News & Announcements

Scholarships for Knights, Ladies Auxiliary and Women of St Francis Open January 1st.

Scholarship Application Instructions and Qualifications
 

Scholarship Cover Letter (English/EspaƱol)
 

Download Application
 

Knights of Columbus, Ladies Auxiliary and Women of St Francis

St Francis of Assisi, Frisco, TX
Parish Scholarships

Submission Deadline:  March 31st, 2024

 

High School seniors, from ANY School District, private school or home school, of registered St Francis members may apply for the scholarships available from St. Francis Knights of Columbus, Ladies Auxiliary and Women of St. Francis.

 

Knights Logo

The Knights of Columbus will be awarding two (2) $1,000 General Scholarships and one (1) $1,000 Scholarship for a Columbian Squire. Available to high school boys.

 

Ladies Logo

The Ladies Auxiliary will be awarding two (2) $1,000 General Scholarships and one (1) $1,000 Scholarship for a Squire Rose. Available for high school girls. 

 

WOSF Logo

The Women of St. Francis will be awarding three (3) $1,000 General Scholarships. Available to both boys and girls. 

 

Note: Technical school applicants are also eligible for their scholarships.

Students may submit two (2) applications: one (1) for the Knights/Ladies' scholarship and one (1) for Women of St. Francis scholarship.

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

(there is no option for online submission)


TIMELINE

  • January 1st - Applications available ONLINE
  • March 1st - Printed application available at church office
  • March 31st - Application deadline (ALL applications must be postmarked March, 31st)
  • April 3rd - Evaluation and scoring phase begins
  • May - 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
Auriel Ganz
Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship Chair
Cindy Toops
Women of St. Francis Scholarship Chair

 

Click the buttons below to download the information:

Instruction & Qualifications

Cover Letter (English/Español)

Download Application

 

Lenten Fish Fry

Join the Knights as they host Fish Fry meals during lent

There will be meals served prior to vespers and stations of the cross on the following dates:

  • 2/16
  • 2/23
  • 3/1
  • 3/8
  • 3/15
  • 3/22

 

Volunteers are needed to help with food prep, cooking, kitchen help, and with serving the community. 

3:00 pm - food and dining room prep

5:15 pm - food service begins

8:00 pm - Food service ends (or while supplies last)

 

Largest number of volunteers needed around 6:00 pm when the main rush hits.

Derby Knights Fundraiser - May 4th

Click Here for The Derby Knights Flyer
 

Derby Knights - Dinner, Dancing & Dice 

Saturday May 4th 

On Saturday, May 4th, The Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary at St Francis of Assisi in Frisco, TX are hosting a fundraising event that celebrates the great traditions of the Kentucky Derby including hats, juleps, food, gaming, roses. and of course horses. Come for the fellowship and support the charitable work of the Knights of Columbus and Ladies Auxiliary.

 

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DRESS FOR THE DERBY OR COME AS YOU ARE

Calling all Southern Belles and Gentlemen to enjoy a night of Fellowship.

Craft Cocktails | Casino Games | Online Silent Auction | Reverse Raffle | Raffle | Video Horse Racing | Southern Dinner

 

Tickets
Single: $65
Couple: $130
Table for 8: $750

For complete information and live auction items, please visit:  http://derby-knights.com/

 

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…

Tuesday Morning Men's Group

Make plans to join us Tuesday mornings @ 6:15am in the San Damiano Room. We are discussing the Story of Salvation History otherwise known as the Bible Timeline.  Perhaps you have been through this study previously, then join us again. Or perhaps you look at the Bible and do not know how or where to begin. Beginning October 3rd, please join us over the next 24 weeks.

Each week we will watch a 50-minute video. Each of the 24 videos will take us from Genesis to ACTS one video at a time.
 
You have options to participate in this study:
1) Continue to show up and participate in our weekly Catholic Catechist (no cost)
2) Purchase on demand (online) access to the all 24 videos for the period of one year ($35.95 purchase here)
3) Everything in item #2 plus the Bible Timeline Study Book ($37.99 purchase here)
 
From Ascension - An In-Depth Exploration of Salvation History
The Bible Timeline® study program takes you on a guided journey through salvation history. Presenter Jeff Cavins will show you how fourteen of the Bible’s narrative books tell the biblical story from beginning to end and will give you the keys to understanding the amazing story woven throughout Scripture.  

In this revolutionary approach to Bible study, The Bible Timeline divides the Bible into twelve color-coded time periods that make the narrative thread easier to follow. Using a unique color-coded chart, you will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and discover how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our Faith.  

The Bible Timeline will teach you how to read and understand the entire Bible and introduce you to the wonderful narrative of Scripture in a way that will transform your life.
 
 
Contact Mark Hutto for more information.

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!

Come join us!

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