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 planned activities.

November 2017
Wed cross-small (1K)  All Saints Day
Thur cross-small (1K)  All Souls Day
Fri-Sat Special Olympics
Sat   4th Degree Exemplification, Portsmouth
Sun Daylight Savings time ENDS
Tue american_flag (1K)  Election Day
Thu Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
Fri american_flag (1K)  Marine Corps Birthday
american_flag (1K)  Veterans Day
Sun Essay Contest Ends
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
Tue Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
Sat Veterans Day Dinner, SJA Cafeteria
Sun Parish Breakfast
Tue   Assembly 1505 Business Mtg, Fr. Habets hall, 7:00pm, at Habets Hall
Tue Social Meeting, 7pm
December 2017
Sun cross-small (1K)  Advent begins
Thu Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
Fri cross-small (1K)  Immaculate Conception of Mary (Holy day of obligation)
Sat kofc1-tiny  Council Adult Christmas party
Sun kofc1-tiny  Council Childrens Christmas party
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
Tue kofc1-tiny  Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
Fri american_flag (1K)  Bill of Rights Day, (fly the flag)
Sat   Assembly 1505 Adult Christmas party
Sun Parish Breakfast after all Masses
Thur Wiinter begins
Mon xmastree1  MERRY CHRISTMAS
Wed   Feast of St. John the Apostle
Sun cross-small (1K)  5th Sunday Rosary


Ninth Annual Veterans Dinner

The SJA Knights of Columbus are sponsoring the

Ninth Annual Veterans Dinner
on November 18, 2017
at 7:00 PM-10:00 PM
in the SJA School gym

Doors will open at 6:00 PM for Hors d'oeuvres and Social Hour. Festivities will begin at 7PM.
There will be Door Prizes, a Live Auction, Dinner, and a Guest Speaker.
Tickets are $20.00 per person and will be sold before and after all weekend masses in the Commons area. Questions may be directed to the events Chairman, .

Knights Nite-Out

Posted by:
Each month we gather on the 3rd Tuesday in an informal, casual manner to enjoy an evening of comradery over good food. On October 17 we will meet at Super Ninja, 3312 Pr, Anne rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454 (Landstown Shopping Ctr)

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.

SJA Parish Flu Shot/Vaccination Drive

Posted by: Kevin Cassady
Vaccinations were administered on Tuesday, October 10th in the SJA School Conference Room just inside the School entrance.

Available Vaccinations included: Flu, Shingles, Prevnar 13 and Pneumonia Shots.




Supporting Your Council

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell
Here's a great opportunity to step up and be an active member of our council. We conduct many great programs/events for our Brothers and the parish. To make these events a success we are seeking volunteers to fill the following positions:
    for Fraternal Year
  • Council Director
  • Executive Secretary
  • Welcoming Committee Chairman

  • One Time Events
  • SJA Picnic Coordinator
  • Youth Program, Basketball Free Throw Coordinator, all levels of help needed
  • Youth Program, Essay Contest Coordinator
  • Youth Program, KCIC Poster contest Coordinator
  • Youth Program, Substance Abuse Poster contest Coordinator
  • Co-Chairman Veterans Dinner
  • Council Adult Christmas Party Coordinator
  • Valentines Dinner-Dance Coordiniator
To volunteer your services for any of these opportunities, please contact


Latest News

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

  • Star of the Sea Parish recognized St. John's and Council 13467 for their contributions to the food bank.

  • Coats for Kids - Advocate Tim Murphy provided coats to the following: Title 9 school W.T.Cooke Elementary, Wish foundation, and Catholic Charities.

  • Pro-Life Director Lew Cabral reminds everyone to join them in prayer every Monday outside Planned Parenthood because that is the day when the abortions are scheduled. 6:00AM to 7:00PM. Come whenever you can. SJA is there between 1:00PM and 2:00PM.

  • Steve LaPorta reports that the Parish Picnic was HUGE success. Thanks to everyone who showed up to help set-up, serve and take down. A great time was had by all!

  • PGK Louis Lavore and Brother Mike Avery (Parish Teens/Youth Group Leader), will buy our Christmas Cards and sell them. This is a great opportunity for them to raise needed funds for the annual Steubenville-Atlanta youth pilgrimage.

  • Fr, Rob is featured on the front page in the October 23rd edition of the Catholic Virginian leading the faithful in a "Profession of Faith" at the oceanfront.

  • Thank You letter from KofC (Supreme) thanking or council for the $2,000 donation for U.S. Disaster Relief Fund.

  • GK Buck Brownell reminds us that all Associate Brothers are encouraged to review their insurance needs with our Field Agent to ensure they are doing everything they can to establish an effective safety net for their loved ones. The benefits of KofC Insurance Products are many. Encourage all brothers to consider scheduling time with our Field Agent, Ben Salazar. We need to focus on new insurance members in the 2017-2018 Fraternal Year. Even the establishment of a $300 Annuity counts as an insured member. Encourage all brothers to consider an annuity as a savings vehicle if they do not already have one.

  • PFN Shawn Hutchings (Church Director) remids all of us to pray the Rosary daily. Second, The next Men's Conference will be on March 17, 2018 at Saint Bede's.

  • Officers voted on $100 donation to Daeglan Peed, Boy Scout Troopp 179 for the Hornaday Project. We will also provide matching funds up to an additional $100. 1st Project - seeding the sand dunes at Little Island State Park.

  • They also approved an additional expenditure of $100 to SJA Catholic School Annual Golf Classic from GK Fund

  • (Unbudgeted) - $2000.00 for Hurricane Harvey/Irma/Jose/K-L-M-N. Motion to suspend rules to provide immediate relief presented and passed. Ensuing discussions resulted in an increase to that amount to $2,000.00. Motion to fund $2,000.00 for relief efforts passed unanimously.

  • (Unbudgeted) - $3,000.00 for Matt Talbot Retreat Group 45. Venerable Matt Talbot, (Feast day on June 19), aided those with addiction problems. Matt Talbot Retreat aids men who are suffering from alcoholism and is in jeopardy of not having enough funding to present the upcoming retreat. Motion presented to provide $3,000.00 to the Matt Talbot Retreat Group 45 to present its next retreat. Motion passed with one dissenting vote.

  • GK Buck Brownell, Chris Forman, Brendan Kane, Brent Olson & Rich Rawls are all potential candidates for the 4th Degree on 11 Nov in Portsmouth.

  • Bob Abbate is the General Agent for the Richmond Diocese and Ben Salazar is our local Field Agent. They have the responsibility to touch base with every Knight in our Council at least once a year for a review. You can help the process by calling them and pro-actively making an appointment. Be sure to take care of your responsibilities as a Catholic Gentleman to secure your family's financial future. The Abbate Agency provides free resources for financial planning. Please engage us and utilize our services. No account or need is too small. There is no charge to speak with the team at the Abbate Agency. Appointments can be made via the website and through links via emails.

  • From the District Deputy Jim Henry:
    • Greetings from Supreme Knight Carl Anderson and State Deputy Mike Gasper!
    • PGK Andy Bair received the Columbian Award for the Council's Service Program.
    • VA was in the circle of honor
    • KofC distributed 88 Thousand Coats
    • 844 Ultrasound machines were donated by the Knights, with an average of five saved babies per machine, amount to over a quarter million babies saved by the Knights
    • Eucharistic procession on the boardwalk was amazing and a great success. Plan on attending next year.
    • Consider joining the Father McGivney Guild to promote his canonization. Venerable Michael J. McGivney was the founder of the Knights of Columbus

  • The next Men's Conference is on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Saint Bede's church in Williamsburg. After the conference, the group with have an Italian dinner at a local establishment. This is a wonderful time of Catholic fellowship for all. Everyone is highly encouraged to attend. The theme of the conference is "Truly Present."

  • DGK Jack Shick discussed the promises of Our Lady of Fatima and encouraged all Knights to pray the rosary daily.

  • Thanks to Brother Mike Lemoine, the creche project is finished and ready for display in Dececmber.

  • 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.

  • Previous items:

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Knight of the Month

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell
The following Knight was honored by being selected as the Knight of the Month.

October - Steve LaPorta


Family of the Month

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell
The following Knight was honored by being selected as the Family of the Month.

PGK Mike and Mary Lemoine


Assembly 1505 News

Posted by: FN Anthony Avery

Thank you ~ Eucharistic Procession on Oct 8th

Thank you to all Sir Knight that came out in Regalia to support the Eucharistic Procession on Oct 8th. We had approximately 17 Sir Knights in Regalia from our Assembly and a handful of others from Assembly 2185 and Assembly 2588. I'd estimate close to 1,000 participants total in this event, despite the murky looking weather, and it was truly amazing to see the public's reaction as the Heavenly Father was escorted down the Boardwalk, so thank you to all of you and your families for coming out!

04 November ~ Fall Exemplification ~

We currently have 12 Members scheduled to take their 4th Degree during the Exemplification coming up on Nov 11th at the Renaissance Hotel in Portsmouth, Virginia. We still have time prior to our next meeting if anyone is interested. Form 4s and monies need to be turned in to the Faithful Admiral or Navigator soonest. Also, for any existing Sir Knights wishing to attend as either an Observer or Escort, the FN needs to know as soon as possible, as well as how many are planning to attend the Banquet and Ladies Luncheon. Numbers and monies need to be received by the Faithful Navigator no later than the 25th of Oct.

04 November ~ Special Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Color Corps Commander will pass more word on this, but I'd like everyone to pencil this in on your calendars and plan to come out and support the Color Corps for the Special Olympics Opening Ceremony. The Special Olympians are very fond of the Regalia, and this being the last one as things stand in Service Regalia, let's please give them a showing they will never forget.

11 November ~ Veterans Day Parade ~

Please do not view this event as "the other guys got it" - most of them that routinely come out to parades will be at the exemplification, so I need everyone else capable to be out there in their Regalia, or the new uniform. This is one of the quickest Parade's we march in, and is one that we need to show our solidarity and support for as the Patriotic Degree. I'd love to have a full field of Honor America Flags marched in the parade. If you cannot march, the Santa Maria will be on hand to hold flags and ride in as well.

Future Events

Nov, 20 - Assembly Officer's Meeting ~ Columbian Club at 6:00PM
Nov. 21 - Assembly Business Meeting ~ Columbian Club ~ Rosary at 7:00 & Meeting at 7:30PM (Note Date Change)
Dec.  8 - Immaculate Conception ~ Holy Day of Obligation
Dec. 15 - Bill of Rights Day ~ Fly the Flag
Dec. 16 - Veteran Wreath Laying Ceremony ~ Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery
Dec. 16 - Assembly Family Christmas Social ~ Location TBA ~ Social starts at 6:00PM & Dinner at 7:00PM


2017 Columbian Award

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell
Council 13467 was also honored to receive the "Columbian Award for 2016-17".

District Deputy Jim Henry presents the Columbian Award to PGK Andy Bair.


Happy Birthday

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

02 - George P Sorrentino
03 - Donald F Kerrigan Jr
06 - Shayne M Ware
07 - Robert T Conklin
07 - Christopher Vega
10 - Neil C Topolnicki
11 - Danny R Medlock
13 - Joseph Clemente Debrango
13 - James E. Wilson
14 - Brian D Avery
15 - Thomas G Lundquist
16 - James E Lambert
16 - Benito Loyola
17 - Sean M Smith
21 - Rohit Y Masih
22 - Michael R. F. Randolph
23 - Chi Binh Ha
25 - Silverio D'Amico
26 - Richard A Gray
26 - John M Kersh
26 - Frank V Monti, Dr.
26 - James F Moran
27 - James J Henry IV
28 - Jonas G Reventas
29 - Edward G Hotel


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 ...

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)


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 >

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.

Your SJA Knights of Columbus Council has changed the Parish Breakfast to include PANCAKES that started with the September Breakfast. The Breakfast in September was a HUGE success with the introduction of pancakes to their menu lineup. You are invited to come out and enjoy the next breakfast when pancakes will again be served with all the fixings!!!

The cost is only $6 and those under 6 and over 80 eat free! Breakfast will be served from 8 am until around 12:30 pm.

Winners of the FREE October KofC Breakfast are the Jim & Helen Novelli Family & Nancy Archiopoli & Family
  • Pancakes
  • 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.
    Provided by

    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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