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

Youth Programs

Directors: Paul Moye

Goals for this fraternal year

Since the early days of its founding through its protection of the orphans of its members, the Knights of Columbus has worked to provide for the welfare of young people. Through sponsoring sports activities and championships, youth groups, educational programs, scholarships, and a variety of other initiatives, the Order looks to foster development of young people as they follow their paths to adulthood.
Council goals for this year include:

  • Conduct a Soccer Shootout Challenge
  • Conduct a Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest
  • Conduct a Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest
  • Conduct a Basketball Free-Throw Competition
  • Conduct a Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest
  • Conduct an annual recognition event to honor the youth of SJA who serve as Altar Servers
  • Recognize Boy Scouts of SJA who achieve their "Eagle Scout" rank
  • Participate in the Coats for Kids Program

Getting Involved

Program directors do a terrific job in developing and bringing quality programs to our members and parishioners. But they can't do it alone. If you have any ideas for future programs/events or would like to help in some capacity, please contact the Youth Program Director.


Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest Results

Posted: Paul Moye
All students in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 are invited to participate in the 2017 Knights of Columbus "Catholic Citizenship" essay contest. Students are encouraged to write a 500 to 750 word essay on the theme of "Going to the Peripheries." A quote from our Supreme Knight Carl Anderson, "Through his Incarnation, the Lord has united himself forever with suffering humanity - not as an abstraction, but throughout history with each suffering person. Jesus is already at the peripheries.

The question for us is:   "Will HE be there alone or will His disciples be there with Him?"

The essay should discuss the role of the Catholic Church going to the peripheries, and then select one of the following ideas to complete the essay:
  1. Describe the work of one widely known current Catholic who went to the periphery.
  2. Describe the work of one widely known historical Catholic who went to the periphery.
  3. Describe the work of one person in your life, who helps alleviate human suffering.
Essays MUST
  • reflect the assigned theme and topic
  • be the student's original work
  • typed on 8 1/2" X 11" size paper
  • submitted electronically using Microsoft Word, double spaced, and with one-inch margins

All entries become the property of the Knights of Columbus and will not be returned.

A prize will be awarded to the first place winner of each grade level.
Entry Form and related info
The participant entry form (#4208) can be found    here. or by contacting the KofC Youth Director,

Theme related information can also be found here.      August.    and      July.

The deadline for submission is November 12, 2017 and each essay submission should be accompanied by a participant entry form and submitted by email to the KofC Councils Youth Director.

Good luck to our contestants.

Altar Server Recognition

Chairman: Paul Moye
Altar Server Recognition is an integral part of the Knights of Columbus ministry, to show appreciation and recognition to this very important part of our liturgy.

Our Council conducts an annual outing/party to honor the youth of SJA who serve as Altar Servers. These youth along with their families, enjoy an event filled with fun and good eats for all their dedicated efforts to the parish throughout the year.

This event will be held in June 2017, check back later for more information.


Coats for Kids Program

Chairman: Wayne Lombardo
Did you know many children throughout the United States and Canada go without a coat each winter? Many low-income families use their scarce resources to meet the most basic essentials and they need help to provide this vital winter necessity. That's why the Knights of Columbus developed the Coats for Kids Program, which allows councils across North America the opportunity to purchase new winter coats for children at a discount and to distribute them to children in need in their local communities. Through our Coats for Kids Program, 1,625 local councils distributed 79,320 coats to children in need throughout the United States and Canada in 2015. Since the Program began in 2009, more than 306,000 coats have been distributed.

This event is ongoing now.

Eagle Scout Recognition

When appropriate, our council recognizes and awards Boy Scouts from SJA who go the "extra mile" and achieve the prestegious Eagle Scout rank.

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the Nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations. The BSA builds character, trains young people in the responsibilities of citizenship, and develops personal ?tness. We recognize the important role that Scouting plays in the lives of our Catholic youth.

Basketball Free-Throw Championship

Posted by: Paul Moye
The Knights of Columbus Council 13467 wish to thank ALL the children that participated in the 2017 KofC Free-Throw Contest Event. All children ages 9 to 14 were invited to participate in the contest. Each contestant was allowed 15 free throw attempts. Ties were settled by successive rounds of five free throws per contestant until a winner emerged. Winners received a plaque, certificate, and a basketball.

Congratulations go to
  • Finn Perschau (boys-age 9)
  • Connor Keogh (boys-age10
  • Johnathan Olivier (boys-age 12)
  • Gavin McNeill (boys-age 13
  • Emily Clay (girls-age 12)
  • Paige Wilson (girls-age 14)

  • as the winners of the 2017 Knights of Columbus Basketball Free Throw Championship Contest!

    2016-17 Freethrow Players


    2017 KCIC Poster Contest

    Posted by: Paul Moye
    All children ages 5 to 14 are invited to participate in the 2017 Knights of Columbus " Keep Christ in Christmas" poster contest.

    Each poster should be:
    • 1.  the original work of a single person
    • 2.  and MUST be on an 11"x17" poster.
    If pastels, chalk, or charcoal are used, the poster MUST be laminated or covered with clear plastic. Multiple posters per contestant may be submitted and all entries will become property of the Knights of Columbus and will not be returned.

    Judging will be based on 3 categories:
    • Slogan,
    • Visuals,
    • and Overall Impact.
    The name and age of the contestant should be printed on the reverse side of the poster.

    Prizes will be awarded by the following age groups 5-7, 8-10, and 11-14.
    The deadline for submission is 12/3/2017 and each submission should be accompanied by an entry form (#5025). Posters and attached entry forms can be placed in the labeled box located in the Church Commons.
    Entry Form
    The 2017 participant entry form (#5025) can be found    here. or by contacting the KofC Youth Director,


    Soccer Challange

    The Knights of Columbus Soccer Shootout Challenge is a competition designed for players to demonstrate the most basic soccer skill - the penalty kick. Open to all boys and girls in the community, ages 9-14, where each player will be allowed 15 shots at the goal from the penalty line (12 yards from the goal). Winners progress to the district, regional, state, and international levels. Winners received a trophy, certificate, and a soccer ball.

    On Sunday, September 10, 2017 the council Soccer Challange contest was held locally at SJA. The highest score of the regional winners will determine a State Champion for each age group and gender.

    Congratulations go to
    • Ena Dawson (girls-age 10)
    • Bailey Dawson (boys-age12)
    • Emily Falcon (girls-age 13)
    • Jacob Avery (boys-age 13)

    as the Council 13467 Champions of the 2017 Knights of Columbus Soccer Challenge! Our Champions will advance to the Regional Championship.

    Good luck to all.

    Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest

    2017 Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest
    Posted by: Shawn Hutchings
    For years, the Knights of Columbus has been active in the fight against all forms of substance abuse. To further our efforts, the Supreme Council office sponsors the Knights of Columbus Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest. The purpose of this contest is twofold: to promote local awareness among young people of the major societal problems of alcohol and drug abuse and to generate ideas for Knights of Columbus substance abuse awareness posters and literature.

    The Knights of Columbus Council 13467, extends our congratulations to Henry Foster (age group 8-11)as the winner of the 2017 Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest. The contest was open to all boys and girls ages 8 through 14. The contest is conducted at the local level with winning entries progressing through district, regional, and state levels of competition to the international level. The winning entries at the international level will serve as the basis for a series of substance abuse awareness posters, with creative credit going to their artists, to be distributed throughout the countries in which the Knights of Columbus is present.

    As our winner, Henry received a monitary award of $50.00 for his winning entry.

    Congratulations Henry Foster.


    Submitting your Final Activity Report

    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. Download the PDF form, complete it and provide it to the Grand Knight and Executive Secretary

    Program Funding

    If you are heading a program or event 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.




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