Welcome to Monsignor Raymond P. Kelly Council #10966 in Riviera Beach, MD
Charles McClain, Grand Knight, 410-437-2029
Steve Quigley, Deputy Grand Knight, 410-439-3350
Join the charitable activities of fellow Catholic men through the Msgr. Kelly Council at St. Jane Frances!
If you’re interested in helping those in need, serving our parish, growing in your faith, bonding with men who share your faith, or having exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for your family, then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you!
The Msgr. Raymond Kelly Council Knights of Columbus at St. Jane Frances de Chantal parish is for practicing Catholic men, 18 and over, who wish to make a difference in our parish and our community as well as within themselves. Join the almost 2 million strong force that St. Pope John Paul II called the “strong arm of the Catholic Church” and see how much of a difference you can make for the better! (see: Why Join the Knights pamphlet)
Demonstrate your faith to me without works, and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works… For just as a body without a spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead. – James 2:14–26
Council #10966 Calendar
About Our Council at St. Jane Frances
The Monsignor Raymond P. Kelly Council of the Knights of Columbus is located within District 5 of the State of Maryland in Anne Arundel County. The Council was instituted on October 12, 1992, the quincentennial of the landing of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The Council was organized by Former District Deputy Kenneth Sassaman under the leadership of Past Maryland State Deputy and Vice-Supreme Master Francis M. Feeley. Former District Deputy Robert Cleckner, Sr. was our Charter Grand Knight.
A majority of the members of Monsignor Raymond P. Kelly Council are parishioners of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church in Riviera Beach, Maryland, but many members also participate from surrounding towns and parishes. Established in 1946, St. Jane Frances Church is among the larger parishes in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and the Council takes its name from its first pastor. Council officers and our Past Grand Knights are listed in the accompanying tables. The Council presently has approximately 170 members and is enrolled in Division B of the Maryland State Council.
Council Membership meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 PM in St. Jane Frances Parish Hall at 8513 Saint Jane Drive in Pasadena, Maryland. The meeting is preceded by a social hour beginning at 6:30pm. All current Knights of Columbus are invited to attend. Council Officers’ Planning meetings are the fourth Wednesday of the month on Zoom.
Want to become a Knight?
If you are a practical Catholic man, age 18 or older, we welcome you to join the largest organization of Catholic laymen worldwide.
Here are the steps in becoming a Knight of Columbus:
- Be a practical Catholic man 18 years of age or older.
- Contact our Grand Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Have a conversation with him about the Knights of Columbus in your community.
- Browse our Council’s website and the Supreme Council’s site for more information on the Knights of Columbus as a whole.
- If you are a practical Catholic man, you can join today online!
- Upon approval, attend the next initiation ceremony held in our area to join our council at St. Jane Frances.