Four Brothers from the Family of Man Council again served as marshals during the 45th March for Life in Washington DC on Friday, January 19th, 2018. These Knights along with over a hundred others from Councils across Virginia provided assistance, security and direction to the thousands of attendees at this wonderful event. Typically drawing 100,000 participants, the March is a moving demonstration of the commitment of Catholics and others of Faith, to the sanctity of life.
The Knights of Columbus Family of Man Council cooked a special dinner for guests and volunteers participating in the Hypothermia Program on Wednesday, January 17th at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Twenty Knights and friends donated their time (38 man-hours) to help cook, serve, clean up and wash dishes for nearly 100 guests and volunteers. This is the second year that the Council has officially supported the annual Hypothermia week that has generated strong support from the Council’s members.
Please join the Family of Man Council and your fellow parishioners at the first Charity Breakfast of the new year on Sunday, January 7, between the end of the 7:30 AM Mass and the start of the 11:30 AM Mass, in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium at St John Neumann, Reston. This month's charity is A Best Choice Mobile Ultrasound and Pregnancy Resource Center. As is the Council's custom, we select a Respect Life charity for our January breakfasts.
The Family of Man Council #7566 2017 Christmas Social and Yankee Swap was held on Friday, Dec 15th, in the SJN Auditorium. More than 50 Brothers attended this gala event and were treated to a delicious Filipino Dinner prepared by Chefs Jane Kalinowski and Anneke Gibbons. Many Brothers helped in the kitchen during the two-day prep for this fantastic meal. Brother Bob Andres also served up a special IPA for the occasion and, of course, there were a few other beers available. The dinner was immediately followed by the ever-popular Yankee Swap.
The Family of Man Council will host our monthly Charity Breakfast one week later than usual -- on December 10, between the end of the 7:30 Mass and the start of the 11:30 Mass. Our charity for this breakfast will be Helping Hungry Kids, providers of food packages to school children in Northern Virginia who lack adequate food on weekends when school is not in session. As usual the net proceeds of the free-will contributions will be provided to this charity.
Please join the Knights and your fellow parishioners for a wonderful breakfast!