News & Announcements

2020 Council Dues - Pay online HERE

Form 1728A

Council dues for 2020 will be $40.

Your Knights of Columbus dues are payable, regardless if you've moved and/or attending another Catholic Church. Remember to keep your First Degree Pledge to "always keep your KofC dues current." Therefore, if you are behind on your dues, pay what you can and/or let SK Norbert Grijalva know of your circumstances (which will be kept private and confidential).


Ways to pay:


1. By cash or check - Made out to KC Council 10861. Mail to our Financial Secretary, SK Norbert Grijalva or bring to January meeting.


2. By credit card through PayPay clicking the PAY NOW button below.




1. Because PayPal charges the Council a transaction fee, we need to charge $41.50 if you pay your dues with a credit card.

2. You do not need a PayPal account to use this function.


Your Survey Form 1728A (Volunteer hours) is also due by Jan. 15, 2020

(a) If mailing, please complete and include the form with your check and return it to SK Norbert Grijalva

(b) To complete a digital form via the website, sign into the Members Only area and click on Record Your Volunteer Hours. Input information and submit.

NOTE: It is only necessary to submit your volunteer hours via one option. Please do not submit both paper and online.


If you have any further questions, please contact SK Norbert Grijalva at


Congrats Mark Deaton

Our very own SK Mark Deaton was named the Top Insurance Agent in Texas during the State Convention on April 26-29. Congrats Mark and thank you for your service to our Council.

VA Visit

Our Council's next scheduled VA Visit is: Feb 17

Members of our Council will meet at the church parking lot at 7:45 and leave at 8 a.m. from St. Ignatius to carpool DeBakey Medical Center. Knights will spend time with veterans and return to St. Ignatius in time for 11 a.m. Mass. The Mass time at the Center's chapel has changed.

Wives and older children (age 13 and up) are also invited.


Knights from around the Archdiocese visit our veterans at DeBakey VA Medical Center every Sunday throughout the year.


Our Council's other scheduled visits this year are:

Sunday Feb 17

Sunday, April 14

Sunday, June 9

New Council Emails

We have created some new emails to go with our new Council website. Email GK Tom Glave or DGK Mike Hill with Council questions Email Membership Director Mark Haubert with new membership or First Degree questions Email prayer requests to be added to our website and emails Email Financial Secretary Norbert Grijalva with questions on membership status or dues Email webmaster to update contact info or with questions on the website



We will be able to pass these emails on to the next set of Officers and Directors each year. The emails will remain the same - and easy to remember - even if O&D members change each fraternal year.

The Ordeal of Chaplain Kapaun

Learn more about Fr. Emil Kapaun and his path to sainthood.


Fr. Kapaun (April 20, 1916-May 23, 1951) was a priest and Army captain who served as a chaplain during World War II and the Korean War. He was captured and died in a prisoner of war camp.

In 1993, Pope John Paull II declared him a Servant of God.

In 2013, Kapaun posthumously recieved the Medal of Honor for his actions in Korea.


A video about Kapaun is posted in our Video section or can be found here:

St. Joseph’s Altar meeting


St. Ignatius will host St. Joseph’s Altar in 2019 and the group is looking for addition help with this special parish tradition. They are expecting to have an even bigger event this year in the renovated Christus Center and commercial kitchen.

There will be a planning meeting on at 7pm Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in the Christus Center for anyone interested in joining this event.

How to Track Volunteer Hours

Council members can track their annual volunteer hours - which are recorded at the end of the year and sent to Supreme - through our new website.


Under the MEMBERS ONLY page, see Record Your Volunteer Hours and Visits. Click the button below and enter your hours in various categories.

You can also set a monthly goal.


The Financial Secretary, Grand Knight and Webmaster will be able to track these online records.


Congratulations to Brother Knights who took home awards during Tuesday's Council meeting:
Rich Rogers - the Pro-Life A.C.E. Wings Award
Robert Skehan - Gold Level Recruiter
Alex Barrera - Silver Level Recruiter
Mark Deaton - Silver Level Recruiter
Jesse Ivers - Silver Level Recruiter

Thank you for all you do for our Council

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest flyer

Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest


Youth from our parish are invited to use their imagination and artistic talents to create a poster that shows the true meaning of Christmas. The poster must be an original picture and include a theme related to “Keep Christ in Christmas.” Posters should include the child’s name, age, grade and a parent’s contact on the back.

The deadline is Friday, Jan. 4. Posters need to be turned into the St. Ignatius office. All entries become the property of the Knights of Columbus and will not be returned.

Prizes will be awarded for age group winners.

Parents can email with questions 

Knights of Columbus License Plate

Get your Knights of Columbus License Plate and help support retired and infirmed priests! $22 of the $30 cost goes to charity. Click here to order 

Update your Profile and Picture on Council 10861’s website

Click here for instructions with pictures.

Our new website – supported by UKnight – has a password-protected Members Only page with our Council’s roster. You can go there to update your contact information and add a picture to your profile.

The following instructions show how to update that information.


1. From our Council’s homepage click on the MEMBERS ONLY button in the left column.

2. Log into the Members Only page by using your KOC membership number and your birthdate.

3. Click Access Council Members List. This opens our Council roster.

4. Find your entry in the Members list. Click the UPDATE button under your entry.

5. To add or change your photo:

     Click Choose File and select a photo from your computer. Click Open.

     Click UPLOAD YOUR NEW PHOTO                                             

6. To update or change contact information:

     Scroll down to the box that reads PLEASE CORRECT THIS INFORMATION.

     Fill in or update contact information.

     Click SUBMIT YOUR CORRECTIONS. These corrections will be updated on the website and will be sent to our Council’s      Financial Secretary to be fixed in his records for Supreme.

7. Click RETURN TO THE UPDATED MEMBERS LIST to return to the Council roster.

How to Volunteer for an Event

Click here for instructions with pictures.

Council Events listed in our EVENTS CALENDAR include volunteer signups if volunteers are needed. You can sign up to volunteer for the event by: 


1. Click EVENTS CALENDAR in left column.

2. Click on an event in calendar. This opens a description of the event with details, time and location. If an event has a volunteer signup, there will be a CLICK TO SIGNUP button

NOTE: You can also send an email to the event chairman if you have questions.

3. When you hit CLICK TO SIGNUP it opens a SIGN-UP ROSTER page.

4. Enter your KOC member number and the number of hours you wish to work. You can also add people (family members) joining you. Click SIGN UP when finished

NOTE: Members of the public (non-Council members) can also volunteer for these events by filling out the For Others in the Community boxes. 

5. A review of your information is shown. Click COMPLETE THIS SIGN-UP to register.

6. You will receive an email after signing up to confirm. You will also be on the event roster so the event chairman can send reminders or updates before the event.


When you return to the EVENTS CALENDAR page, there will be a button at the top that says CLICK HERE to see events for which you have already signed up.

Our Principles

All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles:


Charity - Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.


Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.


Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.


Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.



In 1882, Father Michael J. McGivney gathered a small group of parishioners in St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Conn. His purpose was to establish a group of men, united in their faith and to provide for Catholic families in times of need. This was the beginning of the Knights of Columbus.

Guided by the principles of charity, unity, and fraternity members of the Knights of Columbus work to overcome the hardships that people face in their parishes and communities. We are a growing organization - more than 1.9 million members - and for over 130 years have committed to overcome the challenges of the need for food, shelter, warm clothing and financial security, as well as provide aid for widows and orphans in our local communities.

Joining your local council of the Knights of Columbus can change your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to strengthen your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our portfolio of top-rated insurance products to financially protect your family. Councils conduct many programs that support your parish and community including:

      • Various prayer and Eucharistic adoration programs
      • Participating in the Coats for Kids and Food for Families programs
      • Encouraging vocations to the priesthood and religious life

By joining your local council does not mean that you need to sacrifice quality time with your family. By volunteering an hour here or an hour there - with your family - can make an enormous difference in your life and in the lives of others.

If you’re interested in helping those in need in your parish and community, strengthening your parish and your familial relationships, growing in your faith, and gaining exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for you and your family, then consider joining the Knights of Columbus council associated with your parish.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. This means that an applicant or member accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.


Columbia Magazine - Free subscription to the Order’s award-winning magazine examining issues of concern to Knights, Catholics and families

Knights of Columbus rosary - Blessed by the supreme chaplain, presented during the Admission Degree to each new member

Daily Mass of Remembrance at St. Mary’s Church - Mass for deceased members and their wives at the birthplace of the Order

Insurance - Access to a portfolio of top-quality life insurance, long-term care and annuity products exclusive for members and their families

Family Fraternal Benefit - For eligible families: a) pays $1,500 for the child who dies before the age of 61 days; b) pays $750 for the child who is stillborn at least 20 weeks after conception; c) offers guaranteed-issue insurance - up to $5,000 - to any child under age 18

Orphan Benefit - $80 monthly allotment for orphans of eligible families; up to $7,000 in college scholarships available Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit - Accidental death coverage for member and spouse at no cost

Widow Benefits - a) continues to be covered under the Member/Spouse Fraternal Benefit; b) may purchase life insurance, long-term care insurance or annuities up to one year after insured member’s death; c) receives a free lifetime subscription to Columbia; d) eligible with her children for scholarships, student loans, etc.

Scholarships - Scholarship programs for higher education available to members, their spouses and children

Leadership Development - Opportunity to build personal leadership skills, public speaking ability, organizational skills, etc.

Fourth Degree - Eligibility to join the Patriotic Degree

Honorary Life Membership - At age 70 with 25 years of membership

Membership Card - Entitles participation in all Catholic, fraternal and social activities in member’s council and also in over 15,000 councils throughout the world

Activities - participation in a variety of programs and activities conducted by your council