Knights of Columbus


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The purpose of the Knights of Columbus is to provide spiritual growth for its members, and opportunities for service to the parish and to the larger community. The Knights are very active with pancake breakfasts, various dinners, Pro-Life activities, the sale of Tootsie Rolls for people with intellectual disabilities and the Special Olympics, as well as maintenance around the church and grounds.

On February 2, 1882, while an assistant pastor at Saint Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, Father McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus with a small group of parishioners. Father McGivney died from pneumonia on the eve of the Assumption in 1890, when he was only thirty-eight years old. The order now has over 1.7 million member families and thirteen thousand councils.



Knights of Columbus
Council 11296
DSM2 District 46

Meeting Times

Brother Knights meet on the first Thursday of the month in the parish hall. The evening starts with a meal at 6:00pm, rosary at 6:30pm, and then a meeting at 7:00pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Meetings cover approval of previous minutes, Financial report, old business, and new business, ending at about 8:30.


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Title/Position Officer’s Name
Grand Knight Don Jacobson
Deputy Grand Knight Larry Andress
Chancellor Duane Chevalier
Recorder Glen Frieze
Treasurer Keith Marshall
Financial Secretary Roger Graeve
Advocate John McHale
Warden Larry Andress
Inside Guard Larry Ravlin
Outside Guard Louie Schultz
Board of Trustees Dennis McEnearney
  Steve Kidder
  Steve Chamley

Local Newspaper Articles

February 26, 2015 – Local Knights of Columbus councils present donations
January 4, 2015 – Knights of Columbus St. Patrick’s Council 11296 active, growing

Knights of Columbus Links

Council Bluffs Knights of Columbus Website
Iowa Knights of Columbus Website
National Knights of Columbus Website