October state quarterly meeting in Annandale on October 3
The October 2015 Virginia state quarterly meeting was held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8800 Braddock Road, Annandale VA. 22003. Awards for council activity during the 2014-2015 fraternal year were distributed, and a full day of program and membership discussions and seminars were on the agenda. Photos and details HERE.
Not yet a Fourth Degree member? Sign up for fall exemplification now!
This year's fall exemplification of the Fourth Degree in the Virginia District will be held on October 31, 2015 at the Westfields Marriott Hotel near Dulles Airport. Click HERE to go to a page with links to the documents you'll need.
A look at the 133rd Supreme Convention
A big contingent of Virginia Knights represented the jurisdiction at the 133rd Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus August 4, 5 and 6. Photos of the Virginia Knights HERE. Special daily issues of Knightline HERE.
Knights support 28th Annual Rodgers Family Kids Fishing Day
Thirty-three Knights and seven family members joined to help make the Annual Rodgers Family Kids Fishing Day in early August a big success. The event is sponsored by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Virginia, and this year drew a record 193 children and a total of 343 participants. Read the whole story HERE.
Rosaries for Kenya
E.D. White Council 2473 in Arlington collected 6,000 rosaries and purchased 2,000 miraculous medals for the people of Kenya, helped along by councils throughout Virginia who made rosary donations to the effort as well. Read the whole story HERE.
KOVAR donation to Richmond's "A Grace Place"
Here's a great example of the good work you do when you raise money for KOVAR: a gift of more than $13,000 to A Grace Place, which provides services to some 250 people with disabilities or age related conditions in the Richmond area. Read more HERE.
Marian Homes, Inc. grand opening for its 3rd residential facility
Marian Homes, Inc., which was started by St. Mary of Sorrows Council 8600, formally opened its third residential home for the intellectually disabled on Thursday, June 25 in Annandale. State Deputy Steve Burnley joined a large group of Knights of Columbus who have made this effort a huge success. More HERE.
Fourth Degree Organizational Meeting
Assembly leaders gathered at Fourth Degree Organizational Meeting in Richmond on June 27, 2015. In the photo below, District Master Tom Trudeau welcomes Bob Jones, the Navigator of Virginia's newest, Fathers Cilinski Assembly #3568 More on the meeting HERE.
Memorial Day 2015
Members of all the councils in District 7 and the Appomattox and Gibbons Assemblies continued a fifteen year long tradition of holding a Mass of Remembrance on Memorial Day at the Poplar Grove National Cemetery. Read more HERE.
Latest Ultrasound donation to Fredericksburg Pregnancy Center
Officers of Fr. Widmer council presented ultrasound check to FPC at dinner in April. Read more HERE.
2015 Convention thanks award winners, elects new officers
Several hundred delegates and alternates at the 2015 Virginia State Convention in Richmond elected a new slate of officers for the 2015-2016 Fraternal Year, and outstanding Knights and families were thanked for their exemplary work on behalf of the Order. Lots of photos and full details HERE.
Oct 5, 2015: this week for Virginia Knights
This week's checklist
October 5, 2015 - The Fall Quarterly Meeting of the Virginia State Council was held on October 3, 2015 at Holy Spirit Church in Annandale. CLICK HERE for photos and information.
The Virginia District fall exemplification will be held on October 31, 2015 in Chantilly, a short drive from Dulles Airport. This is an especially convenient opportunity for Knights in Northern Virginia to become Sir Knights of the Fourth Degree. More information HERE. Additional information for Councils and Assemblies HERE.
The 133rd Supreme Convention is now in the history books. See photographs of the Virginia Knights at the big gathering in Philadelphia HERE.
The state organizational meeting was held July 11 in Newport News. Here's an information and photo page.
From the State Deputy
Stephen P. Raschke
My Brother Knights:
As the end of the 1st quarter of the Fraternal Year is quickly approaching we are far short in getting Catholic Men to share in our fraternal journey. There is a lot of work to be done in support of our parishes and community and we cannot do it alone. The more Catholic men that you have to participate in your activities the more your parish families get involved in our faith. I ask that over the next month each brother renew your efforts in sharing your experiences with the men of your parish.
Virginia Knights - Outstanding Council or Assembly Activity
August 5, 2015 - Pope Leo XIII Council 10814 once again provided major volunteer support to the annual Rodgers Family Kids Fishing Day in Virginia Beach. A record 193 children participated, and between they caught 519 fish! More on the story HERE.
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