Patuxent Council #2203
Since 1920
Serving St. Mary of the Mills
and our Community

Knights of Columbus Patuxent Council No. 2203 supports the Catholic Church and the Laurel, MD. community.

With charity, we save lives, and we change lives! Ask us how, today!

Happy New Year! We’re now halfway through the current Fraternal Year, but we have a lot of stuff ahead of us as we move through our winter and spring calendar! Before we know it, we’ll be at the end of June! Please find something to help with – many hands make light work. You should have received your dues renewal notice by now, along with the Survey of Fraternal Activity. Please pay your dues ASAP (by 31 January, please!) and please fill in & return your Survey to PGK Jimmy Williams by 21 January so we can compile all inputs and submit our report on time. St. Mary’s School classes provided more than 20 signed Christmas Cards for Troops. Cards were distributed to forward deployed military personnel and wounded personnel in military hospitals. Our Coats for Kids giveaway started with the Santa with a Badge program on 7 December. We provided six boxes of coats to the Laurel Police Department that day – helping to outfit a number of kids at the initial event and then turning the rest of the coats over to the LPD for further distribution as they find kids in need. Our Family of the Month selections for November & December were, respectively, the Jim & Bridget Shute family and the Brother Ted (Council Advocate) & Mary Ellen Gambogi family. Our Council Christmas Party on Saturday 7 December was a lot of fun! If you missed it, you might want to put it on your to-do list for next year. A highlight of the evening was the brief talk by Seminarian Braden Lynch, son of PGK Rob Lynch. He gave us a glimpse of his journey to and in the seminary at Mount Saint Mary’s College in Emmitsburg. We also enjoyed the “give & take” gift exchange and a numbers trivia game! Our Novena for Life is coming up so watch your e-mail for more info via my weekly Council Updates. All who have served the parish over the past year are invited to attend the Parish Appreciation Dinner/Dance on Saturday evening, 25 January in the Monsignor Keesler Parish Center. Please RSVP no later than 20 January to the parish office. Finally, the City of Laurel kicked off its 150th Anniversary celebration on Monday, 13 January. The Laurel Museum is building an exhibit of 150 items from Laurel’s 150 years. Patuxent Council has lent the Museum one item representing our Council as we celebrate 100 Years since we were instituted. The exhibit opens on 2 February and I encourage all to visit! VJ/Steve

February Events

3rd Annual Tri-Chapter Dinner and Honoree Night, St. Peter's Church and Hall, 9190
Church St, Union Bridge, MD 21791, 5pm

Business Meeting, Kutzera Room, 7:30pm

Concessions, WB vs. Rutgers, 9:30am

Planning Meeting, Kutzera Room, 7:30pm

Social Meeting, Kutzera Room, 7:30pm

Chapter Meeting, Maurice J. McDonough Council, St. Joseph Church Parish Center, 4590
St.Joseph's Way, Pomfret, MD 20675, 8pm

Knighthood Degree, Monsignor Raymond P. Kelly Council, Pasadena, MD, 7:30pm
St.Joseph's Way, Pomfret, MD 20675, 8pm

SHARE distribution, 9am - 11am

Maryland March for Life, St. Mary's Annapolis, 111 Duke of Gloucester St,
Annapolis, MD 21401, 6:30pm

Concessions, MB vs. Michigan State, 3pm

Patuxent Council Men's Retreat, St. Mary's Church and Pallotti Chapel, 8am

March Events

Business Meeting, Kutzera Room, 7:30pm

State Council Spring Meeting, Elks Lodge Easton, 8561 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD
Easton, MD 21601, 8am - 6pm

Concessions, MB vs. Michigan, 9am

Planning Meeting, Kutzera Room, 7:30pm

Social Meeting, Kutzera Room, 7:30pm

Chapter Meeting, Sacred Heart Council, Boswell Hall, 6111 Columbian Way, Bowie
Bowie, MD 20715, Chapter History and PCP Recognition Night, 7pm

SHARE distribution, 9am - 11am

Catholic Men's Conference, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 6405 S. Orchard Rd,
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090, 7am - 3pm

Founder's Day Mass & Reception, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 6405 S. Orchard Rd,
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090, 2pm - 6pm

16th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, Marriott Marquis Hotel,
Washington, DC, time TBD