Knights Needed to Manage the Confession Process

SJTB will continue offering the Sacrament of Confession during this challenging time and Knights are needed to help manage the process.

In order to minimize contact between parishioners and the priest, special precautions have been taken.  One parishioner at a time may enter the church for the purpose of confession.  The priest will be seated in the Altar Boy’s Sacristy.  After confession, the parishioner is to leave the church and may go to the chapel to perform their penance.

One Knight is to be stationed near the church entrance to ensure only one person at a time is permitted to enter and to explain the process.  Young children are to stay with their parent or another trusted adult.

Please sign up to assist.  Contact Leo Carling (540-631-7555) with any questions.

Stop the Bleed Training

The Council is offering “Stop the Bleed” training.  Contact Leo Carling (540-631-7555, LeoCarling4@gmail.com) with any questions and to be notified of the next class date / time.

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.

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.

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.