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, February 3, 2019           Pancake Breakfast       



Introducing the officers for 2018-2019: 


Installation of Officers:  (Front row  L-R): Bruce Adams, Russ Myers, Randy Karls, Jim Adrian, Stan Maravelias, Dave Nelson, Ardie Arnold  (Back row): Toby Radcliffe, John Sachs,

Msgr. Heinz, Don May, Dan Hall, Alberto Delgato—District Deputy, Mickey Bess  (Not pictured: Pat Kelly, Don Kennedy)




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

















A look back at the 2017-2018 fiscal year 

Donations were made to the following:

Society of St.Vincent de Paul $1,000.00
Richmond Food Pantry $2,000.00
Church bulletin $373.00
Parish picnic $180.00
Seminarian Assistance $600.00
Parish Improvements $500.00
Donation to parish for hall use $1,200.00

One of St. Joseph Council’s top priorities is the Intellectual Disabilities Fund Drive (Tootsie Roll). For 2017 it produced $2668.624 for Pioneer Center and $1,334.33 for Main Stay Therapeutic Riding. The 2018 Fund Drive will be held September 14 & 15.


Charitable Donations Given:


Knights of Columbus sponsor special events throughout the year.


Pancake Breakfasts

St. Patrick Day Party:



Christmas Party:




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