Knights of Columbus


The St. Anthony Council of the Knights of Columbus was charter in August 1991. Since its humble beginnings starting with a membership of 38 Knights they have grown to be a strong Council with 200 Catholic Gentlemen.

Over the last twenty-five plus years the Council and their Knights have been involved in numerous projects and events supporting both the Church and Community.

Church activities include:

  • starting and continue to host the Parish’s annual Priest Appreciation Dinner;

  • providing scholarships to St. Anthony School along with the Manteca Children’s Foundation, which the Council was instrumental in its formation;

  • participating in the Parish’s annual Harvest Festival first chairing the nickel pitch and now various Brother Knights chair a number of Festival Booths;

  • providing Altar Servers for funerals and Sunday 7am Mass.

  • As you look around the Parish you will see Knights serving on the Parish Council, serving as lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, and other ministries of our Parish.

Community activities include the following:

  • the annual drive for people with intellectual disabilities, since 1992 the Council as raised over $70,000 which as benefited the Valley CAPS and other agencies that support people with intellectual disabilities.

  • hosting a annual breakfast for the Manteca Pregnancy Help Center.

  • participated since its inception in the Manteca Chamber of Commerce “Flags over Manteca” project.

  • conducting a family rosary service every 5th Sunday of a month,

The Council are always looking for Catholic gentlemen eighteen years and older to join the Knights of Columbus.

For more information contact Membership Director, John Moore at 209 481-9591 or