Welcome from the OLP Knights of Columbus

Welcome to the website for the Knights of Columbus Council #11730.
All are welcomed to be a part of a fraternity that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others. Come and experience the feeling that comes with making a difference. Knights are Catholic men (18+ years) desiring to make our community and parish a better place while enhancing your faith. Come and see what we are all about.
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October Award Winners – James Appleyard and the O’Lear Family

Worthy Brother Knight James Appleyard joined our council in March of this year. He has been involved in nearly every event we have conducted since the beginning. His demeanor is exemplary of a knight that lives his life in service. He is a regular fixture on breakfast burrito days, fish fries, roadside cleanups, and soup dinners. The knight is a living example of what it means to give graciously and selflessly to the causes we support for the parish, the community, and for the Knights of Columbus as a whole.
It is my honor to present our brother Knight, James Appleyard recognition as our Knight of the Month for October 2022!
The O’Lear family has a long history with our parish. They have been involved in many parish ministries including Called, Vacation Bible School, National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), and welcome weekends, just to name a few. Their children are involved as Altar Servers, and middle school youth, and have even helped the knights on a few of our own projects. The children are also regular participants in our annual “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest. He is employed as a Defense Contractor and still manages to lead the family as an example of Catholic Family Life. it is our honor to recognize Reid and Becky O’Lear and their children Aibeans, Eilees, and Brina as our Family of the month!

Brothers Help Keep Black Forest Beautiful

This morning, Saturday, 29 October, our brothers gathered to cleanup a heavily traversed 3-mile section of Black Forest Road looking good! The picture below shows the fruits of their labor. Steve Reed, Pierre Gaudreault, Wayne Midenger, Jim Appleyard, Jim Wermers, Rod Pierce, Charlie Walker, Steve Fleet, and Joe Graff all deserve thanks. They collected 12 bags of trash and under Charlie’s help they moved them to a central location to facilitate the county’s pickup. Thank you gentlemen for all you do for the knights, parish, and the community.

Council Receives the Prestigious Star Award!

Congratulations to all who helped our council receive this amazing Star Award! As you can see on the award, we achieve 185% of our goal! That’s an amazing year for our Council 11730!

We received this award for our involvement in four areas: Community Programs, Faith Program, Family Programs, and Life Programs. Special thanks to Sir Knight John O’Rourke for championing the initiative and Worthy Grand Knight Joe Graff for leading the charge!