Installation of Officers FY 2021-22
Our Faith in Action Team

Ladies in the Chambers!
Breaking tradition after 71 years

The 3 Musketeers of Karma
George, Rick and Andrew
See article below.

It's not home, but IC it works well
for our first Council Meeting back

Pizza and beverages top the return
to in-person Council meetings

Nevada State Conference Attendees
with the 2021 Family Award

Sierra Higley, one of four students being awarded a scholarship under
our 2021 Scholastic Financial Aid program

Pray for us, Blessed Michael McGivney.
See Celebratory Mass report.

Packaging 2,000 holiday meals for the
Boys and Girls Clubs in Northern Nevada

Mark and Judy Lane loaded up and ready
to distribute perishable food to fight hunger

How many Knights does it take to make a Breakfast with Santa pancake?
Answer: 24 volunteers

Member Knights delivering winter wear to
the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows

Grilling for Sparks Police Dept.
Appreciation Luncheon

Honoree SK Michael Morris and Lady Carla
2020 Military Appreciation Dinner

No matter what language,
it’s a plea for Life

Fr. George and GK Chuck with
Ponderosa Council Star Award

Past and present Grand Knights
prepare the Silver Rose for travel.

Pro-Life League of Nevada supporters at the
Friends for Life Dinner.

Holding Nevada’s first Exemplification of
Charity, Unity and Fraternity

Special Olympics Northern Nevada Regionals Bowling Volunteers

Hosting the Holy Cross Parish Christmas Party
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Council Announcements


The next COUNCIL MEETING to be held on August 3rd at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Faith Formation building located at the east end of the Immaculate Conception parish parking lot, Sparks, NV. Refer to Event Calendar for map. The gavel drops at 7:00pm; refreshments follow. Ladies are welcome.

Consider donating to the FANS FOR SENIORS program to help seniors in need beat the heat. Click KOLOCares-Fan Drive for details. An average box fan costs about $20. It’s worth a lot more than that to seniors in need as the temperatures approach 100 degrees.  Council campaign ends August 3rd.    

August 6th is the 1st Friday of the Month at Holy Cross. A Healing Mass is at 9:00am. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION follows until 4:30pm. Consider spending an hour in prayer and meditation. Click here to learn more. Attendees most needed in the afternoon.

BLESSED FR. MICHAEL J McGIVNEY FEAST DAY MASS will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, Sparks, NV. on August 13th at 6:00pm. Refer to Event Calendar for map.   

KNIGHTS AT THE ACES: Enjoy Aceball at Greater Nevada Field with friends and family as the league leading Reno Aces (ARI) take on the Sacramento River Cats (SF) on Saturday, August 28th.  First pitch is at 6:35pm. Click here to learn more. Order tickets by August 13th.

The Council announces its FAMILY OF THE YEAR and its KNIGHT OF THE YEAR awardees.  And just who are these men (and one woman) called Knights? To learn more, just look down below.

Ke-mo sah-bee, who was that masked man?  To find out, view the latest COUNCIL MEMBER PHOTO CLIPS in MEMBERS ONLY (menu on the left) under MEMBER LIST where members are unmasked.


To view, print out, or add to the COUNCIL PRAYER LIST, just click on PRAYER REQUESTS (menu on the left).

To process a Council BILL PAYMENT REQUEST, go to MEMBERS ONLY (menu on the left) under COUNCIL ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Council volunteers at SPARKS POLICE Station hullabaloo. Det. McGarrett ordered Dano to "book ‘em.” Sgt. Friday insisted on "just the facts, ma'am.” Click here to view (w)rap sheet.

To view our THE 24-HOUR KNIGHT, Click hereIt’s a program that can put your Faith in Action.


Upcoming Council Events

Your Field Agent

Joseph Melancon

I'm your Council's Field Agent.

I am able to provide a comprehensive financial and insurance needs analysis at no cost to all of my members. Through this process I am able to help them identify solutions and attain their financial goals while remaining true to our Catholic beliefs.

Click Here to visit my site.

About Our Council

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Council Meeting Schedule

1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM

Council Officers Planning Meeting Schedule

3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30PM

Council Columbian Squires Meeting Schedule

1st Monday of the month at 6:30 PM

Meetings Location

Holy Cross St. Joseph Hall Chambers
5650 Vista Blvd
Sparks, NV 89436 US

Council Officers

State Deputy's Message

Worthy State Officers, District Deputies, Directors, Chairmen, Coordinators, Grand Knights, my dear Brother Knights,

And just like that… the last couple of years had gone by.

Two powerful words- Thank you!
Thank you for your support during my term as your State Deputy, 2019-2021.

Grateful for the enthusiasm, dedication and energy as we propelled our jurisdic...

State Chaplain's Message

Final Homiletic Tips for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time (B) (June 27, 2021):

Current Newsletter

Family of the Month


Few can match the commitment of the Herbert A. Melendez family to Holy Cross Catholic Community. SK Herb has been a Council member for 14 years and a Former District Deputy. In addition to being a Eucharistic Minister, a Lector, and a translator for the ...

Knight of the Month

Robert F. Bertschinger

This month the Council honors SK Bob Bertschinger, 51 years a knight and former softball player on the senior circuit. Scouts would classify him as a versatile player who can cover many bases. He is the Greeter at the 5:00pm mass, as well as head Usher an...

Family of the Year


In addition to being our Community Director where he and Lady Irma led the Sprouts Initiative program to State recognition, Bro. Andrew serves as our Council Chancellor. He is also a member of our Combined Degree Team, a parish Lector, and sings in the p...

Knight of the Year

Russell J. Bernhardt

In a year of challenges, our Council remained successful. Communication was the key. As Financial Secretary, SK Russ kept in contact with USPS mailings and emails regarding dues, bill payment authorizations, awards, and membership changes. As Acting Co...