Four Members of the Family of Man Council joined with 100 of their fellow Virginia Knights to act as marshals during the 44th annual March for Life on January 27, 2017. The Knights worked with March organizers to manage and direct the thousands of attendees, provided information to marchers, and assisted local and Federal law enforcement with crowd control. Brothers Bob Balog, Bill McInerney, John Moran and John White served as marshals.
On January 28, 2107, three members of the Family of Man Council were awarded their Knighthood Degrees from the Knights of Columbus.
During a ceremony conducted at St. Leo the Great Parish in Fairfax, VA, 60 Knights from several Knights of Columbus Councils in the Northern Virginia area received Knighthood Degrees which represents the principle of fraternity where the good works of individual Knights, who gave more than 73.5 million service hours in 2015, illustrates how Catholics serve each other in fraternity and mercy.
The Knights of Columbus will host their monthly Charity Fundraising Breakfast on Sunday, February 5, 2017, from 8:30 to 11:00am in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium of St John Neumann Parish. The beneficiary is the Gabriel Project in the Arlington Diocese.
On Tuesday, January 24th the following brother Knights from the Family of Man Council received their Formation (2nd) Degree at St. Leo the Great Parish, hosted by Fr. Diamond Council 6292. They were escorted by Deputy Grand Knight Bob Balog, Chancellor Mike Poland, Field Agent Leo Duran and Brothers Mark and Jeff Emery and Dave Bermingham.
The Council would like to congratulate our newest degreed Knights and look forward to them continuing on the path of obtaining their Knighthood Degree.
Members of the Family of Man Council joined with their fellow Knights from St. Mary of Sorrows Council 8600 to remove portions of an Annandale house recently purchased by Marian Homes. Marian Homes is a non-profit organization run by Council 8600 which provides homes in Fairfax County for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Brothers John White, Tom Zorn, Tim Lisko and Bob Balog, along with SJN parishioner Loren Biegler, participated in the project on Jan 21, 2017.