Rosary Congress – Oct 1st through Oct 8th

STJB will be participating in the nationwide Diocesan Rosary Congress from Oct 1st to Oct 8th.  Knights are requested to help with the more challenging times, especially the hours from 5pm to 7am.

Please sign up for an hour of devotion in the Rosary Congress binder in the Adoration Chapel. Call/ Text 443-985-9724 with any questions.

Council Degree Exemplification – Oct 8th

The Council will be conducting a Degree Exemplification on Saturday, Oct 8th from 6-7pm in the Adoration Chapel.  All Knights and family members are invited to attend.  Knights of the First and Second degrees are especially welcome to participate and become Third Degree members by participating in the ceremony.

Contact the Financial Secretary, Darryl Adams (540-305-9639), if you plan to attend.

Rosary Procession – Oct 9th

The St. John the Baptist community will join together to honor Our Lady’s request.  Mass will be held at 6pm.  The candlelight Rosary Procession will begin at 6:45pm.

There are plenty of opportunities to assist.  Sign up to help or contact Gene McGuirk (540-636-7897) for more information.

Roadside Cleanup – Oct 15th

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.

Financial Benefits Advisor

Cory Cook (866-868-1492 ext 1604, cory.cook@kofc.org) is our assigned Fraternal Benefits Advisor.  In addition to insurance, other financial instruments (annuities, investments, legal documents) are available through the KofC program.  Please give Cory a call to discuss ways to protect your family.

Degree Exemplification Ceremonies

All Knights are encouraged to participate in Degree Exemplification ceremonies.  While attending (and assisting) a physical ceremony is preferred, the Knights of Columbus also offer an on-line version that can be watched at your convenience.  Visit https://www.kofc.org/en/resources/for-members/ceremonials/online-invitation.pdf) to learn more.

All First and Second Degree Knights should to report their completion of an Exemplification to the Financial Secretary who will update their record.

Time to pay your 2022 Dues

Annual dues are required to be paid by January 31st of each year to remain a Knight in good standing. Please take a few minutes to pay your dues in a timely manner.  There are 3 ways to do so:

  • Through the Council’s website
  • By check made out to “KofC #7771” (include 2022 Dues in the memo field); mail to PO Box 375, Front Royal VA 22630
  • In person (check or cash) any of the Council’s monthly meetings

There are three dues-paying categories: Adult, Under 26 and Honorary.

If there are any questions about your dues, please contact the Financial Secretary (Darryl Adams, 540-305-9639, credo275@gmail.com).

2022 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 “2022 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.

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.