The Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism and support of the priesthood. Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men, 18 years of age or older. We are actively involved in a wide variety of programs supporting St. Louis Church, the Franciscan Friary and outreach projects such as helping our sister parishes in Western Maryland. We have social activities involving wives and families. We participate in spiritual programs to enhance our faith. The Knights have several major fund raising efforts each year to help provide financial support to seminarians and local charities, as well as Catholic charitable support efforts in other countries.

Council meetings are held on the second Monday of the month at the Friary at 6:30pm (Mass at 6:30pm followed by dinner and business meeting) and an open meeting to St. Louis parishioners is held the fourth Tuesday of the month. St. Louis the King Council (200 members) was established as part of the St. Louis Catholic Community in 1996. Please contact Rick Opatick, Grand Knight, at 410-531-3560 or Jim Garippa, Membership Chairman at 443-995-1211.

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