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

Tom Lundquist


Family of the Year

Jeff and Lenore Goodchild


Young Lady of the Year

Autum Ramos


Young Lady of the Year

Azelia Ramos


Young Man of the Year

Charlie Tamayo


Fr. Bader Scholarship Winner

Sarah Scharf


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SK Benjamin Salazar
Office: 757-495-1492
Cell: 757-399-3299

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.

r_hand   Important Announcement

Due to Hurricane Florence the monthly business meeting has been rescheduled for
Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
Same time 7:00pm, same location SJA cafeteria.

This move replaces the previously scheduled "Knights Nite Out".

Click on any image to get more information.

Coming Events

A quick look at planned activities.

September 2018
Mon Labor Day
Thu Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
Sat cross-small (1K)  Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (holy day of obligatiom)
Sun Soccer Challenge, 1pm - 3pm in SJA Gym
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
Tue kofc1-tiny  Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
Sun Parish Breakfast cancelled for today
Tue kofc1-tiny  Rescheduled Business Meeting

Knights Nite Out, CANCELED
Sat Autum begins
Sun cross-small (1K)  Parish Picnic
Tue Social Meeting
Wed   Assembly 1505 Business Mtg, Fr. Habets hall, 7:00pm, at Habets Hall
Sun cross-small (1K)  5th Sunday Rosary
October 2018
Thu Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
Sat State Qtrly Meeting
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
Tue kofc1-tiny  Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
Flu shots before meeting for all Brothers and immediate family
Tue Knights Nite Out
Thu Parish Breakfast after all Masses
Tue kofc1-tiny  Fraternal benefits night
Wed   Assembly 1505 Business Mtg.
Wed pumpkin-tiny  Halloween


Soccer Challange

All boys and girls ages 9-14 are invited to participate in the 2018 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge.
The competition is designed for players to demonstrate the most basic of soccer skills — the penalty kick. Each player will be allowed 15 shots at the goal from the penalty line. The goal will be divided into a series of five scoring zones. The upper corners of the goal will be designated as 20 points. The lower corners will be designated as 10 points and the central region is as five points.

Local competition will be held on
Sunday, September 9th
from 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm
in the SJA gym.

The event is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions.

Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. For additional information contact:

Entry forms can be     found here. Please complete and bring to the event.

Parents/guardians, please show your phone number and email address on the Entry Form.

Admission Committee Volunteers

Posted by: Chancellor Shawn J Hutchings, PFN
We are looking for gentlemen to serve on the admissions committee. Ideally there are three to four present for the interview. Given that individuals can't be there for every interview we are trying to put together a list of 10 to 12 who are willing to serve so there are always brothers available.

Admissions committee meetings are scheduled for the Monday prior to the business meeting. This meeting is only held if there are prospective candidates to interview. Interviews can also happen at other times such as the monthly breakfast or other times mutually convenient for committee and candidate.

If you are interested please email the following information to
  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Best phone number
  4. Email address
Please do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.

Monthly Challenge from the Supreme Chaplain

Each month, Archbishop Lori will choose a few lines from scripture from an upcoming Sunday liturgy and offer a brief reflection on the verses chosen. Then, he will call on all Knights of Columbus to live out a particular spiritual challenge related to those verses. The challenge allows Knights to put faith into action in their councils, homes, parishes and communities. It will help unite Knights from around the world, as they come to appreciate that their brother Knights globally are responding to the same challenge.

August 2018

"Jesus then said to the Twelve, 'Do you also want to leave?' Simon Peter answered him, 'Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.'"
(Gospel for Aug. 30, Jn. 6:67-69)

I don't know about you, but I can look back on moments in my life when Peter's words have been personal and I have said to Jesus in prayer: 'Master, to whom shall I go?' I hope that you likewise have reached a point in your life where you know with certainty that there is nowhere to go but Jesus: not to power, to money, to sex, to alcohol, or anything else that can become a false "master" in our lives. My brothers, we have come to believe that Jesus is the Holy One of God, and our lives must bear evidence of this. Let us become men who, with Peter, can truly say, "Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." Challenge by Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William E. Lori: This month I challenge you to make a daily examination of conscience, probing your heart to find the false "masters" (e.g., comfort, power, appearance) to whom you go. Take a few minutes before bed to review the day, including both your blessings and sins. Second, I challenge you to eliminate one of your vices and when you are tempted to participate in that vice pray, "Jesus I trust in you."

September's 5th Sunday Rosary

Posted by: GK Jack Shick
The Knights of Columbus would like to invite all Parishioners to come join us on the 5th Sunday of the month, September 30th after 11:00 Mass to pray the Rosary. We will gather in the Grotto at about 12:15, weather permitting, or inside the Church should it rain.

One of Mary's promises is "The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish." Please come, take one half hour to pray with us, asking Mother Mary to carry our prayers of thanks and gratitude up to our Lord and Savior. We also give thanks and appreciation to our Lady for her unending intercessions.

Feeding Children Initiative

Posted by: Buck Brownell
New Budgeted Item - Feeding Children Initiative with Virginia Beach City Public Schools:

Recently, St. John the Apostle Council 13467 learned of a direct need to help provide food for children from lower income/socioeconomic circumstances who leave their schools on Friday afternoons, only to return from the weekend hungry. Hence, we made a sizeable donation and it is now an enduring, budgeted Item for future years. Attached is an update about what our schools are doing during the summer months, in partnership with federal aid. Any brothers who desire to learn more, and how you can help, please refer to the following link:     Here's the link.

Calling on all SJA Knights of Columbus "Widows"

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell
Many times we lose track of our fallen Knights wives; they change addresses, phone numbers, and email ID's, etc. after their husbands - and our Brother Knights pass. Without accurate, current contact information it is impossible for us to remain in contact keeping the widows apprised of important gatherings.

We want you to know that you are, and always will be, welcomed at any and all of our SJA KofC social events.

Please let our Grand Knight or Deputy Grand Knight always know your contact information so that we can keep you informed of our events and outings. The Council's Grand Knight and Deputy Grand Knight change each July, but the current contact information for them is always available in the Parish bulletin. Please always feel free to contact either of them to ask if there might be an event (Council Christmas party, etc.) taking place or ask information about something you'd like to attend.

Remember, you are always welcome at the monthly Knights Night Out dining events held nearly every third Tuesday of the month at a local area restaurant, and if transportation is keeping you from attending please let us know so we can assist. Hope we get to see you at an event one day soon!!!

Food Distribution to Needy

Posted by: Jack Schick
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday we have an opportunity to help those less fortunate than us. Unsold food is being collected and distributed to the Sullivan House on Tuesday's and Thursday's, and the Judio-Christian Outreach Program on Sunday's.

We would like to have at least 2 volunteers each day to deliver the food items to one of these drop-off points. The process should take little more than an hour of so.

For more information please contact

Steubenville Conference

Posted by: Buck Brownell
Our annual trip to Steubenville was well attended once again. Below are 2 pictures of those attendees.

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Latest News

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

  • the bylaws have been updated to reflect the change in dues for 2018-19 and beyond.

  • We received a thank you letter from the Virginia Beach Education Foundation for our donation of $1000.00 to help support their "Beach Bags" food program for selected youth in our schools. There are no overhead charges in this program so the entire donation goes to food purchases. The council budgeted $500 and collected another $500 in a "pass the hat" opportunity. Many thanks to those able to contribute.

  • Our past Seminarian, Kyle O'Conner will be ordained on May 19, 2018 at 10am in Richmond. Contact for more information or if you would like to attend.

  • We are seeking a couple to serve as the ChairCouple for "Building the Domestic Church". Please contact the if interested.
  • 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

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

  • 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. An investigation and recommendation will follow.

  • Previous items:

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

  • 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.

  • 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 .

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

  • 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: Shawn Hutchings
Newest 2nd Degree Recepients


Dr. Brandon Spence, David Elchert, Matthew Capodanno, Chuck McGrath

Congratulate these Brothers the next time you meet them.

Knight and Family of the Month - August 2018

Posted by: PGK Buck Brownell
Council 13467 is proud to announce the Knight and Family of the month

Knight of the Month

Roy Alther


Family of the Month

Andy and Maria Bair


1st Degree Honoree

Deacon Vern Krajeski


Assembly 1505 News

Posted by: FN Anthony Avery

Upcoming Calendar of Events ~
August 2018 ~
11th - PFN Dinner & Recognition Night ~ Columbian Club ~ Social starts at 6:00pm & Dinner at 7:00pm
15th - Assumption of Mary ~ Holy Day of Obligation
20th - Assembly Officer's Meeting ~ Columbian Club at 6:00pm
22nd - Assembly Business Meeting ~ Columbian Club ~ Rosary at 7:00pm & Meeting at 7:30pm

Vivat Jesus,
Anthony Avery, FN
Father Habets Assembly 1505


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 - Robert D Boyer
03 - Timothy F Cortes
03 - Mario L Maniego
03 - Matthew E Mcallister
05 - Jeffrey S Goodchild
07 - Timothy P Lawlor
07 - Christopher J Weyer
08 - Kenneth E Kozinski
09 - Abner Garcia
09 - Jeffrey A Uthe
11 - Sylvio T Canu
12 - Donald (Don) W Moore
12 - Karigaila A Reventas
13 - Timothy P Murphy
18 - Kyle T Scharf
18 - Paul M Schiffbauer
21 - Benjamin Mercado
21 - Matthew M Uthe
22 - Thomas M Walsh
23 - Robert L Aggen Sr
23 - Brian St John Burns, Sr
23 - James W Marchioni
24 - Dennis R Atkins
25 - Steve G La Porta Jr
25 - Josh A Van Haelen
26 - Paul M West
27 - Art R Hill
28 - Richard L Spreder
29 - John "Ken" Reilly
29 - John G Spear


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: PGK 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.

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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: PGK 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.
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    Retiree's Philosophy:

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

    It is an easy thing to be a nobody,
       but a very difficult thing to be somebody.
    Orsin Swett Marder

    It's amazing how someone can be a character  -   without having any.
    And remember this -
       Always be yourself!
          An original is always worth more than a copy.




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