In response to the continuing need for food in our community caused by COVID-19, our Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus will be conducting a special, supplemental food drive for Cornerstones on Saturday, August 8, 2020. To participate, please send an email to email@example.com to advise of your willingness to donate and leave your non-perishable food and related family supply donation on the front porch of your house by 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 8th.
Keith George’s family became parishioners at Saint John Neumann in 2002, and Keith became a Knight and joined the Family of Man Council 7566 in 2006. Our Council wants to recognize the George family’s recent thoughtful and generous act of kindness that allowed our Brother Knights to share a wonderful meal for our June virtual social meeting, after months of forced separation due to COVID-19. They prepared a delicious meal of smoked ribs and sides, and ran curb side pick up in our parish parking lot for more than 40 of our Brother Knights and our Chaplain.
Saturday May 340, 2020 Worthy Deputy Grand Knight-elect John Moran coordinated another successful American Red Cross blood drive. He sought special permission from the St. John Neumann Pastor Fr. Joe Brennan for use of the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium. The Red Cross has had to cancel so many drives and are in desperate need. Its mobile units won't allow for social distancing. Fr. Joe quickly agreed and put Brother John in touch with the amazing SJN facilities crew. Because so many drives had been canceled appointments filled quickly.
On April 21, 2020, members of the Family of Man Council, their family members, and other parishioners of St John Neumann Parish in Reston, VA, drove by the parish rectory to salute our parish priests. Since the start of the stay-at-home order due to the novel Coronavirus (COVAD-19) our priests have not been able to minister directly to their parishioners.
The Family of Man Council again took part in the SJN Mardi Gras Dinner on February 25th. Responsible for cooking, the Knights started preparing on Sunday and Monday afternoons under Chef/Brother Bob Andres’ able direction. Final preparations and cooking were done on Tuesday while other parish volunteers took care of decorating, serving and clean-up. Over 300 patrons were served and all proceeds went to funding the Youths Group's summer work camp. Great job, Brothers!