2015 Convention is just days away
The 2015 Virginia State Convention at the Doubletree Hotel in Richmond begins on Friday, May 1.In addition to the convention itself, there's a state golf tournament, a terrific Friday night entertainment show, and much more. Full details HERE.
A wheelchair ramp for Mrs. District Deputy
A team of Knights from St. Ann Council 6372 donated their time and energy on a cold Saturday morning in March to build a wheelchair ramp for Sherry Glover, "Mrs. District Deputy," the wife of District 7 DD Jim Glover. Sherry is suffering from stage 4 lymphoma and leukemia. More details and photos 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.
This week's checklist
April 20, 2015 - The 2015 Virginia State Convention is now less than two weeks away. Complete information HERE.
The April 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.
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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