Stop the Bleed Training

The Council is offering “Stop the Bleed” training on the first Wednesday  of each month in PPH starting at 7:00 PM.  Sign up through the SignUp Genius tool or contact Leo Carling (540-631-7555, LeoCarling4@gmail.com) with any questions.

The Stop the Bleed program is a Department of Homeland Security effort to to cultivate grassroots efforts that encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.

2020 Spring Food Drive – Volunteers Needed

The 2020 Spring Food Drive will be conducted April 4th – 5th.  Blue donation bags will be distributed after Mass the last weekend in March.  Setup, collection and sorting will occur the first weekend in April.  Delivery to SJTB’s Soup Kitchen (Padre Pio Hall) and Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry will be on Monday, April 6th.  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).

Roadside Cleanup – Apr 18th

Let’s all lend a hand to help keep our section of Route 340 clean.  We meet at the entrance to Skyline Drive at 9:30am for coffee & donuts.  Cleanup starts at 10am.  Your children are welcome to participate with your direct supervision.

That Man is You!

Join the men of That Man is You! for a meal, fellowship and discussion on Saturday mornings in Father Ruehl Hall.  Remaining sessions for this semester are as follows:

  • Feb 22nd and 29th
  • Mar 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
  • Apr 4th, 18th and 25th
  • May 9th

We meet for breakfast at 6:30am, start the program at 7:00am and cleanup at 8:15am.

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

Support the Prison Ministry in Warren County

Approximately 200 men and women incarcerated in the RSW Regional Jail are released every year.  These people need models of Christianity to help them return to the community as worthy citizens.  A few hours of your time could make a permanent difference in their lives.  They need guidance and practical support to obtain basic aspects of life (e.g. clothing, a place to live, work and transportation arranged by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington) as well as mentorship.  If you are interested in learning more, visit the Diocese’s Prison Ministry website or contact Keith Henderson (571-236-2878, henderson.keith01@gmail.com).

Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar and reach out to the Council’s POC to offer your assistance.  No POC? If you’re called to do so, please step up.

2020 Annual Survey of Fraternal Activities

Your efforts on behalf of the Council’s charitable works are greatly appreciated.  Please report your individual efforts through the “2020 Survey of Fraternal Activities” or by contacting Brother Leo Carling (540-631-7555).

Please enter your hours for events as they occur.  Project leaders are encouraged to record the hours for their event participants.

The summary of data is reported to the Supreme Council which aggregates the information to demonstrate the World-wide impact of all our brothers.

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.