Marty Snyder and Chuck Baur

The Knights of Columbus Balboa Council 15083, whose members are Catholic gentlemen from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church and Saint John Vianney Chapel, was recognized for outstanding achievement by receiving the “Star Council Award” for the 2016-2017 Fraternal Year.

This award is the highest distinction any council can achieve and is given to only a small number of worldwide councils.  It is made to identify excellence in the management, leadership and accomplishment of the council’s charitable outreach. 

The Balboa Council has eighty members including all parish clergy; Msgr. Cook, Msgr. Baird, Fr. Borgman, Fr. Condon and Deacon Mutz. 

The 2016-2017 fraternal year council (July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017) was led by Grand Knight Jeffrey Graass, Council Chaplain Msgr. Baird, District Deputy Barry Crawley, Program Manager Ted Barry and Membership Director John Gleason.

John Bakas and Paul Dolkas

Newport Beach, California

COUNCIL MEMBER NOTES

Balboa Council 15083

Our Lady Mount Carmel Church and Saint John Vianney Chapel

Council Chaplain Msgr. Doug Cook

The next council meeting will be Wednesday May 18, 2022 in the

parish hall of OLMC commencing at 6pm.  Review the last council meeting minutes with the link below.

Council Member Fr. Scott Borgman and Past Grand Knight Ted Barry

Who are the Knights?

It means a life of faith in action, a life of boldness in brotherhood, a life worth living. Join 2 million Catholic men on a mission. We are Catholic men who lead, serve, protect and defend. We share a desire to be better husbands, fathers, sons, neighbors and role models and to put charity and community first. The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization and it provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families, and young people.

Membership Benefits


As a member of the Knights of Columbus, you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.

How to Join


Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See, who are at least 18 years old. A practicing Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the precepts of the Church. Application blanks are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus, or send a message to the council with the link on the top of the page, "Contact Us", or click the link below for Online Membership.