23 Team Members showed Appreciation for what
the Sparks Police Department does every day

112th Nevada State Convention Delegates Plus One

Our 2022 Student Financial Aid Awardees

Some of the 16 Council members and spouses
who fed 200+ students in 20 minutes

Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of winter
stays our goal to feed the needy.

Sgt. Frankie Zaehringer Operation Toy Box
delivers again

Sprucing Up the Grounds for Bishop Daniel's visit.

2021 Tri-Council Christmas party.
Steak it and they will come.

Our 1st Tri-Council Christmas Party.
Starting a new tradition.

Our Coats for Kids program team.
Prepared to distribute winter wear.

Our Breakfast with Santa team preparing eggs,
sausage, and waffle meals ...

... with each meal completed with fresh fruit
and condiments for the drive through crowd.

Our Soccer Challenge program team
at Shadow Mountain Sports Complex

The Soccer Challenge was jointly held
with the American Youth Soccer Organization.

Honoring Fr. Philip George for opening the I.C. Hall
to a Council in need.

Our Volunteer Appreciation Dinner
started with a cocktail hour and good times ...

... and ended with a straight Kentucky bourbon toast
and great fellowship

A lot of Lot 10
RARA parking experience

Our crack Ice Sales Team
to help cool RARA coolers

Transferring Sponsor Coolers to the
Reno-Stead Tarmac

Our first Council Meeting at Holy Cross
in 18 months

One of six fundraiser teams on Opening Day
at the 2021 Nugget Rib Cook-off

The Sprouts Initiative Team.
The angels who brought fresh perishable food to the needy

Installation of Officers FY 2021-22
Our Faith in Action Team

Ladies in the Chambers!
Breaking tradition after 71 years

Nevada State Conference Attendees
with the 2021 Family Award

Blessed Michael McGivney Memorial
August 13 Feast Day Mass

Andrew and Irma loading up perishable food
at Sprouts Farmers Market to fight area hunger

No matter what language,
it’s a plea for Life

Past and present Grand Knights
prepare the Silver Rose for travel.

Pro-Life League of Nevada supporters at the
Friends for Life Dinner.

Holding Nevada’s first Exemplification of
Charity, Unity and Fraternity

Example Frame

Council Announcements


COUNCIL COMMUNITY NOMINATION: They say you can’t win them all, and we didn’t, but when it came to the COMMUNITY category, our State Council submittal was a strong contender. Click Here to view the Program Award entry Ponderosa submitted, complete with action photos.

COUNCIL FAMILY OF THE YEAR AWARDED:  SK George and Lady Joyce Minter have been recognized as Ponderosa Council’s Family of the Year. To view the short-form description of the basis of their award, see below. For the full story, Click Here to view the Council nomination documentation submitted to the Nevada State Council prior to the 112th State Convention, and learn more as to why this family is so special.

COUNCIL KNIGHT OF THE YEAR AWARDED:  SK Russell J. Bernhardt has been recognized as our Council’s Knight of the Year. To view the short-form description of the basis of his award, see below.  Click Here to view the documentation submitted to the Nevada State Council prior to the 112th State Convention, in support of his nomination at the State level.

COUNCIL GARNERS FAMILY AWARD:  Ponderosa Council was awarded the Nevada State Council FAMILY award at the 112th State Convention in May for its support of the Breakfast with Santa program. Click Here for the Program Award entry submitted, complete with action photos.


To view, print out, or add to the COUNCIL PRAYER LIST, just click on PRAYER REQUESTS (menu on the left).

Our THE 24-HOUR KNIGHT flyer is available.  Just Click HereIt’s a program that can put your Faith in Action.


Upcoming Council Events

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Council Meeting Schedule

1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM

Council Officers Planning Meeting Schedule

3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00PM

Meetings Location

Holy Cross St. Joseph Hall Chambers
5650 Vista Blvd
Sparks, NV 89436 US

Council Officers

State Deputy's Message

What a Year!

Over the last 365 days the State Team has traveled up and down and side to side this great State many times. And the one thing that kept appearing was the eagerness of all of you, the membership, and our families to grow in our Catholic Faith and to give more to our Parishes and our communities. We all wanted so desperately to leave the pandemic behind us, and to get back to our normal lives.


State Chaplain's Message



Current Newsletter

Family of the Month


Bro. Robin K. Pagni and Lady Chris were recognized as the Council’s June Family of the Month for their support of the highly successful 3rd Annual Sparks Police Dept. Appreciation Luncheon. Bro. Robin was Program Co-chair charged with the responsibilit...

Knight of the Month

Thierry V. Barkley

We all expect quality leadership from our elected officers, but Grand Knight SK Thierry exceeded expectations. In FY 2021-22, he stepped up and guided the Council through arguably the most challenging and difficult of times — a period where our Council ...

Family of the Year


SK George Minter is best known for his often direct determination and commitment to challenge our Council to be its best. Lady Joyce is noted for her leadership, energy, and charm. As a team, they fully embody Father McGivney’s vision of family, not on...

Knight of the Year

Russell J. Bernhardt

SK Russ has a proven track record of fraternal infrastructure achievements. He has held the Council office of Financial Secretary since July 2019. In the difficult times of the past fraternal year, he understood that communication was the key to Council s...