K of C St. James Cathedral Council #12402

Welcome to the page of the St. James Cathedral Council #12402. Our Knights of Columbus council is located at St. James Cathedral in the heart of downtown Orlando. We hope you find our page informative and uplifting.

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The Grand Knight for 2013 - 2014 is Jason Gingras. You can contact the Knights by phone at 407-888-4842, or by email at [email protected] if you are interested in joining the council.


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St. Patrick's Day Dinner 2019

Once again, the Knights of St. James Council 12402 host one of their most popular social events of the year.

Once again, the Knights of St. James Council 12402 host one of their most popular social events of the year.

Congrats to Brothers Art Dasher, Dennis Seda, Stephen Puckett, and Rob Owen on reaching full Knighthood. They were accompanied by Brother Rick Brennan, DD George del Campo, Patrick Hayes, and Mark Zeitler. Congrats gentlemen.

Proud to deliver dozens of filled up baby bottles from St. James Cathedral to JMJ Pregnancy Center.

Pretty good organization to be part of. Your membership dues goes to many of these same charitable causes. In fact, our council contributed to everyone of these same charitable causes this past year.

Another outstanding turnout for Feeding the Homeless at the Christian Service Center.

Ordination dinner prepared by our Brother Knights.


Deacon Matthew Hawkins reflects on his journey to the priesthood

Soon to be Fr. Matthew Hawkins will be joining St. James on June 18th.

Congrats to Stephen Puckett, Nathan Aleskovsky, Dennis Seda, and Jody Walker on making their 2nd degree this evening. They were accompanied by GK George Olson, Raul Rodriguez, and Patrick Hayes.

Thanks to these fine gentlemen and gals for volunteering your time this weekend to help the intellectually challenged. We collected $ 677 at the Colonialtown Publix yesterday and $373 at St. James Cathedral today. Also a big thanks to Jonathan Glancy, Ed Butler, Fr. Martin, and Fr. Miguel.

We had 9 volunteers from our council today who put up the walls of a house in Apopka in support of Habitat for Humanity. Great showing. Handicap ramp last week, house this week. This is one special council reaching out to the community.

[04/13/18]   Please join me in welcoming our 18th new member of the fraternal year, Mark Ashman. He is accompanied by GK George Olson and FBA Brian Lazusky.


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Spending today working with K of C St. James Cathedral Council #12402 to create an accessible entrance for a Seminole County resident in need. Thank you!

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St James Council Feeding the Homeless at the Christian Service Center earlier today. Thanks to all of our volunteers.

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Now wouldn’t this be something special to help out with. Beautiful.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on Saturday evening.

What a weekend - Fish Fry on Friday

A wonderful day at Cranes Roost Park helping with the Center for Independent Living fund raising walk.

Great support for the St. James School fish fry.

A big thanks to Deacon Dave for his outstanding Human Trafficking presentation this evening. We had 40+ folks in attendance and his presentation was very informative.

Sunridge MS Free Throw and Extended Day BBQ.

We welcomed 9 new Brothers into our council this past Saturday and had great support from our current Brothers. Welcome Aboard gentlemen. Picture is compliments of Brother Yebrail.

The team Feeding the Homeless today.

Welcome Dennis Seda to our council. Dennis made his 1st degree last evening and was accompanied by DD George del Campo and DGK Steven Gertel. Welcome aboard.

Please welcome Dr. Marcelo Farela who joined our council last evening. Dr. Marcelo was joined by his sponsor Brother Ralph Briscoe and GK George Olson. Welcome aboard.

[01/15/18]   Had a wonderful day at the March for Life in St. Augustine. L-R Larry Scotchie, Bishop Noonan, Paul Guyet, GK George Olson

The lean team who brought a delicious lunch to the seminarians and their families at Mary Magdalen. 150+. Wonderful team event with members of Bishop Thomas Grady #5618.

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Congrats to new Sir Knights Mark Zeitler, Thomas Jensen, and Patrick Alessandri.



Join us for this years March. Council BBQ at St. Augustine KOA after the march.


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Our Story

St. James Cathedral Council 12402 was founded on March 25, 1999 with 38 charter members and now has over 190 members. We contribute time and money to over 15 charitable causes such as: Vocations, JMJ Pregnancy Center, Special Olympics, Coats for Kids, Christian Refugee Fund, Feed the Homeless, Habitat for Humanity, Wounded Warrior Project, Russel Home, Morning Star School, Bishop Grady Villas, Autism Speaks, Epilepsy of Central FL, Military Chaplain Fund, Catholic Charities, Wheelchair Mission, Center for Independent Living and the Knights’ Ultrasound Initiative.

Our Grand Knight for the 2019-2020 fraternal year is Steve Gertel. If you are interested in becoming a Knight or just desire more information, you can reach him at (407)760-0115 or [email protected].

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