Fourth Degree Spring Exemplificiation in Virginia Beach
The Spring exemplification of the Virginia District Fourth Degree will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Church of the Ascension in Virginia Beach. This will be a less elaborate affair than the Fall event, consisting only of the exemplification and a lunch to follow. Full details HERE.
State Quarterly Meeting in Richmond
A presentation by Deacon Kevin Hogan on "Stepping Up - A Call to Courageous Manhood," was among the highlights of the state quarterly meeting held at the Benedictine College Prep School in Richmond on February 28. More details, photos, and a link to Deacon Hogan's talk HERE.
College Knights at George Mason University launch #RosesForDignity
GMU college Knights from Council 10806 distributed 250 roses to women on campus as a way of "jumpstarting a conversation about the effects of lust and pornography on recognizing human dignity and beauty." More on this terrific project HERE.
The Silver Rose is coming to Virginia in April
The Silver Rose symbolizes the commitment of the Knights of Columbus to the sanctity of human life, and of our commitment to build a Culture of Life. Find out more by reading a message from Virginia's Church Activities Chairman, Tom Sawyer, HERE.
Spanish language degree team debut - and seven new members
Virginia's new Spanish language degree team made its debut on Sunday, February 15, bringing in seven new members in a ceremony held at St. Bernadette's Catholic Church in Springfield. More photos, and the full story HERE.
Prayer requests for Bill McCarthy, Gerri Gasper and Sherry Glover
Bill McCarthy, Virginia's State Deputy during the 2010-2011 Fraternal Year, has been diagnosed with late stage pancreatic cancer. Gerri Gasper, wife of State Treasurer Mike Gasper, is recovering from a heart attack. And Sherry Glover, wife of District Deputy Jim Glover, has been diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma. Please pray for their recovery. More HERE.
Virginia Knights take "the [Polar] Plunge" and raise $28,000
As in past years, a big group of Virginia Knights braved the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean at Virginia Beach to raise money for Virginia Special Olympics at the annual Polar Plunge. We'll have more information and photos shortly.
Statements by State Council and Virginia Bishops on St. Patrick's Parade
The Virginia State Council has issued a statement, which appears below, regarding the controversy surrounding this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade in Norfolk. The Bishops of Virginia have also issued a statement, which you can read by clicking on this LINK.
Fr. Frank J. Ready laid to rest
Several days after being presented with the Virginia State Council's Robert D. Neary Award, Associate State Chaplain Fr. Frank J. Ready died after a long illness. He had been a Knight for 40 years, and had become the state council's first Associate Chaplain a decade ago. His funeral took place on January 27. The complete story can be found HERE.
2015 March for Life draws hundreds of thousands
At least a quarter of a million pro-lifers from all around the United States gathered for the 2015 March for Life on January 22, and as usual, Virginia Knights were there at marshals to help make sure that things ran smoothly. View photographs and read more details HERE.
District 7 Councils feed hungry teens from March for Life
For the third consecutive year, the six councils from the Petersburg area got together to provide a rest break and a hearty meal to more than 300 teens on their way back home to Mississippi following the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. More information and photos HERE.
This week's checklist
March 23, 2015 - It's time to make your hotel reservations for the 2015 Virginia State Convention. Complete information HERE.
The March issue of Virginia's Star Council News has updates on progress toward winning the State Deputy Award, the state convention in May, and updates on the Silver Rose, Polar Plunge, Coats for Kids, and much more.
Read the Spring 2015 VKCCI Newsletter HERE.
The Virginia "Spring" quarterly meeting took place February 28 at Benedictine College Prep School in Richmond. Photos and other material can be viewed HERE.
From the State Deputy
Stephen A. Burnley
My Brother Virginia Knights, Families and Visitors to this web site,
As the State Deputy of the Virginia Knights of Columbus I have the opportunity to visit with men and families in many parishes across this state. I attend international meetings that often speak to the needs within our neighborhoods and what we as Catholic families must be doing to make a difference. In the United States we see religious freedoms that are the foundation of our country being challenged, as are our right to life from conception to natural death and marriage as God intended it. Read more HERE.
Our goal for recruiting new members in Virginia for this fraternal year is 1,315. As of March 1, we've recruited 878 new members so far in this Fraternal Year, putting us at 67% of our goal. Soon, we'll be showing you how Knights in each Diocese are doing in attaining their goals! Keep up the good work, and schedule a First Degree Ceremony at your council soon! More HERE.
Virginia Knights - Outstanding Council or Assembly Activity
February 13, 2015 - George Mason University Knights of Columbus distributed 250 roses to women on campus to "jumpstart a conversation about the effects of lust and pornography on recognizing human dignity and beauty." The full story, and photos, HERE.
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