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St. Martin’s Food Pantry

On the third Sunday of each month, between 9am and noon in the church parking lot, St. Patrick’s collects food for St Martin’s Food Pantry.  Our Council has been supporting St. Patrick’s collection program for the past several years. 


Our support is still needed.  Please consider donating unexpired, sealed and non-perishable items.  Items in short supply are canned soup, dry soup/ramen, canned fruit, pasta sauce, “Meals-in-a-can” (canned pasta, chili, etc.), dry unsweetened cereal, and Similac Advanced (blue) Formula.  In addition to food items, disposable diapers numbers 2,3,4,5, and 6, adult diapers/Depends, personal hygiene products, and toilet paper are also needed. 


Please join your brother Knights in continuing to support this worthy cause.  Many of us meet at the collection site at 9am to represent our Council.  If you have any questions, please contact Fred Whitman at 240-550-1007.   

Volunteers Need at St. Martin Food Pantry

-----Original Message-----
From: David Hauge <>
To: David Hauge <>
Sent: Fri, 1 Oct 2021 13:19
Subject: **Volunteers Needed** for Saint Martin's Food Pantry: October - December 2021



Thank you to all those who have been volunteering at the St. Martin’s Food Pantry. St Martin's is very appreciative of your support and is still in need of additional volunteers. If you haven’t had the chance to volunteer yet, please consider this opportunity to support your local community. 


The recommended volunteer dates for St Peter's are the 2nd and 4th weeks of the month; however, you are free to sign-up for any week that works for your schedule.


Volunteer sign-up spots for October, November, and December 2021 are available here via SignUpGenius:


Saint Martin's Food Pantry website:

Address: 201 S Frederick Ave Gaithersburg MD 20877


Thank you so much! 


God bless you and your families.


Dave Hauge


Council Tootsie Roll Collection



(9/2/2021) Council Tootsie Roll Collection

The Council needs additional Knights to help with the Tootsie Roll Program Collection.  The coordinator for the Olney Liquor Store is Br. Jim Street.  Please review the PDF file to find open dates/times.  You may reach Br. Jim by telephone:  301-929-1861 or via email at:


Please help with this worthwhile event to assist Montgomery County organizations.

State Council Picnic Information

The State Council Picnic has been postponed until next year.

McNamara Chapter Memorial Mass and Silent Auction

Wednesday, November 17 - McNamara Chapter Memorial Mass and Silent Auction. Mass will be at 7 PM followed by dinner and silent auction in the Parish Center at Our Lady of Grace. 

District Deputy Report July 2021



Greetings to the newly elected Grand Knight and Officers!! 


The start of a new Fraternal year is always exciting, and sometimes scary.  As the person in charge of the Council sometimes you will feel overwhelmed, and that you have to do everything.  That is not true!


You have Officers, and Program Directors who want to work with you to achieve a successful year.  Make sure your Program Directors understand their portion of the Faith in Action program, and encourage new ideas.  Your job as Grand Knight is to let them perform their duties and run the programs, and to provide needed assistance.  As a team the Council will achieve success.


Summer is not the time to relax, and because we were shut down for 2020, you must start strong.  Schedule membership drives as your Pastor allows, and be prepared to hold Exemplifications open to all family members.  Plan your fall activities now and let the Chairman start to publicize the events.  Continue to reach out to your membership to see how they are doing, and if they need assistance.  Keep the Food Drives alive, and be sure to cover the times when your members are on vacation. 


Be sure to follow the new meeting guidelines, and to continue to broadcast to those who cannot come in person.  And as always make sure all the paperwork is complete and filed with correctly within the time limits!!


Ed Day and I look forward to working with you and your Council in the coming year, to assist in your success. 


Vivat Jesus!


Kevin J. Kennedy PGK, DD30

Ed Day, PGK, PFN DW30



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Mary, Queen of the Knights Prayer



Our Lady, * Queen of the Knights, * bless all the activities
of our Order. * Keep us true to the pledge * to extend the
kingship of thy Divine Son on earth. * Through Thine
intercession, * win for us the grace * ever to exemplify in
our public and private lives, * the virtues which should
characterize * those specially dedicated * to the service of
the heavenly court. * Make us always aware * that as your
Knights * we are constantly observed, * our faith judged *
and our Order appreciated. * Accept, O Mary, * this
renewed pledge of fealty and devotion * of thy servants, *
the Knights of Columbus. *    Amen.