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Read the letter from the Vatican sent specifically to our Council: Secretariat of State

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 his words.

    Council 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 appropriateness.

* * * We have 2 at this time!!! * * *

 ►►  William Baker is asking our prayers for MaryJulia McLaughlin for Surgery


Prayers for my sister who underwent emergency surgery (4/17/14)

 ►►  Tim Dwyer is asking our prayers for Carol Dwyer for Surgery


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
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 our Shredder Day event on June 21 at St. Mary's Parish Center.

April Improve a Home Project

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 703 754-8556 or gehovan@comcast.net


Knights of Columbus Kelly Elizabeth Baker Memorial Scholarship Award

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 form.  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.

en Cristo † Friends in Christ” Scholarship Program

Amigos en Cristo † Friends in Christ” announces our 2014 “Amigos en Cristo † Friends in Christ” Scholarship Program. This year we will award scholarships up to $1,000.00 to Hispanics in the Arlington 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 St. Mary’s Parish office or can be requested at amigosencristoscholarship@verizon.net. The 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 Vehicles.

St Veronica Knights will have their 6th Annual Casino Knight on 26 April.
All proceeds go to the St Veronica school scholarship fund.
Getting your tickets before this event doubles your raffle tickets.
(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
See Application Form

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 Marian Homes.

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 Life

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 mercy.

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Committee Chairs
Youth Program  – Robert Magee

Community Program – Dave Evans
Council Program – Joe Scavetti
Family Program – David Campo
Church Program – Don Mailki
Culture of Life Program Gordon Goetz

Members changing their residence, phone number and/or email address are asked to please provide the information to the Financial Secretary at
FS8600 or send the information to Knights of Columbus, Attn: Financial Secretary, Box 339, Fairfax Station, VA 22039-0339.


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