Knights of Columbus...Council 13467                                      P.O. Box 6793

St. John the Apostle: Virginia Beach, Va.                                                      Va. Beach, Va. 23456

In Service to One...
In Service to All

Knight of the Year

Bill Davis

Family of the Year

Manny and Vivian Ramos

Young Lady of the Year

Hayley Mayette

Young Man of the Year

A. J. Sanchez

This page contains the latest news of interest to our members and as always - visitors are welcome. Included is the schedule of activities along with a link to the full council calendar.

Be sure to read the section titled "Latest News" as it contains the most recent information important to all members. We also include a setcion highlighting awards presentetd to members. Feel free to explore - there's lots to see, read and learn.

Click on any image to get more information.

Coming Events

A quick look at the planned activities.

August 2017
Thu Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
Fri Coast Guard Birthday
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
Tue kofc1-tiny  Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
Sat Founders Day, Birthday of Fr. McGivney
SJA school playground project
- Sun-Sat KofC Family Week
Tue cross-small (1K)  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, (holy day of obligation)
Sat SJA school playground project
Sun Parish Breakfast after all Masses
Mon Sr. Citizens Day
Tue   Formation (2nd) Degree SJA 7:30PM Start (7:00 PM Show 7:30 Start
Wed   Assembly 1505 Business Mtg 7:00pm
Tue Knights Nite Out, (Ammos)
September 2017
Mon american_flag (1K)  Labor Day, fly the flag
Thu Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
Fri cross-small (1K)  Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Sun Parish Breakfast
Soccer Challange
Grandparents Day
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
american_flag (1K)  Patriots Day, (fly the flag)
Tue Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
Fri american_flag (1K)  National POW/MIA Day, (fly the flag)
Sun Parish Picnic
Mon american_flag (1K)  Air Force Birthday, (fly the flag)
Tue Knights Nite Out,
Fri Autum Begins
Tue Social Meeting, 7pm
Wed   Assembly 1505 Business Mtg, Fr. Habets hall, 7:00pm, at Habets Hall
Sat State Quarterly Meeting in Newport News


Knights Nite-Out

Posted by: Jeff Goodchild
Each month we gather on the 3rd Tuesday in an informal, casual manner to enjoy an evening of comradery over good food. On August 29 we will meet at Ammos Authentic Greek Resturant, 324 N Great Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

To make sure the resturant has adequate seating for our group we need to provide a head count prior to the event.

Please RSVP to     with the number of guests you will be bringing not later than the Saturday prior to the dinner.

2017 Parish Picnic

Posted by: Steve LaPorta
Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm)
Food will be served from approximately 12:45 'till 5 PM.

Location: Little Island City Park - Sandbridge (all four shelters) 3820 Sandpiper Road, Virginia Beach

Cost: $8.00 per person
$35.00 per family of 5 or more (immediate family only)
Kids 3 and under are free

Come enjoy a day at the beach, complete with: DJ Entertainment, a playground for the kids, and volleyball, as well as great food, music and companionship with fellow parishioners!

Ticket sales: After all Saturday and Sunday Masses now through September 17th. Tickets can also be purchased at the Church office during normal office hours.

For more information please contact  

2017 Soccer Challange

Posted by: Rob Banasiewicz
All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2017 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge.

The local competition will be held on , Sunday, September 10th from 2:00 pm till 4:00 pm in the SJA gym.

The Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. International champions are announced by the K of C international headquarters in New Haven, CT, based on scores from the state-level competitions. All boys and girls 9 to 14 years of age are eligible to participate and will compete in their respective age divisions. All contestants on the local level are recognized for their participation in the event.

Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent.

For additional information contact: Rob Banasiewicz at or 757-793-8685. Entry forms can be found on the KofC Council's website at Please print, complete, & bring it with you.

Corporal Works of Mercy Opportunity

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell, Kristy Winfield
Here's a great opportunity to practice corporal works of mercy right within our parish, looking for adult men (preferably VIRTUS-trained) to help 3 homeless families. Please contact Kristi if you can help.

St John the Apostle is hosting 3 homeless families starting Wednesday August 9th- Tuesday August 15th...we are responsible for serving breakfast, dinner, bag lunches and staying overnight! We could use a few extra volunteers at each if you are interested in serving please let me know!

But our biggest need right now is for two non-related adults, one must be Virtus trained, to spend the night on Saturday August 12th, Sunday August 13th & Monday August 14th. If you are able to help from 9pm to 7am on any of these days please let me know!

If you are unable to help in any of these ways...please take a moment to pray for a successful week and for these three families that they may find employment and housing! As this is the last week this program is offered!

Thank you so much for your prayers and consideration!

Kristy Winfield

Latest News

News of general interest to members
Most recent items of interest...

  • Ted Quinter proposed a new wall plaque be located in the front entrance listing the current years Knights and Families of the month, Young Man and Young Woman of the year. More discussion wil ensue.

  • The Officers have authorized the purchase of a color printer to be used at all events and ceremonies where the immediate printing of certificates etc. are required. A investigation and recommendation will follow.

  • Parish Picnic - A contract has been signedd with the City of Va. Beach enabling our parish to hold its annual Parish Picnic on September 17, 2017. Catering will be provided by Jakes BBQ. A sign-up sheet will be available at the July business meeting to volunteer for set-up/break down, purchasing beverage and ice, etc. Please consider making your services availble to make this picnic a success.

  • The Wheelchair Program is in need of wheelchairs in working condition. If you have one or know someone who does please contact

  • Once again, Council 13467 is proud to receive the State Deputy's Award for 2016-17

  • KOVAR Chairman Art Hill announced that the council exceeded its goal by raising $7900 dollars in donations. Art sends his gratitudes to all those Brothers who made this possible.

  • Food for Families chairman, Brian Avery announced that we collected over 8,000 pomuds of food for distribution to the food panties.

  • Discussion concerning the formation of a 4th Degree Assembly at St. John's has been tabled.

  • Fr. Rob has requested the Knights support to finish the SJA Playbround Paroject. Paul Beni will lead the effort. More information later.

  • Welcoming Committee - Resolution Passed to establish a Welcoming Committee. The Committee will focus on helping NEW Knights to get involved and feel welcomed, as well as encourage their progression from 1st to 3rd degree. Need 3-5 people and must be 3rd degree in good standing.

  • Whether at home or abroad, charity is our Order's first principle and the basis for all we do as brother Knights. It is the tangible way that we live out that spirit of fraternity and "missionary discipleship" to which Pope Francis has called us. Here are two good ways to lend your support:



  • Our council was awarded the "Top Gun" award. Congratulations to PGK Ted Quinter for his leadership in attaining this award.

  • Council was awarded the " State Deputy Award for 2015-16"

  • Council was also awarded the "Outstanding Council Website for 2015-16"

  • Lew Cabral reports that the next Baby Bottle campaign is slated for May 14. Last years campaign was a great success raising over $4,600.00 dollars in donations.

  • The SJA Degree Cerimonial Team is currently seeking someone to fill the slots for the "Cerimonial GK" and the "Team Captain"

  • The next time you attend mass, be sure to check out the display wall for our councill located just inside the main entrance of the school.

  • The Breakfast team is in need of 3-4 additional regular, early volunteers in the kitchen (6:00am). Once again please contact the Grand Knight or Deputy Grand Knight .

  • The "Christmas Creche" project has been renamed and repurposed. It will be referred to as the "Future Parish Support Fund" in the next budget and funds will be dispersed as directed by the GK and Trustees to help support the parish.

  • A perputual plaque has beed authorized listing all PGK's and will be displayed on the council wall area.

  • Brothers Ted Quinter and Andy Bair are soliciting membres to join them on the Admissions Committee. They would like to have a core group of 7 Brothers of which 3 would meet to conduct interviews on a rotating basis. The committee meets once a month to conduct interviews of prospective new members. Please consider spending an hour or less each month for this important task.

  • Previous items of interest...
    • Doug Dykman is accepting donations of gently used clothing for both men and women to be donated to the "Beach House Program". Please be generous.

    • Council of Life Director, Lew Cabral, reminds everyone that our Council's allotted time slot is 1-2pm every Monday in front of Planned Parenthood on Newtown Rd. Please join members of SJA and other parishes in the effort to halt abortions.

    • If you are heading a program or project that needs funding from this years budget. Please complete the proper forms and submit them to the Grand Knight prior to your event. The necessary forms can be found on the "Forms and Documents" page.

    • If you have any announcements or messages that you would like included in the Council Newsletter and/or Parish Quarterly Newsletter, please have them submitted no later than the month preceeding the publication of the newsletters.


Degree Recepients

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell
... All in the Family ...
Three Generations of Brotherhood

Three generations of the Markham family became members of our order in July.

Left to right...John F., (FA) John R., and John P. Markham

Our council is honored to welcome a 3rd generation of Markhams into our order. Grandfather John Francis Markham and his son SK John Robert Markham (both former members of Council 13467) are now joined by John Paul Markham. Both Grandfather and Father witnessed the Exemplification on July 25, 2017 at St. John's in Virginia Beach. Brother John Paul became the newest member of St. Francis of Assisi Council 670 in Staunton Virginia. It is indeed our honor and privilidge to have the Markhams select St. John the Apostle Council 13467 as the location to induct John Paul into the Knights of Columbus. All three have entered our order through our gates.
1st Degree Recepients
These men were exemplified into our order on July 25, 2017 at St John the Apostle Council 13467.


They are (from left to right)    Sonny Landry, Joe Baluyot, Mike Liberatore and John Markham.

Congratulations and welcome gentlemen.


Knight of the Month

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell
The following Knights were honored by being selected as the Knight of the Month for their respective month.

July - Bill Dora

August - Shawn Hutchings

August - Shawn Hutchings


Family of the Month

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell
The following Knights were honored by being selected as the Family of the Month for their respective month.

June - Paul and Sheila Moye

July - Andy and Maria Bair

August - Carl and Suzy Koonce


Assembly 1505 News

Posted by: FN Anthony Avery
A special thanks to the Chalice Team Members and Honor Guard for their roles in the funeral services for SK Ed Morrissey and SK Gene Wurster. Both families were extremely touched and appreciative of your efforts.

A warm and humble thanks to PFN Earl Reid, his wife and members of Council 10515 for setting up and hosting the Tidewater South Combined Assembly Officers Installation on July 23. Many positive comments and praises from dignitaries, other assembly officers and attendees were received. Great work by all.

Upcoming dates to remember:
  • Aug. 16, Officer installation at 6:30 pm
  • Aug. 19, PFN Recognition Dinner in the Columbian Club. Social starts at 6pm followed by dinner at 7pm. Cost is $20 per person.
  • Aug. 20, Offciers mtg at 6pm in the Columbian Club
  • Aug. 23, Business mtg at 7:30pm in the Columbian Club
  • Nov. 11, 4th Degree Exemplification will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth.


Website Awarded "Site of the Year"

Posted by: Ted Quinter
Council 13467 was honored to receive the "Outstanding Council Website for 2015-16". The webmaster would like to thank all the Brothers of Council 13467 for their dedication and hard work that made this award possible.

2015-16-website-award (228K)


State Deputy Award

Posted by: Ted Quinter
Council 13467 was also honored to receive the "State Deputy Award for 2015-16".

2015-16-state-deputy-award (215K)


Happy Birthday

The next time you see one of these Knights, be sure to wish them a Happy Birthday.

02 - Timothy J Riley
02 - Joshua E Wert
05 - Thomas A Eberhard
06 - Toy "Tc" Anglin
06 - Robert C Franck
11 - Roy A Alther
12 - James W Alverson
12 - Jon (Jt) M Taylor
14 - Donald A Buzard
14 - Timothy Sulecki
15 - John R Allard
16 - Christopher R Menia
16 - Howard R Rule
17 - Brendan J Leary
17 - Scott M Lull
18 - James C Carey
19 - Robert J Lynch
20 - Joseph M Bednarczyk
20 - Patrick D Lehman
22 - Joseph A Vlcek
23 - Murray J Casey
24 - Gary F Mcclelland
26 - Arthur Sanchez
30 - Robert J Cole
30 - Edward H Mcallister

2015-16 State of the Council Report

Posted by: PGK Ted Quinter
At the Awards Dinner, outgoing GK Ted Quinter presented a informative recap of the Council's activities.

The entire report (in PDF format) can be read here. here.

Event Reports

Posted by: GK Ted Quinter
Written Report for Business Meetings
Please provide written copies of your reports for each business meeting via email to the Recorder If possible this would be best done in advance. If not in advance, please submit to him by Friday of the week of the Tuesday business meeting. This facilitates much easier, faster, and more accurate compilation of the minutes. Also, please carbon copy and as well as the Program Director for your event. (Their email addresses can be found here.)

Activity Reports
In order to accurately record key information on each event/program we sponsor, all Program Directors or Event Coordinators are required to submit an Activity Report ...(sometimes refered to as an "After Action Report") as soon as the event concludes. The form can be found here. Download the PDF form, complete it and provide it to the Grand Knight and Executive Secretary >

Boxtops For Education

Posted by: John Kummers
We are collecting "Box Top$", "Labels for Education" and Farm Fresh receipts.

These programs help St. John's school purchase additional supplies that are used to help further the learning process.

Please make sure to save these items and bring them to the monthly meetings. EVERY box top, label and receipt helps!

Check out all the products that can be used here ...

View the web site for more information.

The Farm Fresh program details can be found here ...

Parish Breakfast

Posted by: Ray Kotwasinski
Third Sunday of Every Month, 8:30am–12:30

Cost is $6 ages 8 and up, Children 7 and under eat free

Come join us for a great breakfast and fellowship in the SJA School Cafeteria
- or -
lend a hand in the kitchen or dining room to help make it all happen.
  • scrambled eggs
  • bacon and sausage
  • tater tots
  • biscuits/gravy
  • juice, coffee, hot tea
  • donuts, fruit cocktail
  • and friendship!
  • Bring your appetite, family, and friends!

    St. John the Apostle

    Called by Jesus during the first year of His ministry, and traveled everywhere with Him, becoming so close as to be known as the beloved disciple. Took part in the Last Supper. The only one of the Twelve not to forsake our Saviour in the hour of His Passion. Made guardian of Our Lady by Jesus

    Here's a Link to a biography on Saint John the Apostle.

    St John the Apostle

    Food for Thought

    How 'bright' are you?

    While awake, the human brain can generate enough energy to power a light bulb between 10-23 watts.
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    Retiree's Philosophy:

    NEVER - put off till tomorrow ... what you can do the day after!
    And remember this ...

    Life isn't meant to be FAIR, ... it's meant to be LIVED!
    When you overcome problems, you build character.
    When you build character, you have hope.
    Never do in private - what you would not do in public.
    Thomas Jefferson

    When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.
    Mark Twain

    Remember - Always be yourself!
    An original is always worth more than a copy.




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