Knights’ News…

02/27/2024:  Here’s what’s new!

• Worthy Brothers! Our membership drive was a huge success. With God’s help we’ll be welcoming another 8 brothers to our council before long! Many thanks to everyone who stepped up and made it a success!
• Also, tickets for our spring dinner dance — The Spring Fling — on Saturday March 9 are now on sale at the church office and the gift shop. Come on out and enjoy the evening!
• Don’t forget to check our events tab for all upcoming events in March. It’s going to be a busy month! – Vivat Jesus!

Welcome to Our Newest Brother Knights!

On June 9, Blessed Mother Council hosted an exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity to welcome two new Brother Knights into our ranks. In the front row from left are Colbi Mulholland and Jim Donovan. Welcome Brothers!

These two fine Catholic gentlemen join 14 others who have joined the Knights during this fraternal year to stand with us in our belief in the Catholic faith. If you’re a Catholic man over 18 and would like to join our ranks (or get more information) see a Brother Knight at church, or send an email to

Award Winners in March!

Brother Knight Sal Valvano and Grand Knight Rus Sylvestre

Our Brother Sal Valvano was honored as Knight of the Month at our most recent members’ meeting. Sal is very active within the council, stepping up to work all our fund raising events as well as charitable events like our food drive. He also volunteers in the parish’s Ministry of Hospitality welcoming our parish family to the 9:00 AM mass every Sunday!

Congrats Sal!

More Award Winners!

Blessed Mother Council is filled with Knights who give of their time in all manner of activities for the council as well as our parish. Two active Brothers were recently honored as Knights of the Month for their efforts to serve. Pictured with Grand Knight Rus Sylvestre are Brother Tom Tripi (left) and John McCabe. Congratulations Brothers!

Welcoming More New Brother Knights!

On April 21, 2022 the Knights welcomed three more new brothers in an exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity. Pictured left to right are: Vincent Cascio, Carl Rodriguez, and John Prokop. Welcome Brother Knights!

On February 16, 2002, the Knights of Blessed Mother Council welcomed four new Knights into our order. Pictured, with their new brothers, from left to right: Jack Mucha, Enrique Sanchez, Cosimo Boscaino, and Mark Goletz. Welcome Brothers!

Awards Season is Back!
And Congratulations to Our Winners!

From Left: John Desnoyers, Grand Knight Rus Sylvestre, Armando Minutoli, Tom Rowlett

This month Grand Knight Rus Sylvestre awarded three Knight of the Month awards to Brother Knights who have distinguished themselves through outstanding efforts to serve both the council and the parish.

Brother John Desnoyers has served the council as Chancellor and headed up our Tootsie Roll drive for the past several years,

Brother Armando Minutoli was honored for organizing the council’s first health/educational lecture on vascular health featuring renown vascular surgeon Dr. Joseph Ricotta.

Brother Tom Rowlett was honored not only for his constant support of council activities, but also for his efforts supporting other parish ministries — as a lector, extraordinary minister and on the ministry of hospitality.

Congratulations Brothers!

Blessed Mother Council Welcomes
Four New Brother Knights!

On Wednesday December 8, the Knights of Blessed Mother Council inducted 4 new members into our ranks. Pictured in the front row from left to right they are: Tony Griskey, Leon Hackshaw, Andy Bennardo, and John Gibbons. Welcome brothers!

Preparing Our Homes and Hearts for Christmas

On Wednesday, December 1, the Knights of Blessed Mother Council sought to remind our parish family of the “forgotten” season of Advent by sponsoring an Advent Holy Hour of Reflection.

Over 100 parishioners turned out to hear Fr. Timothy Canaan lead an hour of reflection that included scripture, prayer, song, along with a benediction to the Holy Eucharist to prepare our homes and hearts for the coming of Jesus. To, as the prophet Isaiah announced, “Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God!”

It was about putting Christ back in Christmas during this busy season.

And, as with all good Knights of Columbus events, cookies and coffee followed!

We thank all of you who were able to join us in preparation for this holy season!

November Night at the Races!

It was our annual “Turkey Trot” at Columbus Downs and the hall was filled with race fans having a great time cheering on their favorite ponies! Click the link below to see more pics from this event!

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A BIG, HUGE Thank You to All Who Supported our Food Drive

Pictured left to right: Knights Gerry Gerhard, Bob Albertson, Tom Rowlett, Fr. Zamora, Bob Bonney, Joe DeSanto, and John Magnotta

Once again our council was hard at work collecting food to support CROS Ministries in feeding needy families throughout the greater Palm Beach area. And once again YOU, our parish family made our efforts a great success. Thank you all so much for your constant support. Vivat Jesus!

Welcoming Our New Members

On Tuesday October 19, Blessed Mother Council held an exemplification inducting four new Knights into our order. Three new brothers will be joining the council at St. Vincent Ferrer Council 13996 and one Trinity Council 4839. Welcome Brothers!

Another Great Night at the Races!

We saw a lot of new faces attending this month’s racing card. But best of all, they were all smiles! Check out some of the fun from Friday’s event…

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It’s September at Columbus Downs!

Columbus Downs was back buzzing in September!

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Join the Knights!

Here’s your chance to start your membership application online! Simply click the “Join Us Now” link below. A new window will open and take you to a secure page. Click any of the Join buttons.  Fill in your information on the first page.  Click “Proceed to Join.”

On the second page, click the box that says “I am interested in joining a local council” and enter the council number 13338 in the field that appears. Put Emmanuel Church in the Parish Name field. (Then, if you wouldn’t mind, in the field that says “How did you hear about us?” select the option “Other” and type “Membership Drive” in the field that pops up.) Click “Continue.”

Finish filling in the information on page 3. Click “Continue” and that’s it!  You’re on you way. Click the link below to join us now!

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