Knights of Columbus - District 18

Knights of Columbus - District 18 The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men’s fraternal service organization whose mission is to witness to our principles of charity, unity and fraternity by performing spiritual and corporal works of mercy locally and throughout the world.

All posts and comments should be marked by Christian charity and respect for the truth. They should be on topic and presume the good will of other users. Discussion should focus on the good works and charitable mission of District 18. No ads please. By posting any comments, you agree to read and follow the Knights of Columbus Member Social Communications Policy. The administrator reserves the right (but is not obligated) to remove posts that are abusive, illegal or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform to the Member Social Communications Policy and may terminate a user's access to this site for any breach of this policy. BACKGROUND: District 18 is comprised of (6) Knights of Columbus Councils. Good Samaritan Council #6175 (Sterling), Holy Family Council #6831 (Leesburg), St Francis Council #11136 (Purcellville), Our Lady of Hope Council #12791 (Potomac Falls), Stephen the Martyr Council #13468 (South Riding) and Blessed Louis Martin Council #15256 (Ashburn).

Mission: Our Principles All the good works we do are informed by our four core principles: Charity - Our Catholic faith teaches us to “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” Members of the Knights of Columbus show love for their neighbors by conducting food drives and donating the food to local soup kitchens and food pantries, by volunteering at Special Olympics, and by supporting, both spiritually and materially, mothers who choose life for their babies. Knights recognize that our mission, and our faith in God, compels us to action. There is no better way to experience love and compassion than by helping those in need, a call we answer every day. Unity – None of us is as good as all of us. Members of the Knights of Columbus all know that – together – we can accomplish far more than any of us could individually. So we stick together…we support one another. That doesn’t mean that we always agree or that there is never a difference of opinion. It does mean that – as a Knight of Columbus – you can count on the support and encouragement of your brother Knights as you work to make life better in your parish and community. Fraternity – The Venerable Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus, in large part, to provide assistance to the widows and children left behind when the family breadwinner died – often prematurely. The Order’s top-rated insurance program continues to do this today, as do individual Knights, who last year gave more than 10 million hours of their time to assist sick and/or disabled members and their families. In the Knights of Columbus, we watch out for and take care of one another. Patriotism – Members of the Knights of Columbus, be they Americans, Canadians, Mexicans, Cubans, Filipinos, Poles, or Dominicans, are patriotic citizens. We are proud of our devotion to God and country, and believe in standing up for both. Whether it’s in public or private, the Knights remind the world that Catholics support their nations and are amongst the greatest citizens.

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[02/07/15]   Congratulations to the 49 District 18 Brother Knights who received the honors of the 3d Degree at an exemplification hosted by Blessed Louis Martin Council #15256 at St Theresa's in Ashburn Virginia. Special congratulations are in order for Father Jim Hincle, who observed the Degree and to Father Richard Guest who was declared by the State Deputy as the degree's honoree.

[06/03/14]   Golden Helmet Game and BBQ is set for July 12, 2014 at Franklin Park in Purcellville. Rotary Pavilion for lunch. Times will be announced later. Bring your family out to support Special Olympics Softball.

And it's a clean sweep for District 18 for the KofC VA State Deputy's Award congratulations DD Steve Rogers and Councils 6175, 6831, 11136, 12791, 13468, and 15256.

[02/08/14]   Congratulations to the 47 NOVA Brothers and one Priest who completed their journey to full Knighthood at a 3d Degree Exemplification hosted by the Blessed Louis Martin Council #15256

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[02/07/14]   Blessed Louis Martin Council #15256 will host a 3d Degree Exemplification tomorrow, 8 February at St Theresa's school Ashburn, VA. Welcome all NOVA 3d Degree Brothers and 2d Degree Brothers seeking to complete their journey to full Knighthood in our honored Order.

[07/03/13]   Now that I have taken over the reigns of District 18 from Brother Sir Knight Dave Crew, FDD, PGK, PFN, and got a note about the status of this page, I guess I am responsible for it now. I'll try tp keep up with it......Steve

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Mother's Day Weekend Gift: Ultrasound Machine Virginia Knights of Columbus

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Poll Finds More than 8 in 10 Americans Favor Significant Abortion Restrictions

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Holy Family Council (#6831) golf outing raised $50,000 for the Boulder Crest Wounded Warriors Retreat in Bluemont Virginia (06/17/13)

Holy Family Council (#6831) Ladies Auxiliary Officer Installation. (06/19/13).

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A lifesaving ministry - The Arlington Catholic Herald

District 20 placed an ultrasound machine in Front Royal. See the Arlington Catholic Herald Article @http://catholicherald.com/stories/A-lifesaving-ministry,23148

catholicherald.com The Front Royal Pregnancy Center (FRPC) was filled with local priests, Knights of Columbus and well-wishers June 15 as they waited for Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde to cut a ceremonial ribbon for the center’s new ultrasound room and bless the ultrasound machine.

Cereal for Summer food delivery

CEREAL FOR SUMMER PROGRAM - On Fathers Day OLOH Council (#12791) and St. Stephen the Martyr Council (#13468) delivered a combined total of 485 boxes of cereal and 101 miscellaneous food items.

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Saint Maximillian Kolbe Columbian Squires Officers and Circle banner (06/02/13).

Pope John Paul II Assembly proudly welcomes 12 new Sir Knights to the 4th Degree. 183 New Sir Knights were knighted today! (05/18/2013)

Over 70 Brothers participated in the 3rd Degree in Manassas on June 8th ---15 from District 18

FDD Jay McCarthy caught up with Fr. Jim this past weekend in Herndon. Fr. Jim is looking and doing great and sends his best to all!

Sir Knights from Elizabeth Bayley Seton Assembly assisted with this year's Corpus Christi Procession at St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in Great Falls.

Appalachian Mission collection at St. Joseph Church - Several church volunteers along with 10-12 Brothers from Good Samaritan Council of the Knights of Columbus gather donations for the Appalachian Diocese. The Trailor was filled in 2 hours with furniture, food and children's toys to assist those less fortunate. This takes place twice a year and has been a "tradition" for the past 10 years or so.

Brother Vinny McLaughlin and his family were recognized as the Holy Family Council Family of the Year at the Council's annual awards breakfast.

Brother Bill Leake is recognized as the Holy Family Knight of the Year at the Council's annual awards breakfast.

The shelves in the local food pantries are almost empty. Please remain vigilent to conduct Parish food drives during the summer months.

[05/31/13]   Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament to benefit wounded warriors
http://www.loudountimes.com/news/article/golf_tournament_to_benefit_wounded_warriors123

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High Fives All Around!

Blog Source: Sister Clare, Director Respect Life Office: Arlington Diocese http://encourageandteach.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/high-fives-all-around/

encourageandteach.wordpress.com By: Sr. Clare Hunter Charlie is 18 months old. He likes to make dog noises, chatter during homilies and give high fives. Charlie giving high fives is much cuter and appropriate than a “relatively y...

The 1st Choice Women's Health Center ultrasound machine

[05/24/13]   What a week...Bishop Loverde's dedication of the ultrasound machine in Leesburg...4th Exemplification with 182 new Sir Knights....Holy Family Wive's appreciation lunch and (2) 1st Degree with 18 candidates in attendance...let's keep up the momentum as we come to the end of the Fraternal Year on June 30th...

Holy Family Council (#6831) hosted a 1st Degree with 6 candidates!!! DGK Mark Elszy presented the District Deputy with the degree honoree certificate. (5/22)

Good Samaritan Council (#6175) hosted a 1st Degree this evening with 12 candidates!!! Father Ciski and Fr. Bueno were recognized as the degree honorees. (5/23)

Bishop blesses ultrasound machine - The Arlington Catholic Herald

http://www.catholicherald.com/stories/Bishop-blesses-ultrasound-machine,22877

catholicherald.com In January 2009, the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council initiated a program that provides matching funds to councils that raise money to purchase ultrasound machines. According to the Knights, a majority of women considering an abortion choose to have their baby after seeing an ultrasound image.

Elizabeth Bayley Seton Assembly proudly welcomes 20 new Sir Knights to the 4th Degree. 182 New Sir Knights were knighted today! This includes the 3 generation knighting of Bubba & Casey by their DAD/Grandfather....

Holy Family annual Wives appreciation luncheon - Kitchen and waiter staff (5/19).

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