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

Posted: Paul Moye

How does your family keep its Catholic Faith in Action?

"Faith in action is love, and love in action is service. By transforming that faith into living acts of love, we put ourselves in contact with God himself, with Jesus our Lord." - Saint Mother Teresa

All students in grades 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 are invited to participate in the 2018 Knights of Columbus "Catholic Citizenship" Essay Contest. Students are encouraged to write a 500 to 750 word essay on the theme:

As Catholics, we are called to joyfully and enthusiastically live our faith. But in a world of increasing noise, constant activity, and so much self-interest, sometimes it can feel impossible to focus on what is truly most important: our families, our communities, our faith, and our Lord. Jesus challenged his disciples: "As the Father has sent me, so I send you" (John 20:21, NABRE). He sends us. How have we taken up the call?

Our Catholic faith is the starting point of all our actions. In ways both large and small, our families constantly rise to Christ's challenge. In an essay of 500-750 words, reflect on how your family puts its Catholic faith in action, every day. This could be through daily prayers as a family, volunteering to help the less fortunate in your community, or even just reminding those in your life of how much they mean to you.

    Essays must:
  • reflect the assigned theme and topic
  • be the student's original work
  • be submitted electronically using Microsoft Word
  • and have the student's name appear only on the Participant Entry Form, which must be included with the essay.

Judging will be based on content, grammar, and style. 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. The Participant Entry Form (#4208) can be found here r_hand   2018-essay-mini-form-img
The deadline for submission is 10/15/2018
Each essay submission should be accompanied by a Participant Entry Form, showing a parent/guardian's email address and phone number, and submitted by email to the Community Director

Good luck to our contestants.

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.

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 is holding this year's

2018 Free Throw Championship Contest

on January 21st, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the SJA School Gymnasium.

All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 are invited to participate in this local competition event. The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district, and state competitions. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent. Please click here    for the entry form.

Please direct any questions to the Youth Program Director


2018 Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest Winners


The SJA Knights of Columbus Council 13467 wish to congratulate the winners of the 2018 KofC Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest that was held in February. An award of $50 went to each of this year's winning contestants in age divisions 8-11 and 12-14, for theme category of Alcohol Awareness and Abuse or in the Drug Awareness and Abuse category.

Our Poster Contest winners this year are:

For Alcohol Awareness and Abuse,
Age 8-11 - Madelyn Hannam
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For Drug Awareness and Abuse,

Age 8-11 - Henry Foster
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Age 12-14 - Kristin Witt
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A Big Thank You to all who participated in this year's KofC 2018 Substance Abuse Awareness Poster Contest!!!


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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