Holy Trinity

St. Peter

Mary Star of the Sea

Angels Gate Council 1740

103 Years of Service

o 870 West 8th Street

o San Pedro, CA 90731


o 310-832-4537


Membership Meetings 7:00 PM, First Tuesday each month (dinner may follow)
and Officers' Meetings 7:00 PM, third Tuesday each month

KofC Meeting Room located in basement, Mary Star School Auditorium, 870 W 8th St. San Pedro, CA 90731

ONE OF THE FIRST councils to be organized in Southern California in 1914, Angels Gate Council has been in continuous service to church and community ever since. During its long history the council has preserved the ideals of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism, although more so at some times than others. Today our council is a thriving, vibrant one, with many activities for our members' participation in all three San Pedro parishes. In 2012 Columbian Squires Circle 824 under Council Sponsorship was reactivated (www.sites.google.com/site/circle874)

IT IS THE MISSION of this website to be a timely informational source for its members. It is kept up to date, and we solicit information from the membership.

COUNCIL BY-LAWS: The new by-laws were ratified by the Supreme Council in 2013 and may be read by CLICKING HERE. It takes a 2/3 vote to amend them subject to approval of the Supreme Council.

OUR GRAND KNIGHT for the Columbian Year 2017-2018 is Eugene Wahl. He describes his entry into our council as follows: "Growing up in West Los Angeles, I attended St. Timothy's School and later attended Daniel Murphy High. The first time I can remember experiencing San Pedro was on a family outing to Ports O' Call when I was twelve years old and thought to myself, "This would be a nice place to live one day". Finally in 2003 I made the move. So here I am living the dream in San Pedro. I was attending Mary Star in 2008 when the then Pastor, John Provenza, began talking about the Knights of Columbus and all the good they did. At that time Angels Gate Council 1740 was overdue for a resurgence and upon joining in 2009 I was quickly appointed to be the council's financial secretary, a position I held until 2013. The Knights of Columbus has allowed me the opportunity to give back to the church and community, which is the reason I would recommend this fraternal organization to all Catholic men of faith."

OUR DEPUTY GRAND KNIGHT for the Columbian Year 2017-2018 is Chris Marino. "I was born and raised in San Pedro and attended Mary Star of the Sea elementary school and Fermin Lausen high school. I served in the US Naval Submarine Service. I retired from the Long Beach Police Department after 29 years of service. I continue to live in San Pedro with my wife Rita, who is the new Regent for the Daughters of Isabella Circle. I joined the Knights of Columbus to give back and be more active in the Catholic Community we serve. I have found true brotherhood and commitment to the principles of our order. Vivat Jesus!"

OUR CHAPLAIN is Rev. Freddie Chua. Rev. Chua is in charge of the Catholic Maritime Ministry at Mary Star of the Sea Church.

You may read a detailed description of our council's history by clicking 1740 History and see a list of the past Grand Knights by clicking 1740 Past Grand Knights


HAVE A CELL PHONE? Take a picture at your next KofC activity or event and email it to Joe Lauro, jlauro@sbcglobal.net. Please give a brief description of who, what and where.

        Last Updated 10/25/17