February 2021 Family of the Month - The Leo Marier Family

Dottie and Leo Marier

Leo Marier’s family have been parishioners at Saint John Neumann since 1986. Leo became a Knight and joined the Family of Man Council in 1992. We want to recognize Leo for faithfully and persistently directing our Council’s attention to numerous Culture of Life activities throughout the month of January.

Final Report on January 30th Cleaning Products and Diaper Drive

The Family of Man's January Cleaning Products and Diaper Drive was another success due to the support of the St John Neumann parish and the community at large. The Council delivered to the Virginia Department of Health an estimated $6,000 worth of needed products as well as $1,230 worth of gift cards.

Congratulations to Brother Eddie Byrne for leading this very successful drive!

2nd Cleaning Products and Diaper Drive on Saturday, January 30th

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.

December Knight of the Month

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.

Successful Blood Drive!

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.


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