The Fr. Marcel Salinas Council #11536 is chartered to St. Timothy Catholic Community, Mesa, AZ. The Grand Knight for 2020-2021 is Mike Coomer and our Chaplain is Fr. John Greb, pastor of St. Timothy Catholic Community.
When we meet
The Officers' Meeting starts at 6:00 pm and the Business Meeting starts at 7:00 pm on the second Wednesday of the month in the Spirituality center of St. Timothy's Catholic Community, 1730 W Guadalupe Rd., Mesa, AZ. Due to Covidvirus, we are meeting on-line. Contact the Grand Knight to get the meeting information.
What we do
Council #11536 services St. Timothy Catholic Church and its ministries, and the local community.
We volunteer time/assistance to the following (partial list):
- St. Timothy Catholic Church
- St. Timothy Catholic School
- Paz de Cristo (serving the homeless, assisting with food drives)
- Habitat for Humanity
- Pray for the end of abortion
- St. Joseph Youth Camp maintenance
- Council and District Basketball Free Throw Contest
- Meal preparation for church ministry events
We volunteer financial assistance to the following (partial list):
- Persons with Intellectual Disabilities (PID)
- Aid for Women
- St. Joseph Youth Camp - Direct support and camperships
- Seminarian support
- Boy Scout Eagle Projects
- Donation requests
We raise money for our assistance through the following (partial list):
- Tootsie Roll donation collection
- Knights State Raffle
- Baby bottle drive
- Pancake Breakfast and other meals
Record your volunteer hours
Record your volunteer hours so we can accurately accrue and report them to Supreme. Volunteering is one component to earn our annual awards. Volunteer hours are now tracked on-line using a Google Form. All information is confidential, and all hours are rolled up by category without names. We do need your name to verify that a member of our council is submitting hours. Volunteering may include Faith (ushering, hospitality, EM, Religious Education, other church ministries), Community (Scouts, serving dinner at Paz, other civic organizations), Life (40 Days for Life, Baby Bottles,...) Family, and Fraternal (Pancake breakfast, dinners, other requests from church). Hours can be entered weekly, monthly, quarterly, or annually. Hours are rolled up and reported as part of the annual report due in June of each year.
Knights helping Paz
Council #11536 has set up a PayPal page were donations can be made to support Paz de Christo, a food bank and place where 150+ homeless are fed dinner seven days a week. Click here to donate. Any amount is appreciated.
Congratulations Darren Handy Family - Family of the Month August 2020
Fr. Marcel Knights of Columbus Council #11536 honor the Darren Handy Family as Family of the Month for August 2020.
Pictured: David Chapman, PGK, Dan Desjardins, PGK, Keith Terrones, Ryan Handy, Darren Handy, Mike Coomer, GK, Cliff Coffaro, Michael Harrington, Ed Tobin, Mike Phalen
2020 Virtual Officer Installation
Due to the CDC restrictions, the 2020 Council installation happened by virtual meeting. We congratulate the in-coming officers and thank the out-going officers for their service.
Congratulations to SK Dan Desjardins for the 2018 Star Council Award
2017-18 Deputy Grand Knight Gerry Small, Grand Knight Dan Desjardins, State Warden Kevin McCarthy, and District Deputy Dcn. Bruce Bennett