On November 5th, the Knights of the Family of Man Council were honored to assist in hosting a 100th Birthday Celebration for one of our Knight's families. Mrs. Betty Zangel, Mother-in-Law of Brother Lenny Mandrgoc and Grandmother of Brothers Marc and Matthew, was recognized during the November 2017 Charity Breakfast. The Family provided cake for everyone, photo opts with the Honored Centenarian, and a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday. Fr. Ed, Ms. Betty’s 87-year-old Cousin, delivered a blessing for the occasion. Congratulations, Ms. Betty!
On Saturday, November 11th, Brother Loren Biegler advanced to the 4th Degree of the Order at an Exemplification held in Portsmouth, VA. Sir Knight Loren was escorted by the Worthy Faithful Navigator of the Elizabeth Bayley Seton Assembly #1781, SK Everett Barnes, and witnessed by FOM Council Grand Knight, SK Bob Balog. On this Veterans Day, SK Loren, Commander-USN Retired, was accompanied by his lovely wife, Donna, at the celebratory banquet held that evening. Over 150 Knights from across the State of Virginia were exemplified at the ceremony. Congratulations, Sir Knight!
On Tuesday, November 7th, the Knights conducted a Memorial Mass to remember the 28 deceased Brothers of the Council and all departed Knights. The Mass was held in the SJN de Sales Chapel and our Chaplain, Fr. Don Heet, was the Celebrant, assisted by our Brother, Deacon Atanacio Sandoval. Knights also served in every ministry for the Mass and in the Elizabeth Bayley Seton Assembly Color Corps that participated. Family members and friends of our deceased Brothers were also present.
The Family of Man Council will host their next Charity Breakfast on October 1, 2017, between the 7:30 and 11 :30 AM Masses. Our charity for this month Haven of Northern Virginia (http://www.havenofnova.org).