JOHN F. KENNEDY ASSEMBLY 1164 WELCOMES SIX NEW FOURTH DEGREE KNIGHTS

New Sir Knights and their sponsors (l-r) SKs Casto, Catlett, Crocker, Dunn, Yun, F. Kearney, Horta, Fr. Sonny, R. Kearney, FN Henry.

New Sir Knights and their sponsors (l-r) SKs Casto, Catlett, Crocker, Dunn, Yun, F. Kearney, Horta, Fr. Sonny, R. Kearney, FN Henry.

John F. Kennedy Assembly welcomed six new Fourth Degree Knights on Saturday November 5, 2016. The new Sir Knights are Frank Kearney, Lucas Horta, Connor Dunn, Woohyan Yun, Raymond Catlett and Rev Gerard “Sonny” Guadalupe. The SK Bernice C. Williams Fourth Degree Exemplification Team conducted the Exemplification at the Koger Center Double Tree in Richmond, VA. The Honoree for this Exemplification was SK Edward J. Gillikin Sr.

Three Generations of Sir Knights. SK Connor Dunn (center) with his Grandfather and Uncle

Three Generations of Sir Knights. SK Connor Dunn (center) with his Grandfather and Uncle

Past Faithful Navigator Jacobs Honored

Faithful Navigator Mike Henry welcomes the guests as honoree Arthur Jacobs and his wife Jenna look on.

Faithful Navigator Mike Henry welcomes the guests as honoree Arthur Jacobs and his wife Jenna look on.

The John F. Kennedy Assembly gathered at Helldorfer Hall to honor the service of Arthur Jacobs, the immediate Past Faithful Navigator. Accompanying Sir Knight Jacobs was his wife Jenna, and the Assembly was honored by the presence of the District Master Tom Trudeau and his wife Jeri and Associate Marshal Frank S. Nowak Sr. and his wife. Other guests included the Faithful Navigator from Father Bader Assembly, Harold Hairston and his wife. A delicious meal courtesy of Art Kelly was enjoyed by all.

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The head table of honored guests.

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Arthur Jacobs is presented with a PFN white-handled sword.

Council 511 and St. Joseph’s featured in Bishop’s Newsletter

The Knights of Council 511 and St. Joseph’s parish were featured in Bishop DiLorenzo’s Living Our Mission Campaign Newsletter. Profiled as one of the diocese’s “Inspirations,” the parish and our council’s Rosary Crusade were featured (click here for the Newsletter). This should serve as a reminder that everything we do as Knights is ministry in service to the greater Church. Let’s keep showing our Unity, Fraternity, and especially our Charity to all as we live our lives in service to others.

Rosary Crusade

Knights process in Council 511’s annual Rosary Crusade.

Knight Cappers Host Annual Baby Shower to Benefit Catholic Charities

Baby_RattleThe Knight Cappers held their annual baby shower January 25th in Helldorfer Hall. The hall was decorated in a festive baby shower theme, and typical baby shower gifts (layettes, diapers, bottles, wipes, etc.) were collected for needy mothers and given to Catholic Charities for distribution.  Over 40 ladies and family members were present and enjoyed baby-shower themed games, activities and food.

Right-to-Life Sunday Celebrated

Council 511 helped celebrate Right-to-Life Sunday on Jan 18, with brothers talking to parishioners and handing out culture-of-life pamphlets after all masses at St. Joseph’s church. Culture of Life Chairman John Nicholson organized the event which emphasizes the Church’s and the Knights’ respect for life from conception to natural death.