News & Announcements

St. Francis of Assisi - St. Francis Celebration Event - Knights needed to serve Beer & Wine 10/1

St. Francis is planning to hold an event from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM following the Vigil Mass on Saturday evening 10/1. 

There will be food and drinks available in different tents along with music / entertainment.

Knights are needed to assist with serving of beer & wine in a designated area, and tear down.   

We need all hands on deck to help the Church with this event.

Set Up - 4:00PM for set up bar area, ice, prep (4 needed)  

Shift 1 - Knights to serve beer & wine 6:00 to 8:00 (6 needed) 

Shift 2 - Knights to serve beer & wine 8:00 to 10:00 (6 needed) 

Close out , tear down 9:00 - 10:00 (6 needed)

Click here to Sign Up:

Knights of Columbus Council #12480: Feast of St. Francis - Knights to Serve Beer & Wine (

Please contact Kells with any questions


Faith - Tuesday Morning Catholic Men's Fellowship - ACTS: The Spread of the Kingdom

The Tuesday Morning Catholic Men's Fellowship group began their new Bible studies serices "ACTS: The Spread of the Kingdom" in May.  The series will run thru September.  The Video series is led by Jeff Calvins a subject matter expert on the subject.  The study is produced by Ascension.  Week 19 ACTS 25 continues on Tuesday 9/27.

Please join us in the San Damiano room on Tuesday mornings!  You can jump in at any time.

Contact Mark Hutto for more information.

Life - Hike for Life at St. Michael's in McKinney 10/1 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM

The goal of the Hike this year to is raise funds for area Crisis Pregnancy Centers and raise awareness of the dignity of life, from conception to natural death.  Funds raised are distributed to Pro-Life Ministries in the area. They in turn provide supplies, and support for families that choose life!  Please note there will be an increased need for support now that Roe has been overturned.   Your help is needed more than ever.

Please consider being part of Hike for Life 2022.  Sponsor a Hiker from a St. Francis of Assisi Team or register yourself and join us!  Our Council will be working with the SFOA Respect Life Team & the Roses to raise funds. 

Click here to Register or to Sponsor a SFOA Hiker:

The Hike for Life was able to provide funds to the following groups last year.

White Rose Pregnancy Center - $30,000
Birth Choice Pregnancy Center - $30,000
Mater Filius Maternity Home - $10,000
Bella House Maternity Home - $10,000
In My Shoes Maternity Home - $10,000
Guadalupe Maternity Shelter - $10,000
Catholic Pro-Life Community - $10,000
Option Line (24 hour Pregnancy Hotline) - $1,000
Guadalupe Radio Network - $1,000

St. Michael's Church
411 Paula Road
McKinney, TX 75069
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Please contact Kells, Lance Christine, Joe Vo or Kerry Rhodes for more information from St. Francis.  George Fuchs from St. Michael's can be contacted as well, 972-965-6033.  

Mother Teresa - No Greater Love Movie - 2 Days Only 10/3 & 10/4

Mother Teresa: No Greater Love

Available for 2 days only - Monday Oct 3 & Tuesday Oct 4 at Cinemark Frisco Square. 
GK is planning on going Oct. 4th. Please join us!  All Knights are encouraged to attend.

Twenty-five years have passed since the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta , sparking a renewed interest in this spiritual giant of the 20th century. Filmed on 5 continents and featuring unprecedented access to institutional archives and the apostolates of the Missionaries of Charity, this film reveals not just who Mother Teresa was, but how her singular vision to serve Christ in the poor continues to be realized through the Missionaries of Charity today.

4th Degree Exemplification Event at St. Francis of Assisi - 10/15

Form 4 Application

October 15th 4th Degree Exemplification Trifold

October 15th 4th Degree Exemplification Candidate Member Reservations Form

We have an important 4th Degree related event coming up at St. Francis in October.  We'll need your help!

  • The KofC 4th Degree will be conducting an Exemplification for new 4th Degree members 10/15. A light 9:00 AM Breakfast & 11:15 AM Lunch will be served. Council assistance is needed to help serve breakfast and lunch.   
  • A banquet will be catered at 2:45 PM followed by 5PM Mass at the end of the day. The Color Corp will be in attendance. 
  • Father Rudy will be going thru his Exemplification on 10/15 and will become a 4th Degree Knight!   We'll have another 10 or so from our own Council joining him in that Degree Ceremony.  Please support them! 

Council #12480 will assist in serving breakfast & lunch for that 10/15 event.  

Sign up here:

Interested in becoming a 4th Degree Knight?   Please ask for a Form 4 and register as soon as possible if you are interested in becoming a member of the Patriotic arm of the Knights. All 3rd Degree Council members are eligible to become 4th Degree members. Contact District Master Ken Franch (, SK John Bannerman ( or Assembly 3004 Faithfull Navigator SK Troy A Scheffman ( for more information.

Help Wanted - St. Francis of Assisi needs help with new Masses starting 9/11

  • St. Francis of Assisi has announced their new Mass schedule that will be effective 9/11.  There will be new Masses added and there will be changes in Mass schedules.

The Knights have been requested to assist in a few areas:

1.) Assist in setting up for new Masses in the Great Hall.  The Council #12480 Community Team has committed to covering September Mass Set Up in the Great Hall Saturday eve at 9:00 PM prior to new Masses on Sunday in the Great Hall.  Contact Ken LaPlante or Tom May if you can help with set up Saturday evenings 9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1

The church will need additional help around 11:00 AM with tear down after that last Mass is completed.  Please chip in if you are available at that time on Sunday with the tear down.

2.) More Ministry Resources are needed to staff all the Masses - They need more Ushers, EMs, FACs/SACS, Lectors, Greeters, Security Ministry personnel.  Please sign up today if you haven't already.  

3.) Note - We have a new Monthly Mass for the Disabled that starts in October as well.  Let's be sure to support Life by ensuring there are enough Knights and resources available to support those with special needs at those Masses.

Contact Chris Moen in the SFOA Office with any questions.


Young Adults / Youth Volunteers Needed For Sunday Nights!

The Young Adults / Youth Ministry held their Kickoff  "Messtival" on Sunday 9/11.   Thanks to the Knights for helping to make that a success!  

There is a marked increase in demand by middle school aged kids and up to attend Sunday evening 5:30PM - 7:00 PM Ministry sessions.  A number of them are currently being turned away due to a lack of volunteers to support them. 

The St. Francis Youth need your help!  They need 20 Safe Environment Cleared Adults to Volunteer. 

Additional information on volunteering can be found via the following URL:

Please contact Alec Banda, The new Youth Ministry Director at 814-931-8012 or with any questions.

Thanks again for your help! 

Save the Date - The Next General Membership Meeting is Thursday 10/13 @ 7:30 PM

Save the date - the next General Membership Meeting is scheduled for Thursday evening 10/13 at 7:30 PM in the Parish Center - Meeting Rooms A&B (Father McGivney Room)


Save the Date - Ladies Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar - Oct 22 - Knights Needed to Serve Breakfast & Lunch

Holiday Bazaar - Click Here to get to the Holiday Bazaar Site


The Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting their Holiday Bazaar once again this year on Saturday Oct. 22nd from 9:00AM to 4:00PM.

We will need Knights to assist in serving Breakfast & Lunch at that event. 



Council #12480 will be hosting a Margarita & Tequila Tasting Event on November 4th to help raise funds for Charity and to enable our Council to continue serving the Community.

You and Your Lady are invited! 

The Margarita & Tequila Tasting Event comes complete with a wonderful meal featuring fajita tacos and tasty compliments. On the drink front, 5 drinking tasting stations will highlight specialty tequila and margaritas on the rocks.

The cost is $60 per person to include 1 raffle ticket and admission to partake in the various drink options including food and fellowship. A silent auction is schedule for additional fundraising and special gifts.



Community - Council #12480 Community Committee Planning Meeting - Tuesday 8/30

The Community Committee held a planning meeting at Ken LaPlante's house on Tuesday 8/30 at 7:30PM   

12101 Wildwood Lane, Frisco, TX 75035. 

Meetings are held monthly.  

The Committee will provide an update at the next General Membership meeting and will announce the date for their next planning meeting at that time.  

Please contact Ken ( or Tom May ( if you are interested in joining that Committee.


Project Finding Calcutta - Save the Date - Community Service 12/17

Click on this QR Code to Register as a Volunteer!

Serve the poorest of the poor in the spirit of Mother Teresa. We will begin with fellowship and prayer at 9:00 a.m. in the Parish Center and then separate into smaller groups.

There will be three opportunities to serve:
1) Comfort the elderly by creating a beautiful garden at a nursing home
2) Help the Missionaries of Charity sisters in assisting the low-income families, organize items at a food pantry
3) Go to downtown Dallas to help feed the homeless on the streets.
The Council worked with other volunteers on 9/17/22 to serve the Dallas Community. 
The next event is scheduled for Saturday, December 17, 2022 
We will start in rooms A and B at the parish center at 9:00 AM and will end approximately 1:00 PM.

Welcome to the Knights of Columbus Council #12480

  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!

Come join us!

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