After our summer hiatus, October 2, 2016, marks the return of our monthly charity breakfasts between the end of the 7:30 and start of the 11:30 Masses in the St John Neumann Brown-McCarthy Auditorium. This month's charity is the Stroke Comeback Center (http://www.strokecomebackcenter.org).
The Past Grand Knights pictured (from left to right): Greg Klein, Joe Gibbons, Bill McInerney, Dennis Byrne, Jim O’Brien, Richard Slucher, John Claman, Keith George and Tom Broderick. Not present were David Donnelly Jr. and Ed Walsh.
On September 20, 2016, the Family of Man Council had the pleasure of hosting a group of Past Grand Knights who had served as Grand Knights with the Family of Man Council or other Knights of Columbus Councils in the past. These individuals where honored for their past service and dedication to the Knights of Columbus.
CHARITY FUNDRAISING BREAKFASTS!
The Knights of Columbus are preparing to kick off their monthly Charity Fundraising (formerly known as Pancake) Breakfasts next Sunday, October 2, from 8:30 -11:30am in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium. We have selected charities that reflect both the outreach of our Catholic Community and the Knights of Columbus principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. We hope you will assist us in supporting these charities by joining us for these Charity Fundraising Breakfasts between now and next summer.
On Saturday, September 17th, Brother Knights from the Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus volunteered their services to the Special Olympics organization at the 24th Annual Dulles Day and Plane Pull.
The annual event attracted an estimated crowd of 15,000 people who turned out for fire truck rides, a classic car show, helicopter rides, and the featured event of the day — the plane pull. FedEx and United Airlines both donated planes for the effort, as nearly 100 teams put up $1,500 apiece for the chance to pull a 160,00 pound Airbus A-320 12 feet.
The Knights of Columbus Family of Man Council has been hosting local blood drives with the American Red Cross for many years. These periodic events conducted at St. John Neumann on a Saturday and supported by local parishioners and Brother Knights is an important contribution to the local community and helps promote a worthy cause that help save millions of lives each year.