About Maria Council
Maria Council actively supports the Catholic community of Park Ridge and the greater Chicagoland area through a variety of fraternal and charitable activities, including its annual MR/LD Tootsie Roll Drive to support mentally handicapped individuals. Each year, Maria Council brings Catholic families together at its annual Fish Frys, Family Picnic and its Keep Christ in Christmas Concert. With monies raised from such events, Maria Council gives back to the community by supporting organizations that focus on promoting Catholic family values, aid to our men and women of the armed forces, Pro-Life efforts, and assistance to those with mental disabilities, just to name a few.
Maria Council is a regular recipient of the Star Council Award and the Holy Grail Award for exemplary efforts in reaching and far exceeding its membership and charitable goals. Much of Maria Council’s recent success can be attributed to Past Grand Knight Henry Jarosz and his excellent leadership of this fast growing council.
Please consider joining the men of Maria Council to help make a difference in our Catholic community.
If your father or grandfather was a Knight, why not follow in their footsteps and join the men of Knights of Columbus, Maria Council.