The Council’s annual Christmas Party sponsored by the 511 Knight Cappers will be held Saturday December 3, 2016 at Fr Helldoffer Hall from 2 PM till 5 PM. PLEASE click below to see flyer for more information.
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.
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.
Grand Knight Bill Moore, along with more than two dozen knights including many State officers, took part in the Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics of Virginia. Over $28,000 was raised state-wide, and Council 511 raised over $1200. Check out the video here.
The 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.
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.
Council 511 and St. Mary Star of the Sea School held a free-throw contest as part of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Chapmionship. Several dozen students competed in age categories from 9 through 14 years old. Winners will advance to the district competition at Peninsula Catholic High School on Jan 31.