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IMPORTANT DATES THIS MONTH:

  • Serving Meals at Christ House – Tuesday, January 9th
  • Full Council Meeting – Wednesday, January 10th – Haven’t been in a while? Come out and enjoy the refreshments, food, prizes, and fraternity…see what you’re missing? 
  • Membership Weekend – Sat/Sun, January 13th/14th The more inspirational Knights seen by Catholic gentlemen, the more inspired Knights we can bring aboard to help our causes
  • Corporate Communion Mass – Sunday, January 14th, 10:30 Mass at Queen of Apostles. Our chance to pray together with all our Brothers and their families and friends.
  • Free Throw Competition – Wednesday, January 17th 6:00 PM Queen of Apostles School gym
  • March for Life – Thurs/Fri, January 18th/19th
  • Are you a 2nd Degree Knight?  Need your 3rd Degree to get to the 4th Degree this coming April?  Then here is your opportunity, don’t pass it up!!  Knighthood degree (3rd Degree) Saturday, January 27 at Fr. Diamond Council (St. Leo’s)

Here is the Council’s New Year’s resolution, to take the acronym STG, meaning “same ten guys”, and change the meaning to “same twenty guys” or even better, “same thirty guys”. Can one of them be you?? we certainly hope so.

Welcome to the Knights of Columbus Pope John Paul II Council, located in Annandale, Virginia.

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities..

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 13,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

All the good works we do are informed by our
four core principles:

Charity – Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day.

Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community.

Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another.

Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.

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    Annandale, VA 22003
  • Phone: (703) 992-0129
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