The Holy Family Prayer Program began on August 5, 2015 and features the above image of the Holy Family. Each jurisdiction of the Knights of Columbus received several of these images, blessed by the Holy Father, for circulation throughout the duration of the program. One of these images is on display at Mary Star during the week ending 3/12.

Holy Trinity

St. Peter

Mary Star of the Sea

Angels Gate Council 1740

101 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

July 2015 to December 2015

My Dearest Brother Knights:

First of all my Family and I want to thank you for all your sacrifices, time and efforts in carrying out the Principles of our Order. Your act of Charity has allowed us to accomplish our target goals for the last two quarters and made us visible and earned praises in our Community. Your dedication to our cause was exemplary and your commitment is Outstandingly Commendable, Sir Knights and Brother Knights, I Salute you all Distinguished Knights. WE still have great challenges ahead of us and with our Steward Our God the Sacred Heart of Jesus with His overflowing mercy and open arms for Us, together we will succeed. So, help Us God.

EVENTS and ESTIMATED VOLUNTEER HOURS: WE Participated in Nineteen (19) Events with an estimated Total Volunteer Hours of One Thousand Three Hundred Twenty One (1,321). To see the specific list of events please click on Events List Jun-Dec 2015. NOTE: Some Brothers who participated in these events were not able to submit their volunteer service hours, so please try to report your volunteer hours during the next reporting period.

RECRUITMENT and MEMBERSHIP: From July 2015 to December 2015 we had eleven (11) New Members and seven (7) Pending Applications for our Next exemplification on January 30, 2015. As reported by our State Membership Director SK Dave Abbott, our Council is Number Six (6) at Division 5 (councils with 181 and above members), with 216 Members. Our quota for this Columbian Year is 15 New Members. Since we recruited 11 Members we need only 4 more to reach this level. Membership campaign and Exemplification will be Re-Scheduled and posted for the next Six Months By our Membership Director SK Philip Sandoval to be Coordinated by the Roundtable Coordinator of HT/SP/MS.


  • WE still need to Continue some of the above-cited Programs that we are involved in for the next two Quarters
  • WE still have three Major Events : 1)The Hooley sometime in March; 2) The Car Show in April or May; 3) Mexican Style Dinner/ Dance also in May.
  • WE have Created a CORE TEAM: Chaired by Brother Jim Archer with Volunteer Members to oversee and Pre-Plan the Mechanics of any Major Events before it is Presented on its Final Settings through the WDGK Mark Rollice for Final approval of the body.
  • Revised Schedules for the Different Programs/ Events will be Posted and Disseminated through our Website thru the Courtesy of Brother Joe Lauro and Leo Kowalski and on POSTER thru the Courtesy of SK Joe Ungaro. So, WE need the Round Table Coordinators to check with their Pastors of upcoming events where the Knights can get involved covering January to June 2016.
  • Any other ideas in mind that we could possibly incorporate into our current Programs are welcome, please address them to our WDGK Mark Rollice.


January 08, 2016

MARY STAR HIGH SCHOOL: From the MS Sunday Bulletin January 5, 2014: "Many thanks go to the Knights of Columbus who have generously reduced the interest rate of the High School's eight million dollar loan."

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 2015-2016 is Danilo Vinluan Eslava, nickname Danny, who was born on August 24, 1948 in San Fernando, La Union, Philippines. The son of a USAFFE veteran, Fernando Sobrepena Eslava and Eusebia Pimentel Vinluan, who worked as a Telephone Operator during World War II. He is married to Thelma Siapno Decano, his wife for 32 years and is blessed with eight children: Thedda Ann, Dan Augustus (D), Thedda Cleo, Mary Lou, Danilo Joseph, Christine, Danilo Nino and Philip Christopher. He started his Catholic faith at Christ the King Elementary School under the Belgian Sisters and was then an active member of the Student Catholic Action.

He has a Bachelors Degree in Criminology, and courses in: Administrative Management and Supervision; Administrative Discipline, Complaint and Investigation; Leadership Training; Security Intelligence Officers Course. He was a Reserve Lieutenant of the Philippine Constabulary, Armed Forces of the Philippines.

He is a Fourth Degree Knight of the Cmdr. John J. Shea Assembly 0081, presently as the Faithful Scribe. He held various positions of Council 1740 including Deputy Grand Knight, Chancellor, Treasurer, Warden, Chairman of the Membership and Retention Committee, member of the First Degree Exemplification Team, and Council Chairman of the Tootsie Roll Drive or the Columbian Foundation for People with Intellectual Disabilities. He is the Chairperson of the Filipino Community of Mary Star of the Sea Parish, now in his 4th term where his wife is also an active officer.

As to his work experience, he worked with the Anti-Fraud Unit, Consular Section, US Embassy, as an Investigator and Chief of the Unit, and as a Field Examiner with the Fiduciary Unit, US Veterans Administration. He also worked with the Bureau of Telecom, Depart of Public Works, Transportation and Communication, as Bureau Investigator with the Legal Office and as Chief of Intelligence and Investigation with the Bureau Police Force. He worked as a Legal Assistant with the Law Offices and Associate of William H. Burford in Long Beach. He has been a Security Officer with the A1 Security and API (now ADT). He worked with the US Postal Service as a Letter Carrier, where he retired in 2013.

As the present Grand Knight, his vision and foresight is to implement programs where every Brother Knight will feel the essence of being a Knight and to instill that sense of belonging, involvement and responsibility in carrying out the Principles of the Order and be of service to Church, Family, Community and Country.

OUR DEPUTY GRAND KNIGHT for the Columbian Year 2015-2016 is Mark Rollice, who was born November 1, 1968 at Fort Riley Military Hospital in Junction City, Kansas. He attended St. Vincent's Elementary School and graduated from Daniel Murphy Catholic High School in 1986. He then attended the University of Portland, which is presided over by the Holy Cross Congregation in Portland, Oregon, graduating in 1990 with a BA in Education. He returned to Los Angeles and attended CSUDH receiving his Masters Degree in Multicultural Education in 1995.

Mark has had the privilege to serve in the public school education system for over 25 years since graduating from Portland. He worked for the Hawthorne School District as an elementary school teacher and as an Assistant Principal for 7 years. He later moved to the Lynwood Unified School District and has worked as a second grade and a sixth grade teacher both at the elementary and middle schools. He served as an Assistant Principal for multiple elementary schools and is currently an Instructional Lead Teacher for another elementary school in LUSD.

Mark married Magally Alejandra Rodriguez Rollice on September 21, 1991 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Hawthorne, California. He is the proud father of his only son, Martin Rollice (21). Martin attended and graduated from both Mary Star Elementary and High Schools and is currently attending UCI majoring in Public Health Policy.

Mark has been called to his vocation as a volunteer for the Catholic Church since high school with a variety of roles and responsibilities. For mass he has sung in choirs, read as a lector, and served as an usher. Mark has served as a leader for every parish he has been a member. He has coached for baseball and basketball teams; he has helped organized retreats and was a team leader for Life Nights. He currently sits on the Finance Committee and the Mary Star Fiesta Executive Committee. Mark is proud to be a member of the Knights of Columbus since 2012 as a 4th Degree serving the San Pedro Community.

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 05/20/16