Bill Montoya - KOTY

William "Bill" Montoya - Knight of the Year

This award goes to the person that is most deserving. Many were nominated, and very deserving, but only one was selected. This selection process is taken very seriously. Active past Knights of the Year meet, nominate, discuss and select the Knight of the Year, using a designated criteria that has been selected for this task. This year we announce the 33rd Knight of the Year.

Here are just a few of the reasons for the selection of this year's Knight of the Year: 

This is a person you will see doing many things around our Parish.

If you have an event to be held, this person is available to help set-up the hall.

If there is a dinner planned, this person can be found selling tickets for that event after all Masses.

If someone is in need, just ask, this gentleman will find a way to assist.

He is a Past Grand Knight.

When there is a dinner to be held prior to a Council Business Meeting, this Knight will volunteer to cook.

You need a chairman for a Parish event, this man will do it.

When the Bishop needed someone to do a barbeque for a Diocese outing, this man stepped forward.

When the rectory needed painting, this person did it.

You need someone to work in Granny's Attic, he'll do it.

You need someone to usher at Mass, he's your man.

The Knights of Columbus Council #7241 are honored and a pleasure to present to you the Knight of the Year 2014-2015, Bro. William "Bill" Montoya.

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windowWelcome to the MSGR. Raymond Renwald Council 7241

St. Joseph's Parish, Elk Grove, CA

We are located in Elk Grove, CA. incorporated as a City on July 1, 2000. We are a community previously supported by farming but now composed of some 140,000 diverse tax paying citizens. Our membership is some 280+ strong. Since our Charter in 1979 at St. Joseph Church, Supreme has honored us five times with the Star Council Award, the most recent for the 1999-2000 Columbian Year. Our newsletter is the KNIGHTLIFE, published 12 times a year. Forty-one members belong to the 4th Degree of the Order. Our college scholarship fund is now self sufficient and we are currently awarding four $500 scholarships annually. Several times a year, council members enjoy prepared or cook y'r own dinners before monthly meetings.


To become a Knight, you must be 18 years old, male, and be a practicing Catholic in full communion with the Holy See. If you are interested in becoming a Knight, please contact our Chancellor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Knights of Columbus #7241 Mailing address:
P.O. Box 456 Elk Grove, CA 95759 

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  • St. Bartholomew, Apostle

    Saint Bartholomew is one of the Twelve Apostles, mentioned sixth in the three Gospel lists (Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke 6:14), and seventh in the list of Acts (1:13). The name (Bartholomaios) means "son of Talmai" which was an ancient Hebrew name.Besides being listed as an Apostle, he is not otherwise mentioned in the New Testament, at least not under the name Bartholomew: many ancient writers, and Catholic tradition have identified Bartholomew as Nathaniel in the Gospel of John (John 1:45-51, and 21:2). The Gospel passage read at Mass on the feast of Saint Bartholomew is precisely this passage from John (1:45-51) where Nathaniel is introduced to Jesus by his friend Phillip, and Jesus says of him "Here is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him (1:47)."We are presented with the Apostle's character in this brief and beautiful dialogue with the Lord Jesus. He is a good Jew, honest and innocent, a just man, who devotes much time to quiet reflection and prayer - "under the fig tree (1:48)" - and has been awaiting the Messiah, the Holy One of God.At Jesus' mention that "Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I[…]