Knights of Columbus

We invite all Catholic men, 18 years or older, to gather socially in a Christian environment and promote the Knights’ core principles of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity. We actively support many parish and community programs. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.

The St Patrick of Wadsworth Council is located at St Patrick Parish, 15000 Wadsworth Rd. in Wadsworth , IL . The Grand Knight for the 2018/2019 Fraternal Year is John Lopez. You can contact the Knights by reaching John by phone at (w) 847 625-8404, (c) 847-507-3372 or by email at

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council meetings

Fourth Tuesday of every month at 7:30pm in the Old Church Hall. 

About our Council    

The St Patrick Council was founded in 2000 through the efforts of the Illinois New Council Development Team. It is named after our Parish and its patron saint. The St Patrick Council works closely with St Patrick Parish in Wadsworth , providing funds for various projects, members being active participants in many parish ministries, and supporting the many charities of the Knights of Columbus.

Council Activities

Business meetings are held monthly, on the 4th Tuesday , at 7:30 pm. Our council hosts a large number of council activities throughout the year. Annual activities include: Lenten Fish Fry, boys’ and girls’ basketball tournaments, golf outing, Ladies’ Night Out (appreciation dinner), Christmas Craft Fair, Christmas Party, Tootsie Roll Drive, and Chicago Wolves outings.

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John Lopez, Grand Knight
Brian Gallagher, Past Grand Knight
Fr. Jim Merold, Chaplain
Steve Leech, Deputy Grand Knight
Ross Sorrentino, Jr., Chancellor
Zach Decker, Recorder
William Buholzer, Financial Secretary
Peter Barbosa, Lecturer
Pat Hart, Treasurer
Luis Berronnes, Advocate
Glenn Ryback, Warden
Chuck Crane, Inside Guard
Jack Iberle, Outside Guard
Brian Gallagher , Trustee 3rd Year
Chuck Frieman , Trustee 2nd Year
Rick Grum , Trustee 1st Year
Dave Jenkins, District Deputy

Who Are the Knights?

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

Membership Benefits

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits. The St Patrick of Wadsworth council organizes, sponsors, and participates in such activities as: Church Activities, Youth Activities, Family Activities, Community Service and Council Activities.

How to Join

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.

Contact Jack Iberle at 847-623-5313 for information.

4th Degree

Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.

Ladies Auxiliary

The Ladies Auxiliary's main function is to SUPPORT the men and the council. They do this primarily by providing help at events, cooking for events and providing monetary help. They also generally do help with setting up and beautifying the hall for events.

St. Patrick's does not have a Ladies Auxiliary at this time.


Under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald (1865-1929), the first Columbian Squires circle was instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic boys between the ages of 12 and 17. Squires' activities are many, varying from spiritual to active service for the Church and community. Each circle elects officer members from their own rank, teaching skills of leadership and responsibility.

St. Patrick does not currently have a Squires Circle.