News & Announcements

2021 Fish Fry

2021 CPOP Fish Fry Cancelled


      The CPOP Knights of Columbus have made the difficult decision to postpone the Fish Fry for 2021. I especially want to thank Neil Thole and the Fish Fry Committee for reaching out to so many volunteers and parishioners to determine what was ultimately the best decision for the community. I look forward to getting our Fish Fry back and better than ever next year!

       We encourage everyone to support the Parishes in our area that will be holding their Fish Fries during the Lenten Season:

  • St. Alban RoeFebruary 19 & 26, March & 12 – 5:00 – 7:00 PM – Drive-up and Take-out only – Order on-line
  • ST. Joseph – Manchester February 19 & 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26 – Drive-up and Take-out only
  • Incarnate Word – February 19 & 26, March 5, 12, 19, & 26 – Drive-up & Take-out only – Order on-line

Kurtis Suellentrop, Grand Knight

Knights of Columbus



The Knights of Columbus is an international organization of Catholic men focused on charity. The Council at Christ, Prince of Peace sponsors and supports annual charitable and family events in the parish including:

  • Birth Right Events
  • Tootsie Roll-Charity Drive collecting donations for developmentally disabled-October dates TBA
  • Youth Activities-Soccer Challenge-September, Parish Kick Ball Tournament-September
  • Free Throw Contest-January, Essay Poster Contest for DARE
  • Oktoberfest-Parish community
  • Outreach Group Activities
  • Parish Fish Fry-During all Fridays of Lent except Good Friday.
  • Parish Family Campout-May
  • School Carnival-assisting with food and volunteers
  • Servers Picnic-thanking all youths volunteering time to serve mass-May
  • Parish Blood Drive
  • Donation of landscaping Mulch and labor for church grounds

The Knights meet on the 3rd Tuesday evening of every month in the church basement.




Grand Knight:  Kurtis Suellentrop, 314-267-1179                  EMAIL
Deputy Grand Knight:  Marty Hood, 636-399-0918              EMAIL
Chancellor/Membership Director  Gregory Westrich           EMAIL


As you all know, the first, foremost and most important principal of the Knights of Columbus is Charity.  When our Founder, Fr. Michael J McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882, his purpose was to establish a Fraternal Organization to help and support the widows and orphans of its members.  Through the Knights of Columbus Insurance organization and other charitable outlets, the Knights of Columbus have given away billions of dollars.


The Christ, Prince of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 12986 was chartered in 2000.  Since that time our council has donated thousands of dollars to various community, parish and other organizations.  It is through the efforts of our members who volunteer their time, talents and treasure while working at the Lenten Fish Fries, Golf Tournaments, Tootsie Roll Drives, and other events that are sponsored by the Knights that make these funds available for us to donate.


From July 2019 to June 2020, our council made donations totaling over $23,000.  Organizations receiving donations include:


Church/School/Parish Organizations Donations

  • CPOP Church (mulch for church grounds, mass cards, wine & cheese social, reception for mission)
  • Boy Scout Troop 630
  • Cub Scout Pack 630
  • Girl Scouts E. MO D8/N6
  • CPOP School (monetary donation, Kickball Tournament, Basketball Free Throw Contest, Essay Contest)
  • CPOP Youth Group 

Local Community Donations

  • Andrew & Nathan Vehige Special Needs Trust 
  • Parish families in need
  • Fish Fry meals-on-wheels

St. Louis Region Donations

  • Friends of Birthright
  • Covenant Network
  • SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation
  • Father Bob's Outreach
  • Vincent De Paul
  • Blues for Kids
  • Anthony's Food Pantry

State/National/International Donations

  • Focus (Supporting volunteer in Focus program)
  • Knockout ALD, Inc.
  • Columbian Charities (Tootsie Roll Drive)
  • Special Olympics Missouri

Christ, Prince of Peace Knights of Columbus Officer Descriptions

Council Officer Descriptions

(Click on the "Council Officers Descriptions" link above to view the description for each Officer Position)
Since a more informed member will most likely prove to be a more active and involved member, every new Knight should be introduced to council officers and Service Program directors as soon after his First Degree as possible, and a brief description of the office or position should be made at this time.  The following descriptions may be used to introduce new members to the variety of Knights who serve the local council.