The Knights of Columbus Family of Man Council’s quarterly Red Cross Blood Drive at Saint John Neumann, Reston, VA, will be on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium. This time of year, seasonal illness and winter weather often affect blood drives across the country. So if you’re feeling healthy and well, your blood donation is needed now to help meet the needs of hospital patients this holiday season.
The Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold our monthly Charity Breakfast on December 4, 2022, between the conclusion of the 7:30 AM Mass and the start of the 11:30 AM Mass. The beneficiary of the breakfast Free-Will donations is Gabriel Homes, Inc. (www.gabrielhomes.org), a private nonprofit organization promoting independence through residential placement, training, and community integration for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Reston and Herndon, Virginia.
Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold our next Charity Breakfast on November 6, 2022, between the end of the 7:30 AM Mass and the start of the 11:30 AM Mass. The Knights are dedicating the proceeds from your at-will offerings to assist SJN young adults in attending the 2023 World Youth Day this summer in Lisbon, Portugal, as members of the Arlington Diocese’s Pilgrimage.
On Oct. 2, 2022, the Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus held our monthly charity breakfast at the parish hall at St John Neumann in Reston, VA, and raised over $2,200 for the Paul Stefan Foundation (https://www.paulstefanhome.org), a pro-life support program for women in crisis pregnancies. The Foundation serves the greater Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia regions.
On Saturday, September 17th, a crew of nine Knights provided exterior and interior clean up and repairs at a Gabriel Homes house that is also home to two of our Brother Knights. The team trimmed and pruned shrubs, collected and bagged leaves, repaired a gate lock on the backyard fence, replaced a storm door closer, repaired a cabinet shelf, dismantled and removed an old bed frame and assembled a new one, removed old wall decorations and hung pictures in their place and wall-mounted and programmed for operation a new living room TV.
An icon of St. Joseph will be the centerpiece of a devotional display in the Mary Chapel of St John Neumann Parish, Reston, Va., from Monday, September 19 through Sunday, September 26, 2022.
Flowing from the Year of St. Joseph declared by Pope Francis in 2021, and inspired by his apostolic letter Patris Corde, the display of the icon is sponsored by the Family of Man Council 7566 of the Knights of Columbus to honor St. Joseph and pray for his intercession in preserving, cultivating and passing on the Catholic faith to future generations.
The Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus will host our quarterly blood drive with the American Red Cross on Saturday, September 3, 2022, from 8 AM to 2 PM at the Saint John Neumann Parish Center Auditorum, at 11900 Lawyers Road, Reston, VA.
The Knights are committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations. This blood drive is our way of giving our members, fellow parishioners, and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.
The Marier Family of the St John Neumann Catholic Church in Reston, Va., has been recognized as the July 2022 Family of the Month by Knights of Columbus Council 7566. The St John Neumann parish and the Knights of Columbus Family of Man Council 7566 applaud the Marier family on their accomplishment and the strong example they set for all families in our community!
During the Officers’ Installation and Past Grand Knight Recognition dinner on July 19, 2022, Past Grand Knight John Moran recognized Past Grand Knight David Donnelly as the Knight of the Year and Lynne and John Giordano as the Family of the Year for the fraternal year 2021-2022.
The Family of Man Council 7566 of the Knights of Columbus in Reston, VA, is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2022 college scholarships. Leo Anthony Weeks, Catherine Marie Claman, and Luke W. Lodge each received a $1,000 scholarship. All three of this year's scholarship recipients highlight an essential teaching of St. Frances De Sales, "Be Who You Are and Be That Well."