Knights of Columbus

In an effort to combat the spread of the Novel Corona Virus, non-sacramental gatherings at St. Joseph Catholic Church are suspended until further notice.

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 contact the Parish Office at 815-678-7421 or [email protected]


Special events:   

Sunday, February 2, 2020        Pancake Breakfast


Knights of Columbus make a donation to the Food Pantry:




Knights of Columbus make a donation to 1st Way Life Center:


Introducing the officers for 2019-2020: 




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

















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.




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