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.

April 2018
Sun cross-small (1K)  EASTER
Thu Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
Sun cross-small (1K)  Devine Mercy Sunday
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
Tue kofc1-tiny  Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
Sun Parish Breakfast after all Masses
Tue Knights Nite Out, NanKing, 501 N. Birdneck Rd
Tue Fraternal Benefits Night
Wed   Assembly 1505 Business Mtg, Fr. Habets hall, 7:00pm, at Habets Hall
Sun cross-small (1K)  5th Sunday Rosary
May 2018
Thu Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
National Day of Prayer
Fri - Sat State Annual Convention in Roanoke
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
Tue Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
small-flag-pole  VE Day
Sun cross-small (1K)  Ascension of the Lord, (Holy day of obligation)
Sun Mothers Day
Tue Knights Nite Out, Lucky Oyster
Sat small-flag-pole  Armed Forces Day
Sun Parish Breakfast, after all masses
Tue Holy Family Prayer Program
Wed   Assembly 1505 Business Mtg, Fr. Habets hall, 7:00pm, at Habets Hall
Sat Strawberry Festival Parking project
Sun Strawberry Festival Parking project
Mon small-flag-pole  Memorial Day


OPEN HOUSE & Fraternal Benefits Event

Posted by: GK Buck Browmell
Men and their wives are invited to join us on April 24th

when the Knights of Columbus will be holding their annual

Fraternal Benefits and Open House meeting

in the SJA School cafeteria at 7pm.

The Council & guest speakers will be presenting information on the opportunities available to Knights and their families. Itís an invitation inviting members of our Council AND Parish men not already in the Knights to come learn what benefits they may be entitled too. It will give solid, faith based information about our many
  • insurance offerings,
  • death benefits,
  • orphan & widow benefits,
  • scholarships
  • and much more.

This is an opportunity for members, their wives, non-member men, and couples to learn whatís available to the Knights, their wives, and members of their immediate families. If youíre interested in helping those in need, serving our parish, growing in faith or obtaining exclusive access to top-rated insurance protection for your family, then the Knights of Columbus is the organization for you.

Membership in this Catholic fraternal organization will give you the opportunity to strengthen our parish and give back to our community. These are just some of the reasons to come and check out your Parish SJA KofC Council 13467. Please come, bring your wife and learn what the Knights of Columbus can offer you and your family.

For questions, contact

We look forward to seeing YOU and your wife that evening.

Attention all Golfers

Posted by: PGK Ted Quinter
  1. First Tournament:   Innaugral VBVETSGIVE BACK Charity Golf Tournament at Heron Ridge Golf Course on May 4, 2018. Proceeds going to 2 local charities (Samaritan House and "We Are VB"). There will also be a hole-in-one contest sponsored by Southside Harley Davidson, where you may win a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle valued at $25,000. A silent auction and raffle will also occur, where you may win Ping golf clubs and attire, or a surfboard. There will also be a catered lunch. Founder, and Brother Knight Jon Taylor runs this non-profit organization.

  2. Second Tournament: 2018 Warrior Classic (sponsored by Fr. Nicholas Habets Assembly 1505 Knights of Columbus) at NAS Oceana on May 11, 2018.    r_hand read more here... or contact

    All net proceeds going towards USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia, which receives no financial support from the national USO. Includes continental breakfast and a lunch.

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!!!

Latest News

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

  • 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.

  • Nominations are still being accepted for the "Young Man" and "Young Woman" of the year awards. Write-ups are due soon so please forward information about your nominee to the by March 25, 2018.

  • The council is seeking a volunteer to fill the Lecturers position. If you are interested please contact the . Please keep Brother Rob Candler in your prayers.

  • Brother Roy Alther, who serves as the chairman for the annual blood drive reports that this years drive was a success in that they collected 42 pints of blood. Roy would like to thank all those who helped as volunteers and especially the blood donors themselves.

  • Membership: Please remember to ask others who sit near you at mass to join our order. Supreme and our Council are both offering incentives for those who recruite new members.
    is conducting a recruiting lottery - an all expense paid trip for 2 to Dublin, Ireland. Ten names will be drawn at random on July 1, 2018 to attend the World Meeting of Families with pope Francis in August of 2018.
    Our council will wave your dues for next fraternal year if you bring in 2 new members. Both are great opportunities!

  • THANK YOU for all of your desserts when we assisted with the Fr. Nicholas Habets Assembly Fish Fry on March 2. We had a big crowd, and our special ladies who volunteered with the bake sale brought in $365!

  • We had a guest speaker prior to the March Business meeting to answer questions about the Beach Bags Program. In case you didn?t know it, this year the VB School Board & VB Education Foundation partnered to distribute approximately 500 of these backpacks to children in our community who are in distressed, economic conditions and in need of food. We contributed to this non-profit organization last year, and I'm glad to report that we passed the hat and collected over $500. Thank you all. The budget will be adjusted next year to include a line item for this worthy cause.

  • KOVAR Campaign (Tootsie Rolls) We finished Phase I at ABC and SJA Church raising almost $3000, sign-up sheets for April will be posted at the Business Meeting. Thanks to all of you who gave your time, especially in lieu of the not-so-great weather.

  • Please congratulate Brother Richard Paradis; he became an Honorary Life Member.

  • Once again our council lovingly demonstrated the principal of Charity. Although we budgeted $500 we also "passed the hat" and collected over $1300 to ensure the anonymous family had a wonderful Christmas.

  • Fr. Michael Bader Scholarship applications are now being accepted through March 31, 2018. This scholarship is available to brother Knights who are members in good standing as well as their wives/widows in need. Please contact GK Buck Brownell for more information.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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:

  • 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.

  • 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"

  • 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.

  • 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.


Knights Nite Out

Posted by: Carl Koonce
April 17, 2018

Each month Brothers and their families gather on the 3rd Tuesday in an informal, casual manner to enjoy an evening of comradery over good food. Our gathering place changes monthly and is always local.

This month we will gather at Lucky Oyster It's located in front of the Strawbridge shopping center.

To make sure the resturant has adequate seating for our group we need to provide a head count prior to the event. The restaurant is closed on Mondays so the head count must be submitted before then.

Please email Carl NOT LATER THAN Monday April 16, 2018.

Please RSVP with the number of guests you will be bringing.


Knight and Family of the Month - January 2018

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

Knight of the Month

Pete Frothingham


Family of the Month

Roy and Karen Alther



Assembly 1505 News

Posted by: FN Anthony Avery

Spring Exemplification ~

Reminder, the Spring 4th Degree Exemplification is April 21st 2018 In Zion's Crossing, VA. This will be a late-morning Exemplification, with Lunch to follow for those interested. Great opportunity for a one-day trip to drive up early, take part in the ceremony and then head back in the evening. Ladies will be carpooling to take a wine tour during the exemplification if interested.

Please contact Faithful Admiral, PFN Earl Reid for additional information. Please help us recruit, we need three more new Sir Knights to reach Star Assembly.

Ladies Appreciation Dinner ~

May is coming up quickly, and so is the Corporate Communion Mass and Lady's Appreciation Dinner Dance on May 5th at the Catholic Church of St. Mark on Kempsville Rd. Sat eve Mass will be held at 5:30pm, and the Dinner Social will begin immediately following at ~6:30pm. Please get your tickets and RSVP early to help account for food and escorts.

This is our opportunity to remember our Sir Knights that have gone before us, honor their widows, and thank our ladies. We need everyone that can to please be present at this event. Tickets are free for the ladies and only cost $15 for our Sir Knights.

Please contact your Assembly Rep at your Council or Steve Schlossberg for tickets and to RSVP. Thank you in advance to New Sir Knights of Class 2017 for putting this together!

USO Golf Tournament ~

The 2018 USO Warrior Classic Golf Tournament is on May 11th at NAS Oceana Aeropines Golf Course. Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM with 1st Tee Off beginning at 9:30 AM. There will be a picnic style lunch following play at which awards and door prizes will be presented. Prospective Sponsors and Players should go   here for additional information. There is a need for 10-12 members to serve on the day of the event to help run check-ins and monitor the on-course games. Please contact if avail and interested.

Upcoming Calendar of Events ~

April 2018 ~
1st - Easter Sunday
21st - Spring Exemplification ~ St. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 4309 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Palmyra, VA 22963
23rd - Assembly Officer's Meeting ~ Columbian Club at 6:00pm
25th - Assembly Business Meeting ~ Columbian Club ~ Rosary at 7:00pm & Meeting at 7:30pm
27th - Confirmation Mass ~ Catholic Church of St. Mark ~ Showtime is 6:15pm and uniform is Full Regalia with Swords
May 2018 ~
5th - Corporate Communion & Ladies Appreciation Dinner ~ St. Mark's ~ Social at 6:30pm & Dinner at 7:15pm
11th - USO Warrior Golf Tournament ~ NAS Oceana Aeropines Golf Course, 7:30am Check-in & 9:00am Shotgun Start
21st - Assembly Officer's Meeting ~ Columbian Club at 6:00pm
23rd - Assembly Business Meeting ~ St. Mark's / Council 10515 ~ Rosary at 6:30, Mass at 7:00 & Meeting at 7:30pm
26th - Pungo Strawberry Festival and Parade ~ Details pending
28th - Memorial Day & Gravesite Visitation ~ Fly the Flag

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 - 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 Jr
29 - Ray Kotwasinski
30 - Bryan F Averill
30 - Daniel L Heitz
30 - Jerry L Powell


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, 8:30amĖ12:30

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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