Worthy Grand Knight:


The Knights of Columbus in the Richmond area have provided a Christmas Eve dinner for the patients at the McGuire Medical Center for over thirty consecutive years. This would never be possible without the dedicated support of the Knights of Columbus Councils and Assemblies. You have yearly provided an extra spark for Veterans confined to the hospital during this time when they would rather be home with our families.


We provide a Christmas Dinner of Turkey, Roast Beef, Ham, Shrimp Cocktail, Potato Salad, Coleslaw, Cheese, Soft Drinks, Fruits and Deserts. Your council is requested to provide the items listed below.

Monsignor Francis Byrne    Council 5476

Roast Beef for 30 people    

10 Dozen Dinner Rolls        


If you are unable to be part of this celebration of Christmas with our Veterans, please contact one of the planning staff listed at the bottom of this page by December 1st.


In addition to providing dinner the Fourth Degree Posts the Colors, Knights and Families serve dinner to the Veterans that cannot leave their rooms, Knights and families are in the serving line, Knights and Families assist Veterans in wheel chairs, a group sings Christmas Carols, a group provides background music, and a Christmas Card is provided to everyone. In order to make this a successful day we need many helpers; each council is asked to bring at least 3 people to work.

Please deliver food by 1:30 and volunteers arrive by 2:00 PM


Thank you for including hospitalized veterans in your Christmas plans



The Planning Staff


Kelly Mortensen                     Steve Layne

(804) 674-6895                       (804) 338-5838

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