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.
Please note that our monthly Charity Breakfast will be delayed by a week from usual. The Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold our monthly Charity Breakfast on Sunday, Dec 11, 2016, between the end of the 7:30 Mass and the start of the 11:30 Mass, in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium at St John Neumann. The charity beneficiary for our breakfast is Britepaths.
On November 17th, four members from our Family of Man Council received their Knighthood Degrees during a special ceremony held at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church in Sterling, VA.
The Knighthood (formally known as the 3rd) Degree represents Fraternity, one of four core virtues of the Knights of Columbus and reflects the moral teachings of the Catholic Church. The other core principles are Charity, Unity and Patriotism.
On Sunday October 2, 2016, five of our Knights and three family members volunteered to assist at the Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia's annual DSANV Buddy Walk®.
Funding from the Buddy Walk allows the DSANV to provide individuals with Down syndrome and their families with educational, financial, medical, legal and social support and resources.
The Family of Man Council has provided volunteer assistance to this event since it began 12 years ago.
In preparation for Election Day, the Knights of Columbus is calling its members and all the faithful to join together in a novena to the Holy Trinity through the maternal intercession of the Immaculate Conception, patroness of the United States.
Join your brother Knights around the nation for this novena, beginning on Sunday, Oct. 30, and concluding on Monday, Nov. 7. The prayer for the novena can be found HERE.