Sts. Brigid & James Council #16179

Rest in Peace Brother Knight Frank Hausman 2018

Rest in Peace Charlie Brown! September 8, 2020. Thank You for your service to the Knights and your Parish!

FEBRUARY 21, 2020

2021-2022 Star Council Award

2022 Officer Installation

2021-2022 Polaris Award

The annual ever popular Tootsie Roll drive

Our Pastor and Chaplain - Fr. Gary Padgett

Fr. Jim Hackett - Our retired Associate Pastor

Reverend Joseph Voor - Retired Associate Pastor
Rest in Peace! 11/6/22

St. James School

St. James Church

St. Brigid Church

Former Pastor Father Donald Goetz. The Goetz Center is located in the lower level of St. Brigid Church and named in honor of our late Pastor.

2016-2017 Sts. Brigid and James Council Officers and spouses

2020 Star Council Award

Our Founding Pastor Reverend E. Earle Willett with St. James graduating class of 1927

New Parishioner Cookout 2019

Phillip "Pip" Hines our Music and Worship Director, St. James

Knights sponsored Easter egg hunt!

Grounds Cleanup Crew for Easter Weekend - Parishioners from L to R - Mary Sullivan, Steve Rogers, Ted Kremer, Tony Marconi, Leslie Fowler, Kristin Kupper, Annie McDonald

Star Council Award 2020

Habitat for Humanity

Our Newest Council Members Kevin Brian and Nick Gallagher

Sir Knights Will Tribbey, Bill Northcut, Ken Howe, Charlie Brown and Ralph Risimini. 4th Degree

Our Cooks at Pancake Breakfast - Bill Northcutt, Steve Rogers and Kenny Howe.

Our Parishioners enjoying Pancake Breakfast and Fellowship

One of many sponsors for the successful Beer Garden Series supporting the School

Holy Land Trip 2018

Donation to Catholic Charities "Presents with a Purpose" Christmas 2019

Deacon and 4th Degree Knight Wil Tribbey

Deacon Louie Dugan

Pancake Breakfast

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Council Announcements

Welcome to our Award Winning Sts. Brigid & James Knights of Columbus Council 16179. Check out our Website for our most recent activity, including Announcements, Photo Gallery, Video Gallery, Twitter Page, Links of Interest and more. Interested in becoming a Knight? See info towards the bottom of the Home Page! Vivat Jesus!!




Rest in Peace Fr. Joe Voor!! 11/6/22




Sanctity of Life Mass at St. Gabriel! January 14, 2023!!

Sam DunLany, Kathy DunLany, Patsy Bourke, Ted Kremer representing the parishes and our Council for the Rose Presentation!!





November 2022 St. Vincent Open Hand Kitchen - Council in Action!





Our Council is on Twitter. Check us out @KC16179 for daily / spiritual quotes and more. We are Tweeting "All Things Catholic". Come and be a FOLLOWER of our Council!!

"Tweet others as you would like to be Tweeted"




Our Council Twitter Profile!!






2021 - 2022 Star Council Award






2021 - 2022 Polaris Award


2021 - 2022 Star Council Award Group Photo





2022 Officer Installation!





Congratulations to our newly elected Council Officers and those who will remain in their current position for 2022-2023. This is effective July 1st.


Chaplain – Fr. Gary Padgett

Grand Knight – Zak McKinley (newly elected)

Financial Secretary – Ted Kremer (2nd of 3 year term)

Deputy Grand Knight – Stephen McGuire (newly elected)

Chancellor – Bruce Gambrell (newly elected)

Recorder – Terry McDonald

Treasurer – Kevin Brian

Advocate – Phil Rich

Warden – Andrew Chowning

Inside Guard – Joe Weis

Outside Guard – David Martin

One Year Trustee – Kenny Howe

Two Year Trustee – Tony Marconi

Three Year Trustee – Gregg Fowler







Congratulations to David Martin who completed his 4th Degree in February!!

......David is also one of our Council Officers serving as our Outside Guard














Check out our new St. James School Website at










.Thanks to these Brother Knights leading our Monthly Rosary Recitations!








Our Council Officer Installation, July 31st, 2021 w/ District Deputy Joe Carter!







Star Council!!




August 12, 2020 - Congratulations to ALL Brother Knights for receiving the 2019-2020 Star Council Award. This is the top honor for local Councils. Congratulations to Adam Waldner, Our Grand Knight, for leading the charge. Below is the letter we received notifying our Council of this distinguished award. (Click on News and Announcements  to see the news release)



Worthy Brother Waldner,




Council 16179 has earned the 2019-2020 Star Council Award, recognizing excellence in program activity, membership growth (200.00%% of quota), insurance promotion, fraternal reporting and Safe Environment compliance.


During this challenging year, your council adapted and continued to stand in the breach; serving your brothers, families, parishes and communities. The Supreme Council is pleased to recognize these achievements and acknowledge the hard work of you and your brother knights.


Your council’s award plaque will be shipped to your District Deputy for presentation. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, production and delivery of awards is currently estimated at 10-12 weeks. Additionally, to help celebrate this accomplishment and promote your council, attached please find a bulletin announcement and press release for your use. These are great tools that will highlight your good works in the community.


There is still much to be done and we need your council to lead the way. Keep the momentum going and start planning now for another successful fraternal year! The new 2020-2021 Star Council requirements, which can be found at KofC.Org/Star, will help guide your council to excellence in the year to come.


Thank you and Vivat Jesus!




Daniel Isabel

Manager, Fraternal Operations

Knights of Columbus

1 Columbus Plaza

New Haven, Connecticut 06510




Experience the Fruits of the Rosary!
Join us live or in-person on the 2nd Sunday of the Month at St. Brigid 9:45am
& the last Sunday of the Month at St. James 8:00am


Our 2nd sunday and last sunday rosary schedule!!





Check out our Parish Website!

Click on Links of Interest at left and you can go directly there!


Check out our Video Gallery to see the welcome message from our Pastor Father Gary Padgett!












Thanks to Bill Northcutt, David Martin and Zak McKinley for handling the Sunday 8:30am duties at St. James each and every Sunday. They greet, usher, and anything else that needs to be done. Thank you Brother Knights!










Men of Our Parishes and Visitors to this site — Have you Considered Being a Knight?


Our Knights of Columbus Council #16179 serves the Catholic Community of the Saints Brigid and James parishes located in the Original Highlands community in Louisville. Charity has always been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action. Talk to a Knight about joining today or see contact info below.





If interested in joining our Council contact Zach McKinley at or 502-338-4722 






Check out the Video Gallery Link to the left to see the updated video of our beautiful St. Brigid Church using a drone and high definition cameras.







St. Brigid & St. James Parish on YouTube!


St. James is Live streaming Mass each morning Monday thru Friday for the 8:30am Mass and all Sunday Masses at 8:30am, 11am and 7pm. St. Brigid is livestreaming as well for the daily Noon Mass at 12pm, Saturday Evening Mass at 5pm and the 8am and 10:15am Masses on Sunday. If you miss the Live streaming you can catch the replay on the website, YouTube or Daily Mass buttons located on the Parish App.  Click Links of Interest on the left side of the home page and it will take you directly there.






Click the icons at the top of the page for direct access to the Twitter and Facebook Pages





Don't forget to download the parish app for all things St. Brigid and St. James. This includes daily announcements, direct access to our Website, rosary with Archbishop Kurtz, Our YouTube channel, weekly homilies from Fr. Gary, music from our choir, live streaming of daily Mass and much, much more!









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About Our Council

Council Business Meeting Schedule

1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30PM

Council Officers Meeting Schedule

4th Thursday of the month at 6:30PM

Meetings Location

1520 Hepburn Avenue
Goetz Center (Undercroft)
Louisville, KY 40204 US

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