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Website Contact Information

If you have events in the Chapter and State areas, please submit the information to

Thank you to the councils who are posting their events with us.

Exemplifications May 15, 2021

Please check the degrees page for the flyers and more information.

Chapter President's Message State Awards

Worthy Chapter Brothers,

Grand Knights, Financial Secretaries, and District Deputies should have already received the accompanying material from State Programs Director James Larson, but it is so important I am providing it again for Councils and Districts.

James Larson’s transmittal message is comprehensive, including his schedule of Awards and Due Dates, and Entry Forms.

Please note that all but one of the Entry Forms are due in just one month, on April 1, 2021, and application for the State Deputy Award is due June 1, 2021.

Please make every effort to achieve every Award to which you are entitled.

Don Harmata Chapter President
Northern California Chapter
Knights of Columbus

For Our Patriotic Brothers

Check out this link for our Knights who are veterans who served our country.

Online Rosary from Auburn Council 8149

Joining info: Join with Google Meet
Who: - organizer

I would like to invite everyone to come and share in the Prayer of the Gospels with us online every Sunday evening at 8:00pm. We will also include the Gaelic Litany to our Lady. This prayer can be accessed with the following link:

Leo Tolstoy said "Give me faith, Lord, and let me help others find it." KofC Auburn Council 6149 would like to offer this rosary publicly to help others find their faith and come together in common prayer. The rosary is our expression of faith, and we would like to offer this as a service to the Christian community and to those of like mind to come together and pray for the common good.

We are open to questions, comments and feedback in an attempt to make this a more spirituality fulfilling experience. Comments can be addressed to me at .

"If I had an army to say the Rosary, I could conquer the world."
-- Blessed Pope Piux IX

Chapter President Message: Memebership Retention, Suspension

February 11 , 2021

Worthy Chapter Brothers,

Typically, Council Dues Statements went out some weeks ago. Now is the time to Leave No Brother Behind - - particularly in this time of the Pandemic.

I urge in the strongest way possible that Grand Knights and all Council Members work to avoid any suspension of Brother Knights. Communicate with your Financial Secretary about this . This is not the time, and not the year, for processing suspensions.

First, Supreme is not presently charging per capita, so that cannot be a reason or excuse for suspending Members. While the State Council does not have the resources of the Supreme Council and therefore has to charge State per capita, the amount is very small and every Council should be able to deal with it. For example, State per capita should be an implicit or explicit item in the Council Budget. Another alternative is for Council Officers to each contribute a nominal amount to meet that obligation.

Most fundamentally, are Retention protocols being followed? Before a Council considers suspending any Brother Knight it should consult with the District Deputy and State Retention Chairman, Joseph Hill, . Even before that , have the Council Officers and Retention Committee phoned or emailed each Brother who is considered inactive? We have heard multiple testimonies this Columbian Year of older Knights, for example, who have not attended Council meetings for some period of time due to mobi lity or transportation issues, but can now become involved through virtual meeting s. Councils should consider waiving prior years dues if the current year’s is paid.

It is amazing what a little effort can accomplish. I ask you to make that effort today, in the coming weeks , and beyond.

Thank you, Don Harmata
Chapter President
Northern California Chapter
Knights of Columbus

A Call-out to All Brother Knights, Check on Your Brother

This is a CALL OUT TO ALL BROTHER KNIGHTS IN THE NOR-CAL CHAPTER. We must check on all our Brother Knights in this Chapter to determine if he and his family need assistance. This is especially true of our older brothers that are homebound, live alone and may not have family close by to provide assistance. Ask if they need bottled water, food, a ride to the store, etc.

Please check on all your Brother Knights and their families to see if there is anything we as Knights can do to help. Now is the time to step into the breach and be bold to help your Brother Knights. On top of the COVID-19, we have problems with wildfires across California. We have six major fires in Southern California – five in Central California – five in the San Francisco Bay Area and 14 in Northern California today.

YOU are not alone, we are ready and willing to HELP. I need to know if there are Brother Knights or family members who are in NEED. I won't know unless you reach out. Please call or email with a response to this message.

Vivat Jesus,
Bro. Salvatore Di Marco III
Disaster Response Chairman
Nor Cal Chapter Knights of Columbus


State Programs Updates:

Here is the link to the guide for Remote Programs Reporting.
With that and the use of the 2020-2021 digital state programs handbook you will be successful. Please contact me through you DD or directly at: or (707) 373-4913

Thank you,
Brother George Bagley
Assistant State Programs Director-North.

Save the Date: Vocations Benefits Dinner

The 9th Annual Chapter Vocations Benefits Dinner will occur on Saturday July 31, 2021 at: St Mary’s Church in Sacramento. Please save the date. More information will follow soon.

Deus Vocat Retreat ("God Is Calling")

There will be a Zoom meeting discernment retreat on Saturday May 1st from 10-Noon for girls age 13-17. Download forms and register at: The flyer is also available. Registration is due by April 15th.

Live Streaming Masses

As many of us are shut in because of the Covid 19 virus, we have had to substitute our regular Mass attendance with offerings from either the internet or our TV’s. I wanted to share with all of you a source for Mass that my sister-in-law shared with us.

This Mass is put on by:

Heart Of The Nation
1205 S. 70th Street, Suite 701
Milwaukee, WI 53214
TOLL FREE: 1-855-855-MASS (6277)
Milwaukee: 1-414-475-4700
Fax Number: 1-414-475-3621

Normally, Catholic TV Mass is celebrated by Heart Of The Nation at St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Milwaukee, WI. However, the Seminary chapel is currently unavailable so this Catholic Mass is being presented at St. Joseph’s Croatian Parish in Milwaukee, WI.

The Mass is presented every Sunday morning at 8:30 AM on KOFY TV-20, (Comcast Channel 13), San Francisco, CA. The Mass lasts for 30 minutes and moves quickly. What’s of interest is how the Mass is conducted. There is a choir from St. Joseph’s Parish somewhere in the Milwaukee area that consists of about 7 people and a keyboardist. The choir members are spaced 6’ apart, they do not wear masks, and they sound great.

So next Sunday, if you would like to have a different experience “watching” Mass, we would urge you to check this out.

Note: Masses can also be found at and St. Patrick Catholic Church Placerville.

Membership Incentives

Check out this flyer for membership incentives. The recruiter incentives begin June 1st, while all others begin July 1st.

Steps to a successful webinar

Check this information for your online presentation

Online (Virtual) Meetings

My Brothers,

Please find guidance regarding Online (Virtual) Meetings. This guidance has been provided to us from Supreme as we deal with the changes and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please ensure this is provided to every council in your respective area. Praying you Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.

Rene Trevino
State Advocate 2019-2020

Coronavirus Restrictions

My Brothers,

Chapter President Michael Jones is requesting all Council Officers to sign up for this special webinar on using digital tools for meetings, voting and staying in touch with your members.

Remember to click the link and download the special pandemic prayer.  Distribute the prayer to your council members.

God Bless and stay safe.

Jerry Fong, PCP
Nor Cal Chapter Communications


Webmaster's Note: Please assume that all in-person meetings are cancelled until further notice. If you see something I have overlooked, please let me know, so I can remove it. Email is or call 530-306-3110.

Council Assessment Announcement

April 2, 2020

Worthy Financial Secretaries,

During these uncertain times we hope this finds you and your family well.

Because of the current issues with the coronavirus, we are sensitive to the impact that this has had on our councils. As a result, the Supreme Council has decided to waive the suspension process for the January 1, 2020 assessments. No council will be suspended on April 10, 2020.

Additionally, the Supreme Council will not levy Per Capita, Catholic Advertising, or Culture of Life assessments on July 1, 2020 for the second half of the calendar year.

Please know that this message has since been conveyed to state deputies.

We have taken measures to make sure that your council does not receive additional delinquent notifications and reports. However, if you receive anything to the contrary, please let know so that they can make sure your council can concentrate on the more pressing matters of COVID-19.

We hope that you remain safe and healthy.

Michael J. O’Connor
Supreme Secretary

Essay Competitions

Keep Christ in Christmas
Supreme Catholic Citizenship
State Catholic Stewardship

Worthy Brothers:

By this time everyone of the Essay Chairman should have:

The forms for both State Essay competitions are 2 sided with entry info on one side and the Instructions on the back side. Target dates also printed on the back of the entry forms.

The 3 Essay programs have been gaining strength for the last 3 years.

For more detailed information on the 3 Essay programs go the State website and look down the colored sidebar to the left on the Home page and click on any of the 3 specific programs. There is a lot of detailed information on the sidebar for all three programs.

If there are any questions please email me at or call me 925-673-8564

Let’s keep the ball rolling for more Essay participation than ever before. There were 5 Supreme Citizenship Essay award recipients from California of the 15 possible Supreme winners. Our Youth do an excellent job of writing Essays. Give them an opportunity to continue to do so.

God’s Blessings on all
Vivat Jesus
Claire Tryon, CA State Essay Chairman


Feed the Athletes

2020 - 2021 Columbian Year

Dates above are also on the calendar.

Thank you & God Bless
Your Brother in Christ
Charles Beltz DD4
Northern California Chapter Intellectual Disabilities Chairman
California State Council Special Olympics Committeeman

Chapter Meeting

The next chapter meeting will be May 15th. More details will follow when available.

Check this list for future chapter meetings.

Sick and Deceased Report This is also available on the Forms page

Chapter Soccer Contest

"Introducing" your 2020-2021 California State Soccer Challenge "champions" from the 2020 Northern, Central and Southern Regional competition "winners", by age group, boys and girls :

9 Years old Boys Southern Regional Bryce Robertson - City of Lakeside; Council 14550; District 143; Chapter San Diego Total Score 265/500 - "2020 California State Champion"

"No" 9 Years old Girls "2020 Regional/State Champion"

10 Years old Boys 2020 Northern Regional Logan McManus - City Meadow Vista; Council 6149; District 5; Chapter Northern Cal Total Score 150/500 "2020 California State Champion"

"No" 10 Years old Girls "2020 Regional/State Champion"

"No" 11 Years old Girls "2020 Regional/State Champion"

"No" 12 Years old Boys "2020 Regional/State Champion"

12 Years old Girls Northern Regional - Honorable Mention Alexis Suarez - City of Elk Grove; Council 11236; District 12; Chapter Northern Cal Total Score 60/500 - "2020 California State Champion"

13 Years old Boys Southern Regional Owen Cannon - City of Elk Grove; Council 11236; District 12; Chapter Northern Cal Total Score 205/500 - "2020 California State Champion"

13 Years old Girls Southern Regional Susan Fukuda - City of Elk Grove; Council 11236; District 12; Chapter Northern Cal Total Score 145/500 - "2020 California State Champion"

"No" 14 years old Boys "2020 Regional/State Champion"

"No" 14 Years old Girls "2020 Regional/State Champion"

Thank you to all of our Council, District and Chapter Soccer Challenge Coordinators working with all of our youth at the grass roots level promoting and coordinating their local competitions throughout our great State during this Columbian Year 2020, especially under these COVID19 conditions and State regional fires.

Special thank you to our three 2020 State Regional Soccer Challenge Coordinators worthy brother's Percy Park, Northern State Coordinator, Julio Jiminez, Central State Coordinator and Luigi Zoni, Southern State Coordinator for all of their dedication, time, support and help during this year's competitions at all levels within their local regions, chapters, districts, councils and grassroots level.

Thank you also to our worthy brother's Stephen Bolton, State Deputy, and James Larson, State Program Director for all of their promotional support and help with this Knights Youth Program.

Kudos to worthy brothers Larry Mastin, Awards Chairman, Thomas Quintana, State Council Website, sister Danalyn Hays, State Office for your help, direction and support during this Columbian Year 2020 for our Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge Program and competitions.

The importance of helping today's youth become tomorrow's leaders is also a huge focus of the Order. Through activities as the Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest, the Substance Abuse Poster Contest and the annual Soccer Challenge and Free Throw Championship programs. The Knights of Columbus assists youth in building a strong sense of civic and religious responsibility.

Free Throw Contest

Northern California Chapter Free Throw Contest Results

The following are the "winners" of the 2021 Northern Chapter Free Throw Championship competition held at St. John the Baptist Parish School outdoor parking lot on Saturday, February 27, 2021:

Northern Chapter "winner", 9 year old Boy and Girl
Joelle Gamez-Montiel - Sacramento; Council 15693; District 9; Score 9
NO WINNER 9 year old Boy
Northern Chapter "winner", 10 year old Boy and Girl
Erynn Mae Santos - Elk Grove; Council 11236; District 12; Score 5
Luke Seeley - Sacramento; Council 15693; District 9; Score 4
Northern Chapter "winner", 11 year old Boy and Girl
NO WINNER 11 year old Girl
Jesse Raga - Elk Grove; Council 11236; District 12; Score 17
Northern Chapter "winner", 12 year old Boy and Girl
NO WINNER 12 year old Girl
Daniel Tucker - Yuba City; Council 5978; District 4; Score 4
Northern Chapter "winner", 13 year old Boy and Girl
Susan Fukuda - Elk Grove; Council 11236; District 12; Score 10
Jason Raga - Elk Grove; Council 11236; District 12; Score 7
Northern Chapter "winner", 14 year old Boy and Girl
Natalie Graciano - Sacramento; Council 15693; District 9; Score 8
Ethan Herrick - Sacramento; Council 15693; District 9; Score 5

* The Northern Chapter Free Throw "awards" will be shipped at a later date to the District Deputy for distribution to the Grand Knights and "winners".

All of our above Chapter "winners" have already shot 25 additional Free Throws for the 2021 State Free Throw competition. Their paperwork will be sent to brother James Larson, State Program Director, who will verify their scores to determine the 2021 California State Free Throw Champions.

The importance of helping today's youth become tomorrow's leaders is also a huge focus of the Order. Through activities as the Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest, the Substance Abuse Poster Contest and the annual Soccer Challenge and Free Throw Championship programs. The Knights of Columbus assists youth in building a strong sense of civic and religious responsibility.

Knights of Charity Every day, Knights all over the world are given opportunities to make a difference - whether through community service, raising money or prayer. We celebrate each and every Knight for his strength, his compassion and his dedication to building a better world.

Be Bold! Be Proud of Who You Are and What You Are!

Put your Faith in Action and provide an athletic outlet for youth in your community! Encourage values of sportsmanship and healthy competition with this meaningful and fun event.

As you know, we are in uncharted waters with the Covid-19 pandemic and current State Health guidelines. This is our annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship competition, done indoors. If for some reason you're not able to compete indoors, the alternative would be outdoor basketball courts.

We must practice social distancing (6 feet apart), everyone sanitize before entering the competition, wear a mask and ball retrievers wear gloves. We should have everyone sign-in by name, council#, district# and phone#, for contact tracing.

Since 1972, Councils have sponsored the Knights of Columbus International Free Throw Championship for boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14 (starting in the fraternal year 2013-2014). The championship is set up to have the contestants compete within their own gender and age group. All competition starts at the local Council level. Winners move on to the District, Chapter, and State or provincial levels. From there, some make it to the international level for championship competition in their group.


The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is "open to all" boys and girls, ages 9 to 14, in your community. Age eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant as of January 1 2021. Proof of age is required (copy of birth certificate) to determine age bracket for the competition.

Age Specifications

Ages 9, 10, 11 (both boys and girls) Use a woman's size regulation basketball and shoot from a 12 foot foul line to a 10 foot basket. This 12 foot line should be clearly marked with athletic or masking tape.

Ages 12, 13, 14 (girls competition) Use a woman's size regulation basketball and shoot from the regulation foul line 15 feet at a 10 foot basket.

Ages 12, 13, 14 (boys competition) Use a men's size regulation basketball and shoot from the regulation foul line 15 feet at a 10 foot basket.

Competition Levels and Scoring

Council level - Three warm up shoots and 15 free throw attempts to determine highest score by age group, boys and girls, to determine the winner.

District Level - Three warm up shoots and 25 free throw attempts to determine highest score by age group, boys and girls, to determine the winner.

Chapter Level - Three warm up shoots and 25 free throw attempts to determine highest score by age group, boys and girls, to determine the winner.

State Level - Three warm up shoots and 25 free throw attempts to determine highest score by age group, boys and girls, to determine the winner.

Order the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship Kit (#FT-KIT) using this order form. You can also use the order form in the Council Report Forms Booklet (#1436), or call the Department of Fraternal Services at 203-752-4270.

Schedule a date and location for the event. Contact schools, community centers and youth centers to reserve a basketball court.

The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you do for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you do for me.” Matthew 25:40

Vivat Jesus,
Mahalo and Aloha,

SK Percy Park, PGK, PFN Nor Cal Chapter Soccer Challenge 2020-2021
Nor Cal Chapter Free Throw Championship 2020-2021
Nor Cal Chapter Special Olympics 2020-2021
State Chairman Soccer Challenge 2020-2021

Percy Park (Jody)
1005 Blue Ravine Rd #225
Folsom, Ca. 95630

Safe Environment Compliance Reporting

Worthy Brothers,

You have asked and Supreme has made the reports available WEEKLY regarding Safe Environment!! This was sent out to ALL Chapter Presidents, DD Mentors, and All DD's of record, and all those that recieve the STAR.TRACKER report.

Thank You,
Ken Rose
CA State Membership Data
1400 Meredith Ave #84
Gustine, CA 95322

Wanted to share the news that the member status report is now available each week in Officers Online. This announcement was shared with all State Deputies at the recent meeting in Orlando as well.

See the files in English and Spanish. I think this will go a long way towards helping our members understand exactly where they stand with Safe Environment Compliance. Feel free to share with your Jurisdiction and help get the word out.

Just as Officers Online works now, what a member can view will depend on his access to Officers Online, and the fact that DDs will now be able to view the compliance of all their councils will bring more councils into compliance more quickly each year.

We are listening and making improvements.

Robert J. Kish Jr.
Territorial Growth Director - West
Dept. of Fraternal Mission
Supreme Council Knights of Columbus
Cell 541-760-2821
Po Box 1332
Philomath, OR. 97370

Coats for Kids

Click here for the Coats for Kids form. Make your Coats for Kids drive shine with this helpful guide.

Council Credit/Debit Cards

Plan to read this update on methods of payment for our local councils. The memo is here and the procedures are here.

Financial Beacon Life-Changing Events

Check out this document for long-term care, life insurance and final instructions advice.

State/Supreme News

State Convention

Chapter President's Message Convention Attendance

Worthy Chapter Brothers,

The permitted number of in person Delegates at the State Convention May 21-23, 2021 in Visalia is limited, so the State Council needs to know how many Delegates would like to attend in person.

To assist the State Convention Committee in planning and coordination Councils are requested to respond by April 20 to the Chapter Communications Director at with whether your Delegates would like to attend in person or virtually.

Thank you.

Don Harmata
Chapter President
Northern California Chapter
Knights of Columbus

Say This Prayer During Pandemic

A pandemic prayer is available on YouTube if you choose and is on the Supreme YouTube Channel

New Combined Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity

Read this message from our State Deputy regarding this change for our degrees.

Wheelchair Initiative

Plan some funds in your council to support our Wheelchair Initiative. More details available in the flyer here.

Official Guidebook Launch - Leave No Neighbor Behind

Dear Brother Knight,

A few moments ago, the Supreme Knight launched the Coronavirus Pandemic Response Guidebook for Knights of Columbus councils. This new program, developed in record time, offers practical, safe, and helpful suggestions for actions to be taken by councils and assemblies during the pandemic crisis.

Please download the guidebook, review it closely, and use it to guide the service actions of your members during this time of acute need. In short, the main pillars of the program are:

  1. Support Your Brother Knights
  2. Support Your Parish
  3. Support Your Community
  4. Feed the Hungry
  5. Participate in Blood Drives

Download Guidebook

You are encouraged to do whatever portions of the program are suitable and feasible for your members and assets. Close partnerships with your pastors and community leaders are essential elements of this program.

The Supreme Council and Staff are working hard to coordinate the efforts of the entire Order during these challenging times. Please don’t hesitate to ask for assistance. And please don’t hesitate to share your good ideas with

Thank you for Stepping into the Breach in this war with the Coronavirus. Your prayers, charitable contributions, and brave service will save lives and hasten the return to normal life.

Vivat Jesus.

Tom McCaffrey
Vice President
Fraternal Excellence

State Poster Contest Competitions

Here is the Keep Christ in Christmas Handbook

Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest participation form
Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest entry form

Here is the Substance Abuse Handbook
More details to be posted when they become available.

Help Support the Columbian Retirement Home

A few months ago, I called on you, and all California grand knights, to consider a Council donation to this year’s Columbian Retirement Home Appeal. If your Council is among those councils that have already responded, I thank you. If not, I respectfully again ask for you to lead your Council in supporting this Brother Helping Brother mission.

In my earlier appeal to you, I stressed our increased financial need, driven by decreasing revenue from the Corporation’s small investment portfolio, increasing operating costs, and continued rental subsidies. Now, our finances face even further strain as we are looking at the requirement to replace the heating and air conditioning system at our Columbian Center in Marysville.

Having served us for over 30 years, and as a convent for religious for many prior years, this HVAC system is now over 60 years old, inefficient, increasingly unsupportable and costlier with each year. This requirement to install a serviceable HVAC system at Marysville will yield additional cost savings long term, and we are assessing even more savings through future electrical service changes, but achieving these long-term savings come with up-front cost.

As I reported to you in my April letter, we have already taken what actions we can to minimize our current operating costs, thereby increasing funds available for direct support of those we serve. Among those actions we reduced postal costs this year by more than 80% by not sending individual letters to all 78,000 California knights, instead appealing to them through you, as their Council leader, to generate needed support.

This is why I am repeating my appeal to you to consider designating the Columbian Retirement Home Inc. as a one of the recipients of funds planned for charitable support in 2019. If your current budget will not allow, then I ask that you add an additional event to your 2019 program dedicated to fund such a Council donation.

Finally, please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your kind consideration in assisting us in our Mission. I look forward to receiving your donation of support, which you can mail to: Columbian Retirement Home Inc., P.O. Box 4338, El Monte, Ca 91734-0438.

Fraternally yours, Ross W. Willour, PSD
230 8th St.
Marysville, CA 95901
(530) 743-7542

Executive Vice President
Victor L. Pesce, PCP

David E. Williams, FDD

Your 2019-2020 Toolkit

Plan to bookmark the July issue of Knightline to help you have the most successful year ever!

Quick Tips from Fraternal

Thank you for all the work you do every day to help Catholic men become better husbands, fathers, sons and neighbors. It is our goal to provide you with the resources you need to do even more of the work that must be done and to be successful in your evangelization and growth efforts.

We are launching a new "Quick Tips From Fraternal" video series to help you, as a council leader, be more successful in your efforts to engage and recruit more prospective Knights. Every few weeks, we will release a new video via e-mail and on the Leadership Resources section of the website . The first video of this series features Damien O'Connor, Senior Director of Member Experience and Formation, and current grand knight of his parish council in Trumbull, CT. He provides six tips to successfully communicate with your pastor.

I hope you find these videos helpful and useful as you continue the good and necessary work you do. As always, thank you for all you do every day to grow the Order and keep the vision of Fr. McGivney alive. I wish you a blessed Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Mark McMullen
Senior Vice President
Membership and Fraternal Mission

Ceremonials Information

Worthy Chapter President, District Mentor, and District Deputy,

I note there is a problem with the changes we made in Ceremonials this year. So I would like to clarify some things that were stated at the Organizational District Deputy Meeting.

1. All requests for Knighthood and Formation Degrees, should be sent to the District Mentor and Chapter President for coordination and approval. They will send it to me for assignment of Conferring Officers or access to Formation Degree Team material from Supreme.

2. The email to use for these requests is

3. Remind all Degree Teams that the use of the Baldric is the preferred uniform for all degrees.

Any questions, please read the Membership Handbook for the Ceremonials section; then contact your District Mentor and Chapter President and then me.

Timothy L. Carvalho, PSD
State Ceremonials Chairman

Protecting Our Children: A Family's Response

I invite you to watch “Protecting Our Children: A Family’s Response,” the story of one family’s experience with child sex abuse and the hope and healing that followed. In this film, a brother Knight and his wife share the importance of faith and family in addressing the sexual abuse of their son by a close family friend. You will feel the pain of what they describe, but you will be glad that you met this family. Their hope is that all who hear their story will be equipped with the critical knowledge and specific steps needed to better protect the children in their lives. My hope is that this film will bring families, parishes and communities closer together to protect children from the serious risk of sexual abuse.


Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight

1,000 Ultrasounds:
The KofC’s Greatest Humanitarian Effort WATCH VIDEO

Millions of babies have had a chance at life, thanks to 1,000 ultrasound machines donated by you and your brother Knights around the world.

Congratulations to our Knights in Manassas, Va., where the 1,000th machine was just dedicated! Read about the dedication here.

At the dedication, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson said that the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative is the greatest humanitarian effort the organization has ever undertaken.

“Today represents a very concrete way in which millions of lives are changed for the better by the Catholic community coming together and volunteering together,” said Anderson. “What greater legacy can a person have than to save a child’s life?”

As hundreds of thousands gather in Washington, D.C., to pay witness to the Culture of Life, check out the video below and share our pride in the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound program!


You can further support the pro-life cause by contributing to the Knights of Columbus Charities Culture of Life Fund. Click here to donate.


Reach Prospects Electronically!

Worthy Brothers,

Online Membership is allowing us to reach younger men where they are:  on their cell phones, tablets, and computers.  Statewide, over 250 men have joined the Order online so far this Columbian Year.  However, many other men have expressed interest in learning more about the Knights but were not quite ready to pay the $30 dues and join Online.

Now we have a tool to utilize that will automatically invite a Prospect to join Online and send him weekly messages about the Knights of Columbus.  Supreme is offering us automated, online marketing software called “Marketo”.  Each Council can request a Lead Generation Program for use at special events, conferences, and in-person prospecting opportunities.  Think of it as aDigital Prospect Card that will automatically send a weekly informational email to men who sign up!  Go to  The page request form automatically sends your Membership Team an email with all the information they need to create the program.  In 2-4 days, the council receives a custom URL, available on any device, and the Lead Generation Program is ready to use.

When you use the link above, you will see this simple page:

Once your Council receives its Lead Generation Program, the page that a Prospect will complete asks only for First Name, Last Name, and Email.  You will need to use your laptop, pad, or Smart Phone to allow Prospects to sign up.  (Note: It is NOT intended to be sent out via email directly to Prospects.)

Once form is filled out, a prospect immediately receives a customized email from Council with link to join the Knights of Columbus online: 

The prospect is also enrolled in a nurture drip-email campaign, and will receive additional information weekly.

Finally, the Council receives a copy of all contacts enrolled via their custom “Marketo” form.

Then, bring a laptop, pad, or smart phone to all of your Council’s Faith In Action events and have one of your Brother Knights help men use your Council’s Digital Prospect Card.

Keep in mind that you should continue to offer the “You Were Born A Man, You Become A Knight” Online Membership card (Form #10536) to men when you are not using the Digital Prospect Card to sign them up via an electronic device.

Remember the December Challenge:  “Become A Knight Before Christmas.” (or at least by New Year’s Day)  Each Council was challenged to bring in one more Brother by 12/31/18.  Give your Council a Christmas present:  bring in a new Brother!

Please forward this message to any Brother Knight who may choose to use it to help build your Council. 

Yours in Service,

Michael Brault
California State Membership Director


Council Officers Elections

My Brothers All,
The State Office is already receiving forms 185’s from councils that have already had their elections.

Please Review Elections in Sec 128 on page 54 of the Rules of the order that state your elections must happen in the last two weeks of May or the first two weeks of June each year. If your Bylaws say something else then you need to change them they can not conflict with the Supreme rules of the Order.

On Page 54,

Election SEC. 128. All officers, except the Financial Secretary, Lecturer and Chaplain, shall be elected annually, by ballot, at a regular business meeting held between the ​​fifteenth day of May to and including the fifteenth day of June each year, and with the exception of the Trustees who shall serve for terms not to exceed three years as provided by Section 145, said officers shall hold their offices for the term of one year from the first day of July following, and until their successors are elected and qualified. Provided, however, that elective officers of councils identified with colleges and universities may be elected at a regular business meeting held between the first day of March to and including the first day of June in each year after written notice is given to the members of the date selected.

Coats for Kids

Click here for the Coats for Kids form. Make your Coats for Kids drive shine with this helpful guide.

Super Bowl: Giving Coats for Kids The Knights of Columbus held a Super Bowl Coats for Kids event on Saturday, January 26th, at Mission San Felipe de Jesus in Forest Park, GA. Volunteers and Special Guest worked to Distribute over 600 warm winter coats to the children of this Mission. Join the Knights of Columbus today:

Council participation is simple. To learn more about this great program, visit To order coats for kids, click here. Or, should you like to find more details about the program, contact the Fraternal Mission Department at 203-752-4270 or .

Council Visibility

Worthy Brothers,

Although we are often reluctant to do so, every council should publicize its charitable works and activities whenever possible. Your parishioners should clearly see the Knights of Columbus are alive and active in your parish and community. Following are ideas to increase the visibility of your council and demonstrate our commitment in the parishes we serve:

  1. Ask all Brother Knights to wear their name badges whenever they are at church.
  2. Order council polo shirts, t-shirts, hats, vests, or jackets and encourage Brothers to wear them.
  3. Make use of your parish bulletin. Be sure to ask for a bulletin announcement on the weekend before an event, the weekend of the event, and even a thank you for participating the weekend after an event. If it was a fundraiser; show your results, where the money is going, and thank parishioners for their contributions.
  4. Whenever possible, write your bulletin announcements as an open invitation to all parishioners and add at the end of the announcement, “Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council __________ at ___________ parish.
  5. Use Knights of Columbus tablecloths, canopies and canopy back walls whenever you can. Use them at your breakfasts, dinners, sign up tables, membership drives, food collection tables (Food for Families), and at any event sponsored by the council.
  6. NOTE: tablecloths, canopies and canopy back walls can be ordered from links found on the state website: or using the forms below. Tablecloths ​will be available for purchase at a reduced cost at the annual State Convention in Sacramento May 17-19, 2018.

  7. Always have flyers with a name, phone #, and email of a person to contact in church entryways and reception areas around your parish. Include, contact cards, photo displays of Knights in action andColumbia magazines in church offices and waiting areas.
  8. Focus on sponsoring spiritual activities (5th Sunday Rosary, men’s retreats, prayer groups, Bible studies, etc.) Show your parish that your council helps to deepen the Faith of the men who are involved.
  9. In addition, focus on sponsoring family activities such as parish dinners (even pot luck dinners), family movie nights, family camping trips, talent shows, etc. Sponsoring family events is a great way to involve growing families in the parish (with young fathers) in Knights of Columbus activities.
  10. Consider ordering the “Domestic Church Kiosk and Booklet Set” for your parish. Booklets are available in English or in Spanish. For $150, you will get the Kiosk with 225 booklets (15 each of 15 different booklets). Order using this web page:

All of these should serve to increase Knights of Columbus visibility in your parish and community.
​Here are some forms to help you order the items mentioned above:

"Change a Life, Recruit a New Knight!"

Yours in Service,

Michael D. Brault
Assistant Membership Director and Recruitment Chairman

Another method to make your council visible is to share your Council's Story. Check out this issue of Knightline for publicity details

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Knights of Columbus councils, since the time of our Order's founding, have actively responded to the most pressing issues facing people in our parishes and communities.

In this 1-hour fraternal presentation, we’ll offer advice to help you:
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Conduct Programs that Attract and Engage
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Substance Abuse Poster Contest

The Substance Abuse Poster Contest can begin as soon as early September, but participation packets need to be ordered by Oct. 31st. Here are some items you may need:

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Here is a flyer updating our list of seminarians for the Sacramento Diocese. Let us show them how the Knights will support them from now on in their extremely valuable vocation.