On March 29, 1882, the Knights of Columbus received official recognition as a fraternal benefit society. Now, 135 years later, the Knights of Columbus remembers the lasting impact its founder, Venerable Father Michael McGivney, has made on countless men, women and children helped by the Order.
Today, as we remember Father McGivney’s legacy with Founder’s Day celebrations throughout the world, we invite you to join the Father Michael J. McGivney Guild.
The intentions of guild members are included in weekly Masses, periodic special Masses and novenas. Members also receive a regular newsletter and more.
Congratulations to Sir Knight Gary Port and Sir Knight Bruce Slough for leading two very successful week end events!
Membership Director Gary Port worked every Mass over the week end promoting the Knights, and we now have 6 new form 100’s to process…..We are hosting a 1st Degree Exemplification on Wednesday April 19th, and we hope that they will all become Knights that evening….thanks for your leadership, Gary.
In addition, KOVAR Co-Chair Bruce Slough led a bunch of volunteers raising over $550 at the Masses over the week end….the yellow vests and our volunteers were very prominent at all Masses over the week end! Thanks Bruce!
And a “shout out” to all of the many volunteers who helped make these efforts successful!
Please join St Francis Home for our 2nd annual Taste of Monte Carlo charity event to be held Saturday, May 6th at The Renaissance, 107 W. Broad Street, RVA 23220. The event will begin at 7:00 pm where guests will register and sample local craft beer from 4 breweries, Busky Cider and vodka and gin from James River Distillery.
All guests receive a sample glass souvenir. At 8:00pm a live auction will be held to help raise funds for our resident care and programs offered to support our elderly and disabled seniors.
At 8:30 the casino opens and you’ll enjoy live music from The Crain Brothers. Dance and gamble the night away until 11:00pm. Please help support our residents with little or no financial means.
Please help the KOVAR effort this weekend by responding no later than tomorrow (Wednesday) with which Mass you can help. This is an easy 20-30 minutes, wearing the KOVAR apron and holding the collection bucket. We wish to have at least three Knights for each Mass, per the attached sign up sheet. Please note, the off site solicitation locations and dates are still pending.
Remember, you will have an impact on the lives of Virginians with intellectual disabilities through this Knights charity that helps provide training and assistance.
Please go to the Web site, www.kovarva.org, and please ‘like’ KOVAR on Facebook.
District 8 will host a Knighthood (3rd) Degree Exemplification on Monday, March 27, 2017 at Bishop Ireton Council 6189. The Exemplification will take place at the Bishop Ireton Center located at 3300 Old Courthouse Road, North Chesterfield VA 23236 and begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Candidates should arrive between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. with their current 2nd Degree membership card. Attire for the ceremony is coat and tie.
For those who have not attained full knighthood this is an excellent opportunity. Any 2nd Degree Knight wishing to advance please let me know ASAP so I can let the degree team know. Also, any 3rd or 4th Degree Knights wishing to attend as an observer please let me know as well.
For those of you who have attained the 3rd Degree, there is a 4th Degree coming up April 1st, 2017. The event will be held in Manassas and is only a one day event. So for those of you considering the 4th Degree, this would be a great opportunity.
If interested please contact me ASAP.
Fraternally, Ron Coombs, Chancellor 5476
804.790.1387 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Knights of Columbus at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Richmond, VA 23226