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.
Fairfax County established a hypothermia prevention program 12 years ago to keep homeless people from freezing. Each week, a different faith community hosts homeless guests. This is the tenth year St. John Neumann has hosted the hypothermia prevention shelter and starting from January 15th for a week, guests from FACETS and Bailey's Crossroads Community Shelter are invited to have dinner, be entertained and sleep overnight with support from volunteers from several faith-based organizations that included Congregation Beth Emeth, St Mark, and St. Thomas a Becket.
The Knights of Columbus will host our monthly Charity Breakfast on Sunday, January 8 from 8:30 to 11:30am. The beneficiary of the January event is Divine Mercy Care. This local organization is committed to transforming hearts through healthcare as an umbrella healthcare organization committed to promoting life-affirming medical practice.
Ed and Claire Walsh have been selected as the Council's Family of the Month for December because of their dedicated service to various activities and programs at St. John Neumann. Ed has been a Knight since September 1999 and was the Grand Knight at his College of William & Mary’s Council as well as Grand Knight of our Council in 2010-2011. Ed and Claire have been parishioners at St. John Neumann for 10 years. Ed is a catechist for his son Sean's 1st Grade and Claire is a volunteer with the SJN Mothers’ Group.