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.

March 2018
Fri fishfry-small Assembly 1505 Fish Fry: Council 13467 will serve dinners
Sat State Qtrly Meeting in Richmond
Thu Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
Fri fishfry-small Assembly 1505 Fish Fry
Sun daylight-time-starts Daylight Savings Time BEGINS
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
Tue Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
Fri fishfry-small Assembly 1505 Fish Fry
Parish Movie Night, "Padre Pio" at the IMAX Theater on General Booth Blvd.
Sat lep1-small   St. Patricks Day
12:30pm Movie Matinee (Fr. Padre Pio) Church meeting rooms A & B.
Diocesan Men's Conference, Williamsburg
Sun Parish Breakfast, after all masses
Tue Knights Nite Out, NanKing 501 N. Birdneck Rd.   r_hand read more here...
Spring begins
Fri fishfry-small Assembly 1505 Fish Fry
Sun cross-small (1K)  Palm Sunday
Parish Food Drive,   r_hand read more here...
Tue kofc1-tiny  SJA Admissions (1st) Degree, 7pm
Wed   Assembly 1505 Business Mtg, Fr. Habets hall, 7:00pm, at Habets Hall
Thur cross-small (1K)  Holy Thursday
Fri cross-small (1K)  Good Friday
Sun cross-small (1K)  Holy Saturday
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


Breakfast Co-Chair

Posted by: GK Buck Browmell
The council is in need of a volunteer to replace Pete Shuffles who is stepping down as chairman. The need is immediate and Pete will help train and assist when possible before and/or after his surgery.

Please contact the if you can help.

Parish Food Drive

Posted by: GK Buck Browmell
Palm Sunday
Yes, it's Palm Sunday but the parish is conducting a food drive and could use help. As usual, Knights and family members will collect food donations before each mass and position them for transportation on Monday morning. If you can assist please show up early for mass, grab a food cart and help collect the donations.

Monday Morning
Additionally, the food collected on Sunday will be transported to the appropriate food banks nearby. If you can assist, please arrive at the church by 9am.

Please contact the   - or -    if you can help.

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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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
March 20, 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 NanKing, 501 N. Birdneck Rd. It's located in the strip mall just north of the 264 overpass. They offer Indian, Chinese and Thai foods.

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 Friday March 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

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.

01 - Aaron T Giarrana
02 - Gary B Klepk
04 - Michael W Avery
04 - Anthony J Caiati
06 - Philip T O'Hara
07 - John J Kummers
09 - Peter C Perry
14 - Thomas P Beatty
14 - Brian D Longtin
14 - David P Roddy
15 - Andres M Echevarria
18 - Joseph E Ulm Jr
19 - Robert R Safford
20 - Thomas E Fraim Jr
20 - Richard C Lutomski
22 - Paul A Crimmins
23 - Michael K. Witt
24 - Eric S Whiteman
28 - Robert R Peed


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.
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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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