knights of columbus

our mission

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, Conn., and a group of parishioners. Their intent? To bring financial aid and assistance to the sick, disabled and needy members and their families.  This simple gathering has expanded to a worldwide organization that assists wherever trouble exists in the world.

The Wallis Knights of Columbus seeks to support the local parish of Guardian Angels Church, and the community, with special assistance to the Brother Knights and their widows after they pass.  We provide support for area organizations such as the Scouts, pregnancy centers in Austin and Fort Bend counties, scholarships, vocations with support for seminarians, and more!  We are always seeking good, Catholic men to join our group to help us in our mission.

  • Council Meeting – February 5, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Social at 6:00 pm)








Father McGivney
Father McGivney



turkey & dressing dinner april 14

Plates to Go:  $15.00

Time:  10:30 am until 1:00 pm

Columbus Club Hall at 703 Columbus Road 

The Columbus Club will be hosting a Turkey & Dressing Dinner on April 14, 2024 featuring fresh roasted turkey and homemade dressing.  This is a Take Out only dinner and you can drive through and get your plates.  Yams, green beans, and cranberry sauce will also be included.

This event is very popular and often sells out early, so come early and get yours!

2023 Brazos HS Winners


DUE MARCH 31, 2024!

One of the blessings of being a Knight is the opportunity for our children and grandchildren to earn a scholarship to attend post high school education. 

To earn a scholarship the applicant must submit an application by March 31 of the current academic year and be a high school senior. Scholarships are limited by Council funds and not all applicants may be selected, but we try our best to support our children. 

Scholarship applications and the guides are available from the Brazos High School Counselor or may also be downloaded from this link. 

Scholarship Guidelines    Scholarship Application


April Knight of the Month


April Family of the Month





Wallis Knights of Columbus may avoid publicity in general, but you can find here the things we do for our local parish, the Church of Guardian Angels in Wallis, Texas, and our community.  Please check the official calendar for upcoming events.


Saint Vincent de paul donation

The Council received an appeal from the Saint Vincent DePaul Society requesting that all Brother Knights donate three canned/dried goods in December 2022 to help replenish their food pantry.  The Council agreed to publish the request and accept donations at the Christmas Party and December meetings.  In addition, the Council approved a motion to donate $600 to the Society to further their mission of assisting the poor and desperate.

knight of the Month

Tommie Baranowski was selected as the April Knight of the Month.  Tommie works nearly every event sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Columbus Club.  He serves as Chancellor for the Knights, and is President of the Columbus Club.  At every Fish Fry, he could be seen in the kitchen helping keep the serving line full, and afterwards would grab a dish towel and clean tables, and then he would help sweep.  He is always one of the last to leave any of our events.  We than you, and we congratulate you, Tommie!


family of the month

April’s Family of the Month is the Robin and Ray Hanzelka, Jr. family!  Robin serves the church as a Eucharistic Minister and Life Teen teacher, and serves as Financial Secretary for the CDA Court Queen of Angels.  She still finds time to work and then help the Knights clean the Columbus Club Hall after the Fish Fries.  Ray serves as Recorder for the Knights and helps the Columbus Club by serving as Secretary and bar tending and helping the Hall Manager clean and arrange the hall for events.  We need more families like the Hanzelkas!


domino tournaments

The next 42-Domino Tournament will be on May 24, 2024 at the Columbus Club Hall.  A light meal prepared by Knight Ray Hanzelka will be provided.  Players may also contribute to the meal with desserts or side dishes.  We look forward to seeing everyone who enjoys 42 Dominoes!

Everyone is welcome, even if you are just learning and want to have fun.

Knights of Columbus

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P.O. Box 667

703 Columbus Road

Wallis, TX 77485