About Our Council

Meeting Schedule & Location

Council Business Meeting Schedule

3rd Thursday of the month

Council Officers Meeting Schedule

2nd Thursday of the month

Meetings Location

950 Trails Pkwy
Garland, TX 75043 US

Mailing Address

950 Trails Pkwy
Garland, TX 75043 US

In Support Of:

St. Michael the Archangel of Garland
950 Trails Parkway
Garland, TX 75043 US
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COUNCIL INFORMATION

What Do the Knights of Council 11862 Do?

These are the activities of the 200+ Knights in our Council and our Lady Knights, and of the young men in the Columbian Squires at St. Michael the Archangel, Garland.

 

We do these activities to support charities, now or in the past:

  • Christmas Raffles
  • Golf Tournaments
  • Poker Tournaments
  • Barbecue Sales
  • Coat Drives
  • Shoe Drives
  • Garage Sales
  • Sale of Nativity yard art
  • Sale of “Keep Christ in Christmas” auto magnets
  • Sponsorship of blood drives, in partnership with Carter Blood Care

Here is where we donate the money we raise:

  • Seminarians (currently helping support four men in two local seminaries)
  • Boy Scouts, Explorers, Squires, Parish Youth activities at St. Michael
  • St. Michael’s Food Pantry
  • St. Vincent de Paul
  • Catholic Radio (Guadalupe Radio Network)
  • Catholic Pro-Life Committee of the Diocese of Dallas
  • American Wheelchair Mission (over 110 wheelchairs donated to date through donations from parishioners of St. Michael’s)
  • Two $1000 scholarships for college and senior high students
  • Miscellaneous religious items in the church (for example, the Processional Cross)
  • Squires raised money to provide the electronic votive candles in the Chapel

What else do we do? Here is a partial list of our activities:

Food and fun:

  • Breakfast in Curran Hall on the second Sunday every month

  • Fish Fries during Lent

  • Parish Mission dinners

  • Making barbecue for the Feast of St. Michael

  • Help with Halloween Carnival and Easter Egg hunt; donate candy and popcorn

  • Sponsor Youth Basketball Freethrow Contest

  • Volunteer staff for Special Olympics

  • Gathered material and assembled portable volleyball net and poles

Serious stuff:

  • Provide marshals and other staff for Annual Pro-Life March in Dallas

  • Provide volunteers and marshals, and cook lunch at Hike for Life in Garland

  • Provide volunteers and safety for 40 Days for Life activities

  • Support the Divine Mercy Mass each year, and the Friday Divine Mercy Chaplet

  • Donate Chalices to priests through the Fourth Degree Chalice program

  • Maintain the Wall of Honor to recognize parishioners who have served our nation

  • Squires raised money to provide the electronic votive candles in the Chapel

  • Put up and take down the creche at Christmas

  • Serve as ushers, lectors, altar servers, and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at every Mass and funeral

  • Pray every day for our priests, deacons, and religious, for parishioners, and for the sick, aged, and dying

Maintenance of parish property:

  • Painted all the classrooms

  • Painted the ironwork around the church

  • Bought and installed flag poles in front of the church, bought the flags

  • Painted the carport

  • Purchased and installed chair rails in the classrooms

  • Installed flags and Pledge of Allegiance plaques in every classroom

  • Obtained, welded, and installed handrails in the church

  • Cleaned up around the rectory and trimmed bushes and trees

  • Did repairs on rectory and painted

Fun activities that the Knights do (self-funded, not paid for from donations):

  • Outings to Texas Rangers Games

  • Outings to the Mesquite Rodeo

  • Movie nights

  • Bowling nights

  • Baseball team

  • Corporate Communion Masses and dinners afterward

Leadership roles filled by Knights of the Council:

  • Father Joseph Mehan, Father Joseph Nedumankuzhiyil, Reverend James Sharp, and Deacon Joe Perez are Knights

  • Pro-Life Chairman for the State of Texas and Chairman of the Dallas Diocese Hike for Life: Tom Clark

  • St. Michael's Head Usher: Jose Santiago

  • General Manager, St. Michael the Archangel Parish: John Sharp

  • Chairman, St. Michael Pro-Life Committee: Reg Platt

  • Texas State Pregnancy Resource Chairman & Head Squires Counselor: Andrew Clark
  • PGK, Asst. Diocesan Deputy, Dallas Chapter President: Gary Labac
  • PGK, District Deputy 103: Mike Courtney
  • JH & HS Youth Minister: Richard Sesbino
  • St. Michael's Cub Scout Pack 548 Cubmaster: Robert Rangel
  • St. Michael's Boy Scout Troop 548 Scoutmaster: Chris Salinas
  • St. Michael's Food Pantry Coordinator: Norman "Nick" Nicholson

 

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