Council Location

VA State

Council 13467 operates out of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church on Sandbridge rd.





 

Council Meetings

All Council meetings are held at St. John the Apostle school located next to the parish.

  1. Council Officers meet the 1st Thursday of the month in the school library at 7:00 pm.

  2. Business Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month in the school cafeteria at 7:30 pm. A rosary precedes at 7:00 pm.

  3. Knights Night Out are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. A different dinner location is selected each month so check the calendar to see the current location. 6:30 pm. This meeting is open to all Brothers and their families.

  4. Social Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month in the school cafeteria at 7:30 pm. This meeting is open to all.


 

Mailing Address

We can also be reached by standard postal deliveries using the address shown below. Feel free to mail us.

letter

 

Council 13467 was presented its charter on February 24, 2004 at St. John the Apostle church. We began with a total of 81 members and a full cadre of officers. Please follow the link below to read about our formation and see photos of the charter presentation.



 

Who are the Knights?

The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 by a 29-year-old parish priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, in the basement of St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Connecticut. Today, more than a century later, the Knights of Columbus has become the largest lay organization in the Catholic Church.

The Order has been called "the strong right arm of the Church," and has been praised by popes, presidents and other world leaders, for support of the Church, programs of evangelization and Catholic education, civic involvement and aid to those in need. As recently as 1992, Mother Teresa of Calcutta praised the Knights in a speech on the occasion of her reception of the first Knights of Columbus Gaudium et Spes Award.

Thanks to the inspired work of Father McGivney—as well as that of millions of other Knights over the past century—the Knights of Columbus now stands at its pinnacle of membership, benefits and service. Currently, there are over 1.6 million Knights of Columbus—more than ever before in the Order's history. Together with their families, the Knights are nearly 6 million strong. In addition, from the first local council in New Haven, the Order has grown to more than 12,000 councils in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Panama, the Virgin Islands, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan. Each year, the Order continues this strong growth.


 

How to Join

Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart and your mind with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference.

Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie;
  • it is being involved with your community;
  • it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith;
  • it is about protecting and enhancing your family life.

The easiest way to join is to talk to any member of the council and express your desire to learn more or to actually join. He will provide you with a "Form 100" (application). Simply complete the form and submit it to him or any Knight. The Admission Committee Chairman will then contact you to arrange a meeting with the Admissions Committee. They usualy meet on the second Monday of each month in the SJA school. If you prefer a different day, time or location he will gladly make other arrangements that meet your needs.

These meetings are normally short and casual and serve the purpose of understanding who you are and what membership in our order can mean to you and your family. You are encouraged to ask any questions you have. Following that meeting, your application is read at the next business meeting and a vote taken to accept/reject your request for admission.

Once approved you will be contacted by the Admissions Chairman and informed where and when the next 1st degree (Admissions) exemplification will be held. Normaly a coat and tie are worn and the Charirman will provide all the information needed to make this step a success.

Membership Benefits

As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.