Charity – Unity – Fraternity – Patriotism

From the moment of our founding in 1882, charity has been the first principle of the Knights of Columbus. We are Catholic men of faith and men of charitable action.


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The Knight's are very active at St. Mark's. We have events and meetings year round so if you would like to see what is coming up click the above calendar logo.

Join the Knights

Are you interested in joining the Knights? Well just talk to any member or fill out the linked form and someone will contact you.


The Knights of St. Mark's are involved in many ministries and service opportunities through out the parish. Areas range from Pancake Breakfasts hosted by the Knights or the Special Olympics, all they way to Pro-Life events. We are sure there is something for everyone to contribute.

Medical Equipment

The Knights at Risen Christ, Council 12854, have some medical equipment to loan or they take donations.

Why Join?

About the Knights of Columbus

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity. The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works. The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world’s foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities. The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to 15,342 councils and 1.9 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam, Saipan, Lithuania, Ukraine, and South Korea.

Meet Some of the Officers

This is a small sampling of some of the officer for the council.
Dave Hammes

Dave Hammes

Grand Knight

Dave and Kathy have been members of St. Mark’s since 1980. Kathy was very active for that whole time while Dave traveled for work. Now retired, Dave is picking up the slack active in many ministries as well as Grand Knight.

John Valuet

John Valuet

Deputy Grand Knight

Along with being involved with the Knight's John, is a sacristan for the parish.

Fr. Reggie N

Fr. Reggie N


Father Reginald was ordained a priest on July 19, 1980 for the diocese of Aba, Nigeria. In the last ten years, he has ministered in the diocese of Boise in the Southern and Eastern Deaneries. He enjoys all areas of ministry with particular interest in the liturgical celebration of the Mass. Above all, he enjoys every ministry associated with the care of the sick, the homebound, nursing homes, and the poor. He says, “I see the different faces of Jesus in them.”

Dan Heying

Dan Heying

Financial Secretary

Dan has been serving as the financial secretary for several years now.

Knights News

Council News
Council News

Council Awards

Knights of Columbus Council 12172 at St. Mark’s Catholic Community, Boise was one of only 70 councils, out of thousands worldwide, to earn the Contest of Champions for recruiting. Also, the council earned the K Read more…

Council News

Council Website Up and Running

The council’s new website is up and running at Knights should help spread the news. There will be some additions coming to the website as time permits.

Get in Touch

You can find us at St. Mark's Catholic Community

Find us at the parish office

7960 W. Northview St. Boise, Idaho 83704

Give us a ring

Dave Hammes
Mon - Fri, 10:00am-7:00pm

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