State Deputy Mike Gasper on things to be thankful for
Some unusual and interesting things to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day 2016. More HERE.
Quarterly Meeting puts membership and program activities in high gear
The Quarterly State Meeting held in Fredericksburg on October 1 covered lots of territory: awards to this past year's Star Council winners, presentations on membership growth, and lots of useful information on program activities for your council in the coming months. More details and photos HERE.
Pope Francis has named Bishop Michael Burbidge new Bishop of Arlington
Virginia Knights of Columbus are happy to welcome Bishop Michael F. Burbidge, the current bishop of Raleigh, North Carolina, 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. Catholic Herald story HERE.
Thomas A. Trudeau reappointed to second term as District Master
Congratulations to Tom Trudeau, who has been reappointed to a second term as Fourth Degree Master of the District of Virgina!
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.
November 28, 2016: this week for Virginia Knights
Upcoming Council Events around Virginia
Norfolk Council 367 invites one and all to their 6th annual Thanksgiving Weekend Oyster Roast on Saturday, November 26 from noon to 5:00 p.m.
This week's checklist
November 28, 2016 -
Statewide Virginia Soccer Challenge competition took place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 in three locations. We'll have full information on the winners here shortly.
Pope Francis has named Bishop Michael F. Burbidge as the new bishop of Arlington. Catholic Herald story HERE. Video of news conference with Bishop Loverde and Bishop Burbidge HERE.
The fall 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
November 21, 2016
As Thanksgiving approaches, we all begin to consider the blessings received from Almighty God this past year. I found a few things for all of us to be thankful for, which may have slipped by us.
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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