knights of columbus
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)
2024 Wild Game Supper – January 26, 2024 at 6:00 pm!
Thanks to all who attended and supported the Knights to raise money for church support, support for local pregnancy centers, support for local charities and community organizations, scholarships for students and seminarians. We could not do this without your help.
Our Peace Officer of the Year was Matt Walls with the Austin County Sheriff’s Department. He and the other peace officers present were awarded gifts in honor of their service to the community.
Unfortunately, due to a conflict with a Diocesan event, for the first time there were no clergy members present to award gifts.
To view winners of the Grand Raffle, please use one of the following links:
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.
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
David Hubenak was selected as Knight of the Month for January 2024. David has been a faithful member for many years and is a huge part of our Wild Game Supper event, acting as emcee for the raffle drawing and hanging signs and posters throughout the Columbus Club Hall for the event. He is always ready to help, and also serves as a Eucharistic Minister in the church. He is a valuable member of the Council and the community.
family of the month
For January 2024, Council Officers chose the Erich Gabrys family! Erich and Alice contribute to the church mass performing both Lector and Eucharistic Minister duties. Alice is also a very active Catholic Daughter and helps with special mass celebrations to organize and ensure success. We appreciate all that your family does for us and the church! Thanks!
The next 42-Domino Tournament will be on April 19, 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.
father nemec council #3793
P.O. Box 667
703 Columbus Road
Wallis, TX 77485