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.
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.
The regular council meetings are held at the Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Center on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m, and our Social Meeting is held the 4th Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Planning meetings are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Review the calendar under Council Activities for any changes to this schedule.
The Ladies of Hope, our auxiliary, meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. except in July and August, either at the parish or another location. Contact the Ladies through their President Linda Powell by e-mail at Ladies of Hope.
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, 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.
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 1.8 million members in more than 14,000 councils and oversees over $77 billion of life insurance in force, as of 2013.
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
Maryland State Council Office
PO Box 165
Westminster, Maryland 21158