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Please join us for a Holy Hour in the Worship Center on First Friday beginning at 7:30 PM. We gather in the presence of the Eucharistic Lord accompanied by music from the Taize Community, a meditative form of prayer. This music includes uncomplicated, repetitive songs, allowing for quiet meditation. Realities of faith are expressed in a few simple phrases which can slowly penetrate the whole being while the simple melodies are played over and over on different instruments.

The Holy Hour also includes a scripture lesson and reflection, time for lighting candles for personal intentions, and the opportunity for confession.


Dear Brother Knights,

 

It is December and that time of the year again, and I don’t mean Christmas! 

 

Yes, it is the season that all Knights of Columbus Finance Teams across the nation look forward to—when the warmth of money crosses our palms and into the coffers of our respective councils.  I know, I know...I shouldn’t have all the fun. Don’t tell anyone, but I have a way for you to share in the festivities too! 

 

For only $36 and an optional $3.65 you can help fill the Finance Team’s heart with joy and merriment.  (If you are an Honorary Knight, it is only $10 and for Honorary Life…we pay your way…but donations are always accepted!)  This covers your dues and fees for the coming year. 

 

What do you get out of the $3.00 per month? Why, the services of your Grand Knight, Financial Secretary, and the other Council Officers for one, Columbia magazine, Supreme and Council Newsletters, websites, and plenty of informational from the Grand Knight e-mails. Plenty of opportunities to donate your time to the parish picnic, spaghetti dinners, pancake breakfasts, Squires, Marian Homes, Scouts, intellectually disabled, Parish youth group, KOVAR, and many other Council and Parish programs, and even more across the region.

 

More you say, really? Yes, how about the privilege of belonging to group of like-minded Catholic brothers, united about the common aims of our Council and the Church? Prayer, fellowship and a few good laughs along the way. Oh, and meetings; the beautiful meetings.  Where else can you get all of this for only $36?

 

But how can I afford these dues and fees?  Just short the collection basket this week, and let’s get those checks in. [OK, that was just a little humor for Father.

 

And how will I know when my dues need to be paid this year?  To help reduce mailing costs the Council will be sending the billing notices by e-mail to all members.  In the statement you will receive you will have several ways to pay; by check through the mail, by PayPal (with a modest $1.00 fee), or by coming to a council meeting and dropping your payment off.  But what about us members who have not shared our e-mail or do not have one.  Don’t worry, we will not forget you, we will mail out the bills to these select few Brothers. 

 

If you have questions, please come to a meeting in December to get your answer first hand or send a note to the Council’s mailing address or an email to me directly at fs@kofc8600.org

 

Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring you joy,

 

David Sharp, PGK

Financial Secretary

fs@kofc8600.org


 

Fourth Degree Color Guard Activities

  We need your help with Color Guard support.  Can you help?


  Saturday December 20, St Mary of Sorrows
  Monday December 22, St Leo the Great Church
  Thursday December 25, Midnight St Mary of Sorrows

 

 

   Please go to Signup page to learn more and add you name to the list.

Vivat Jesus!  Dick Lee

 


Brothers, this is the season we especially count the blessings that God has bestowed on us.  We also remember that we have many families around us in Fairfax County who are hungry.  If you are able, we again have an opportunity this holiday season to perform a corporal work of mercy by providing a Christmas food basket to members of a very needy group, the families of people who have been in prison and are on probation.  In this effort we are partnering with local Probation Officers, who will ensure the food we give goes to the most needy.  Please consider joining in on this effort.  We will collect meals on Sunday afternoon, 21 Dec, from 1:30 PM  to 3:00 PM: in Farrell Hall at the Parish Center.   If you plan to provide a basket and have not yet signed up to do so, please contact Pete Garry, our Council coordinator at 703-978-1173 or pgarry1@verizon.net to let him know. 

 

K. of C.  Christmas Food Baskets

Sunday, December 21,  1:30 – 3 PM

Location:  Parish Center

 

Suggested food items for a family of 5 – 6.  Please add additional items as desired to make the meal special.

1.  $20 grocery card from Giant or Safeway

2.      disposable foil roaster pan

3.      stuffing mix

4.      fresh white potatoes

5.      packaged gravy

6.      sweet potatoes

7.      bag of marshmallows

8.      cranberry sauce

9.      2 cans of yellow and 2 cans of green vegetables

10.  Pie for the holidays such as pumpkin, apple, pecan, etc.

11.  rolls, either fresh or roll mix

12.  Christmas candy for the kids

 

Christmas tree sales in the council will begin with the arrival of trees on the Friday following Thanksgiving.  This is the largest single fund raising event of the year and provides needed support for our Council programs.  As in the past, it requires the participation of a large number of our brother knights to be successful.  Please answer the call. 

 The schedule is attached (PDF).  If your name is not on the schedule and you would like to work a shift or two, please contact our scheduler, Brother Hank Chalkley, at hchalkley@earthlink.net, or (703) 508-1385, for an assignment.  If you cannot make a shift and/or need a change, also contact Brother Hank directly.  Your shift leaders will contact you separately before your shift to confirm your participation.

    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 3 at this time!!! * * *

 ►►  Jim McHugh is asking our prayers for Clay Wilson for Illness

 

Diagnosed with Stage III Melanoma in the lymph node last week.

 ►►  Gerard Rutkowski GK is asking our prayers for Tom Copeland for Illness Hospitalized

 

Tom is still in the INOVA Fair Oaks hospital with serious heart problems and needs our prayers. Please pray for Rae as well and reach out to her if you can.

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

 

Please pray for my wife Carol who continues to fight cancer. She is entering the final stage of her treatment with only 2 more chemo treatments to go, the last one will be on 12/30. Here is hoping for a Blessed, cancer free 2015!

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!

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