The Family of Man Council provided 72 winter coats for the student of Holy Name School in Camden New Jersey. Here are some pictures of the students receiving their Winter Coats. The Knights regularly collect donations at their social events to support charities such as Coats for Kids! You can see very grateful, warm, and stylish young students. Great work guys!
On Saturday, October 27, Elizabeth Bayley Seton Assembly #1781 as well as other 4th Degree Assemblies conducted the Fourth Degree Exemplification Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Dulles. Five members of the Family of Man Council were knighted to the 4th degrees at this Ceremony: Sir Knights Michael Swiger, Joe Samonte, Jeff Loss, John Seo, and PGK Mike Wells. GK Chris Gallagher and PGK Bob Balog attended the ceremony to honor the newly knighted 4th degrees.
The FoM Knights will serve breakfast between the end of the 7:30 AM and the start of the 11:30 AM Masses in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium at St John Neumann on Sunday, November 4. This month we are sponsoring Mother of Mercy Free Clinic.
On Sunday, October 14th, the Most Reverend Michael F. Burbidge, Bishop of Arlington, was the Presider at a Jubilee Mass for those couples in the Diocese observing their Golden and Silver Anniversaries. Attending this special service were four Brothers and spouses celebrating 50th Wedding Anniversaries this year: Francis & Patty Francois (not pictured), Bill and Adrienne Free, Al and Mary Zane, and Bob and Cecilia Balog. Also celebrating and attending from St. John Neumann Parish were Dr. Tony DiPaola and his wife Jean. Congratulations for your fidelity and example.
The SJN Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 13th, was a great success and the Family of Man contributed greatly to that success! Brothers John Geraerdts and Bob Andres headed up the food purchasing and preparation, and PGK Joe Gibbons and SK Tom Zorn took care of buying beer and wine while PGK Keith George Made sure that the bar operated smoothly. Other Worthy Brothers, too many to mention, did everything else (grilling, serving, cleaning, etc.) to make for a very enjoyable evening for our fellow Parishioners.