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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.

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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.



All Knights, family, guests and St. Mary of Sorrows parishioners are invited to join us on Tuesday, November 11th for our Annual Veterans Day Mass and Brunch at Brion’s Grill.  >>>Read More>>>

Knights of Columbus Council 8600
Thanksgiving 2014 Food Basket Drive
    0800-0900 Saturday, November 22 , 2014 at the Parish Center

           Even in wealthy Fairfax County hunger is a problem.  Unfortunately we have a considerable number of families and single people in the county who suffer from hunger.  Consequently our council is once again asking our members to consider  providing a Thanksgiving Food Basket to a less fortunate person or family. Those of you who do will be performing a wonderful corporal work of mercy.  We will collect meals on Saturday morning, November 22, from 8 to 9 AM at the Parish Center.  Our council coordinator for this effort is Mark Haaland (703-944-4898) or email at:  mt.haaland@gmail.com).  Please contact Mark if you can provide a Thanksgiving food basket.  
Suggested food items for a family of 5 – 6. Additional items as desired can be added to make the meal even more special.

1.      $ 20 grocery card from Giant or Safeway
2.      disposable foil roaster pan
3.      stuffing mix (such as “Stovetop”)
4.      fresh white potatoes
5.      packaged gravy
6.      canned sweet potatoes
7.      can of cranberry sauce
8.      2 cans of yellow and 2 cans of green vegetables
9.      canned apple, cherry, or pumpkin pie mix
10.    pie crust
11.    rolls, either fresh or roll mix

Our council food basket drive supports our parish and is part of a well-organized county-wide social action event.  Saint Mary’s with the help of our council, collects and distributes more than 150 meals.   This year our Thanksgiving Food Baskets will support Catholic Charities and other Fairfax County social ministries, along with some Saint Mary’s families and parishioners.
Those who have been able to help in the past, particularly with distributing meals to families, know first-hand that our efforts are greatly appreciated by those who receive a Thanksgiving meal. Our council helps to make a difference through this simple yet important act.  Thank you  for considering to help with this important project.

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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!!! * * *

 ►►  Dave Lopez is asking our prayers for Bill Moynihan for Upcoming surgery


Please pray for Bill Moynihan, brother of Brian Moynihan, who is having double by pass surgery tomorrow morning, 11/20, in Syracuse, New York. May the Lord guide the surgeons hands during the surgery.

 ►►  Gerard Rutkowski is asking our prayers for H Kummerfeldt Mother for Death


Please pray for the repose of the mother of our Brother Knight Henry Kummerfeldt who passed away on the 12th of November. Arrangements have not yet been finalized.

Food Ministry Needs Help

Can you give 2 to 3 hours once every 4 weeks on a Monday or a Thursday night from 5 P.M. to about 7:30 P.M. to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate by bringing food that is supplied by the charity Food for Others to two subsidized housing areas in Burke, VA.  If possibly interested call Brother Knight Pete Garry at 703-978-1163 or e-mail him at pgarry1@verizon.net

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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