ST. LOUIS THE KING Council #11898

Shrine of St Anthony meeting location

School Supply Drive

Highlight of service events - seeing the Grecio Service at the Shrine

Charter for the KofC St Louis Council 11898 formed in 1996 - 25th Anniversary!!

And they are off !

Serving our customers during the spring mulch drive for home delivery

Co-Family of the Year 2021-22 The Stewarts

Adopt-a-highway crew in action

14 Aug 2023 Exemplification Dinner

Father DeAscanis dining with Council Members

Wine at the Shrine 14 Oct 2023 (Bill Blum, Ellie Pellegrino, Paul Pellegrino, Mike Leumas, (Bryan Teague - not pictured)

Grand Knight Frank Arlinghaus presents Crab Feast Check to Seminarians

Grand Knight Frank Arlinghaus and Seminarian Pascal Atunze

John and Nick O'Neil at the 7 October 2023 Billy Joel / Stevie Nicks Concert

Peter and Frank Jr. Arlinghaus at a Ravens Game September 2023

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Council Announcements

We are proud to announce that so far this year 3 members of our Council
have performed 326 hours of Volunteer Service in our parish and our community.



Coats for Kids and Blankets for Saint Benedict's--donate through our council website (charity corp link) or through the parish poor box November 18-19. $250 will provide 12 new winter coats, while $200 will provide 20 fleece blankets.


FOOTBALL SQUARES to Support our Council Widow Activities

Click Here for information and to purchase Squares for the Ravens versus Jaguars game on Sunday evening Dec 17.  All proceeds will support activities for the widows of the Council.


Thank you to the 33 Knights and family members raised nearly $10,000 by volunteering at Mary's Land Farm this year. Additional opportunities to help on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays November 24-December 23, 4pm-8pm. Help needed parking, fire minder, tractor driver, and Friday carol leader. Contact Frank to help.


Ravens concessions all season-contact Herman Stewart to help-8 events completed! Next games: December 10 and 31, January 7, playoffs?. Benefits Charity Fun--we've raised over $11,000 so far this season.


Perpetual Rosary for Life!

Click Here to sign up for slots (November 2023 - December 2023) for the Perpetual Rosary for Life  


Charitable Donations to our Charity Corporation

Click Here to donate to our Council 501(c)(3) Charity Corporation 



Council Dues (for members of the Council)

Click Here to pay dues online or to make donations to the Council.



Latest Notes

Knights of Columbus #11898


December 2023


Events to participate in and opportunities to help


Faith: Ryan Dworski


Eucharistic Adoration, Every Sunday, following 11:00 mass until 8pm in the Church. Knights rotate covering 12-1, 1-2, and 4-5. POC: Ed Draminski, to help.


Greccio setup and parking: Help is needed for char setup and parking at the Shrine of Saint Anthony Greccio, Saturday December 9, setup 3-4pm, parking 5-6pm.


Saint Joseph’s devotion, normally 1st Wednesday, 7-8pm. St. Louis church. Eucharistic Adoration and talk. December 6.


Catechism in a year with Fr. Mike Schmitz (podcast). Discussion monthly 12:30-1:15pm at Saint Louis on Hospitality (First) Sundays.


Family Rosary after 8am mass on 3rd Saturdays--Our Lady of Fatima statue in front.


Men of Virtue resumes on second Saturdays at Saint Francis 8-10am with Father DeAscanis.


Knights Bible study returned in October 1, Sunday evenings by Zoom.


Family: Keith Coates.


Food for Families (FfF), 8:30-11am, St. Louis Shed. Parish food collection is 1st Sunday (12/3) FfF and Little Sisters of the Poor is 3rd Sunday (12/17). POCs: Keith Coates,, Rick Opatick,,


Life: John Sniezek

Perpetual Rosary for Life:  Sign up to pray on the council website link to signup genius. POC: John Sniezek,


March for Life bus and Adoration for Life coming Friday, January 19


Join a Rosary outside Hillcrest Abortion Clinic, 1st Saturdays, 9am Catonsville.


Community: Frank (the younger) Arlinghaus


Coats for Kids, November. Support the state and supreme Coats for Kids effort--a box of 12 is approximately $250, and our goal is to cover 6 boxes. See link above (501c3)


Blankets for Saint Benedict's--parish effort to provide 200 fleece blankets (60x80) to Saint Benedict's by December 16. New and clean, like-new blankets will be accepted at the parish food collections 11/19 and 12/3--11/18-19 poor box at Saint Louis or link above. $200 will buy 20 new blankets.


Food for Families/Little Sisters of the Poor–under Family above.


Ravens Game Concessions, all home games, 3 -4 hours before kickoff until game end. The major fundraiser for the council charity fund. Help needed for December 10, December 31, January 7. Contact Herman Stewart at


Help with our Hospitality Committee – contact Frank and Bryan as we need more help due to commitments of long-time members. Consider helping--these men cook and serve food at a number of events, from our monthly meetings to the Lenten fish fries. We can always use additional men to help–join the roster of people they draw volunteers from!



Coming Up


Leadership Meeting on December 4, 2023 in the Shrine library at 7pm.


Council Meeting, Monday, December 11, 2023 at The Shrine of St. Anthony. Mass begins at 6:30 pm, then dinner and business meeting. We may have an exemplification as well.


Saturday December 16, 2023: Knights Christmas party at the Shrine of Saint Anthony, 6:30-9pm. Details forthcoming.


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Council Business Meeting Schedule

2nd Monday of the month at 8pm. mass at 6:30pm

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1st Monday of the month at 7pm

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12290 Folly Quarter Road Ellicot City
Clarksville, MD 21029 US

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