From the State Deputy

January 1, 2015


A healthy and happy New Year’s wish to all!


 With all the interest and enthusiasm in our faith being generated by our new Pope, 2015 promises to be an extraordinary year for Catholic families and, as you know, the Knights of Columbus worldwide will be right there side-by-side with our clergy helping them serve their Parishes and those most in need, evangelizing our faith and fulfilling the vision and dream of Father McGivney our founder.  It’s also now official that this exciting Pope will be visiting America in the fall, celebrating Mass in Philadelphia immediately following the World Meeting for Families.  More than 1.5 million people are expected to attend that Mass.  Virginia Knights and their families should begin planning this trip now!


Closer to home, the Virginia State Knights of Columbus motto since last July has been to Be Faith in Action with a focus on families.  As a unique, faith based fraternal organization, we are calling our Brother Knights and their families to live their faith and be more active and outgoing in their parishes and local communities.  To this end we have done an excellent job thus far.  It seems that Virginia Councils have an unending stream of great activities or community events that do so much to improve the lives of those we are charged to serve.  If you are a Knight or a Knights family member reading this message I trust your experiences at these events were inspiring and that you will remember them for the rest of your life.


Unfortunately the needs of our families, parishes and local communities take no breaks and seem to be growing each year.  To satisfy the growing needs with effective community and council programs we obviously require more men and families with the time and talents to grow in their faith. So men, if you are a practical catholic at least 18 years of age and interested in being a Knight of Columbus contact us at


To each of our nearly 27,000 Virginia Knights – Happy New Year and thank you again for all you have done and continue to do for our Brother Knights, their families and the communities you live in.


Be Faith in Action


Steve Burnley

State Deputy


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