Wednesday March 1, 2023: Officer’s Planning Meeting.
Thursday March 2, 2023: Fish Dinner Prep.
Friday March 3, 2023: Second Lenten Fish Dinner.
Wednesday March 8, 2023: Council Business Meeting.
Thursday March 9, 2023: 40 Days for Life/365 at Planned Parenthood.
Thursday March 9, 2023: Fish Lunch/Dinner Prep.
Friday March 10, 2023, Noon: WOW Lenten Fish Lunch.
Friday March 10, 2023: Third Lenten Fish Dinner.
Thursday March 16, 2023: Fish Dinner Prep.
Friday March 17, 2023: Fourth Lenten Fish Dinner.
Thursday March 23, 2023: Fish Dinner Prep.
Friday March 24, 2023: Fifth Lenten Fish Dinner.
Thursday March 30, 2023: Fish Dinner Prep.
Friday March 31, 2023: Sixth Lenten Fish Dinner.
It is with great sadness, for us left behind, that we have lost our Grand Knight Sir William E. Dunn III who went home to the Lord on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. Bill was 69 years old.
Bill became a member of the Knight of Columbus in 2016. He became a Sir Knight when he made his 4th Degree in 2017. At the time of his passing, he was the Grand Knight of Ss. Peter and Paul the Apostle Council 15231 and the Faithful Captain of the 4th Degree Assembly 1860. He was a faithful and very active member of the Knights as well as a Lecture, Altar Server, Usher, providing the live feed video of mass and other duties at the church. Bill spent many hours volunteering his time and money to the community and to the needy. Bill was also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernian, St Finian of Clonard Division.
Bill was dedicated to his country, volunteering in the Knights of Columbus and of course, in service to God. Bill attended Villanova University and was a big fan of Villanova basketball. He had a fantastic sense of humor along with a loud exuberant laugh. He loved to read and was a walking encyclopedia.
Bill had no immediate living family but had many valuable friends from Villanova, family friends and his fellow Knights of Columbus. Please keep Bill and his friends in your payers and asking the Lord to give them all hope and comfort.
Bill’s funeral will be Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 9:30 am at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Bradenton.
Congratulations to Chris Lincoln who is 3rd from the left in the back row standing next to our Grand Knight Bill Dunn.
Congratulations to Sherree Parker. Sherree is our Honorary Knight of the Month for January 2023 for her years of help to photograph and promote our council of the Knights of Columbus through our parish bulletin. Thank you, thank you, thank you Sherree for all of your help! We really appreciate you!!
Congratulations to Michael Quinlan as he won Knight of the Month for April 2022. Now, Past Grand Knight Tex Johnson presented him with his Award at the January 2023 meeting because he is a snowbird ;-)
Congratulations to Mark Gallagher. Mark is Knight of the Month for January 2023 for his constant efforts of researching, improving and implementing new grills, ice machines, coffee machines and the alike for the parish kitchen. Mark always takes the lead in grilling fish, cooking wings or pancakes at our events and always does a great job! Grand Knight Bill Dunn presented him with his Award at the January 2023 meeting
Grand Knight Bill Dunn presented Rich Bonneau Knight of the Month Award for December 2022 for his and his wife's work with the "Keep Christ in Christmas" Poster Contest.. Congratulations Rich!
Grand Knight Bill Dunn presented Bill Jandric Knight of the Month Award for October 2022 for his sales work in obtaining the most sponsors for our annual golf tournament. Congratulations Bill!
Congratulations to Francis Wozniak as he won Knight of the Month for July 2022. Grand Knight Bill Dunn presented Francis with his Award at the October meeting.
Congratulations to Fritz Dutch. He won Knight of the Month for September 2022. Grand Knight Bill Dunn presented him with his Award at the October meeting.
Usually our council members are helping with landscaping, painting and the alike for new Habitat home. On this particular Saturday, we were very happy to setup for a house dedication for the Manatee Habitat for Humanity!!
Grand Knight Tex Johnson presented yours truly, Mike Weber, Knight of the Month Award for June 2022 for building and maintaining the council website for 5 years+ as the Technology Director and for the work as Social Director and council photographer. Many new members have joined our council because of the wide variety of events they see and read about on this site. We have helped many local and national charities through manual labor and financially; along with helping our own parish, Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
On behalf of the Knights of Columbus Council #15231, we extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to our many parishioners and friends that supported our events during 2022 to date.
Special Olympics of Florida - $570
Manasota Buds - $570
Sarasota Manatee Association for Riding Therapy - $570
St Mary Academy - $570
Knights of Columbus Ukraine Solidarity Fund - $4,000
Ss. Peter & Paul the Apostles Rosary Makers - $750
Ss. Peter & Paul the Apostles Shawl Makers - $750
St. Vincent DePaul Society - $500
St. Joseph's Scholl Renovation Fund - $500
Manatee High School Key Club - $500
Ave Maria Prep School - $500
Community Pregnancy Center - $1,000
Thanks again for your support for enabling us to fulfill our mission of Charity, for both Parish and Community, and special causes like Ukraine Relief. We offer special thanks to our Pastor, Father Mark, our Chaplin, Father Anthonio, and Father Philip for their guidance and support.
If you’re interested in joining our council please contact Allan Jury our council Membership Director and leave a message at 941-254-7686.
There are many personal rewards that come from being a Knight and helping others in need. We support our parish and our community. If you’re interested in volunteering your time, whatever time you have to give, join us and become a Knight; or come to our events and fund raisers. We have a lot of fun doing some good in our community!
On October 2, 1881 a group of men met in the basement of St. Mary’s Church on Hillhouse Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut. Called together by their 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, these men formed a fraternal society that would one day become the world’s largest Catholic family fraternal service organization.
If you are a practical Catholic man, 18 years of age or older, join one of the oldest Catholic fraternal mens organizations in America. Consider joining us and making life-long friends while helping others. If you’re interested in joining our council contact our council Membership Director, Allan Jury and leave a message at 941-254-7686.
©2023 Knights of Columbus Council #15231
Bradenton, FL, USA