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Pope John XXIII Council 5495

Emblem of the Order2418 SW 149th St.
Burien, WA 98166
(206) 248-2543


Visit our council website (linked above), and join us at the next meeting to find out about the good works that the Knights of Columbus have planned!


The Pope John XXIII council is located in St. Francis of Assisi parish at 15226 21st Ave. SW, Burien, WA 98166. Our Grand Knight for the 2019-20 fraternal year is Michael Myers. You can contact the Financial Secretary Ken DeVos by phone at (206) 248-2543, or by email at ken.devos@comcast.net.

Meetings are on the first and third Thursdays of the month in the parish hall at 7:00pm.
The Fourth Degree assembly meets on the first Tuesday of the month, taking a break during Summer.

ABOUT OUR COUNCILPainting by Salvador Dali
Pope John XXIII Council has worked closely with the Parish of St. Francis of Assisi in Burien since 1964, providing funds for various projects and support to many parish functions and activities.
The Knights of Columbus is an international organization of Catholic men founded on the principles of "Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism."
At the present time there are over 1.9 million members, of which 17,000 are in Washington. Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to any practical Catholic man over the age of 18 in union with the Holy See. The purpose as stated in October 1882 by our founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, is to help Catholic men remain steadfast in their faith through mutual encouragement, to promote closer ties of fraternity among them, and to set up an elementary system of insurance so that the widows and children of members in the group who might die would not find themselves in dire financial straits.
Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month in the old parish hall. They are not open to non-members unless it is an open meeting. Currently, there are around 80 members active in the council.



Grand Knight Michael Myers  
Deputy Grand Knight Chris Treichel  
Chancellor Lynn Johnson  
Financial Secretary Ken DeVos 206-248-2543
Treasurer Pat Robinson  
Warden Frank Zamfino  
Recorder Leo Ehreth  
Lecturer Jim McQuarrie  
Advocate Dan McGarry  
Inside Guard Mark Myers  
Outside Guard Roberto Soto  
Trustee 1yr Erik Olson  
Trustee 2yr Jack Erban  
Trustee 3yr Jim Bacon 206-963-6824
Chaplain Fr. Dick Hayatsu 206-242-4575
Program Director Ken DeVos 206-248-2543
Faith Director Jim McQuarrie  
Vocations Chairman Erik Olson  
Community Director Chris Treichel  
Family Director Lynn Johnson  
Membership Director Jim Bacon 206-963-6824
Public Relations Michael Myers  
Life Director Jim Bacon 206-963-6824


The Knights of Columbus is dedicated to helping and supporting our priests as well as religious and pro-life causes. The council contributes to a state pro-life program and also contributes money and baby items to Pregnancy Aid of Des Moines at an annual "baby shower."
The council supports a state Pennies-for-Heaven vocations program providing direct support to four seminarians a year through the national RSVP program. Council members and their families save their pennies all year for a pennies weigh-in and potluck supper each May.
The council supports a number of local Seattle area charities on an irregular basis. Some of these are the Matt Talbot Center, St. Martin de Porres, and Francis House. To raise money for these charities, it hosts a number of breakfasts at St. Francis and conducts an annual raffle.
Money is also sometimes raised by the sale of religious Christmas cards. This is part of the national "Keep Christ in Christmas" campaign. Proceeds from the breakfasts are given to the youth programs of the parish. In years past the council has supported a Little League baseball team and provided supplies for CYO athletic programs.
The council assists in the upkeep of the St. Francis parish hall, their meeting place, and puts aside a sum of money each month for that purpose. Council 5495 was instrumental in making it a usable meeting and social hall after its deactivation as a place of worship. Members planned and furnished the kitchen. They have also painted, wired, and purchased tables and chairs. In recent years the council has replaced aging doors and faucets in Unity Place.

Council 5495 hosts a number of dinners and potluck suppers during the year for members and guests, a breakfast with Santa in December, lenten soup suppers, and movie nights throughout the year. The council sponsors a basketball free-throw shooting contest for grade school boys and girls and a basketball tournament for seventh grade girls CYO teams. All activities and events are open to members and guests.

Burien Council 5495 shall uphold and promulgate the four pillars of Knighthood: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.
Burien Council 5495 shall be an organization of action grounded in contemplation. Knights shall actively seek to do Christ's work in the world and to exemplify Christ to others. Knights shall also take seriously their duty to cultivate their own spirituality and to do all things for the greater glory of God.
Burien Council 5495 shall recognize their solemn duty to protect and foster our Catholic heritage.
Burien Council 5495 is unambiguously pro-life. In solidarity with the pro-life movement, our members are committed to building and sustaining a culture hospitable to life in all conditions and in all stages of its development, from conception to natural death.

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Burien Council 5495 Website
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