The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has again asked for our help to meet the needs of the increased numbers in our community who continue to test positive for Covid-19 and are struggling through their isolation/quarantine. Food pantries, such as Cornerstones, continue to provide most food essentials, but there remains a big need for alcohol-based or bleach-based cleaning products and for baby diapers and baby wipes. Additionally, VDH is asking for gift cards to Target, Walmart or any local grocery store.
The Knights of Columbus Family of Man Council selected Chris Gallagher as their Knight of the Month for December 2020. He has been an active member of the council since joining the Knights in 2014. Chris organized the council's annual November Chili Cook-off while ensuring the Knights had a safe and fun event during COVID. He also organized the Knight's participation in the SJN October Trunk of Treat and serves as a SJN Porter for Sunday Mass.
During the pandemic, Saint John Neumann and the Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus have continued to host quarterly Red Cross Blood Drives. On Saturday December 5, 2020, we had a very successful drive with 39 donors, including 12 first time donors. The 32 units of blood collected could potentially save up to 96 lives. The Red Cross is very grateful for our Parish's ongoing participation in their vital blood collection program during these difficult times.
The Knights of Columbus Family of Man Council's quarterly Red Cross Blood Drive at SJN is scheduled on Saturday, December 5 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium. Donors can register online at www.redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code STJOHNNEUMANNVA. You can also call the Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767 to register or get answers to eligibility questions. You may email John Moran of the Knights at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with the process. (Read More)
The Family of Man Council remembered the souls of all of our departed brothers at a memorial mass on November 3, 2020. Worthy Chaplain Fr. Don Heet, OSFS celebrated mass with 15 brothers in attendance at SJN as well as others joining us via streaming. Thanks to all who participated in making this a success.