Knights of Columbus

K of C


Founded in March of 2001, the St. Mary's Parish Knights of Columbus Council, Our Lady of Knock Council #12882, is a Catholic men's fraternal organization open to men 18 years of age and older.

The Council, which consists of 101 members, was formed to support St. Mary's Parish and the Minooka/Channahon community by rendering financial aid to members and their families, providing mutual aid and assistance to sick, disabled and needy members and their families, and ensuring social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The Council also provides opportunities for Catholic men to deepen their faith, support and protect their families, become involved in St. Mary's Parish, support the local community, and enjoy the fellowship of other Catholic men.


Some of the examples of activities the Council sponsors are as follows:

  •   Annual sponsorship of local seminarians from sale of Vocation Raffle Tickets                                       
  •   Spaghetti Dinners with Youth Group
  •   Intellectual Disabilities / Tootsie Roll Drive in September
  •   Quarterly Community Blood Drives
  •   Parish French Toast Breakfast on the Fourth Sunday of each month
  •   Parish Euchre Nights to provide financial assistance for the Parish Scholarship Council
  •   Bean Bag Tournament at the Minooka Summerfest
  •   Council Family social outings such as Family Bowling Event, Family Picnic, etc.

The Knights of Columbus are proud to announce they received its 4000th blood donation at its Jan 28th drive at St Ann's Parish Hall. The Knights have been sponsoring drives since 2002 for Heartland Blood Centers. Pictured from left is Ron Yungk from St Anns KC's, Sharon Kimes from Morris, the 4000th Donor, and John Bukowski from St Mary's KC's. Ron and John are blood drive coordinators for their respective councils. In addition 102 units were collected as we shoot for 5000.

For more information about the Our Lady of Knock Council of the Knights of Columbus here at St. Mary's or membership, please contact Brian Flanigan:

Euchre is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month in the parish center after the 5 PM Mass.

2017 Annual Report from the Knights of Columbus

The KC’s are proud to report the following:

  • Total Charitable Disbursements - $12,194, which includes $5431 to Parish activities (scholarships, Foundation of Faith, Youth Group, Seminarian sponsorship)
  • Estimated hours of service from our members – 3994 hours, including 2099 hours dedicated to Parish activities.
  • In conjunction with the St. Ann Knights, we participated in 6 Blood Drives and collected over 300 blood products.

The KC’s want to thank you for your support whether it was attending breakfasts, buying vocation raffle tickets, purchasing mums, or dropping change in a bucket during our Intellectual/Tootsie Roll Drive.

We ask for your continued support and we will continue to provide service to St. Mary’s Parish and the community.

Grand Knight                       Brian Flanigan
Deputy Grand Knight      Christopher Ihde
Chancellor                           Bruce Ukockis
Recorder                               Mickey Resner
Treasurer                              James Chiapello
Chaplin                                  Fr. Tuan
Lecturer                                Sean O'Hagan
Advocate                              Steve Munda
Warden                                 Keith Weinstock
Inside Guard                      Joe Curel
Outside Guard                  Jason Chiapello
Trustee One                       Dan Klepec
Trustee Two                      Craig Williamson
Trustee Three                  W.  Jeff Wunderlich 


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