From our friends in the Blessed Karl League of Prayers

The Emperor Karl League of Prayer

Service in Commemoration of Blessed Karl to take place in Afghanistan on 27 July

 Czechia Embassy will host a Service with First Class Relic and Reception in partnership with the Knights of Columbus Blessed Karl Kabul Roundtable.

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Emperor Karl League of Prayer is delighted to share that a service in commemoration of Blessed Karl with an opportunity to venerate a First Class Relic and prayers for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan will be held in Kabul, Afghanistan at the headquarters Camp RS R.O.C.K. Chapel on Saturday 27 July 2019 at 14:00.  All are welcome at this event hosted by the Czechia Embassy, and in partnership with the Knights of Columbus Blessed Karl Roundtable, and the chaplain of HQ Resolute Support.

Following the service there will be a reception with a brief presentation on Karl’s ties to the Czech people.  The Czechia Embassy invites attendees to, “learn about the last King of the modern-day Czech Republic: a man dedicated to peace and family.”

The Knights of Columbus Blessed Karl Kabul Roundtable acts as a satellite to the Patrick Cardinal O’Boyle Council 11302 based in Washington, D.C. and works to connect Knights who are currently deployed in the Middle East, particularly in Kabul, Afghanistan.  The Roundtable’s patronage under Blessed Karl helps emphasize the Roundtable’s work in advancing the values of Christian soldiership in the areas of peace, the family, and the love of God and neighbor.

"Blessed Karl continues to serve as a saintly teacher of the Catholic faith,” Roundtable Chairman Patrick Abbott said. “Now he and his memory are uniting people from a country that was instrumental in defeating the Central Powers, a Czech military which traces its roots to the resistance against the Habsburg Empire, and other Resolute Support allies in the war-afflicted land of Afghanistan.  Together we hope to celebrate his memory and be inspired to work for peace."


The Emperor Karl League of Prayer promotes the canonization of Blessed Karl of the House of Austria who, as Emperor Karl I and King Karl IV, reigned in Austria-Hungary from 1916-1918. The League invites new members.

Karl was supported from childhood by the prayers of a group of people, because the religious sister and stigmatist, Sr. M. Vincentia Fauland, prophesied that he would suffer greatly and be attacked. After Karl's death this group developed into the Emperor Karl League of Prayers for Peace Among Nations, which introduced his cause for beatification in 1949, and has had ecclesiastic recognition since 1963 as a prayer society. Through his life and dying, Emperor Karl has encouraged and strengthened the faith of many people. Inspired by his spirituality, the Emperor Karl League of Prayer continues to pray today.

Good morning brothers,

Thanks to everybody who could attend our July business meeting last night. We discussed some great program ideas, and the leadership team and I look forward to a productive fraternal year.

One of those programs is another council sports team. Trustee Tom Dunne is organizing a kickball team for the second half of the summer. This team will also be in the Volo City league and play on Thursday nights, starting in mid-August. Our softball team has been a great addition to our programs, so let’s keep that momentum going.

If you are interested, the registration deadline is the end of the day today. Here is the link:

As always, thank you for all you do for our council and parishes. Please let me or the leadership team know if you have any new ideas.

Vivat Jesus!

GK Patrick Roehm

May we always do His will!

•       Chaplain: Father Bede Shipps
•       GrandKnight: Patrick Roehm
•       Deputy GrandKnight: James Marafino
•       Chancellor: Matthew Hittle
•       Recorder: Conor Rentz
•       Treasurer: Raymond Yam
•       Financial Secretary: Patrick Abbott
•       Warden: Andres Figuerola
•       Inside Guard: George Farris
•       Outside Guard: Jarrod Webber
•       One-Year Trustee: Clifton Mastran
•       Two-Year Trustee: Thomas Dunne
•       Three-Year Trustee: Kevin Nolan
•       Lecturer: Jack Heretik

Calling all sports fans and members and friends of O’Boyle Council:

O’Boyle is organizing a summer softball team to play in the DC Fray League! We already have six members signed up, but are in need of several more.

All are welcome: Knights and non-Knights, men and women, family and friends. No experience or skill level required - just a love of fraternity, fellowship, and fun!

Games begin June 13, and will take place Thursday evenings on the National Mall.

If interested, contact Brother Knight Tom Dunne to sign up or learn more: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please let us know by June 1!

We hope to see you there!

Happy Easter, He is Risen! Do not go back as if Lent never happened. Renew yourself and grow further in Christ!
   O'Boyle Council is riding to the rescue of Notre Dame and helping the local homeless at the same time. We will be collecting new pairs socks at our May meeting, St Vincent de Paul parish, and hopefully at our other parishes as well. Certain members and others have signed up to pledge money for the restoration of Notre Dame for each pair of new socks donated. If you want to add your pledge of any amount to help rebuild Notre Dame sign up online at 
   Finally, next Saturday, April 27, there will be the Polish Posta Night at St. Dominic at 6pm. Suggested donation is $15 and dinner will include pierogi, sauerkraut, kielbasa, and other treats. Celebrate Saints Faustina and John Paul the Great (who passed away on the Vigil of Divine Mercy in 2005). If you can help out let us know!
Vivat Jesus!

Twenty-five years ago O'Boyle Council 11302 was founded to take care of our four parishes (St. Peter's, St. Dominic's, St. Joseph's, and St. Vincent de Paul), build fraternity among Catholic men, and do the Gospel. We look forward to 25 more years of living Christ's mission.  To signal our care, we agreed at yesterday's meeting to give $200 to St. Peter's on Capitol Hill for the Capital Improvements Campaign and $200 for St. Vincent de Paul's floor replacement.

Interested in becoming an officer to lead the council into the future? Contact us if any of the below positions interest you!
Grand Knight - Presides over all meetings, Appoints program and membership directors, Appoints committees as needed, Responsible for the council’s First Degree Team.
Deputy Grand Knight - Assists the grand knight with operation of the council and any other duties assigned to him by the grand knight, In the absence of the grand knight he presides at council meetings, Recommended to serve on the council’s Retention Committee.
Chancellor – Has the duty of strengthening the members’ interest in council activities, Assists the grand knight and deputy grand knight with their duties as assigned, Recommended to serve on the council’s Admission Committee. He is a deputy to the deputy grand knight and usually focuses on faith.
Recorder – Responsible for keeping and maintaining a true and permanent record of all actions of the council and maintains all correspondence of the council.
Treasurer - Charged with handling council funds, Receives money from financial secretary and deposits it in the proper council accounts, Responsible for paying all council expenses, including assessments from the Supreme Council.
Advocate - Acts as parliamentarian for the council, Should have a working knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order, Charter, Constitution & Laws, council by-laws, and Method of Conducting Council Meetings (#10318), When needed, will seek legal assistance from the state advocate.
Warden – Responsible for supervising and maintaining all council property, Sets up council chambers for meetings and degree exemplifications, Oversees inside and outside guards Inside/Outside Guards, Attend the doors of the council chamber, checking for current membership cards and allowing entrance
Board of Trustees - Elected for a 3-year term. Supervises all financial business of the council and conducts the semiannual audits, Trustees are elected for terms of three years, two years and one year. At each regular election, the position of each trustee will be voted upon, with the current three- and two-year trustees moving on to become the two- and one-year trustees, respectively.
Appointed by the new grand knight: Chaplain (must be a Priest) and Lecturer.
Appointed by Supreme: Financial Secretary.

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"Today, the Knights of Columbus is providentially positioned to play a key role in the new alliance between the Church and the family called for by Pope Francis … What is necessary now is our greater involvement in the renewal of parish and family life."

-Supreme Knight Carl Anderson

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