An opportunity is available to achieve the sublime 3rd degree of Knighthood !


Brother Knights,

An opportunity is available to achieve the sublime 3rd degree of Knighthood !

District 10 will host the 3rd degree exemplification on Jan 20, 2018 

This will at Council #6936 at the Saint John’s Parish hall 811 West Nine Mile rd Highland Springs Va 23075

Parking is in the rear and entrance doors will be labeled. Attire is coat and tie.

Candidate’s to arrive at 10:30 am, ceremony starts promptly at 11 am, followed by a meal at 1 pm.

Please contact me or Gary Port –  no later than Tuesday 1/16.

thank you,

Rolfe Trimble

K of C #5476


March for Life on Friday, January 19, 2018

Pilgramage to DC

Greetings All,


It’s time for me to continue putting the list together for the March for Life on Friday, January 19, 2018. If I already have you signed up for 2018 no need to respond, but I did want to touch base with my mailing list.  Please let me know if you would like a spot(s) reserved on the free bus transportation being provided by the K of C and the Richmond Diocese(  We will follow the routine of past years as far as departure time, etc.( meeting at 7:45 a.m. for an 8 a.m. departure from the Pump Rd. location, travel to the Pastoral Center to meet with the Southside bus, and depart DC at 4-4:30 p.m.).  Darius, please let me know if you anticipate any substantive changes.  When signing up, please provide a mobile phone number.


Please pass this information along to friends, parish groups, etc.  Please try to sign-up early, last year we had a waiting list and had to scramble to get people on other buses.


Also, a Respect Life Holy Hour has been scheduled for January 16, 2018, @ 6:30 p.m. at St. Bridget Church.   The Holy Hour will be intended as a vigil of sorts for the March for Life and will include Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction.  Please make every effort to join the Church in prayer for the success of our pro-life efforts.


Thanks and a Blessed Advent to you all.


Mike Kozak

Please Help with Food Bag distribution after all Masses this weekend, January 13-14


We are scheduled to hand out food bags after all Masses this weekend, January 13-14.  I think everyone knows the drill…please help out after the Mass you attend.  I will be helping after 7:30 on Sunday.

Again,Catholic Charities has lost their consistent source of food bags (Martin’s), so we are low on supplies.  Catholic Charities is in the process of trying to secure a new supplier, but in the meantime, if on your grocery travels the store you shop with is willing to donate some bags for the cause, please bring them to Paul in the Parish Office, or simply place them with the rest of the bags in that back left hand closet.



And please don’t forget to attend the Respect Life Holy Hour on 1/16 at 6:30 pm in the Church.

And, last call for seats on the K of C sponsored bus leaving the Colombian Center on 1/19 to attend the national March for Life in Washington, D.C. The theme is Love Saves Lives and the weather forecast is downright balmy. The unborn deserve our witness, especially from Knights and their families. Seats are going fast, so don’t delay!


45th Annual March for Life – After marching, join brother Knights from across the country for conversation, hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies

Dear Brother Knights,

On behalf of the staff of the Saint John Paul II National Shrine, I would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Many of you will be joining Catholics from across the country in Washington, DC for the 45th Annual March for Life. As part of an effort to support and promote a culture of life, we would like to welcome our Brother Knights to The Nation’s Capital by hosting a free Open House for all Knights and their families on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 

After marching in support of life, join brother Knights from across the country for conversation, hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies. While you are here, take some time to pray for life and tour our beautiful Church and Chapel. Spend time in prayer before a first class relic of our patron and experience our moving exhibit on the life and legacy of Saint John Paul II. 

While you are in Washington please visit your Shrine. The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is located right across the street from The Catholic University of America in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC. Free parking is available, and we are a 15 minute walk from the Brookland Station on Metro’s Red line.

Admission is free but please RSVP at so that we can better welcome you, your family, and your Council to the Shrine.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Vivat Jesus,

Brandon Brown, FDD, PGK

Knights Outreach

Saint John Paul II National Shrine



Bishop Knestout Installation Mass – Request for Dignitary Drivers

As you know, the new year will begin with the installation of Bishop-designate Barry C. Knestout on Friday, January 12, 2018. The Knights of Columbus have been asked to help with activities for this most special event, including Ushers, Drivers and Honor Guards.


This request is for Drivers, who will be asked to:


Meet dignitary(s) at the Amtrak station(s) or Richmond Airport and transport to the Westin Richmond Hotel (6631 West Broad St, Richmond, VA 23230, across from Genworth  H.Q.)

Drive dignitary to the train station or airport for their return journey.

The number of dignitaries attending that need drivers stands at 7, with a co uple of invitations still pending. The dignitaries include:


Bishop John O.. Barres, Diocese of Rockville Centre

Bishop Herbert A. Bevard, Diocese of St. Thomas, VI

Bishop Emeritus David E. Foley Diocese of Birmingham, AL

Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, Diocese of Savannah traveling with Bishop Emeritus Kevin Boland, Diocese of Savannah

Bishop Francis Malooly, Diocese of Wilmington traveling with Monsignor Steve Hurley, Vicar General of the Diocese of Wilmington


Travel details are still being finalized. The hotel will provide a shuttle to and from the Installation Mass.  The Diocese will coordinate travel plans and they will contact drivers directly once I provide the names.


Edward J. “Ed” Gillikin, Sr., District Associate Marshall, Richmond Area will be managing 4th Degree activities and will seek help separately. It is unlikely there will be a Color Corp Honor Guard during the installation, so driving may be your only chance to engage with our Faith’s senior leaders. Please bear in mind the State Mid-Year Meeting is Saturday, January 13. It is important for all drivers to have a mobile phone, in case of last second changes.


If you are interested in helping out, contact Mike Szablak (612-845-6357 or

Superbowl Chili Sales Schedule


Dear Brother Knights.

Happy New Year!  Hope you had a fantastic Christmas and are on your way to a fantastic 2018!

You know it!  It’s chili time 2018!  Are you ready for some football (go Saints)!

As always we appreciate your time and help on this project. Thanks to all who helped last year; we hope you can do the same this year.  Let the 2018 sales begin!


Points at a glance:

  1. Pre-sales start this coming weekend (Jan. 6-7)
  2. See below for available slots and times after mass (sign up where best for your schedule); for your convenience you can sign up below and email back or you can sign up via SignUp Genius at this link,
  3. See also schedule for the “cooking” (Feb. 2-3) and delivery days (Feb. 3-4)
  4. The Super Bowl is on 4 February this year (in case you were wondering)
  5. As always, please no wagering or off-track betting…

Let us know if you can volunteer after mass (we probably just need one Knight after each mass, 10-15 minutes to take pre-orders, cash and check (and we will try the Square for cards, more info to come on this for those people that sign up to pre-sell), $8.00 for 1 quart, $15 for 2 quarts).  The table will be set up in the Commons as last year.

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.



Bart Leahey and Jose Alcaine, Co-Chairs, 2018 Operation Chili Bowl

Chili Pre-Sales (10-15 minutes after mass)

January 6-Sat



January 7-Sun




January 13-Sat



January 14-Sun






January 20-Sat



January 21-Sun






January 27-Sat



January 28-Sun







February 2 – Fri

6:30pm –


Cooking and Packaging

February 3- Sat

9:30-1pm (end time will depend on sales)



February 3 -Sat



February 4-Sun