State Council Announcements

The Missouri State Council

Knights of Columbus Welcomes You!

We are Knights of JOY - Jesus Only You!

State Deputy Mike Grudzinski



Join the Knights for free until 2021 year end.  Click HERE and use the code McGivney 2020. Every Catholic man over the age of 18 should be a Knight!


October Fraternal Benefits Night - 27 OCT - 7p - Registration Required

Financial Success Under Most Any Circumstance

You're invited to join our webinar where Van Mueller will ask some wonderful compelling questions that will help you clarify how to have financial and retirement success.
Here are a few examples.

  • How can you maximize your social security?
  • Do you prefer to build a legacy for your family and business or the Internal Revenue Service?
  • If there was a way to reduce or eliminate the income tax liability on your IRA or 401K, when would you want to know about it. Before or after they charge the tax?
  • Can you build a wonderful retirement income if interest rates remain at zero and the stock market offers zero return for a decade?

A reminder that the insurance member quota requirement for Star Council has been replaced with Active Council Participation in a minimum of two (2) of these excellent fraternal benefit webinars. Registration is required, drive your Districts and Councils here for the latest.

Register Here



Soccer Challenge Regionals Finalized...

District winners please note Regional events below:


Saturday, October 23, 8 am

Fr. Pezold Banquet and Meeting Center

5701 Hwy N, St Charles, MO 63304

Get Map Here


Sunday, October 24, 1 pm

Westphalia KofC Council Hall

23 Country Vly Trl, Jefferson City, MO 65101

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Saturday, October 30, Noon

Ste. Genevieve du Bois

1575 N Woodlawn Ave, St. Louis, MO 63122

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Aaron Wood, Basketball Free Throw, Soccer Challenge

Day: 573-690-8911   Night: 573-498-6439



2021 Developmental Disabilities (Tootsie Roll) Drive...

The work of Christ in this world. This is one of hundreds of examples of results and gratitude from parents for the KofC Developmental Center at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. Its outcomes like this that make the KofC in general and the Missouri Jurisdiction in particular as great as they are. Bl. Fr. McGivney is beaming with pride.

Show this in your Councils in the runup to the Tootsie Roll Drive. This is powerful messaging. We have a lot to be proud of in Missouri!

 2021 KofC Thank You Video - YouTube

DD Drive Useful Links:

DD Drive Radio Spot MP3 File

2021 Poster Photo

2021 DD Drive Final Report

2021 DD Drive Disbursement Request


Peter Nicastro, State Community Director - 


   Roland Cretel, Developmental Disabilities West Chairman -


   Victor Bender, Developmental Disabilities East Chairman -




  2021 Silver Rose Run...

The Our Lady of Guadalupe Silver Rose has been a KofC tradition for 61 years. In 1960, groups of Columbian Squires in Mexico, Canada and the US decided to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe by carrying a rose across North America from Canada to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Monterrey, Mexico. In 2001 Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, at the 119th Supreme Council Meeting addressed the effort in culture of life terms, referring to the Our Lady of Guadalupe - One Life, One Rose Program. He urged that it be expanded to every North American jurisdiction.

Every stop along the route of the Silver Rose Pilgrimage is an occasion for prayer and spiritual renewal centered on the rosary. English, French and Spanish booklets containing recommended prayers, scripture readings and a litany accompany the Silver Rose. The Silver Rose route for Missouri enters in September and leaves in October.

The complete list of all Missouri destinations for the Silver Rose in 2021 are contained HERE for your use in planning and promoting your Council, Assembly and Chapter's participation in the run this year.


Lou Raineri, Silver Rose/Marian Devotion Chairman - 




2021 Athletic Activities...

These events are guaranteed to to put a smile on your face as we come together for fraternal sport & fellowship. >> 2021/22 Athletics Flyer <<
Teddy Bear Drive 2021 Order Now Thru 22 OCT - Info Form - Registration Form: Bob Hall: 573-380-7328


Cornhole Tourn - St Rose of Lima #1185 - 11 thru 13 FEB 2022 - DeSoto - Darren Politte: 314-973-2583

Ennis Hinkebein II, State Athletics Chairman - 

H: 573-243-3367
M: 573-450-4719



2021 Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) 'Drive It Home' Raffle...

Enter the Special Olympics Missouri Drive It Home Raffle for a chance to win a 2022 Acura MDS. But wait, there's more - If you enter early, you'll automatically be included in the Early Bird Drawing for a chance to win a 2021 Ford Bronco Sport or $25,000! This is SOMO's preeminent annual fundraiser, sponsored by the Missouri Automobile Dealers Association. Entering early matters - Don't miss out. Drive it Home Raffle Website


John Clarke, Special Olympics  




Education Grants - Application Deadline 01 MAR 2022

2021 Msgr Mancuso Catholic Education Grant - Program Information

2021 Mancuso Grant Application - Online Form


Fr Joseph Weber, Education Grant Chairman - 



2022 In Person 4th Degree Exemplification...

As it happens, there has been appointed a new Vice-Supreme Master for the 4th Degree who favors the in-person live exemplifications. It was thought that the 2021 in-person exemplification just completed on 11 SEP would be our last; not so. Mark your calendars for at least one known in-person ceremony for 2022:

05 MAR 2022 In Person Exemplification – STL Airport Hilton

Check back here often for more details on 4th Degree exemplifications...


Robert Hawkins, IPSD, 4th Degree Master - 


Links of Interest...

OCT 2021 Newsletter

SEP 2021 Newsletter

JUN 2021 Mariner

AUG 2021 Newsletter

APR 2021 Mariner

Star Council Tracker

Missouri Catholic Conference




2015-2016 International Respect Life Award presented to O'Fallon Council #2269 GK Michael Catalfano and current / past State Deputies.

Past State Deputy Brad Grill accepting the SOMO Award of Excellence

Our Past State Deputies

State Convention Mass

Past State Deputy Joe Rosenthal

Past State Deputy's Larry Pierce and Brad Grill solving the world's problems

State Deputy Mike Grudzinski

State Chaplain Fr Bob Stone

District Deputies Meeting JUL 2021

State Council Breakout Meeting

State Program Director Lucas Volkman

4th Degree Honor Guard Group Photo

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