Read the letter from the Vatican sent specifically
to our Council: Secretariat of
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, honored the Knights of Columbus by
granting a private audience
to our Board of Directors and Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight
Thought you might enjoy learning more about our
meeting and reading
8600 Prayer Requests
Go to the
Prayer Request Form to apply for your Prayer Request.
Our Council receives Prayer Requests to assist our
fellow Knights and their families.
All Prayer Requests are reviewed for
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is asking our prayers for
Prayers for my sister who underwent emergency surgery (4/17/14)
is asking our prayers for
Please pray for my wife Carol's Cancer Surgery.
Fourth Degree Color Guard Activities
We need your help with Color Guard support. Can you help?
Monday May 5 Candlelight Rosary Service
Tuesday May 6 Daily 9:15 AM Mass
Wednesday May 7 CONFIRMATION AT QUEEN OF APOSTLES
Sunday May 11 Mothers' Day (9:00am)
Sunday May 11 Mothers' Day (11:00am)
Sunday May 18 Crowning of St Mary of Sorrows
Friday June 6 Mass and Confirmation
Sunday June 10 Feast of Corpus Christi Procession
Please go to Signup page
to learn more and add you name to the list.
Vivat Jesus! Dick Lee
Marian Homes, a Council 8600 created entity, acquire houses to
convert to Group Homes for the intellectually disabled. The
Northern Virginia Training Center, the current institution
housing many of these individuals, is required by law to close.
Where will they go? Marian Homes is hosting events to raise
$100,000.00 to purchase another house. How can you help? Come to
Shredder Day event on June 21 at St. Mary's Parish
April Improve a Home
One of the signature
community programs of our Council is "April Improve
a Home," where we assist parishioners and other
community members in need with home maintenance and
upkeep projects they are unable to do on their own.
This year's project will be held on Saturday, April
26th. We have several projects that
involve carpentry, basic home repairs, and painting,
and need many volunteers to complete the planned
projects. Dave Evans is the AIHP coordinator.
If you are able to help
with this great Community Program event, please
sign up to volunteer on the KOC-8600 webpage or
call Dave at 703-425-7246. When you sign up, please
indicate any special skills you have (carpentry,
electrical, plumbing, etc., so we have this
information for future planning). Spouses and teen
children are also welcome to participate. Thanks
for helping if you can.
Remember when the Marines were looking for a few
good men? So am I. With the support of Knights of Columbus
Council 8600, Saint Mary’s has fielded a slow pitch softball
team called "The Mighty Caseys" in the "Fun and Fellowship
Division" of the Fairfax County Church Softball League for more
than 20 years. The emphasis is equally both fun and fellowship.
The advertised age restrictions are 15 to 90 (for some reason we
draw very few players in the 75-90 age bracket, but we may luck
out this year). The competition is co-ed, with no restrictions
on how many ladies may participate at any given time. We play
with 4 outfielders and can bat up to 16 players, and we
alternate who goes out to the field or stay as designated
hitters. It is competitive, but fun. Our upcoming season runs
from the end of April through June. If you are interested in
participating and being part of something special, please call
Jerry Hovan at
Knights of Columbus Kelly Elizabeth Baker Memorial
St. Mary of Sorrows
Knights of Columbus Council #8600 in partnership with the Baker
family is pleased to announce we are offering the annual Kelly
Elizabeth Baker Memorial Scholarship Award in the amount of
$1,500. Applicants must be a 2014 graduating high school senior
and a daughter or son of a registered member of St. Mary of
Sorrows. The Scholarship is to be used for college tuition.
Completed application and related supporting materials to
include a grade transcript must be received not later than
May 15, 2014 for consideration. Please mail applications and
related materials to the address listed on the application
Click for 2014 KofC Kelly Elizabeth Baker Scholarship Form
or a limited supply in the Parish Center office.
Knights of Columbus Scholarships
St. Mary of Sorrows Knights of Columbus Council #8600 is pleased
to announce we are offering up to nine $750 scholarships.
Applicants must be registered members of St. Mary of Sorrows
Parish or a son, daughter, grandchild, or spouse of a wife of
Council #8600. Scholarships are to be used for tuition only and
are to be used to pursue post-secondary school education.
Applications and related materials must be received not later
than May 15, 2014 to be considered. Please mail
applications and related materials to the Post Office Number
shown on the application form.
Click 2014 Knight's of Columbus Scholarship Application Form
or a limited supply at the Parish Center office.
Cristo † Friends
in Christ” Scholarship Program
Cristo † Friends in Christ”
announces our 2014 “Amigos
Cristo † Friends in Christ” Scholarship Program. This
year we will award scholarships up to $1,000.00 to
Hispanics in the
Diocese. Scholarships are to be
used for tuition and to pursue post secondary school education.
The factors that will be considered in awarding the scholarships
are demonstrated leadership, active involvement in civic and/or
religious activities, and academic performance. Application
forms and complete program rules can be obtained at
Mary’s Parish office or can be requested at
Click for 2014 Amigio_Cristo Scholarship Application Form must be received not later than May 15,
2014 to be considered.
The annual 5 Car
Raffle provides both the council and the parish an excellent opportunity to
raise funds for charitable endeavors. Over the past several years we have been
able to successfully raise funds toward such projects as: Marian Homes, the Paul
Stefan foundation, Fr Ephrem’s tuition, the Sacred Heart statue in the cemetery,
the Holy Family statue in front of the parish center, the annual March for Life
busses, the 150th St Mary’s anniversary book, renovations to Old St.
Mary's Hall and other smaller
efforts requested by Fr Barkett.
Participation allows individual’s the opportunity to win 1 of 5 vehicles or $20
K in cash prizes. Through combining our efforts w/All Saints parish the council
creates a win/win situation that maximizes revenue for both organizations.
Hopefully we will have a winner from St Mary’s again this year.
Click to see the
Veronica Knights will have their 6th Annual Casino Knight on 26
All proceeds go to the St Veronica school scholarship fund.
Getting your tickets before this event doubles your raffle
(Click the icon below for more detail.)
Fr. Julius J. Cilinski Council 10947 is sponsoring a Golf
Tournament on May 22nd
to benefit Virginia
Knights of Columbus Charities, Inc. VKCCI.
Dear Brother Knights,
Amazon will now donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible
Amazon Smile purchases to Marian Homes (be sure to
pick the one identified in Ffx Sta. VA) when you shop at
Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com).
Remember, your charitable organization only benefits when you
start at http://smile.amazon.com.
It will mean so much to those we support through our Council's
It costs you nothing but Marian Homes will get 0.05% of your
total order. Pass the word to your family and friends!
The Culture of
Useful links that inform and support policies that
promote a Culture of Life by upholding the beauty of
human life, the sacredness of the unborn, the
pursuit of social justice, and God's unfailing
From the Arlington Catholic Herald
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Father James Barkett
CHRISTLIFE and TESTIMONIAL STATEMENTS
GK Fidel Rodriguez
Jan & Feb 2014
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