Each year, St. John Neumann hosts homeless guests for a week. We provide our guests with food, fellowship and a warm place to sleep. This year we will be hosting up to 80 guests. Our faith partners are St. Thomas à Becket and St. Mark Catholic Churches, and Congregation Beth Emeth. Our two facilitators are FACETS and Northern Virginia Family Services.
The Council's 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off was held on November 22 in the SJN Auditorium and it was great. We had 13 delicious entries as well as some non-competitive chilies served up by our aspiring and creative chefs. The proud winners this were 3rd Place – Sir Knight Chris Gallagher, First Place Winner (and 2010 Champion) – Brother John Gereardts, and 2nd Place – first time entrant Brother Andy Hnatiw. All the chilies were mouth-watering, and in a few cases mouth-burning, delicious. Special guests included our Past and Current District Deputies SK Bill Cinnamond and SK Phil Bayer.
On November 22, 2016, five new members were accepted into the Family of Man Council and received their Admission Degrees from the Knights of Columbus. The Council would like to welcome our newest members to the Knights of Columbus.
(Pictured left to right) Kevin Kramp, Michael Wooton, Stephen Pensenti, Carl Azzara and Fred Ricci
On November 22, 2016 during the monthly social meeting of the Family of Man Council, the current District Deputy, Phil Bayer and past District Deputy, Bill Cinnamond of the Knights of Columbus presented Past Grand Knight Bill McInerney, and Past Deputy Grand Knight and Program Director, Steve Saiget the official Star Council Award plaque awarded to the Family of Man Council for outstanding achievement during the 2015 – 2016 Fraternal Year.