About Our Council


Founded in 1999 through the efforts of our first Grand Knight, Bob Hamer, the Council is one of several Holy Trinity Ministries working closely with Holy Trinity Parish, the Parish school, and the local El Dorado County community providing funds and manpower for numerous charitable programs. We serve in each of the four pillars of our parish: hospitality, prayer, formation, and service to advance our parish mission: To proclaim the Gospel so that all will be one in Christ for the glory of God.

The Council has received many awards and accolades from both local and state associations for these efforts.

Faith in Action. Here are some of the things that our Council does:  


  1. Knights participate as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion including ministry to the homebound, Sacristans, music, and Lectors
  2. RSVP program – supporting seminarians
  3. Christmas and Easter Parking volunteers
  4. Chalice program for deceased Knights


  1. Major donor – Holy Trinity Youth Ministry
  2. Basketball Free Throw Contest
  3. Poster & Essay Contests
  4. Father’s Day BBQ
  5. Mother’s Day Brunch
  6. 8th Grade Graduation Dinner


  1. Drive to Help People with Intellectual Disabilities
  2. Welcome breakfasts at the request of the Parish
  3. Columbus Day spaghetti feed
  4. Our Lady of Guadalupe feast
  5. Thanksgiving turkey drive
  6. Easter ham drive
  7. Other service projects as needed whenever our parish or priests ask
  8. Lenten Fish Fry / soup dinner
  9. Host chapter meetings when requested
  10. Support Eagle Scout projects
  11. Host Blood Drives Vitalant each year


  1. Breakfast for Walk for Life
  2. Rose Sales
  3. Golf Tournament for Mother Teresa Maternity Home
  4. Table sponsorship at Mother Teresa Maternity Home Banquet
  5. Memorial for unborn
  6. Man table for SB 360 bill protest action

Required Safe Environment Training

All Council members who wish to volunteer at Holy Trinity Parish must complete Safe Haven training every three years (offered through the Diocese of Sacramento) and also be fingerprinted.

Link to PDF instructions on how to register in CMG connect to take Safe Haven Training

Link to Safe Haven Training

General link to the Safe Environment page at the Diocese website. Note: information is available on that page on fingerprinting locations. Members of Holy Trinity Knights Council 12394 will be reimbursed the expense (approx. $20) for fingerprinting. Submit receipt during regular business meeting.


Live Scan Location


One of the main locations locally to get your fingerprint/Live Scan taken care of is at the UPS Store in Folsom.

What Should I Bring To Your Live Scan Center?

> A completed Request for Live Scan Service Form.
> A valid government-issued picture ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. An expired ID is considered not valid.
> Payment in the form of exact cash, check (personal or company), or credit card.

LiveScan Form

Past Grand Knights

Bob Hamer 1999-2000
Ralph Walsh 2001
Jerry Fischer 2002
Harry Therkelsen 2003
Tom Adams 2004
Bob Drewit 2005
Gene Savage 2006
Jeff Wall 2007
Ed Lewandowski 2008
Tom Waller 2009
Jorge Avila 2010
Gene Coco 2011
Dan Haverty 2012-2013
Art Aguilar 2014-2016
Ken Daneli 2016-2017
Brian McLaughlin 2017-2019

Council Awards

1998-1999          Fr. McGivney Membership and Founders’ Insurance Award

1999-2000          Star Council Award

1999-2000          2nd Place Best Membership Activities Division 1, State Council

2000-2001          Star Council Award

2002-2003          Star Council Award

2003-2004          Star Council Award

2003-2004          1st Place Membership Award Division 3, State Council

2004-2005          Star Council Award

2004-2005          1st Place Membership Award, Division 3, State Council

2005-2006          Fr. McGivney Membership and Columbian Award Service Programs

2009-2010          1st Place Chapter Recruitment Northern California Chapter

2009-2010          Fr. McGivney Membership and Founders’ Insurance Award

2013-2014          Fr. McGivney Membership and Columbian Award Service Programs