The Saint Patrick Knights of Columbus Council # 13307 was organized on March 23, 2003. Over the years, the Council has grown today to approximately 275 members.
The first year of operation under PGK Charles Biondolillo was one of growing the Council and establishing the groundwork for all our programs and putting together a strong team of Council Officers. In July 2004 the Council began its second fiscal year of operation under the leadership of PGK Ozro Barclay.
During the first 22 months of operation a Ladies Auxiliary was established that is active in Parrish life.
The Knights hold a number of social events (various dinner dances, fish dinners during lent, chicken and fish dinners during the fall and free parish breakfasts), which have all been geared to the parishioners of Saint Patrick to bring them together for good times and good friendship. A resolution adopted in our first year requires us to put 45% of the profits from these events into two funds. The first fund is for the support of projects for Saint Patrick Church. The second fund is to support organizations associated with Saint Patrick’s Parish and Community based organizations within the Sarasota Area.
Brother Knights annually give tens of thousands of hours of service to both the Parish and the Community in the form of giving blood, Church, Community, youth and fraternal activities including transportation, counseling, tutoring, working in soup kitchens and helping with the distribution of our monthly Parish Outreach donations.
We are always interested in talking to those men from 18 years and up who would be interested in learning more about our Council.