Snowy Mid-Year meeting in Richmond
The weather forecast for the January 7 Mid-Year Meeting in Richmond was for one inch of snow. But instead, we got eight inches! Virginia Beach was burried under a foot of snow. Click HERE for photos, slide presentations, and the full story.
Membership Growth in Virginia during the first half of the Fraternal Year
"Virginia has accomplished great things in the 1st half of this Fraternal Year, and I am confident the 2nd half will far exceed the 1st half." Read more from the State Deputy's January message HERE.
Bishop Michael Burbidge installed as new Bishop of Arlington
Virginia Knights of Columbus are happy to welcome Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, as the new bishop of Arlington. He replaces Bishop Paul Loverde, the Chaplain of the Virginia Knights of Columbus, who has been bishop of Arlington since 1999.
Exhibit on St. Thomas More at JPII Shrine this fall
The St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C. will host a traveling exhibit on the life of St. Thomas More, beginning in mid-September 2016 and continuing until the end of March 2017. Virginia Knights should plan an individual visit or a council trip. Here's a FLYER, and we'll have more details soon.
January 9, 2017: this week for Virginia Knights
This week's checklist
January 9, 2017 - The January 2017 issue of Star Council News is HERE.
The Virginia Mid-Year Meeting held during a heavy snowstorm in Richmond last weekend. Full details, and links to the presentations made, HERE.
Bishop Michael F. Burbidge was installed as the new Bishop of Arlington. on Tuesday, December 6.
The winter issue of the VKCCI Newsletter is HERE.
Here's a list of Important Dates - for state meetings and forms to be filed - during the year to come.
From the State Deputy
Michael J. Gasper
January 3, 2017
CONGRATULATIONS on a job well done in the first half of this Fraternal Year!
In December, Virginia has recorded 127 "Knights before Christmas" with Supreme . . .
From the Membership Director:
This past week we discussed many facets of membership:
1. The parish has 3 separate family structures: young adults, growing families and senior adults.
2. Each requires an approach that fits their needs.
3. It all begins with a conversation, presenting the benefits of the Order and the value it presents to the family.
4. Personal experiences of your Knight's journey makes it a valuable conversation.
5. Invite the family to join - we are building the church one Knight's family at a time!
Virginia Knights - Outstanding Council or Assembly Activity
June 2016 - Fr. Rzer Council 6828 raised and donated $20,000 to the Capital Campaign of St. Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg. More on the story HERE.
January 10, 2016 - Rappahannock Assembly 1613 sponsored the 42nd annual Religious Freedom Day, commemorating the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom. More on the story HERE.
2017 Virginia State Convention
May 5-7, 2017
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