Using a handy power tool to scramble eggs at St. Paul Parish is Knight of Columbus Ray Miller.
Using a handy power tool to scramble eggs at St. Paul Parish is Knight of Columbus Ray Miller.
EUGENE — Knights of Columbus Council 10838 in Eugene is back in the breakfast business.

The council lost one of its top fundraisers when COVID-19 wiped out its monthly breakfast for nearly 15 months.

The Knights returned to the kitchen at St. Paul Parish on July 18, providing breakfast burritos for parishioners after both Masses. The men sold all 200 burritos while raising more than $850.

The Knights have traditionally served a buffet line in the church hall with some combination of eggs, sausage, hash browns, waffles and biscuits and gravy.

However, in an attempt to avoid a large gathering inside, the Knights provided grab-and-go burritos as parishioners left the church.

The council followed the lead of Council 1872 in Bend, which pivoted from its traditional monthly breakfast a few months back to provide breakfast burritos.

Andrew Untermeyer, a member of Council 1872, arrived at St. Paul to instruct a dozen volunteers about the ingredients and skills necessary to make the burritos, which featured eggs, sausage, potatoes, cheese and sour cream.

The Knights plan to return to their traditional breakfast in the fall, but likely will keep the breakfast burritos on their summer menu in years to come.