Knights of Columbus Charles Carroll Council #15985

KofC sign (1)The Charles Carroll Council of the Knights Of Columbus at St.Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor was formally chartered on June 14, 2014. Learn more by scrolling down to read “About the Knights.”

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Monthly Meetings

Meetings are held in Lapointe Hall on the first and third Mondays of each month, beginning at 7:30 pm.

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April 2016

10April16 – Brother Knights: A council roster/contact list was sent to all on the current email distribution list. Please take the following actions: (1) Check it for accuracy and advise our Financial Secretary Don Kindl of any corrections or additions. (2) If this went to an email address that you check on rare occasion and prefer we update your information for more timely information exchange please advise.

This email list is solely for the membership and is to be used only for general contact and or for our programs or activities and is not to be shared outside of the membership. If you have any questions, comment or concerns please contact the Grand Knight. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Jose Rector, Grand Knight


Dear St.Joseph Parish Family

On behalf of the Charles Carroll Council, we thank you for your support of our Intellectual Disability/Tootsie Roll Fundraiser. Your support will help fund needed supplies for The Friends of L’Arche Frederick. This organization meets monthly at St.Katherine Drexel and provides activities and a good time to adults and children in our special need community and our special children of the Lord.

Many Thanks for Your Support and God Bless You,
Charles Carroll Council 15985 

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March 2016


Sisters and brothers In Christ,

We wish to extend our gratitude to all those who came out to the Stations of The Cross this past Friday, your wonderful prayer voices made this a spiritually rewarding time together, and it was great to see many of our teens and young people attending. 

As the Stations prayer leader ministry group we presented this most Holy Prayer nicely.

Many Thanks to one of our young, parishioners Mary Langley for her wonderful start to help set the prayerful pace, our other Station Leaders Brother Knights Norm Braune, Fred Genau, Tom Burciaga, and Gino Lombardi, and our Crucifier (Cross Bearer) Ken McCutheon and his children’s help with hand out and collection of the prayer books.

A Most Blessed Lent To All,
Your Charles Carroll Council 

December 2015

December 12 ~ Breakfast with Santa (click here for the event page)

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November 2015

21Nov ~ On Saturday, November 21st, after the 4:30 p.m. Mass, the Charles Carroll Knights Council hosted it’s very first Silver Rose Program.  A brief history of this special celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe ~

At the conclusion of a special Mass celebrated on 16Dec14 by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica to mark the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Msgr. Eduardo Chávez, a Canon of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe and brother Knight, presented the Holy Father with a silver rose. The silver rose was hand-carried from Canada, through the United States to Mexico City by Knights of Columbus as a symbol of unity in the continent of America.

For more than 50 years, the Order has sponsored the Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose Program to reaffirm the Order’s commitment to the sanctity of life and honor the Blessed Virgin under her title of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas.

Presenting the silver rose, Msgr. Chávez addressed Pope Francis: “Your Holiness, thanks to the Knights of Columbus, this silver rose has been taken on pilgrimage from Canada, the United States and Mexico; it has traveled to the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe and has continued its pilgrimage here to Rome. This rose has collected the sadness and suffering, the pain and weariness of so many of our brothers and sisters, but also their joys and hopes. It is true, Holy Father, God wished to come live among us through Holy Mary of Guadalupe, and this rose is the sign. Please receive it.”

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07Nov ~ At Mass on Saturday, 07 November, Fr. Frazier presented the Knights of Columbus Star Council Award to Grand Knight Jose Rector for our Charles Carroll Council 15985. This award is given to councils that achieve their membership and insurance quotas and complete all 24 yearly reports, a book of reports, and the Colombian report in the six service areas (Church, Community, Council, Family, Culture of Life, and Youth). Our council doubled these benchmarks. We started/instituted with 68 and ended the fraternal year (01Jul-30Jun) with 82. Congratulations!

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October 2015

Monies Raised through the Knight’s Car Raffle went to Coats for Kids. In conjunction with the St.Elizabeth Ann Seton Chapter of the Grand Knights we donated 68 coats the Judy Center and more to be donated to western Md.  Pictured below: District Deputy Mike Jacobs distributing coats.

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Knight of the Year Tom Adolf and spouse Lori 

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Council officers (and some spouses) for 2015-2016

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August 2015 ~ On Saturday, August 1st, the Knights provided community service to help a local person in need move residences. Helping were 17 Knights, one parishioner, and three sons of Knights. The service project took about three hours/65 man-hours, and had a value of approximately $2,200 based on summer moving rates). We received this note:

I want to thank you and your wonderful team of volunteers for their very efficient and careful reorganization of my friend’s belongings. She was VERY unsure and afraid. Her last two experiences with people helping her move had gone very poorly. Last night she was happy and enjoyed looking at some of her stuff as we repacked and looked ahead. She was the most relaxed I have seen her in many months thanks to you and your care and concern. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Please pass this on to your awesome crew!!

Pope Francis calls us to do this today with even greater determination, to be, in his words, “neighbors who care for each other.” This is truly the Knights of Columbus way of life.

June 2015 ~ A note from our Parish Manager: I would like to recognize the Knights of Columbus here at St.Joseph’s for their amazing dedication to our parish…to serving and meeting the needs we have. They spend hundreds of hours collectively doing what needs to be done, doing it with humility, with a sincere heart, and with a smile. They never ask for anything in return and never seek recognition. But I am breaking that rule by telling you about how great they are. I am not a Knight, but I hear from the Knights that they spread the work so it is not a burden to anyone in particular, and they have a great time working together as well. So, if you are looking for a great group to be a part of, contact Jose Rector. On behalf of the parish, I thank the Knights for their amazing gift to us.
                                   ~James Mannarino

Past Events

23 May — Cemetery Clean-Up Day

10 May 15 — Flowers for Mothers!

The Knights gave flowering plants to all mothers after Masses this Mother’s Day weekend.

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11Apr15 — Read about the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound initiative and how the lives of babies are being saved!

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23March15 — The Charles Carroll Knights have been busy! Recent activities include:

Monday, March 16: Brother William Keown, a seminarian from St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, visited our council. We have been supporting him through the Religious Vocations Support Program (RSVP) which supports our future priests. Our council presented William with a small donation of $1,000 to help him with his educational expenses.

Friday, March 20: We hosted our first Fish Fry. The event was well attended and enjoyed by all (not to mention that the dinner was good, thanks to our talented chefs) We thank you for your support. Our next Fish Fry is March 27, so come and dine with us beginning at 5 pm, then stay for the Living Stations of the Cross at 7:30 pm.

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Sunday, March 22: Our council hosted the Catholic Bee for our youngsters. The six winners will move up to the district competition. The ultimate goal was for the kids to have fun and this goal was met. Winners are:

Division 1                          Division 2
Abby Esh                          Thomas Gondeck
Eliza Esh                           Michael Anfang
Jacob Lyons                      Nate Grande

Also on March 22, our very own Brother Knight, Captain George Thomas IV, was nominated by the Maryland State Council of the Knights of Columbus as Firefighter of the Year. George’s application for this honor was chosen for a field of 14 applicants by a group of brother Baltimore firefighters. Congratulations, George!

Coming soon to the parish center meeting rooms: three flat screen TVs in place of the old ones. These will serve the parish in many ways from our youth to those learning more about our faith. A gift from your Charles Carroll Council.

These are but a few of the many things the Knights are doing here at St. Joseph’s. Yes, folks, our young council is quite active in many service areas, but there is always more to we can do! Join the team – be a Knight and be part of the 28,000 men in Maryland who make a difference. If you are 18 and a practicing Catholic man, you are qualified. Enjoy the fraternity and the fun of working with a brother who shares your faith within the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal organization.

Lenten mealsLenten Meals–Friday, March 20 and 27, 5-8pm. Your parish Knights of Columbus Council invites you to join us for a good meal and great fraternity. Chef’s menu is still in development and will come soon.

Donations from the meal will be used to support our parish and our charitable programs. We look forward to seeing you there. A Most Blessed Lent to All. ~Charles Carroll Council 15985

Catholic BeeThe Catholic Bee was held on Sunday, 22 March, at 1 pm in Lapointe Hall. Open to students in grades 3-8. Top three winners in each category win a prize and advance to the District Championships! Please register by Wednesday, 18 March. More info at the link.


Knights at the March for Life!

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13Oct14– Knights of Columbus Annual Car Raffle:

Many Thanks to our parishioners for supporting the Knights of Columbus Car Raffle, which helps the State Council Scholarship fund and your local Charles Carroll Council in support of our charitable endeavors. We recently made the following donations, totaling $750:

  • Adding funds to the Rocking with Special Olympics Raffle to present to the Frederick County Special Olympics;
  • Support of our Country Fair;
  • Support of Alan Linton Cold Whether Shelter; and
  • Support of our Clergy.

 Winning tickets were drawn 11 October at the annual Columbus Day Ball. The winners of the raffle are:

  • Gas Gift Card $200 – Desiree Jarvis (seller  St.Michael’s Council Poplar Springs 10525)
  • I-Pad – Richard Blacuw (seller Our Lady of Fatima Council 6901)
  • Mustang /$15,000 cash prize – Ken Hartman  (seller Council unknown/ to be determined)

 Again, many thanks from your Charles Carroll Council 15985. God Bless You!

06Oct14 — The Charles Carroll Council wishes to thank all who participated in our 50/50 Rocking with the Special Olympics Raffle and helped us raise $140. Congratulations to winner Francesca McCarter! There were 246 rocks and her guess of 247 was closest. The Knights will make the gift presentation to the Frederick County Special Olympics soon. See

About the Knights

Do you like to help your parish and your community? Do you have 24 hours a year or more to join us and help out? Now you have the opportunity to do this with brothers in faith, serving a common purpose and in a fraternal brotherhood.

Who are the Knights of Columbus? Father Michael J. McGivney started the order 130 years ago to protect the faith of Catholics being discriminated for their beliefs. Since the beginning, the Knights have been a strong partner in solidarity with the Vatican, our Bishops, and our Priests. Do you have what it takes to lock arms with a brother Knight in promoting, preserving, and protecting our faith?

Why not join the world’s largest family fraternal organization, whose members have included President John F. Kennedy, Vince Lombardi, and many others, along with Archbishop William Lori and our own pastor Father Frazier.

Our Council is the ninth to emerge from St. John’s Council’s 103-year history in Frederick – a milestone in Maryland’s rich Catholic history.

Strengthen the Bonds of Faith and Fraternity,

Jose Rector, Grand Knight

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