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Knights of Columbus January 2022 Fundraiser for Special Olympics

The Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus has kicked-off kick off our Annual Polar Peddlers Challenge to Support Special Olympics of Virginia. This year's challenge period for donations will run through January 30th. We encourage you to donate to this cause that we hold dear to us as Knights.

We have three easy ways for you, your family, and your friends to donate:

Christmas Eve 2021 Church Parking

The Family of Man Council providing parking assistance for the early Christmas Eve Masses to help all who attended find suitable parking spaces while keeping the emergency/fire lanes cleared. 

Many thanks to all the Knights who made today’s event a success.  We had more than 20 Brothers turn out to help everyone find a space and enjoy Mass.

Images courtesy of Chris Gallagher 

KofC Charity Breakfast January 2, 2022

The Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus will host our first Charity Breakfast of 2022 on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Breakfast will be served in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium at St John Neumann Parish starting after the 7:30 AM Mass until the start of the 11:30 AM Mass.

Traditionally we dedicate the January proceeds from your Free Will breakfast donations to Pro-Life organizations. Our designated charities for January are the MaRiH Center and Pro-Life activities at the Basilica of Saint Mary, Arlington, VA.

KofC Family of Man Council Names Mike and Cheri Poland as Family of the Month for November

Our Council is truly blessed to have such a dedicated Knight, and we are honored to have selected Michael and Cheri Poland as our Council's Family of the Month for November 2021. Supporting almost every Charity Fundraising event, Michael and Cheri have supported our bi-annual KOVAR ("Tootsie Roll") Drives and participate after all five weekend masses every year. Outstanding Family Commitment to Community Service!

KofC Charity Breakfast December 5, 2021

The Family of Man Council of the Knights of Columbus will host our next Charity Breakfast on Sunday, December 5, 2021. Breakfast will be served in the Brown-McCarthy Auditorium at St John Neumann Parish starting after the 7:30 AM Mass until the start of the 11:30 AM Mass. Your Free Will donations will be provided to the Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) this month.

KofC Quarterly Blood Drive – December 4, 2021

The Knights of Columbus Family of Man Council’s quarterly Red Cross Blood Drive at Saint John Neumann will be Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM in classrooms A2/A3 of the Parish Center. This time of year, blood drives across the country are often affected by seasonal illness and winter weather. 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.

Family of Man Council Helps Gabriel Homes in Reston

On Saturday, October 23rd, six Knights from the Family of Man Council did late Fall landscape maintenance at the Old Trail Drive Gabriel Home in Reston.  The Knights weeded the front, rear and side yards, raked leaves and other debris from these areas and cut back years of english ivy growth that was growing on the home.  Altogether, the Knights cleaned up 14 tall bags of weeds, leaves, ivy and other landscape debris.  The Knights also adjusted and reset the solar landscape lights around the front parking area leading to the house.

Next Knights on Bikes Event, Oct 30

The Family of Man Council #7566 of the Knights of Columbus is organizing a "Knights on Bikes" event on Saturday, October 30, 2021.  We invite all Catholic men who are interested in learning about the Knights at St. John Neumann Parish to join us for a pleasant and easy bike ride along the W&OD trail. This is a great opportunity for you to meet some of the Knights and learn about our charitable and fraternal work.