The Family of Man Council 7566 of the Knights of Columbus selected Dr Tom and Kathy Graziano as our Family of the Month for June 2022.
Charity is at the heart of our work and our faith as Knights of Columbus. Over the past few weeks, with the support and generosity of our fellow parishioners and the community at large, the Family of Man has successfully completed several projects that will positively impact our society.
The Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold our June Charity Breakfast on June 12, 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 the National Capital Area Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.
On May 14 and 15, the Knights of Columbus Council # 7566 will conduct their Spring KOVAR Fund Drive. KOVAR is a charitable 501(c)(3) corporation established by the Virginia Knights of Columbus, dedicated to serving Virginians with intellectual disabilities, regardless of race, creed, color, or religious preference. Members of the Knights of Columbus, their wives, families, and friends will distribute free Welch’s Fruit Snacks packs and accept contributions after that weekend’s Masses.
The Family of Man Council 7566 of the Knights of Columbus has earned the Columbian Award for the 2021-2022 Fraternal Year from the Supreme Council. This award recognizes excellence in the council’s programming and charitable outreach. To earn this award, the council must conduct and report programs in four program categories (Faith, Family, Community, and Life).
The Knights of Columbus, St. Elizabeth Bayley Seton Assembly #1781, has established a Scholarship Grant program to provide a onetime grant of financial assistance to qualified graduating seniors from the parishes served by Assembly who have demonstrated service to his/her community, academic achievement, and plans to pursue higher education.
The 2022 Scholarship Grant is $1000. Visit https://tinyurl.com/seton1781 for details and application. Applications due May 7, 2022.
The Knights of Columbus Family of Man Council will hold our next Charity Breakfast on Sunday, April 3, 2022. Breakfast is served from the conclusion of the 7:30 Mass until the start of the 11:30 Mass. This month, the designated charity of your free-will contributions is Fellowship Square Foundation, Inc., based in Reston, VA.
The Knights of Columbus announced a commitment of $1 million for immediate distribution to support Ukrainian refugees, including Ukrainian Knights and their families impacted by the recent Russian invasion of their country. The organization has also launched the Ukraine Solidarity Fund, an international fundraising campaign among its members that will match all funds raised up to an additional $500,000.
The Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus will hold our monthly Charity Breakfast on Sunday, March 6, 2022, in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium, starting after the 7:30 Mass and ending at the start of the 11:30 Mass. The proceeds of your free-will donation will go to support the DeSales Center of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales in Childs, Maryland.
Members of the Family responded to an urgent request for financial need in support of the victims of the Kentucky Tornado in December 2021. The Kentucky State Council in concert with their Local Councils across the State of Kentucky have assessed the immediate needs and determined at this juncture financial assistance that can be directed for food and clothing is absolutely essential.
Through the generosity of the Council and the community, we were able to donate $3,000 to the disaster relief. Thank you to everyone for their support of this worthy cause.