May Pancake Breakfast
On Sunday, May 1, the Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold their monthly Pancake Breakfast beginning at 8:30am in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium. The beneficiary this month is the Marian Homes, a certified 501(c)(3) charity established by a Knights of Columbus Council in Fairfax in 1997. The mission of Marian Homes is to own and maintain houses that are used as Group Homes for the intellectually disabled.
The first Marian Homes residence “Marian House” was dedicated in 1998 and houses five adult women. The second took in all men, as did the third. “Mother of Mercy,” the name of the fourth home, will accept five adult women again, four of which are coming from the Northern Virginia Training Center. This decades-old, state-run institution in Fairfax has housed and facilitated treatment for people with disabilities and is scheduled to close entirely in the next two months. In January, many of our own FoM Knights joined our brother knights from Fairfax to work on demolition to prepare for remodeling of this new acquisition. Visit http://marianhomes.org for information on how to help in other ways.