My dear Brother Knights and families,

I would like to invite you to a SPECIAL THANKSGIVING MASS on Tuesday, December 19, at 7.30 PM. Please join me in thanking God for all the blessings and graces He has bestowed on me through 35 years of my life as a Priest. Together with you I want to celebrate the Holy Eucharist on the day I was ordained a priest thirty five years ago. Memories of that significant day are still very fresh in my mind. The jubilant faces of my loving parents are engraved in my heart. They were the proudest parents that day to witness their son offering the first Mass. I am sure, on this joyous occasion they will join me from heaven.

Your presence will be the best gift you can give me. Looking forward to seeing you all,

May God Bless You !

Fr.Antony Vazhappilly St.James Parish

It is sad news that I have heard Brother George has passed away. I ask all knights to keep him in our prayers, Brother George Conlow, was very active member. He will be certainly missed. Our condolences to Lynda, family and friends.

May he rest in peace
Vivat Jesus!
Oakland Diocese Chapter
SK, Manuel J. Diaz, CP


DATE: 21-OCT-2017

VENUE: (To be decided)

HOSTING: Council _______

07:30a - Breakfast

08:30a - Rosary

09:00a - Meeting Call to Order. WCP Manny Diaz presiding

10:30a - Meeting Adjournment



You can find updated information including a message from Worthy Master SK TW Starkweather regarding the new 4th Degree Uniforms on the Todos Santos Assembly Website:


Dear Fellow Grand Knight,


My name is Deacon Mario Rizzo, seminarian for the Diocese of Oakland, currently entering St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park for my seventh and final year of formation.


In the Spring of this year, with the help of many Knights from the Bay Area, St. Patrick’s Seminary began its own KofC Council, #16688. It is with immense gratitude and pride that I introduce myself to you as the council’s first Grand Knight.


This week, St. Patrick’s welcomes 20 new men to its halls. Already many of them are submitting their membership forms to join our council. I am writing to ask that you please inform your members of our council, and also to ask for your prayers. Please be assured of our prayers as well as we begin this endeavor together.


Already, the Knights from neighboring councils are working to support the seminary. During the summer, one of the student lounges received some much needed remodeling. Thanks to generous support from the Knights, a large television was installed, as well as 18 recliners, to complete the Father Michael J. McGivney Lounge. On Saturday, September 9, the seminary council will officially dedicate and bless the room for use. This momentous occasion will take place prior to the seminary’s annual Gala Fundraiser. If you, or any members of your council would be able to attend the Gala, we would be honored if you could join us at the dedication of the lounge as well. You can find information for the gala on the seminary’s website:


It is my hope that the seminary council will be a beacon of light for the Church, leading many men and women to Christ. With your prayers and support, I believe this will become a reality. Again, thank you for your service, most especially your prayers, as we begin this new school year and era in the Knights of Columbus.



May God bless you,


Reverend Mister Mario Rizzo

Grand Knight, St. Patrick’s Seminary Council



Romeo D. Quevedo

State Deputy

Family, Friends & Faith

"Jesus, I Trust in You!"

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson

 Day of Prayer for Peace and Reconciliation

Day of Prayer for Peace and Reconciliation


Members of the Knights of Columbus and their families around the world are encouraged to pray for their respective countries on August 15, the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which is being observed Orderwide as a Day of Prayer for Peace and Reconciliation.
Supreme Knight Carl Anderson called for the August 15 observance in his Annual Report to the 135th Supreme Convention, August 1 in St. Louis. Citing the recent increase in political violence, including the shooting of members of Congress last June on a baseball field outside of Washington, D.C., he said:
“Violence and the rhetoric of violence have no place as a style of politics in America or any other country. … I call upon all my brother Knights and their families to again seek the intercession of Mary, Queen of Peace.”
Quoting from the Holy Father’s message for the 50th World Day of Peace, Anderson said, “Pope Francis urged people everywhere to adopt nonviolence as a style of politics — a style based on the recognition, ‘that the image and likeness of God in each person will enable us to acknowledge one another as sacred gifts endowed with immense dignity.’”
The supreme knight noted that words of Pope Benedict XVI, repeated by Pope Francis in his World Day of Peace message, struck him as especially appropriate for today’s political climate: “For Christians, nonviolence is not merely tactical behavior but a person’s way of being — the attitude of one who is so convinced of God’s love and power that he or she is not afraid to tackle evil with the weapons of love and truth alone.”
“Convinced of God’s Love and Power” was the theme of this year’s Supreme Convention.
In his report, Supreme Knight Anderson noted that “Pope Francis signed his message of peace on the feast of the Immaculate Conception” and asked “Can it simply be a coincidence that the Immaculate Conception is named patroness of the United States?” The prayer cards for the Day of Prayer for Peace and Reconciliation feature a mosaic depiction of the Immaculate Conception from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
A printable card of traditional Marian prayers is available online for use by Knights, their families and others on the feast day. The texts are as follows:
Solemnity of the Assumption • Aug. 15, 2017
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope!
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve.
To thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.
Repeat three times:
We fly to your protection, O holy Mother of God;
despise not our petitions in our necessities,
but deliver us from all dangers,
O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.
Mary Immaculate, Queen of Peace,
pray for us and our country!

President’s Message

Worthy Officers and Brothers,

WORK IN PROGRESS - The Oakland Diocese Chapter Website is going through the annual updates, plus some functionality changes. Here's a short list:


Check out the 2017 State Convention PHOTO ALBUM ⇐ click here or the Info-X tab in the navigation panel above.

The big event of course the STATE WARDEN ELECTION. Our Worthy Past Chapter President and State Committeeman NOEL PANLILIO, MD, was duly elected as the new State Warden. Be sure to offer your personal congrats when you see him next! We are all very proud of Brother Noel.

The next big event at the Convention was our Chapter’s entry in the Talent Contest. WE WON! Okay, 3rd place. Our entry was the famous song entitled “By the Waking of Our Hearts” by Father Ricky Manalo. Brother Noel played the accompaniment beautifully,  and his lovely, smart, tech-savvy daughter produced the mp3 we used for the San Diego performance. Brother Simon rounded up and organized his buddies into a primo ensemble. Worthy Chapter President Romy Cabrera received the prize - a poster from the movie “Hacksaw Ridge” which he presented to Mike Souza for organizing the performance.



Note: Please check here often for important messages!


Date: 27-MAY-2016 (Updated)


Does your council or assembly need a quality website that’s affordable at any budget?

A pilot council website program will be tested as part of our CHAPTERWIDE COMMUNICATIONS DEVELOPMENT effort. There is demand and enthusiasm around the idea of an affordable website available to each council or assembly within the Chapter. The Todos Santos Assembly has been volunteered/selected as prototype models; the plan is to have the demo websites up and running by February. The preliminary price is around $15-$20 per month depending on features and options. I look forward to rolling out this offering on behalf of the Oakland Diocese Chapter.