Knights of Columbus
Council #11067
Church of the Nativity

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Council Events

Council Christmas Party

Monday, December 5th, 6:00pm

Doors open 6:00pm, Dinner at 6:45pm

Church of the Nativity Parish Hall

The annual Knights Christmas party is for all members and wives. The event is being catered by Garozzo’s  so all members can attend with their spouse and not have to work the event. The menu includes pasta, spiedini and prime rib and the cost is $40 per person to cover catering costs. Please RSVP using this online form. You can prepay by credit card through the form or get a check to Joe Falco prior to the event. Contact Joe Falco at 913-530-0010 or joe@sportsmansoutfitter.com for any special requests.

The open RSVP has closed. If you would like to attend contact Joe Falco at 913-530-0010 or joe@sportsmansoutfitter.com to see if there are still spaces available.

Monthly Council Meetings

Our monthly meetings are back to normal in the Parish Hall. Monthly meetings are typically on the first Monday of each month, but please check our calendar for details.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please use our signup schedule to help us with our upcoming events.

Council Dues

Annual dues are accessed each January and are $36 for the calendar year. Annual dues can be paid online by credit card for your convenience.

Calendar

Sat
Dec
3
Leadership Meeting
7:00 am
-
8:00 am
Church of the Nativity
Leadership meetings are open to all members of the council
Sat
Dec
3
Rosary for Life
9:30 am
-
10:00 am
Planned Parenthood 4401 W 109th Street Overland Park, KS 66209
Knights of Columbus First Saturday Rosary to pray for an end of abortions.
Mon
Dec
5
Council Christmas Party
6:15 pm
-
7:15 pm
Church of the Nativity, Parish Hall
5:45 Social Starts; 6:15 Meeting Starts; 7:00 Dinner
Sun
Dec
11
Breakfast With Santa
8:00 am
-
11:00 am
Church of the Nativity
Pancake breakfast and photos with Santa
Sat
Jan
7
Leadership Meeting
7:00 am
-
8:00 am
Church of the Nativity
Leadership meetings are open to all members of the council
Sat
Jan
7
Rosary for Life
9:30 am
-
10:00 am
Planned Parenthood 4401 W 109th Street Overland Park, KS 66209
Knights of Columbus First Saturday Rosary to pray for an end of abortions.
Mon
Jan
9
Council Meeting
6:15 pm
-
7:15 pm
Church of the Nativity, Parish Hall
5:45 Social Starts; 6:15 Meeting Starts; 7:00 Dinner
Sun
Jan
15
Free Throw Contest
1:00 pm
-
2:30 pm
Church of the Nativity School Gym
Mon
Jan
16
MLK Day
12:00 am
-
11:30 pm
Sat
Jan
21
Roses for Life
12:00 am
-
12:00 am
Church of the Nativity
Sun
Jan
29
5th Sunday Parish Rosary
8:30 am
-
9:00 am
Church of the Nativity
Pray the 5th Sunday Rosary before 9am Mass
Sat
Feb
4
Leadership Meeting
7:00 am
-
8:00 am
Church of the Nativity
Leadership meetings are open to all members of the council
Sat
Feb
4
Rosary for Life
9:30 am
-
10:00 am
Planned Parenthood 4401 W 109th Street Overland Park, KS 66209
Knights of Columbus First Saturday Rosary to pray for an end of abortions.
Mon
Feb
6
Council Meeting
6:15 pm
-
7:15 pm
Church of the Nativity, Parish Hall
5:45 Social Starts; 6:15 Meeting Starts; 7:00 Dinner
Sun
Feb
12
Super Bowl Sunday
5:00 pm
-
8:00 pm
Wed
Feb
22
Ash Wednesday
12:00 am
-
11:30 pm
Church of the Nativity
Fri
Feb
24
Fish Fry 1
5:00 pm
-
7:30 pm
Church of the Nativity
Fri
Mar
3
Fish Fry 2
5:00 pm
-
7:30 pm
Church of the Nativity
Sat
Mar
4
Leadership Meeting
7:00 am
-
8:00 am
Church of the Nativity
Leadership meetings are open to all members of the council
Sat
Mar
4
Rosary for Life
9:30 am
-
10:00 am
Planned Parenthood 4401 W 109th Street Overland Park, KS 66209
Knights of Columbus First Saturday Rosary to pray for an end of abortions.
Mon
Mar
6
Council Meeting
6:15 pm
-
7:15 pm
Church of the Nativity, Parish Hall
5:45 Social Starts; 6:15 Meeting Starts; 7:00 Dinner
Fri
Mar
10
Fish Fry 3
5:00 pm
-
7:30 pm
Church of the Nativity
Fri
Mar
17
Fish Fry 4
5:00 pm
-
7:30 pm
Church of the Nativity
Fri
Mar
24
Fish Fry 5
5:00 pm
-
7:30 pm
Church of the Nativity
Fri
Mar
31
Fish Fry 6
5:00 pm
-
7:30 pm
Church of the Nativity
Sat
Apr
1
Leadership Meeting
6:00 am
-
7:00 am
Church of the Nativity
Leadership meetings are open to all members of the council
Sat
Apr
1
Rosary for Life
8:30 am
-
9:00 am
Planned Parenthood 4401 W 109th Street Overland Park, KS 66209
Knights of Columbus First Saturday Rosary to pray for an end of abortions.
Mon
Apr
3
Council Meeting
6:15 pm
-
7:15 pm
Church of the Nativity, Parish Hall
5:45 Social Starts; 6:15 Meeting Starts; 7:00 Dinner
Sun
Apr
9
Easter Sunday
12:00 am
-
11:30 pm
Church of the Nativity
Sat
Apr
29
Leadership Meeting
7:00 am
-
8:00 am
Church of the Nativity
Leadership meetings are open to all members of the council
Sun
Apr
30
5th Sunday Parish Rosary
8:30 am
-
9:00 am
Church of the Nativity
Pray the 5th Sunday Rosary before 9am Mass
Mon
May
1
Elect Officers
12:00 am
-
11:30 pm
Church of the Nativity
Annual elections should be in May
Mon
May
1
Council Meeting
6:15 pm
-
7:15 pm
Church of the Nativity, Parish Hall
5:45 Social Starts; 6:15 Meeting Starts; 7:00 Dinner
Sat
May
6
Rosary for Life
9:30 am
-
10:00 am
Planned Parenthood 4401 W 109th Street Overland Park, KS 66209
Knights of Columbus First Saturday Rosary to pray for an end of abortions.
Sat
Jun
3
Leadership Meeting
7:00 am
-
8:00 am
Church of the Nativity
Leadership meetings are open to all members of the council
Sat
Jun
3
Rosary for Life
9:30 am
-
10:00 am
Planned Parenthood 4401 W 109th Street Overland Park, KS 66209
Knights of Columbus First Saturday Rosary to pray for an end of abortions.
Mon
Jun
5
Council Meeting
6:15 pm
-
7:15 pm
Church of the Nativity, Parish Hall
5:45 Social Starts; 6:15 Meeting Starts; 7:00 Dinner

Weekly Raffle Drawing

Week #12

Draw
Prize
Ticket
Winner
Council
1st
$500
6397
Jerome Raggett
Nativity
2nd
$100
4966
Dr. Paul and Karen Camarata
Nativity
3rd
$100
420
Cliff Benedict
Holy Trinity
4th
$100
6307
Ken Hager
Nativity
5th
$100
6391
Jerom Raggett
Nativity
6th
$50
7594
John A. Wolpert
St Michael
7th
$50
5246
Janice Palmer
Nativity
8th
$50
6683
Seminarian Trey Neisen
St Michael
9th
$50
5561
Sr. Sacrifice
Nativity
10th
$50
6022
Sara Larrimer
Nativity
11th
$50
3780
Caleb Barron
Holy Spirit
12th
$50
2303
Jim Burns
Ascension
13th
$50
5334
Mark Kommers
Nativity
Previous Drawings

Recent News

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November 7, 2022

Dan Smith went through the degree ceremony and joined our council. Welcome Dan.

November 7, 2022

John Brinker was awarded the Knight of the Quarter. John was described as a utility player for his willingness to step in and take over and help with a variety of our projects. Thank you John.

November 28, 2022

It was a beautiful day for setting up the Nativity Scene! Thank you to all who were able to help in the setup.

November 13, 2022

Thank you to all who helped and donated to the Nativity Food Drive. Pictured from L/R are Tim Kane, Lee Pallardy, John Harrington, Lloyd Asikainen.

August 2, 2022

Two new members joined our council. Pictured L/R are Mark Mason (Deputy Grand Knight), Ben Biller (Membership Chairman), Dr Jon Wagner, and Jim Pateidl (new members).

July 11, 2022

John Caulfield was awarded the Knight of the Quarter for all of his volunteer involvement over the years as the Parish photographer. Pictured L/R are Tim Kane (Grand Knight), John Caulfield (Knight of the Quarter), Mike Shirley (KofQ Presenter).

July 11, 2022

Two new members joined and one transfer into our council. Pictured L/R are Tim Kane (Grand Knight), William Becker (transfer), Cherian Kizhakekara & Tim Wood (new members), and Ben Biller (Membership Chairman).

May 2, 2022

Three new members joined our council. Pictured L/R are Gene Zwolinski (Grand Knight) Chris Sain, Matt Moore, Jim DeStefano, and Steve Heeney (Membership Director). Andrew Black (not pictured) transferred into our council.

April 8, 2022

It was great to have in person fish fries again. Thank you to our cook team and all the volunteers who made it a successful year.

Council 11067

The Church of the Nativity Council 11067 was established in 1993 and represents the the Church of the Nativity Parish in Leawood, KS. The council was founded by 46 men of the Parish and has steadily grown over the past few decades. Our council currently has over 220 members with consistent attendance of around 50-60 members at our council meetings per month. We are a very active council with many dedicated members who willingly give of their time and talent.

Our Leadership

Officers

Grand Knight
Timothy
Kane
913-544-8385
Deputy Grand Knight
Mark
Mason
(316) 648-6101
Chancellor
Michael
Kirby
(913) 908-1372
Recorder
Lee
Sabata
402-367-8344
Treasurer
Brett
Schnake
(816) 210-1119
Advocate
David
Didde
(913) 486-3015
Warden
Kirk
Kinsinger
913-687-6347
Inside Guard
Vito
Carabetta
913-558-6969
Outside Guard
Larry
Brockhaus
Lecturer (A)
Carl Michael
Buffa
(913) 433-3611
Financial Secretary
Steven
Heeney
(913) 961-1130
3 Year Trustee
Eugene
Zwolinski
(913) 827-8014
2 Year Trustee
Craig
Smith
(913) 706-0650
1 Year Trustee
Thomas
Fowler
(913) 231-0688
Chaplain
Mike
Hawken
(913) 491-5017

Program Personnel

Membership Director
Ben
Biller
816-591-3843
Recruitment 1
Tobias
Boschert
(816) 591-2917
Recruitment 2
Jerome
Raggett
(913) 638-8910
Recruitment 3
Recruitment 4
Retention
Mark
Mason
(316) 648-6101
Program Director
David
Didde
(913) 486-3015
Life Director
Michael
Bartkoski
913-909-4519
Community Director
Rodney
Carson
(913) 638-4834
Family Director
John
Sesti
(913) 653-3664
Faith Director

Our Focus

What we support

Seminarians: One of the core principals of the Knights is to support the Church. Encouraging and supporting those considering the Priesthood and those attending a seminary is vital. Our council currently supports local seminarians with prayers and financial help of approximately $14,000.00 per year with direct payments of $500.00 - $1,000.00 per seminarian per year.

Local Church: Aside from the community building activities of our fish fry's, smoked BBQ Dinners and breakfasts, we actively try to support the major events that happen at the Church of the Nativity. We regularly work with other parish organizations and the parish administration to help sponsor, coordinate or fund special events throughout the year like an ordination reception, the Fall Festival, Breakfast with Santa, alter server training, set up and maintenance of the Nativity Scene, as well as our own Free Throw Competition.

Community: Our council's annual Tootsie Roll drive raises money for children with mental disabilities. Eighty percent of the money raised stays local, which allows us to donate to the Lake Mary Center in Paola, KS and the Down Syndrome Guild in Mission, KS. Our council's annual Roses for Life drive raises money for pro-life causes and all the money raised goes to the local Advice and Aid Pregnancy Center in Leawood, KS. We organize a few parish food drives each year to support Catholic Charities food pantries. The parish blood drives are organized by our council and we also participate in the St Mary's Food Kitchen by serving our Parish's August meal with our famous pulled pork.

Fundraising Efforts

Lenten Fish Fry's: 6 weeks during Lent with proceeds benefiting our general fund.

Football Raffle: 17 week profession football lottery raffle with proceeds benefiting our general fund.

Tootsie Roll Drive: Every October with proceeds benefiting the mentally challenged.

Roses for Life: Every January with proceeds benefiting pro-life causes.

Breakfasts / BBQ Smoke Events: Several per year with proceeds benefiting our general fund.

About Knights

Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.

Founded on the principles of charity, unity and fraternity, the Knights of Columbus was established in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven, CT and a group of parishioners. The Order has grown from several members in one council to over 15,000 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

Service and charity are at the heart of the Knights. Founded to meet the needs of immigrants, refugees and families suffering from the death of a breadwinner, the Knights began as a small service organization and has grown into a worldwide financial and charitable organization. The Order has been called "the strong right arm of the Church," and has been praised by popes, presidents and other world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization, Catholic education, civic involvement, and aid to those in need.

The Supreme Council is the governing body of the Knights of Columbus and is responsible for the development of the organization as a whole. Supreme Council duties include establishing the Order in new regions and setting up regional authorities, defining and advancing its values and goals, undertaking organization-wide initiatives, promoting awareness of the Knights’ mission worldwide, and protecting the families of members through its extensive insurance program. Members working in local, or subordinate councils, however, carry on the majority of the Knights’ beneficial work. More information about the Knights of Columbus organization, it's founder, history and mission can be found on the Supreme Council website link below

Knights of Columbus Supreme Site

Membership

Membership into the Knights is available to Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.

We encourage all active men of our Parish to consider becoming a member of our council. Our council is not as formal as many councils and we encourage non-members to attend our monthly meetings as a guest to get a first hand look and feel for what being a Knight is all about.

What are the requirements?

Membership requirements are being a practical Catholic gentleman, who is 18 years of age or older.

What is a practical Catholic?

A practical Catholic is one who is in union with the Holy See and who practices the precepts of the Catholic Church.

What are Degrees?

There are four degrees within the Knights of Columbus. Each degree ceremony imparts a lesson on the Order's core virtues of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. New members are required to participate in an approximately 30 minute ceremonial which covers the first three degrees in order to participate as a member of our council. Our council typically schedules these ceremonies to start at 5:30pm prior to our normal monthly council meetings. The Patriotic or fourth degree is a separate assembly of Knights that is open to all third degree members. The Fourth Degree Assembly conducts its own ceremony, holds its own meetings, and collects its own annual dues.

Do I have to purchase Insurance?

No; unlike many fraternal organizations one does not become a member by purchasing insurance. In the Knights of Columbus a man has to be a member before he may avail himself of the insurance benefit. Purchasing insurance is optional, however; the life insurance and long-term care insurance products offered by the Order are not only competitively priced, they are among the most solid and highly rated products available anywhere. Standard & Poor's and A.M. Best, the leading independent agencies that rate insurance companies, give K of C insurance their highest ratings.

How much time is involved?

As a Knight you can choose the projects with which you wish to be involved in within your own community. The Order is dedicated to family life and the many benefits it offers. From insurance to scholarships to service and social activities and programs, all are open to the whole family.

How Do I Join?

If you would like to join our Church of the Nativity council of the Knights of Columbus, the initial process is done online at the link below. This will register you as an affiliate or eMember of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. Online registration is $30 and will cover your current years (Jan-Dec) annual dues. Affiliate or eMembers are eligible for insurance and will receive the monthly "Columbian" magazine along with some email correspondence from Supreme. During the signup process, there is a checkbox to indicate "I am interested in joining a local council". Please include our council number 11067, Church of Nativity Parish, Leawood, KS in this area when you sign up. The Proposer Member Number is 5103132 or can be left blank.

Join the Knights of Columbus

Once you have received email confirmation from Supreme that you have registered, please email us at knights@knightsofnativity.com or contact Ben Biller, our membership chairman by email or phone. Our membership chairman will contact you to schedule a degree ceremony for an upcoming meeting and this will allow you to transfer into our council. The degree ceremonies are normally scheduled just prior to our regular monthly council meetings.