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

Wayne Lombardo

Family of the Year

Nick and Anncarol Oliver

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.

March 2017
Wed cross-small (1K)  Ash Wednesday,  (Holy day of obligation)   small-fish  No meat today
Fri cross-small (1K)  Stations of the Cross, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Assembly 1505 Fish Fry, Fr Habets Hall, 1236 Prosperity Rd, VB. (5:30 - 8:00 PM)
small-fish  No meat today
Thur Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
Fri cross-small (1K)  Stations of the Cross, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Assembly 1505 Fish Fry, Fr Habets Hall, 1236 Prosperity Rd, VB. (5:30 - 8:00 PM)
small-fish  No meat today
Sat Quarterly State Council Meeting - GK, DGK, Chancellor-PGK (Charlottesville, VA)
Sat time-change-spring   Daylight savings time starts,  put clocks AHEAD one hour before bedtime
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
Tue Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
Thur-Sun small-tootsieroll   KOVAR WEEKEND @ Walgreens & ABC
Fri cross-small (1K)  Stations of the Cross, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Assembly 1505 Fish Fry, Fr Habets Hall, 1236 Prosperity Rd, VB. (5:30 - 8:00 PM) fishfry-small   SJA will serve dinners, please arrive early
small-fish  No meat today
lep1-Small  St. Patricks Day
Sat St Patrick's Day Parade - Father Kealy Council, Ocean View (9:00 AM)
Sun Parish Breakfast after all Masses
State Free Throw Competition (St Gertrude HS, Richmond, VA)
Mon small-spring  First day of Spring
Tue Knights Nite Out, 6:30pm
Wed   Assembly 1505 Business Mtg 7:00pm at SJA
Fri cross-small (1K)  Stations of the Cross, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Assembly 1505 Fish Fry, Fr Habets Hall, 1236 Prosperity Rd, VB. (5:30 - 8:00 PM)
small-fish  No meat today
Wed   2nd Degree - SJA - 7:30PM Start (7:00 PM Show)
Fri cross-small (1K)  Stations of the Cross, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Assembly 1505 Fish Fry, Fr Habets Hall, 1236 Prosperity Rd, VB. (5:30 - 8:00 PM)
small-fish  No meat today
April 2017
Sat   4th Degree Exemplification, Manassas Va.
tootsie-roll-horiz  KOVAR @ Walmart    Read more here...
Sun tootsie-roll-horiz  KOVAR @ Walmart
Thu Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
Fri cross-small (1K)  Stations of the Cross, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Assembly 1505 Fish Fry, Fr Habets Hall, 1236 Prosperity Rd, VB. (5:30 - 8:00 PM)
small-fish  No meat today
Sun cross-small (1K)  Palm Sunday
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
Tue Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
Thur cross-small (1K)  Holy Thursday, Mass of the Lords Supper
Fri cross-small (1K)  Good Friday, Liturgy of the Passion
small-fish  No meat today
Sat cross-small (1K)  Holy Staurday, mass at 8pm
Sun cross-small (1K)  EASTER
Tue Knights Nite Out, 6:30pm, read more here  
Sun cross-small (1K)  Devine Mercy Sunday
Tue Social Meeting, 7pm @ SJA
Wed   Assembly 1505 Business Mtg 7:00pm at St. Marks in Kempsville
Sun cross-small (1K)  5th Sunday Rosary. 2-3pm @ Grotto



Posted by: Art Hill

I realize that during this Lenten season we have a lot going on. I know everyone wants a chunk of your time, that includes me your KOVAR Chairman.

Now you all know I start calling all of you when we don't get our slots filled for this event. I do that because I think our special needs folks need our help. Have you ever been thanked by one of them? I have been almost every year at the Polar Plunge. That money goes to special Olympics.

The KOVAR money goes to their education through and jobs so they can support themselves and feel a sense of self worth. KOVAR has helped places like Hope Haven, Sugar Plum Bakery, holiday homes of Portsmouth, Eggleston just to name a few. We, The Knights of Columbus, are part of that.

This can be a family affair as well. It is a good way to show our kids to help others and it is the right thing to do. Many thanks to all of you who have volunteered so far. I realize some of you can?t stand for two hours but there are other ways you can help or you bring a folding chair to sit on.

Signup sheets for all locations are available at the officer and business meetings -or- you can always contact me to volunteer.

To read more about KOVAR, click here...

God's special people are counting on our help.

Art Hill

Lenten Fish Fry Support

Posted by: Andy Bair

It is time to start requesting some volunteers to support the SJA Council at the Fr. Habets Assembly Hall on March 17, 2017 beginning at 5 pm. Will need 8-10 volunteers to perform various jobs, for example Set-up and Clean-up, Serve the meals and bus the tables just to name a few.


If you are interested in volunteering please avail yourself to the DGK or myself or see me at the meeting. If you volunteer the first 8 will eat for free.

Also, Maria, my wife is heading up the desserts for the fish fry this Friday, she is asking for your wives to bring some bake good to sell, either homemade or store bought.

  See attached for details.

Knights Nite-Out

Posted by: Jack Shick
Each month we gather on the 3rd Tuesday in an informal, casual manner to enjoy an evening of comradery over good food. On January 17 we will meet at Margie and Rays on Sandbridge Rd. (Pungo)

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.

Latest News

News of general interest to members
Most recent items of interest...
  • 2017 Blood Drive is scheduled for February 25 in Activity rooms A & B. read more here  

  • Here are 2 golden opportunities for our members to get involved in.
    1. KOVAR Chairman - organize and lead the annual effort. Art Hill (past chairman) will train and guide the new chairman. Please contact Art or the Grand Knight if interested.

    2. Breakfast Chairman - organize and lead the monthly family breakfast effort. Please contact Doug Dyckman or the Grand Knight to volunteer your services.

  • Congratulations to the 2016-17 Free Throw Competition winners.

    Read more here...

  • The Knights of Columbus Council 13467 is sponsoring a Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest which is open to all boys and girls ages 8 through 14. Details and an entry form can be found here.

  • Poster Contest Winners are announced for the 2016-17 Knights of Columbus "Keep Christ in Christmas" poster contest.

    Read more here...

  • Essay Contest   -  Congratulations to this years winners on the theme of "The Importance of Religious Freedom".

    Read more here...

  • Welcoming Committee - Resolution Passed to establish Welcoming Committee. 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:



  • Brian Avery announced that between 5,000 and 6,000 pounds of food items were collected and distributed to the various local food pantries. Thanks to all those who contributed.

  • 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 Baby Bottle 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 Andy Bair
January 2017 Family of the Month:


Art and Renee Hill

August 2016 Knight of the Month:


Jack Shick

July 2016 Knight of the Month:


Gabe retana

3rd Degree Recipients:


Anthony Caiati


Matthew Ukleja


Raul Acevedo


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 - Lincoln W Thomas
03 - Angel "Gabe" Retana-Calvo
05 - Joseph K Diehl
11 - David B Cortinas
12 - Brian S Burns, Jr
12 - Timothy J Shlaffer
13 - Steven N Holcomb
13 - Thomas F Mariconda
14 - David A Tezza
14 - Thomas C Whalen
16 - Frank J Lang
17 - Richard R Bojo
17 - Timothy M Mcrae
18 - William L Hitchings
19 - Yered P Arias-Machain
20 - Edward S Bosko
20 - Paul R Saley
21 - Edward J Mcguire
23 - Warren A Uthe, Jr.
25 - Dick A Dunleavy
26 - Daniel R Cimo
28 - Shawn J O'Toole
29 - William T Gable
29 - Ray Kotwasinski
30 - Bryan F Averill
30 - Daniel L Heitz
30 - Jerry L Powell


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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