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KofC Council #12480 March Madness Pool - Brackets Open 3/12. Sign Up Today!

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You are invited to participate in the KofC 12480 March Madness Pool. Brackets will go live the evening of 3/12/2023. Please join in the fun and invite your friends by forwarding this email. Proceeds will help us cover scholarships for High School Seniors. 

Please make your $25 donation at this link.

Then add your bracket at the cbssports site below.


$25 Donation Per Bracket

1st Place 30% of Total

2nd Place 15% of Total

3rd Place 5% of Total

KofC 12480 50% of Total

Pool Rules

Standard Scoring

First Round                      1 pt

Second Round                 2 Pts

Sweet 16                          4 Pts

Elite 8                               8 Pts

Final Four                         16 Pts

Championship                 32 Pts

Tiebreaker: Championship Game’s Final Total Score


"Bracket Comish" Tom Deen

KofC Fish Frys 2/24 thru 3/31. (Note - No Fish Fry on 3/3 or 3/24 due to Spanish Mission Lenten Events)

The Knights will be helping St. Francis again this year with Fish Frys from Friday 2/24 thru March 31st.

Fish Frys will be held on the following Friday evenings: 

2/24, 3/10, 3/17, 3/31

(Note - No Fish Fry on 3/3 or 3/24 due to Spanish Mission Lenten Events)

Alex Orta will be leading our crews and will need plenty of help with cooking, kitchen help and with serving the community.

Help will be needed - We will start at 3PM getting food and the room ready.

Alex will start the food line by 5:15 or so for some of the early birds.

Main rush hits around 6ish so need some servers are needed around then.

Around 7:30 we will start the clean up phase.

We will run up to 8PM or as long as we have food to serve.

North Texas Catholic Brothers for Christ Men's Conference - 4/22 - At St. Francis of Assisi

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The North Texas Catholic Brothers for Christ Men's Conference will be held at St. Francis of Assisi in Frisco this year! 

The event is scheduled for Saturday 4/22 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. 

They have an awesome group of speakers scheduled - Dr. David Anders - EWTN, Father Donald Calloway and Matthew Leonard. 

The event will have inspiring talks, fellowship, Reconciliation, spending time in Adoration, sharing participation in the Rosary, and Mass. 

Take some time focusing on the gifts the Lord gave us.  Please register now to save your spot!

They will need volunteers at St. Francis to help set up the event, with traffic control, and with tear down.  Stay tuned for a volunteer signup sheet.  Please consider attending and volunteering where you can to assist.  

Council #12480 - Payment Center - Pay Dues or Donate to Charity - Due date 2/15/23

Click here to pay your dues online or to make an additional charity donation

You can now pay your council dues online!  

Your annual dues are important for the Council to be able to do all that is does for the Community, and for our Church.  Please do pay as soon as you can and stay current. 

Click the grey Button and select the payment link to pay your dues or to make an additional donation to charity.

Our Financial Secretary, Scott Maier will also provide invoices in the mail for those who wish to pay via check.  

Scott will send your updated Council Membership Card once your dues are paid. 

Thanks again for all that you do as Knights!   We're looking forward to another great year in 2023.

Dues are officially due to be paid by February 15th 2023.

Knights of Columbus, Ladies Auxiliary & Women of St. Francis Scholarships

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Dear Graduating Seniors,
We are excited to invite you to apply for one of our scholarships offered from three of our parish organizations: the St. Francis Knights of Columbus, Ladies Auxiliary and Women of St. Francis. We are very excited to open the invitation to ALL high school senior students to apply for scholarships!
It is our hope that the scholarship will alleviate some financial burden so that students can continue their spiritual growth in college. The Knights of Columbus will be awarding two (2) $1,000 General Scholarships and one (1) $1,000 Scholarship for a Columbian Squire. The Ladies Auxiliary will be awarding two (2) $1,000 General Scholarships and one (1) $1,000 Scholarship for a Squire Rose. The Knights' scholarships will be for eligible high school senior boys and the Ladies' scholarships will be for eligible high school senior girls. The Women of St. Francis will be awarding three (3) $1,000 General Scholarships. Trade and technical school applicants are also eligible for their scholarships. 

Applications are available in the church office and on this website. Applications may be returned to the church office or mailed to the following address:
Knights of Columbus OR Ladies Auxiliary OR Women of St. Francis Scholarship
(please specify for which you are applying)
c/o Knights of Columbus #12480
PO Box 1920
Frisco, TX 75034

Please see this link for more information & details on the process:

January 1st - Applications available ONLINE
March 1st - Application available online and at church office
March 31st - Application deadline (ALL applications must be postmarked March 31, 2023)
May 2023 - Winners announced at 7:00pm Graduation Mass & Reception (exact time TBD)
We are excited and proud to offer these recognition scholarships and are proud of all our graduating seniors!
God Bless,
Jeremy Lunn
Knights of Columbus Scholarship Chair

Diana Elwell
Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship Chair

Community - Council #12480 Community Committee Planning Meeting - Monday 3/20 7:15 PM Rudy's BBQ

The next Community Committee will hold a planning meeting at Rudy's BBQ in Frisco on Monday 3/20 at 7:15 PM   

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 Spencer Kelly if you are interested in joining that Committee.

St. Joseph's Day Bread - Help Needed on 3/19 to Hand Out Bread After All Masses

Council #12480 has donated $1,000 to St. Francis to assist with covering the cost of St. Joseph's Day Bread.

Help is also needed in passing out bread at the 3/18 Vigil Mass and after Masses on 3/19.  Please spend a few minutes after Mass to help distribute the bread. 

The tradition of the “St. Joseph Table” of food (“la tavala di San Giuseppe”) has its origins in Sicily. Legends from the Middle Ages attributed the end of a devastating drought to a prayer-devotion that the Sicilian people made to St. Joseph. This celebration is a symbolic “thank you” and renewal of the Sicilian people’s devotion to Saint Joseph. It is a shared celebration with the entire community where the riches of food are given as alms to the poor: Traditional etiquette is that no one can be turned away from this table.
It is meant to feed not only friends and relatives but, traditionally, to feed the hungry strangers, those who cannot host their own Table either due to poverty or a particularly bad harvest in their family or having run out of food over the wintertime.

KofC Insurance Agent's Corner - March 2023

KofC Insurance Update March 2023

Click Here To Go To Our Insurance Agent's Site For More Information

USCCB Investment Guidelines Article - March

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.  

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Knights of Columbus Council #12480 Charity Derby Knights Fundraiser - May 6th

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Save the Date!  KofC Council #12480 is moving their largest Charity Fundraiser of the year to May 6th.

Derby Knights - Dinner, Dancing & Dice


Calling all Southern Belles and Gentlemen to enjoy a night of Fellowship. Dancing inspired by DJ Kyle, Dinner by Chef Biagio, Derby inspired Craft Cocktails, and Casino Games.

Single: $75
Couple: $130
Table of 8: $500

Your help is needed - Buy tickets now, donate raffle/auction items, volunteer to help, and help sell entry/raffle tickets. 
Knights and ladies are asked to support the Derby Knights silent auction and raffle prizes by making a donation.

Here is what we need: donations of items including any type of gift cards, sporting event tickets, Uber Vouchers, nice containers and baskets and or complete gift baskets.

For convenience, we created an Amazon list of suggested items that we can build baskets out of, with a wide range of prices. See that list here:
You can bring donations to the next General Membership meeting or you can make arrangements with Ken LaPlante or Elizabeth McCarthy to drop off / pick up.

Ken’s contact information: . 

12101 Wildwood LN
Frisco, TX 75035
Cell: 214 326-6898

Elizabeth McCarthy’s Email:

Life - Thanks For Helping to Move Furniture for a Single Mom - Project Gabriel!

Lance Christine and his wife donated some bedroom furniture to help a single mom who is being assisted by the Project Gabriel Ministry.   Lance Christine met Greg Theisen and Tom may to complete that move on 2/10.  A dresser,  Queen mattress and Box spring, Queen bed frame, 2 Side tables, 2 Lamps, shades were moved on that day.  

The Causey family also donated additional furniture for the same project Gabriel mom.  Bryan Causey, Dennis Pedini, Joe Ellis, Tom May, Grady Hill and Kells all met to pick up the furniture and get that moved on Saturday 2/18.  

Items delivered:  Kitchen table & chairs, Glass table, book case, desk, 2 TV stands/cabinets, lamps, end table, vacuum cleaner, ironing board. 

A couch was also donated to a local thift store. 

Thanks to the Christines and the Causey Families for being so generous and donating the items in need.  Thanks to our other Brothers who helped move the items on those two weekends. 

Great Job Brother Knights!  


Bishop’s Prolife Dinner - Dallas 3/25

Join Bishop Edward J. Burns at the 30th Annual Bishop's Pro-Life Dinner benefiting the Catholic Pro-Life Community at the Renaissance Addison Hotel. The evening will feature a live and silent auction, raffle, live music, and so much more... all in celebration of LIFE!

Community - Frisco ISD - Rogers Elementary Needs Help From the Knights

In June 2022, when St. Francis of Assisi launched our Mission Statement of Matthew 28:16-20 and our new Strategic Plan, one of our strategic priorities is a greater focus on outreach and getting more involved in our Frisco and surrounding community. We are excited to announce that St. Francis of Assisi and Frisco ISD have established a community-school partnership geared toward supporting Rogers Elementary. Rogers.

The school has asked for our support of their Mystery Reader Literacy program. A mystery reader is a guest reader who reads aloud to a classroom either a favorite book from home or from the teacher's library. As a volunteer, you can help build our community partnership and establish lasting literacy skills in our youth.

In order to volunteer, FISD requires a background check through VOLY. Visit to create your account and be cleared for volunteering.

Lisa Maier is our St. Francis of Assisi Outreach Liaison and will be our guest speaker at the 2/9 General Membership Meeting.  She can be contacted afterwards with any questions. Lisa Maier: 630-730-3461

All Knights participating will need to be Safe Environment cleared by the church as well.  

Membership / Church Drive 2/18 & 2/19, Great Job - Thank You!

Thanks to Father Rudy for allowing our Council to conduct a membership drive this past weekend.  We had members speak at the Ambo for a few minutes prior to each Mass.  Father Rudy pitched the Knights as well during the Mass.  Thank you, Father, for the kind words.  

Thanks to Greg Theisen, Bryan Causey and Ricardo Gonzalez of our Membership team for their dedication and for organizing the event.  Thanks also to the Knights who spoke and for those who supported us at our membership table in the Narthex after Mass. 

We ended up with 10 New candidates filling out form 100s, 2 transfers and another 15+ that provided their contact information on the Interested list!   

Great work team!  We're looking forward to seeing the new candidates read in, and complete an exemplification ceremony to become official members of our Order. 


Faith - Tuesday Morning Catholic Men's Fellowship - The Chosen Season One - Began 1/24. Join us!

The Chosen Season One - Began 1/24.  Feel free to jump in anytime though! 

Show Overview
As the biggest crowdfunded project in TV history, The Chosen is the first-ever multi-season show about the life of Jesus. This series allows viewers to see the life of Jesus through the eyes of those that knew Him. Follow the transformations of His followers through the ministry of Jesus as He journeys to change the world.

The Chosen, the first multi-season show about Jesus’s life, hopes to take you deeper into gospel stories by retelling and expounding on the character and intentions of Jesus and those who knew Him.

Watch Anytime. Anywhere
The Angel app is the home of record-shattering stories that amplify light. In the Angel app users can watch full episodes, cast to their television, pay-it-forward to fund future seasons of shows they love and buy official merchandise. Download the app below for free.

Please feel free to join us any Tuesday @ 6:15am in the San Damiano Room.

Contact Mark Hutto for more information.

Save the date - ACTS Golf Tournament Fundraiser - 4/29

The Knights of Columbus Council #12480 supports and sponsors ACTS.  We encourage all members to go to a retreat! 

The annual ACTS fundraiser will be held on April 29th.  

Go to the following link to purchase tickets!

Save the Date! KofC Texas State Convention in Dallas May 5-7

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Save the Date! The KofC Texas State Convention will be held here in Dallas May 5-7.

Where we can help here in the Dallas Area...

Note from SK Reed Fontenot:

"As you are aware, the Texas Knights of Columbus State Convention will be held at the Sheraton Hotel, downtown Dallas, on May 5-7. We will front the cost of many of the expenses which is why the Advertisement Booklet AND the Friday, May 5 Casino Knight need to successful!

We are coming to you asking for your help with prize donations for the Casino Knight. This will be a fun filled event with a live band and many gaming tables.

We will need 20+ prizes ranging from $50 to $250 for patrons to bid for at the end of the night. Last time we did this the Committee purchased all the prizes which did take away from our overall profit. As councils and assemblies would you help us with this? Are there Knights with their own businesses and products that may want to gain visibility with? Knights from all over the State will be here so most prizes would need to be portable. Attached is a list of proposed baskets that could be put together as well.
We will need several volunteer dealers for the night
Can anyone donate two large rolls of tickets (as in the 50/50)?

If you can help, please contact Reed Fontenot, 501-920-0102, Would you be able to do so by mid-March at the latest? Thank you in advance!"

SK Reed A Fontenot, III, PGK, FDD
Knights of Columbus
2023 State Convention Co-Chair
2022-23 Texas State Director
State Charities

Kolbe Prison Ministry - Annual Conference at St. Francis of Assisi 7/22 - Volunteers Needed to Serve Breakfast & Lunch

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Click Here to Go To The Kolbe Prison Ministry Site for More Information

We had two guest speakers at our 3/9/23 General Membership meeting from the Kolbe Prison Ministry. Brother Knight Kerry Johnston and Deacon Larry Harmon spoke about the Ministry and the need for volunteers.  

The ministry has its roots in ACTS. The mission is carried out by presenting a three-day retreat within the prison followed by ongoing Catholic formation. Each prison is served by local Catholic volunteers who bring into the prisons training materials, literature, and videos with the purpose of educating inmates about the Catholic faith and answering those who have shown an interest in learning more about the Catholic faith after attending a retreat.

The ministry has grown and now covers most Dioceses in Texas and has expanded to other states.  The annual Kolbe Prison Ministry Conference is being held right here at St. Francis on July 22nd.  They need help from the Knights to serve food at Breakfast & Lunch for the conference.  

Please consider signing up to help on 7/22 and perhaps serving on a Kolbe retreat in the future.   More information to come soon.  Save the date on your calendar! 

See the flyer for more information. 


Faith - Men's Exodus 90 Tailgate at St. Francis - To be rescheduled - New Date TBA

St. Francis of Assisi is working with St. Martin de Porres on a new 90 day spiritual exercise program called Exodus 90.

The program is designed for men with a goal to grow closer to God, to their spouse, their children, and their friends. And to become a more selfless man, living for others and not for himself.

A "Tailgate" was scheduled for February 25th.   Per Alec Banda this event will be rescheduled due to unforeseen circumstances.   New date will be announced soon.  Stay tuned...  

Schedule of Events:
10-10:30 am, Social
10:30-10:45 am, Opening Comments
10:45-11:45 am, Adoration/Rosary
11:45-12:25 pm, Tailgate Lunch/Beer Social (Hosted by Biagio of Luciano)
12:30-1:30 pm, Men's Talk by Nathaniel Binversie
1:30-2 pm, Small Group Discussion
2-2:30 pm, Closing comments and extended social

The Knights of Columbus Council #12480 & St. Martin de Porres Council are Sponsors for the event. 

New reservation link will be provided once the event is rescheduled.  

Additional information on Exodus 90 can be found here in the meantime:

1/23/23 - Update - To be rescheduled due to unforeseen events with the planned Speaker per Alec Banda.  New date - TBD.  

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.