Passion and Paradox: The Leadership Genius of Jesus Christ

PGK Bill McInerney's brother, Joe McInerney (CAPT, USN), is sharing and encouraging us Family of Man Council to participate in a Retreat for Men on Saturday, 22 September 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine (3900 Harewood Road Northeast, Washington, DC 20017.)
· Bishop Loverde ("Be a Courageous Saint: Leadership in Your Parish and Community"); And
· Joe McInerney ("Missionary Sons, Husbands, and Fathers: Leadership in your Home and Workplace").
For the full agenda details and registration, go to:

Everyday Heros

“Everyday Heroes,” a new nine-part online video series, highlights how ordinary men of the Knights of Columbus have made an extraordinary difference in the lives of others.

The videos, which tell the stories of Knights of various ages and backgrounds, are found online at

August Social

The Family of Man Council #7566 held their monthly social on August 21st in the SJN Auditorium. More than 30 Brothers attended this dinner and enjoyed a special dinner of Baked chicken, Spicy Noodle Salad, Bruschetta and Mohito Watermelon for dessert. Many thanks to Brother Louis Wise for taking the lead as our chef for the evening and to all the Knights who helped with the cooking and clean up! We particularly enjoyed the company of our three special guests—Father Joe, Father Dick and Father Bob. We sincerely appreciate them taking time out of their day to join us for the evening.

Four new Knights join the Council!

On August 14th, four new Brothers joined the Family of Man Council #7566 as First Degree Knights. Brothers Philip Clayton, Timothy Lepsch, Charles Magrum and Mark Paes, nominated by Grand Knight SK Chris Gallagher and Membership Chairman Mike Poland, participated in the ceremony in the St. John Neumann chapel. District Deputy Tom Yehle joined in the ceremony. Many thanks to Deputy Grand Knight Kevin Kramp and all of the FOM Knights for arranging the outstanding social to welcome our new brothers.

Council Installation for 2018-2019 Fraternal Year

The Family of Man Council held the Officer Installation on July 17th to pass the baton from Year-3 Trustee, SK Robert J. Balog to SK Chris Gallagher. Following the installation ceremony, the Family of Man Council hosted an Appreciation Dinner for our Immediate PGK Robert J. Balog. Following the blessing by Council Chaplain Father Don Heet, OSFS, Brother John Geraerdts led the Council in serving an outstanding gourmet dinner for the Council and their guests, including the many supportive wives.