2018 Fall Food Drive – Volunteers Needed

The 2018 Fall Food Drive will be conducted November 3rd – 4th.  Blue donation bags will be distributed after Mass the last weekend in October.  Setup, collection and sorting will occur the first weekend in November.  Delivery to SJTB’s Soup Kitchen (Padre Pio Hall) and Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry will be on Monday, November 5th.  Please sign up to help with each of the following:

If there are any questions, please contact Leo Carling (540-631-7555, LeoCarling4@gmail.com).

That Man is You!

Join the men of That Man is You! for a meal, fellowship and discussion on Saturday mornings in Padre Pio Hall through December 8th, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.  This semester’s theme is “The Vision of Man Fully Alive”.

  • 6:30am – breakfast
  • 7:00am – presentation followed by small group discussion
  • 8:15am – cleanup

The Vision of Man Fully Alive enables men to experience authentic freedom as sons of God.  Through living the three-fold mission of abiding presence, joyful service and loving sacrifice, their hearts and homes will experience the joy that God desires.  To sustain them on their spiritual journey, the men will be led directly to the three spiritual foods that Christ himself proclaims: The Eucharist, The Word of God, and The Will of God.

Please contact Tom Balint (703-786-2729, stneri@ymail.com) for more information.

What’s your connection with other Knights of the Council?

The following is an excerpt from the letter signed by Bill Luckey (outgoing FY18 Grand Knight) and Jay Butler (incoming FY19 Grand Knight):

The Knights of Columbus is fundamentally a fraternal organization.  This means that we aren’t just members, but remain in close association with our Fellow Knights.  We have committed to care for one another and will assist your family when you are unable to do so….To whom would you (or your family) reach out when the need arises?  Who would reach out to you?

Please read the Grand Knights’ letter to further understand the need for the request that you list those Knights with whom you have a personal connection using this on-line form or report it to one of the following:

  • Darryl Adams (540-622-8073, credo275@gmail.com)
  • Michael Turner (540-660-1406, mtcinc1@cs.com)
  • Leo Carling (540-631-7555, leocarling4@gmail.com)

The information you provide will be used to identify those Knights who are lacking a personal connection with the Council.  The goal is that each member of the Council truly experiences the brotherhood.

A copy of the Grand Knights’ letter is provided.  If you’d like a list of the Council members, please contact Leo.

Support the Ave Maria Help for the Needy Association

Please consider a financial contribution to help educate the children of Cameroon.  The Ave Maria Help for the Needy Association sponsors children who demonstrate academic drive and commitment, paying the fees directly to the school as well as providing text books and uniforms.  Each $50 donation provides a year of education to a deserving child.  To contribute, please visit their GoFundMe page.  For more information, please contact Helen Snyder (540-631-4382).  Visit their Facebook page and watch their YouTube video.

VKCCI Donation Appeal

Please support the work of the Virginia Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc (VKCCI) through your charitable donations.  During the past 3 years, families in our area received a total of more than $30,000 of urgently needed assistance.  VKCCI helps support those citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia who are unable to provide support for themselves or their family members and have exhausted all other avenues of relief.