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

June 2017


I would like to take this opportunity to express my extreme appreciation for serving my council, my parish and my community during this past 2016-2017 Columbian Year. I could not have done this without the support of all my Brother Knights, my family and my colleagues at work. The charity that was done this year was a service to God's plan. You made it possible for me to balance the 3 areas of my life.

As I mentioned before, each of you, brothers, are leaders to this community. Each of you took the initiative to move forward God's Master Plan to bring life to the people of San Pedro and Wilmington. The talents and skills that each of you possess have enabled us to see…

  • Students write essays, draw posters, compete in a sport competition, win prizes and see future leaders of our community join us in our activities.
  • The gratitude and love expressed from the Norbertine Sisters for $3,000.00 donated to their cause and purpose. Or, how we saw the Sisters of the Poor raise money and candy to support the elderly that they care for.
  • The $1,000.00 raised for the Intellectual Disabilities Fundraiser in which our council annually supports the Willenberg Foundation here in San Pedro
  • Holy Trinity do wonderful things for its community - Family Movie Night, St. Patrick's Day Hooley Celebration, Noche de Fiesta Celebration, a Free Pancake Breakfast and raise several thousands of dollars to support the community.
  • St. Peters celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe or see many children attend the youth summer camp.
  • How our Brothers support Mary Star Fiesta.
  • How many thousands of volunteer hours we all did for our parishes - Lecturers, Eucharistic Ministers, sacristans, drivers, chefs, teachers, group leaders and volunteers.
  • Pio Votolla become a Deacon with our support to his vocation.
  • Our Brothers March for One Life L.A., Pray for the unborn, nor, would we have spread our message - "Keep Christ in Christmas."
  • Our brotherly love towards our families who lost a spouse, a father, brother, an uncle, a friend or a Brother Knight.
  • What a wonderful job that we were able to do as a council - We brought in 17 new council members and more to come..

We also saw many of us struggled to:

  • fight for a cause that we care for
  • stay healthy
  • work many hours and, yet, serve our Lord
  • Keep our families/our homes together
  • And, come to our monthly meetings

Finally, I would like to take this time to thank the Officers and the Trustees. Their guidance, support, knowledge and leadership has helped me tremendously during my term.

Brothers, remember we are servants to our community and to God. What we do is not in vain. What we do is for God. I pray that we continue to do God's work. I'll pray for each of you daily. Keep me in your prayers as well.

Vivat Jesus!
Your Humble Servant
GK Mark Rollice, Angels Gate Council #1740

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.

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


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        Last Updated 07/01/17