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The Saint Francis of Assisi Council works closely with the Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Fulton,

providing assistance for various projects, members being active participants in the parish,

and conducting charitable activities in the community.

Council Information

To learn more about our Council, please read through our website and send us a message here


Our Grand Knight for 2024-25 is Tony Gigioli and he can be contacted by e-mail at

The Saint Francis of Assisi Council meets at the Saint Francis of Assisi Parish at 8300 Old Columbia Road in Fulton, Maryland.  The church is behind the Park and Ride facility on Maryland Route 216 just west of U.S. Route 29.


To learn more about the Knights, please download these brochures Why you should become a Knight and 24 Hours Can Change Your Life

Council Meetings

The regular council meetings are held at the Saint Francis of Assisi Church (or by Zoom virtually):

  • Officer Business Mtg - 1st Wed of each month at 7:00 pm, 

  • Council Meeting - 2nd Wed of each month at 7:00 pm

  • Social Mtg - 4th Wed of each month at 7:00 pm.


Review the calendar under Council Activities for any changes to this schedule.

About our Council

Saint Francis of Assisi Council was instituted May 24, 1999 through the efforts of Charter Grand Knight Mike Warner, Charter Deputy Grand Knight Robert "Bob" Quarles, Chaplain Fr. Dennis Diehl (deceased), and State officers Bill McMahon and Ed Moore.


It is named for Saint Francis of Assisi, founder of the orders of Friars Minor, and patron saint of animals and the environment.

The council is affiliated with the Colonel Anthony F. Naples Assembly #3245 (fourth degree) and the Baltimore Chapter of Grand Knights.

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The Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus (more simply referred to as the Supreme Knight) is the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization.


He leads more than 1.9 million members in more than 16,000 councils and oversees over $100 billion of life insurance in force.


Since its founding in 1882, there have been 13 Supreme Knights.  Carl A. Anderson is the current Supreme Knight, a position he has held since 2000.

Maryland State Council Contact Information

Contact Us:

    Maryland State Council Office

    PO Box 165
    Westminster, Maryland  21158




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