Programs & Events

Our Council has a number of service projects in place that help to raise funds that support a wide variety of programs within our Church Parish.

Charity Calendar Raffle Program

This is a joint program that we participate in with two other Councils. We sell 2000 raffle calendars with guaranteed payouts for each day of the year. Proceeds from the sale of the calendars are used to fund a number of the Council 10744 activities listed below. Calendar sales occur in the Fall of each year.

Spaghetti Dinner Sale Fundraiser

This event is typically held in the early Spring of each year. KC members prepare over 750 spaghetti and meatball dinner plates that are sold to raise monies that provide supplemental income that support Council activities.

KC Fall Can Shake

This event that is also called the Tootsie Roll Drive and occurs on one weekend during the Fall. Members are placed at certain local businesses and collect donations in exchange for pieces of candy. Our Council uses the proceeds from this event to fund over $1,000 annually to Port City Enterprises, a non-profit organization that for over 50 years provides vocational training opportunities, supported community living options, as well as rehabilitation services to persons with developmental disabilities. Port City Enterprises' philosophy is to enable persons with disabilities to live and work as independently as possible by providing necessary support for that person to maintain his or her placement of residence and/or employment.

On December 5, 2018, Can Shake Chairman Brother James Rills presented a check to Port City's Lisa Wilridge, Executive Director, for over $1600 from this year's event. This is the largest amount ever raised by the Council for this effort. Thanks to our partners Benedetto's Market, J W Food Mart and Benoit's Country Meat Block who allowed KC members to solicit donations at their businesses. The 2019 event is scheduled for September 27-28.

First Sunday Coffee and Doughnuts

Immediately following 7:30am Mass on the first Sunday of each month, the Council sponsors a Coffee and Doughnuts breakfast as a way for parishioners to meet and mingle. Sunday morning classes for Christian Formation are also provided with breakfast.

Feast on the Levee Gumbo Sales

In conjunction with the Parish Feast on the Levee in the Fall of each year, the Council prepares a chicken and sausage gumbo. Members also staff a booth in the area where sample sized portions are sold to benefit the Parish Building Fund. The Council also provides other support to the Feast through other donations.

LSU Student Lunches

KC Councils from around the area provide meals to the LSU Catholic students at Christ the King Church on Thursdays throughout the year. Our Council typically cooks a meal of red beans and rice during the fall semester. On September 13, 2018, the Knights the Brusly Council prepared and served a red beans, sausage and rice meal to approximately 375 LSU students.

Uniforms for Kids

Camp Joshua

Our Council provides stipends to sponsor high school students to attend Louisiana Camp Joshua. Louisiana Camp Joshua (LCJ), is a weekend pro-life camp that trains high school students to be pro-life leaders. This Camp was started in 2008 by the Knights of Columbus, Louisiana Right to Life, and Louisiana Students for Life.

Catholic Charities for Unwed Mothers

Each year, the Council participates in the Parish drive to collect maternity related supplies to assist unwed mothers with the financial strain of raising infants. This project is sponsored by the Catholic Charities organization.

Seminarian Support

In 2012, the Council re-instituted its practice of providing monies to help support seminarians that will eventually be stationed in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Each year, two seminarians are selected with assistance from the Office of Vocations, and they are recognized with $750 stipends at one of our summer meetings. Seminarians currently being supported are Albert Blount and Joseph Bergan. The Council is very pleased that one of our early recipients - Fr. Ryan Hallford is assigned here in our diocese.

Catholic Youth Leadership Awards

Each year, our Council recognizes a young man and young woman from within the Parish to receive this award. Applications are due to the Council by mid January. Awards are presented at the Council's Awards Dinner in July of each year.

2019 CYLA Award Recipients: Pictured are District Deputy Bob Bewick, Caroline Gassie, Grand Knight Christian Benoit and Daniel Babin at the Brusly High School Awards night.