About Knights Council 8773

About Knights Council 8773

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Council 8773 of the Knights of Columbus was chartered September 11, 1984, largely through the efforts of Father James Bridges, the founding Priest of the parish. Our present pastor, Father Mark Woodruff, is an active Knight, and offers us great spiritual leadership by serving as Chaplain of our council. 

Our council mission is to work closely with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, providing manpower and funds for various projects. We are active participants in most of the work of the parish, as well as other Catholic organizations throughout the area. 

Like Father Michael McGivney, who founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882, Council 8773 holds works of CHARITY in high esteem. Most of the funds we raise each year go to charitable purposes. We are proud to be the only council in the State of Texas to meet our State Charities goal for over 20 years in a row. We provide support for many of the youth programs at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish, as well as work closely with the two other Knights councils in Odessa on Casino Knight, an annual benefit night for St. Mary's Central Catholic School. Council 8773 also provides encouragement and support for our seminarians.  Two seminarians we have supported, Fr. Emilio Soza and Father Ariel Lagunilla, have gone on to become Priests in our Diocese. Father Lagunilla is a member of our council. We also are proud to count as members all the Deacons who serve our Parish.

We are an active council, and take our part in most of the activities of the parish. Knights from Council 8773 serve as members of the Parish Council, Finance Council, and Building Committee. Others serve weekly at Mass as Eucharistic ministers and ushers.

Many Knights of Council 8773 are active in the Fr. William Lensing Fourth Degree Assembly 1913. Council members hold offices in the Assembly and participate in the Color Corps of the order. 

Our activities aren't always about work.  We enjoy social activities, too.  Take a look at our event picture page for some examples!

We meet twice each month. Our regular business meeting is held on the second Tuesday at 7:30 PM.  Our officers and any other members who choose to attend hold a second meeting on the fourth Tuesday at 7:30 PM. We meet in the Knights of Columbus room in the Youth Building at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church.

We welcome the interest in membership of any Catholic man in the Odessa area.  Click "Become a Member" on the menu bar for more information.

In Memoriam

Pray for the souls of our departed brothers...

Cleve Ales Raymond Cole Al Fox B.L. Frazier
Fred George Joe Hanagan Artie Hinojos Lionel Hinojos Sr.
Kelly Kennedy Al LaVine Deacon Manuel Luevano Robert McMinn
Dickie Mitcham Jim Murphy Deacon Alan Neff Norm Neitzel
Simon Rodriguez Steven Rojo Michael Sanchez John Strojek
Gary Watkins Louis Wiesman