Welcome to the Catholic Community of
St. Ambrose
K of C
Knights of Columbus

Charity Fundraiser

CalsThe St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus is hosting a charity fundraiser through Cal's restaurant in Garrettsville that benefits the K of C/Charles Abraham Scholarship fund and Garrettsville-Nelson Food Shelf. Download and print a copy of the Cal's flyer, dine at Cal's and present the flyer on the listed dates. Flyers are also available in the church vestibule. Download and print the Cals Flyer

Labels For Education

St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus are teaming up with J. A. Garfield Schools for a "Box Tops for Education"/"Labels for Education" drive. The school receives money for every UPC label and box top submitted. There is a collection box in the back of the Church for you to deposit your labels. Please help the kids and JAG Schools. Thank you!

Council 11801 Information

Council 11801 is part of St. Ambrose Parish Church in Garrettsville. You can contact the Knights by email at kofc11801@juno.com

2021-2022 Officers

Grand Knight: David Vincent
Deputy Grand Knight: Ken Motz
Chaplain:  Vacant
Chancellor:  Lenny Barcikoski
Recorder:  David Vincent
Treasurer:  Matthew Ryser
Financial Secretary:  Kevin Painley
Advocate:  Jeff Rinearson
Warden:  James Hammar
Lecturer:  Chuck Milko
Inside Guard:  Tom Szabaga
Outside Guard:  Orville Riffle
3rd Year Trustee:  John McCarty
2nd Year Trustee:  Mark Rainey
1st Year Trustee:  Frank Richnavsky

Who are the Knights?

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.6 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

Membership Benefits

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.

How to Join

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.

Contact the church office or the Knights by email for details about joining our council as a new member.

Fourth Degree 

4th Degree EmblemThe primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "Assemblies").

Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.

Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree.