Council 1740 is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; subject of the opening ode at every regular council meeting.

Holy Trinity

St. Peter

Mary Star of the Sea

Angels Gate Council 1740

100 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)
Officers' Meetings 7:00 PM, third Tuesday each month
in the KofC Meeting Rooms, Basement, Mary Star School Auditorium,
870 W 8th St. San Pedro, CA 90731

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 CENTENNIAL: On May 14, 2014 a grand banquet was held commemorating our 100th anniversary of the founding of council 1740. Due to a fire demolishing the San Pedro Elks Club, the venue was changed to the San Pedro Dalmatian Club in a room overlooking the entrance to the harbor of the Port of Los Angeles. Perhaps this was more fitting for our council at the entrance to the city of Our Lady of the Angels. 185 tickets were sold to members and their many guests. They were welcomed by Past Grand Knight and Anniversary Dinner chairperson Sir Knight John Stammreich.. The invocation and benediction were given by council chaplain, Father Manny Bravo. We were addressed by Grand Knight, Sir Knight Rueben Serrano. Past Grand Knight, and Sir Knight Nick Vilicich, Past Grand Knight, Past Faithful Navigator, and District Deputy, District 90. The guest speaker was Patty Smith, of Save the1 - Child of Rape.

The success of the event is due to the work of the 28 committee members. A commemorative booklet includes congratulations from many businesses and organizations, as well as the council's 100 year history.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.

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.

GRAND KNIGHT FOR 2014-2015 Our Grand Knight for the Columbian Year 2014-2015 is Bill Railey.

DEPUTY GRAND KNIGHT FOR 2014-2015 Our Deputy Grand Knight for the Columbian Year 2014-2015 is Danny Eslava.

CHAPLAIN Our chaplain is Rev. Manuel Leon Bravo.

COUNCIL BULLETIN: Past issues of "Knight Vision" can be found here by clicking Knight Vision below. There have been no issues since September 2012.

"Knight Vision September 2012" "Knight Vision August 2012" "Knight Vision June 2012"

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

Last Updated 07/04/14