Last Sunday, The Family of Man Council hosted a Knights Benefits Party primarily for the Hispanic members of our Parish. Our DGK Chris Gallagher explained the good works that the Knights do for the Church and the Community while Brother Andrew Eberly provided the translation into Spanish. Brother Leo Duran followed up with a game that emphasized the uncertainties of life and the need for both Faith and financial planning. Food and beverages were served and prizes given out during the Party.
On Saturday, May 12th, three Brothers from the Family of Man Council travelled to Charles City, VA to participate in the 100-mile VCU CAP2CAP (Richmond to Williamsburg) Virginia Capitol Trail Bike Ride. DGK Chris Gallagher and PGKs Ed Walsh and John Claman travelled through Civil and Revolutionary War battlefields and across farmland that remains largely unchanged since our country’s colonial days.
The Family of Man Council donated three trays of food (Gumbo and baked Ziti) to the Lamb Center in Fairfax City on May 11th. The Lamb Center is a daytime drop-in for the poor and the poor in spirit. Services provided to guests include: hot meals (over 40,000 meals are served each year), showers, laundry, haircuts, transportation help, ID and document recovery, phone & computer usage, dental & optical referrals, Social Security assistance, tax preparation assistance, medical & mental health specialists, and daily AA Meetings.
The Virginia Knights of Columbus State Convention on May 4 - 5 was held in Roanoke this year. The Family of Man Council was represented by two Delegates: Our Worthy Deputy Grand Knight, Sir Knight Chris Gallagher, and Our Worthy Past Grand Knight, Sir Knight Bill McInerney. Brother Bill was also there as the District Warden for District 17.
The Knights of Columbus Council #7566 selected the Buehrig family as the Council's Family of the Month for May 2018. Grant, his wife Aquina and their family have been members of St. John Neumann Parish for more than 20 years.
Grant, a 3rd Degree Knight, has been in the K of C for more than eight years. He and Aquina are SJN Greeters and volunteer for the annual Hypothermia Week. Grant enthusiastically does much of the "grunt work" for the Knight's Charity breakfasts and can frequently be seen serving at 9:30 mass on Sunday.