News & Announcements

Summer Events!
 

See the flyer for updates including Christmas in July, Movie Night, Adopt-a-Street, and Frisco Family Market.

The Chosen Season 4 - Episodes 1 and 2 - 6:30pm at St. Francis Great Hall - C side.

Brothers and Sisters,

This is the final update before we reach the Friday, May 24th FREE showing of The Chosen Season 4 Episodes 1 - 2 at 6:30pm! There are 14 seats that remain available from the Sign Up Genius below. Act today if you want to join all of us and watch this epic series.

Gubbio's Coffee Shop will be open from 6:00pm to 8:00pm during our showing of The Chosen. Thank you to Jim Berios, Manager of the Coffee Shop for making this happen.

Seating is limited to the first 120 people that RSVP via the Sign Up Genius as the showing will be on the C - Side of the Great Hall. Showing Reservations are limited to six people per email account. Families are welcomed, however there will be no Nursery services offered.

Sign Up Genius Link => https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F4BABA722A75-49673765-thechosen

Come and See this FREE showing of The Chosen Season 4 Episodes 1 & 2 presented by the Knights of Columbus - Council 12480 on Friday, May 24th at 6:30pm.

See you soon!

God Bless,
Mark Hutto on behalf of the Knights of Columbus - Council 12480

22-May-2024 CUF Ceremony (Host 12480) 6.30pm at St. Francis Chapel

Welcome to our newest 3rd Degree Knights

Council 12480 degree team conducted their first Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity on Wednesday, December 13th in the St Francis of Assisi chapel. 

Welcome brother knights!

Jose Garza, Martin Ortiz, Daniel DaSauza, Alexander Flores, Edgar Purroy, Adam Gallutia, Tom Cavitt 

 

Exemplification Photo

Exemplification Photo Exemplification Photo
Exemplification Photo Exemplification Photo

 

Congratulations KofC Dallas Diocese Chaplain of The Year - Father Rudy!

Congratulations to our very own Father Rudy Garcia for being awarded the Knights of Columbus Dallas Diocese Chaplain of The the Year!  This was for his efforts this past Fraternal Year (July 2022 thru June 2023).

Council #12480 in Frisco achieved success in executing service programs in Faith, Family Community and Life and has been recognized by the State for its efforts this past year.  

It all starts with Faith, leadership and a desire to serve others.  We thank Father Rudy for helping us put our Faith into Action and for his guidance.  We are better men, fathers and husbands and better able to serve others as a result. 

Congratulations Father Rudy on this award.  One well deserved…

Knights of Columbus Pro-Life ACE Wings

Texas Knights ProLife ACE Wings Application
 

Pro-Life ACE Wings

The "Precious Feet" on the ACE wings are the size and shape of an unborn baby's feet at 10 weeks after conception. 

The ACE Wings
The ACE in ACE Wings stands for – Pro-Life without Apology, without Compromise, without Exception. To earn the ACE Wings a Knight must do 5 public Pro-Life events – a guide to these events can be found on the ACE Wing Application located online at tkofc.org. Please note that only certain events can be repeated, again this is outlined on the form itself. This year’s premium event will be the Texas Rally for Life held in January in Austin. This event will count for 3 of the 5 events needed to earn the ACE Wings.
In the past the ACE Wings were often thought of as an award. Please never refer to it as an award – Each set of ACE Wings represents a child that was lost to abortion – and you cannot “win” this…!! Please simply refer to them as “ACE Wings” and please wear them often, not just to KofC Meetings.

It takes a real man, a brave Knight, to earn and wear the ACE Wings!

Please treat them with the same respect you would any blessed object – ACE wings are sent to you blessed. A guide for wearing the ACE Wings will be distributed to your Diocesan Pro-Life Chairman soon. He will distribute it to the rest of the Diocese.

 

What Community & Family Outreach Programs Do the Knights Support?

Council #12480 works hard all year to support the church, our Seminarians, other ministries and the extended community. 

Here’s a partial list of charities / community programs we support.

Multiple Scholarships for High School Seniors Scholarships for both young Men (Knights) and Women ( Ladies Auxiliary) are available to High School Seniors.

Frisco Threads / CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates (Coats for Kids) Provide warmth for children in need during cold winter months. The goal of the Coats for Kids program is to ensure that no child in North America goes without a coat during the winter season. Through the dedication of councils across the United States and Canada, hundreds of thousands of new winter coats have been distributed to children since program inception.

Council #12480 Movers - We help single mom's in need move to new apartments or homes in the Frisco area.

St. Vincent de Paul Support: Council #12480 helps SVdP run Bingo Charity events for the poor.  St Vincent de Paul assists over 800 families per year with rent, utilities and food, in addition to meeting with families one-on-one to determine how to best assist them.

Special Olympics The Knights of Columbus has a unique partnership with the Special Olympics and has helped disabled athletes train for and compete in games around the world. Knights of Columbus councils have assisted with all aspects of the program from fundraising to feeding the athletes, organizing and judging events, and providing equipment and awards. Without the support of the Knights, participants would not be able to train for the events that they love.  

Bob Stras High School Basketball Tournament Sponsors - We help sponsor 16 area High School girls & boys teams that play at Bishop Lynch High School in December. Operating costs, trophies, shirts, gifts are all covered.

Veterans, First Responders

Miracle League

Rogers Elementary School St Francis has partnered with Rogers, a Title I school in our area to provide additional volunteers and donations. 

Project Calcutta & McKinney Street Showers for those in need: Knights help organize and serve the Dallas area Community. Food, drink, clothing for those in need, improvement projects, helping hands

Food for Families - Frisco Family Services, Feed My Starving Children. 170+ meals donated during our Thanksgiving Box drive for Frisco Family Services.  Feed my Starving Children - Boxes packed: 118, Meals: 25,488, Kids fed for a year: 69, Cost: $6,117.12.  Cars Under The Stars Drive In Movie & Trivia Nights: Sponsor and help run monthly events to raise money and collect food to donate for Frisco Family Services.

Habitat for Humanity: Knights of Columbus councils work closely with Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit Christian organization, to build homes with families in need at substantially reduced costs. Each year, councils throughout the Order donate a considerable number of volunteer hours and dollars to this worthy cause.

KofC Global Wheelchair Mission / American Wheelchair Mission - Providing the gift of mobility locally and abroad.  Council #12480 donated $1500 towards the purchase of wheelchairs so far this year.  A $150 donation will deliver a brand-new wheelchair to a child, teen, or adult in need of Hope, Mobility, Freedom, and Independence. It is estimated that 1 wheelchair providing mobility to a person impacts 10 people in a positive way, including caregivers.

Frisco Adopt a Street - Street Cleanup - Periodic event to pick up trash along Eldorado Parkway from Preston Road to just past the Church property.

Bella House - Residence for homeless pregnant women

 

 

Safe Environment Training - Required Annually

Click Here For More Information on Safe Environment and To Take Training
 

Safe Environment Training is REQUIRED for all Knights who participate in any church ministry or Knights event involving youth, seniors or the vulnerable.  Annual training renewal is required to maintain Safe Environment Clearance status.

"Protecting our children is the sacred duty of every Knight." - Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly.

We encourage all of our Council members to be Safe Environment cleared. 

We need your help. Please check your latest status and complete the steps needed to be Safe Environment Cleared.

Please see the following site for more information on the process and to take on-line training:
https://www.stfoafrisco.org/safe-environment

 

Note: A group of #12480 viewed the protecting seniors training video in April. It took approximately 45 minutes to complete the training and brief quiz at the end.

Please carve out a little time to get this done.

Tom Deen (tomdeen@yahoo.com) is our Council #12480 Safe Environment Chair.

Terry Bannerman (tbannerman@stfoafrisco.org)  is our St. Francis of Assisi Safe Environment Coordinator.

Please reach out to them if you have any questions or concerns.  Thanks for your help and for all that you do as Knights! 

KofC Insurance Agent's Corner

KofC Insurance Update September 2023
 

USCCB Investment Guidelines Article
 

KofC Members aren't required to purchase insurance but we certainly encourage Council Members to review the products available that can help protect their families.  

Our Knights of Columbus Insurance Agent is Don Burks.  Don is an excellent Insurance Agent and is rated in the top 10 in the nation! 

Please see his latest Insurance Update that was discussed in the last meeting and contact him with any questions.  

Click HERE to go to Don's site for more information 

Welcome to the Knights of Columbus Council #12480

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  1. We are Catholic men building a bridge back to faith. There is much good and necessary work to be done in this world, and that’s what the Knights do everyday.
  2. As Knights, our duty is to lead our families, protect our parishes, and serve our communities.
  3. Where there is a need, there is a KNIGHT!
  4. Put your Faith into Action!

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General Membership Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each Month at 7:30 PM in the Parish Center.