The Knights of Columbus Council #15231 in Bradenton, Florida has raised and donated thousands of dollars, volunteered countless hours for food drives, home construction and charities to help people in the Sarasota/Manatee county community, seminarians and anyone in need. The Knights of Columbus is a brotherhood of men in communities around the world dedicated to doing good in the service of God and our neighbor one community at a time.
There are many personal rewards that come from being a Knight and helping those in need. We support our parish, along with the needs of our community. If you’re a practical Catholic man who is at least 18 years of age and 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!
“Fraternus Conventus” – October 20, 2019
The almost-monthly Fraternal Get-Together was held at Fratellos Pizzeria in Bradenton. Eleven Knights made it to the lunch. Laughs and food were abundant for the afternoon luncheon. Click the photo above to see more photos from this event.
Knights Help Habitat for Humanity – September 28, 2019
The Knights of Columbus Council #15231 spent a portion the day working at the Habitat for Humanity Depot in Ellenton. As you can see in the photo, we have fun working together for those in need! In this case, it was theHabitat for Humanity Depot that needed some assistance.
Helping Hands – September 28, 2019
Brother Knights helped with Helping Hand at Saint Vincent DePaul on this hot and humid morning laying mulch and improving the landscaping at Saint Vincent DePaul in Bradenton.
Soccer Challenge – September 19, 2019
Brother Knights attended and helped with the Knights of Columbus Youth Soccer Challenge this year. A total of 24 students participated and it appears everyone had fun.
Knight of the Month/First Degree Knight – September 11, 2019
Tex Johnson, Grand Knight awarded Francis Wozniac Knight of the Month for August 2019. James R Young Jr. was also awarded his First Degree Knights of Columbus certificate that he achieved on June 27th. Congratulations Francis and Jim you make our council proud. We need more men like you.
“Fraternus Conventus” – August 25, 2019
The Fraternal Get-Together was held at Swordfish Grill in Cortez. Many Knights had some laughs and plenty of food for the afternoon luncheon. Click the photo above to see more photos from this event.
Council Officer Installation – July 28, 2019
The Council Officer Installation was was held after the 9:30 Mass. Friends, family and parishioners were in attendance to witness the ceremony. Click the Photo above to see more photos of this event.
“Fraternus Conventus” – June 23, 2019
The Fraternal Get-Together was at RJ Gators in Bradeton. We had a good turn-out of 15 Knights who enjoyed lunch and camaraderie of their fellow brother Knights. During the summer we plan our fund-raising events for the upcoming season. Click the Photo above to see more photos of this event.
“Fraternus Conventus” – June 2, 2019
The Fraternal Get-Together was at Swordfish Grill in Cortez. We had a good turn-out of Knights who enjoyed lunch and camaraderie of their fellow brother Knights. Click the Photo above to see more photos of this event.
Knight of the Month for April – May 8, 2019
Mike Hoersting was presented the Knight of the Month award for April 2019 at our monthly meeting by Grand Knight Mark Gallagher. Mike did a great deal of work for the Knights state raffle of $45,000. Thank you Mike.
Knight of the Month for March – April 10, 2019
Mario Nizzardo was presented the Knight of the Month award for March 2019 at our monthly meeting by Grand Knight Mark Gallagher. Mario was awarded this honor due to his help and attendance at EVERY Knights event that our council has to raise money for the charities we donate too. Congratulations Mario and THANK YOU for your unwavering help and support!!
KC Fish Fry (& Grilled Fish) – March 29, 2019
Parishioners enjoyed both fried and grilled fish for the Fish Fry during Lent. Click the photo above to see more photos.
KC Classic Car Show – March 23, 2019
Thirty-five classic cars showed up to our Spring Classic Car Show. The Knights cooked hamburgers and hot dogs to a crowd who loved walking the show as classic rock played. Click the photo above to see more photos.
Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree – March 23, 2019
Membership Director Mike Quinn (center, left) accompanied three candidates to the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree. Congratulations Sam (far left), Sam (center right) and Dave (far right) on achieving the 4th degree!
St. Vincent de Paul Society had many people attend the annual Walk for the Poor at Bradenton River Walk on a cool Saturday morning in March. Click the photo above to see more photos.
The Knights of Columbus had a good turnout of parishioners for the Fish Fry. Click the photo above to see more photos.
Happy 100th Birthday Norbert Krob – Feb 19, 2019
Congratulations to this young man of 100 years! Norbert Krob turned 100 years old today, February 19th. On Wednesday Feb 13, Knights of Columbus Council #15231 awarded Norb with Knight of the Month for January and had birthday cake for the “birthday boy”. Norb told us how he joined the Knights 67 years before and has throughly enjoyed donating his time as a Knight. Have a Happy Birthday tonight Norb, thank you for your kindness, making us laugh and God Bless you Sir!!
Contestants brought their best chili recipes for everyone to taste. First, second and third place finishers took home cash prizes based on votes by attendees. And wow, there was some really good chili! Click the photo above to see more photos.
Hungry parishioners lined up for the Gravy and Biscuits Breakfast the Knights of Columbus had on a chilly January morning. Click the photo above to see more photos.
Knight of the Month for December – Jan 9, 2019
Tom Bowes was presented the Knight of the Month award for December 2018 at our monthly meeting by Grand Knight Mark Gallagher. Tom worked on and secured the contract for our new parish sign to be installed soon. Congratulations Tom!!