Knights of Columbus - Father Austin L. Ryder Council #9407

Welcome to the Knights of Columbus Council #9407 Website!

Council Activities

The Father Austin L. Ryder Council (#9407) is hosted by Saint Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church, located in Northern Virginia, which is part of the Greater Metropolitan Area of Washington, DC. The Grand Knight for Columbian Year 2015-2016 is Wes Walters. The Grand Knight can be contacted by email at gk@kofc9407.org.

Council Meetings

The Council meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at Saint Lawrence's Father Hammond Hall. Council meetings are preceded by a communal praying of the Rosary starting at 7:15PM. Generally, the first meeting of the month is a formal business meeting. The second meeting is intended to be an informal meeting to educate, entertain, and to offer all members an opportunity to socialize.

The affiliated Marian Assembly (#2331) of Fourth Degree Knights meets at the same location on the second Thursday of each month.

About Our Council

The Father Ryder Council was founded in 1985 through the efforts of Knights who were parishioners of Saint Lawrence Church. It is named after Father Austin L. Ryder, a former pastor. It works closely with the Saint Lawrence Parish, providing funds and services for various parish, council and community projects.

Current Announcements

  • Welcome Father Gripshover!
    The Knights of Saint Lawrence Parish are pleased to welcome Father Ronald J. Gripshover, Jr., who was recently assigned to our parish as Parochial Administrator. He comes to us from his previous position as Parochial Vicar at the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes. Welcome, Father!