your life. The St. Joseph Chapter of the Knights began in 1983 and is very involved in service to the parish and community. We meet once a month on the first Thursday at 7:00 pm in the church basement and discuss parish projects and upcoming events.  Plus, we have a lot of fun and fellowship and great food at our meetings. Please call Don May at 815-678-4169. 


Special events:   


Sunday, August 5, 2018      Pancake Breakfast






Introducing the officers for 2017-2018: 



(L-R) Randy Karls, John Sachs, Russ Myers, Tom Duex, Msgr. Heinz, Ardie Arnold, Don May, Stan Maravelias, Jim Adrian, & Toby Radcliffe


Chaplain Msgr. Martin Heinz 
Grand Knight Russ Myers
Deputy Grand Knight Tom Duex
Financial Secretary Jim Adrian
Chancellor Stan Maravelias
Warden Andy Hryniewicz
Recorder Don May
Treasurer Bruce Adams
Advocate Dave Nelson
Lecturer Dan Hall
Inside Guard Ardie Arnold
Outside Guard Don Kennedy
1st Yr. Trustee Pat Kelly
2nd Yr. Trustee Toby Radcliffe
3rd Yr. Trustee John Sachs

















A look back at the 2016-2017 fiscal year 

Donations were made to the following:

Society of St.Vincent de Paul $250.00
Richmond Food Pantry $1,200.00
St. Paul's Outreach (for Dalton Hall's campus ministry) $750.00
Church bulletin $362.00
Parish picnic $180.00
Seminarian Assistance $600.00
Capital Campaign $500.00
Vocation Raffle $78.00
Bishop Boylan Assembly Blue Mass $200.00

One of St. Joseph Council’s top priorities is the Intellectual Disabilities Fund Drive (Tootsie Roll). For 2016 it produced $2653.14 for Pioneer Center and $1,326.58 for Main Stay Therapeutic Riding. The 2017 Fund Drive will be held September 15, 16, 17, 2017.


Charitable Donations Given:


Knights of Columbus sponsor special events throughout the year.


Pancake Breakfasts

St. Patrick Day Party:



Christmas Party:




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