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!
The Knights of Columbus are holding their next charity breakfast on Sunday, March 1, from 8:30-11:30am in the Brown-McCarthy auditorium. Your free-will offerings will support the Kairos Prison Ministry,
Kairos is a program that reaches out to those in prison. The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.
The 2020 Virginia March for Life took place in Richmond on February 13th. Several Knights and spouses participated in this event: Brother Bob and Joann Abbott, Brother Leo and Dottie Marier and PGK Bob Balog. Our Worthy District Deputy Tom Yehl and his wife, along with many fellow Knights from other councils were also there. The Bishops from Arlington and Richmond spoke at and participated in the March.