Business Meeting

Business Meeting - 2nd Tuesday of each
month at 7:30pm on Zoom.
Next Meeting - July 13, 2021

Social Meeting

Social Meeting - 4th Week of each
month at 7:00pm in Church Social Hall.
Next Meeting - TBA

Council Information

The Father Albert J. Todd Council is located at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Fuquay-Varina at 1005 Wilbon Rd. The Grand Knight for 2020-2021 is Tim Chetney.

Council Meetings

The meetings are held in the St. Bernadette Catholic Church hall. The Business Meeting is the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM, and the Social Meeting is the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00 PM.  Times are subject to change.  Attend the business meeting and win a door prize. See Activities page for details.

About Our Council

Father Albert J. Todd Council was founded December 7, 1997 through the efforts of District Deputy Keith Stringer. It is named after Father Albert J. Todd, who was a parish priest in Garner, NC. He was instrumental in starting St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Fuquay-Varina, NC. The Father Albert J. Todd Council works closely with St. Bernadette Catholic Church, providing funds for various projects, assisting the parish priest's when called upon, with members being active participants in the parish, etc...


tootsieroll         OpLambLogo
     Click on logo to take you
             to Operation LAMB website.

A Program of the Knights of Columbus in North Carolina to Assist People that are Intellectually Challenged.

The LAMB Foundation gets its name from an acronym from the biblical quotation:  "Whatsoever you do to the Least Among My Brethren, that you do also to me." Matthew 25:40

Helping people help themselves since its inception in 1974, nearly $15 million has been raised with this program in our state. The primary means of support for Operation LAMB is the Tootsie Roll Drive. Each year, the Knights of Columbus, their families and friends stand long hours outside shopping centers. They offer free Tootsie Rolls to all passers by and ask for donations to assist those with Mental Retardation. Their smiling faces and bright yellow aprons have become familiar sights throughout the state.  

Thanks to the generosity of the shoppers of North Carolina and corporate sponsors, in 2005 alone, the membership and volunteers collected $948,106.48 to help these special citizens across the state. In 2008, we hope to build on the past successes of this drive and raise one million dollars for this worthwhile charity.  Since Council 12119 was formed in 1997, we have raised more than $ 38,150 to go to be distributed to worthy programs in our area.

The LAMB Foundation is an extremely effective and efficient use of your charity dollars.  There are no paid employees.  The foundation is administered by volunteers.  There are no fancy headquarters. We work out of homes, churches and council halls.   Additional donations from individuals and local companies cover the overhead cost of candy and aprons.  All money "raised on the street"  goes directly to programs helping people that are afflicted with the varied forms of mental retardation.  Grants are approved on the local council level and the state level without regard to race, color, religious affiliation.

Tax deductable donations must be made payable to:
LAMB Foundation of NC, Inc.
an IRS charitable 501(c)(3) organization ID# 56-2139696

To learn more about Operation LAMB contact:

Richard Bodnar
Council LAMB Director
PO Box 511
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

Richard M. White,
State LAMB Director
5908 Marsailles Ct.
Charlotte, NC 28277


usflagTotal member count for Council #12119 is currently at 241 Members.ncflag

Prayer for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney

God, our Father, protector of the poor and defender of the widow and orphan, you called your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the young to the generous service of their neighbor. Through the example of his life and virtue may we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely, fulfilling his commandment of charity and building up his Body which is the Church. Let the inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your venerable servant Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present to return all Brother Knights and/or family members on the prayer list back to good health and fortune. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Please recite the following: Our Father - Hail Mary - Glory be to the Father

Jackpot Bingo

jackpot bingo1 smThe Knights of Columbus and St. Bernadette Catholic Church are proud to host JACKPOT BINGO every Thursday evening. Please join us in the social hall at 7:00 PM (DOORS OPEN AT 6:00 PM) for a night of fun and a chance to win big cash prizes. The proceeds will benefit St. Bernadette Parish and Knights of Columbus activities. Bingo will not be played on Holy Days and Holidays. $15 for pay out of up to $1500. Visit for more info.


Why were the Knights of Columbus formed?

In 1882 the catholic men in America were being led astray by other non-catholic men's groups , this coupled with the fact that men had a high risk of being killed on the job, led Father Michael J. McGivney to conceive of a Catholic fraternal order of men who followed the teachings of the Church and whose Wives and Families would be provided for in the case of the untimely death of a Knight of Columbus.


Are Donations/Gifts to the Knights of Columbus tax deductable?

NO.  The Knights of Columbus is a fraternal benefit society under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(8).

Are Donations/Gifts to Operation "LAMB" tax deductable?

YES.  Donationsmustbe made payable to:
          LAMB Foundation of NC, Inc.
          an IRS charitable 501(c)(3)
          organization ID# 56-2139696


1005 Wilbon Rd, Fuquay Varina, NC 27592