Knights of Columbus

Fr Maurice du Castillon Council

Still Life with Bottles, Wine, and Cheese by John F. Francis, 1857, oil on canvas, High Museum of Art - Public Domain

Mark your calendar - Wine & Cheese Social - October 26th at 6PM

On Saturday evening October 26th, everyone in the Parish is invited to the annual Knights’ of Columbus Council 14755 “Fall Wine and Cheese Social” in the Parish Hall. The social will start at 6:00 PM and end at 9:00 PM

General Information

Council Meeting - The Council meets on the second Monday of the month in Father Albert Hall behind the church. Praying the Rosary commences at 7:15 PM followed by the general meeting starting at 7:30 PM. Refreshments follow the meeting.

Next meeting is Monday, October 8th

November meeting is Monday, November 12th

Third Sunday Rosary at Quivremount Winery - Join Brother John Guevremont in praying the Rosary starting at 7 PM.

Patriotic Rosary -

Upcoming Council Events


Officers for 2018-2019

Grand Knight - Pete Gasper Lecturer - Robert Klaus

Deputy Grand Knight - Bryant Welch Trustee 1 - Bob Ward

Chancellor - Bernie Cieplak Trustee 2 - Pete Stenner

Financial Secretary - Fred Eggers Trustee 3 - Tom Junk

Recorder - Steve Dowell Advocate - Jim Haley

Warden - Roger Jascot Inside Guard - John Warzinski

Treasurer - Dave Riedel Outside Guard - Tom Woolman

Chaplain - Fr. Beres

Council Officers Installation

Faith in Action Council Programs - Bryant Welch, Program Director

Faith - Bob Klaus, Program Director

Spiritual Reflection - TBA, Coordinator:

Rosary Program - Bob Klaus, Coordinator: Sponsor recitation of the Rosary after the 8:30 AM Mass every First Saturday; Co-sponsor recitation of the Rosary at the Quievremont Winery at 7:00 PM every 3rd Sunday

Community - Pete Stenner, Program Director

Helping Hands - TBA, Coordinator:

Coats for Kids - John Hagarty, Coordinator: Provides funding to purchase 40 coats for needy families in County.

Family - Bernie Cieplak, Program Director

Consecration to the Holy Family - TBA, Coordinator:

Saint Lucy Project - Fred Eggers, Coordinator: Council members deliver food from Catholic Charities in Front Royal to food banks in Luray, Madison, Culpeper, Warrenton, Berryville, and Rappahannock. Delivered over 38,000 pounds last year. Note - Schedule is published separately.

Rappahannock Food Pantry - John Hagarty, Coordinator: Support food donation pick-up from Wegmans in Gainesville and Food Lion in Marshall on first Saturday of each month. Picked up over 3,500 pounds of donated food. Note: Schedule published separately by John Hagarty

Keep Christ in Christmas - John Warzinski, Coordinator: Council sponsors Christmas Card sale during Advent.

Life - Jeff Knight, Program Director

Novena for Life - Promote a parish Novena for Life - 10/22 - 10/30/18

Annual Walk for Life - Promote Annual Walk for Life (Front Royal Pregnancy Center - FRPC) scheduled for 9/22/18

Financial Support to FRPC - Promote a financial contribution by our Council to FRPC's Walk for Life

Promote Forty Days for Life - Promote the USCCB Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life

Annual March for Life - Promote the Annual March for Life within our parish - scheduled for Friday, 1/18/19

Cemetery of the Innocents - Install a "Cemetery of Innocents" consisting of 3,000 small white flags at the front of the parish grounds in the month leading up to the March for Life


Other Activities

Second Sunday Social - Council sponsors the social after the 8:30 AM Mass. (Steve Dowell/Jim Haley Coordinators)

Corpus Christi Picnic - Council sponsors the annual Corpus Christi Parish Picnic on feast day.

Benevolent Fund Fundraiser Support - Council supports annual Fundraiser (January), which benefits local families in financial need.


Council News

Knights in Action

Mardi Gras Party - On Saturday February, the Parish Hall was turned into Bourbon Street as Parishioners and the Knights celebrated Mardi Gras. Thanks to the hard work of Brother Bob Ward and his committee members a record crowd turned out for the event and a good time was had by all.

Parish Evangelization - Growing our Parish faith through an understanding of our Catholic teachings (Peter Gasper, Coordinator)

Are you interested in sharing your Catholic faith with those around you? Do you have questions about the New Evangelization? Do you desire to learn more about the vast spiritual riches found in the teachings of the Catholic Church?

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, the Knights of Fr. Maurice du Castillon Council 14755, along with the Parish Pastoral Council, invite you to join us in unlocking these treasures of the Church as presented by the Catholic Information Service (CIS) (click here for flyer).