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.

October 2017
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
Thu Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
Sat-Sun Men's CRHP
Mon Columbus Day (observed)
Tue kofc1-tiny  Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
Fri american_flag (1K)  Navy Birthday, (fly the flag)
Sun Parish Breakfast after all Masses
Tue Knights Nite Out
Tue Fraternal Benefits Night and Open House
Wed   Assembly 1505 Business Mtg 7:00pm
Sun cross-small (1K)  5th Sunday Rosary
Tue halloween-small  Halloween
November 2017
Wed cross-small (1K)  All Saints Day
Thur cross-small (1K)  All Souls Day
Fri-Sat Special Olympics
Sat   4th Degree Exemplification, Portsmouth
Sun Daylight Savings time ENDS
Tue american_flag (1K)  Election Day
Thu Officers Meeting, 7pm in SJA school library
Fri american_flag (1K)  Marine Corps Birthday
american_flag (1K)  Veterans Day
Sun Essay Contest Ends
Mon Admissions Cmte. Mtg, 7:00pm in SJA Library
Tue Council Business Meeting (Rosary @ 7:00PM, Meeting @ 7:30PM)
Sat Veterans Day Dinner, SJA Cafeteria
Sun Parish Breakfast
Tue   Assembly 1505 Business Mtg, Fr. Habets hall, 7:00pm, at Habets Hall
Tue Social Meeting, 7pm


Knights Nite-Out

Posted by:
Each month we gather on the 3rd Tuesday in an informal, casual manner to enjoy an evening of comradery over good food. On October 17 we will meet at Super Ninja, 3312 Pr, Anne rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23454 (Landstown Shopping Ctr)

To make sure the resturant has adequate seating for our group we need to provide a head count prior to the event.

Please RSVP to     with the number of guests you will be bringing not later than the Saturday prior to the dinner.

Election Day - VOTE

The deadline for registering to vote in the upcoming November 7th, 2017 general election is Monday, October 16th, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. if registering in person, or by midnight if registering online.

Eligible citizens must provide their Virginia DMV customer identifier number, displayed on DMV-issued identification cards or driver's licenses. Citizens who do not have a Virginia DMV customer identifier may still fill out the registration application online but will be required to print and return the completed application to the appropriate local voter registration office.

Please get out and vote your conscience on the 7th of Nov and encourage others to do so as well.

SJA Parish Flu Shot/Vaccination Drive

Posted by: Kevin Cassady
Vaccinations were administered on Tuesday, October 10th in the SJA School Conference Room just inside the School entrance.

Available Vaccinations included: Flu, Shingles, Prevnar 13 and Pneumonia Shots.




Supporting Your Council

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell
Here's a great opportunity to step up and be an active member of our council. We conduct many great programs/events for our Brothers and the parish. To make these events a success we are seeking volunteers to fill the following positions:
    for Fraternal Year
  • Council Director
  • Executive Secretary
  • Welcoming Committee Chairman

  • One Time Events
  • SJA Picnic Coordinator
  • Youth Program, Basketball Free Throw Coordinator, all levels of help needed
  • Youth Program, Essay Contest Coordinator
  • Youth Program, KCIC Poster contest Coordinator
  • Youth Program, Substance Abuse Poster contest Coordinator
  • Co-Chairman Veterans Dinner
  • Council Adult Christmas Party Coordinator
  • Valentines Dinner-Dance Coordiniator
To volunteer your services for any of these opportunities, please contact


Latest News

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

  • Thanks to Brother Mike Lemoine, the creche project is finished and waitin for display in Dececmber.

  • An update from Brother Jim Moran on Ric Carmazino: He's still in the hospital at Princess Anne. He is out of ICU and, for the first time in 5 days, will be given real food, which he is looking forward to. Doctors not sure what caused bleeding, they're watching his progress. He's in Room 341 if anyone wants to visit.

  • 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. More discussion wil ensue.

  • 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. A investigation and recommendation will follow.

  • Parish Picnic - A contract has been signedd with the City of Va. Beach enabling our parish to hold its annual Parish Picnic on September 17, 2017. Catering will be provided by Jakes BBQ. A sign-up sheet will be available at the July business meeting to volunteer for set-up/break down, purchasing beverage and ice, etc. Please consider making your services availble to make this picnic a success.

  • 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.

  • Discussion concerning the formation of a 4th Degree Assembly at St. John's has been tabled.

  • Fr. Rob has requested the Knights support to finish the SJA Playbround Paroject. Paul Beni will lead the effort. More information later.

  • 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"

  • Lew Cabral reports that the next Baby Bottle campaign is slated for May 14. Last years campaign was a great success raising over $4,600.00 dollars in donations.

  • 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 .

  • The "Christmas Creche" project has been renamed and repurposed. It will be referred to as the "Future Parish Support Fund" in the next budget and funds will be dispersed as directed by the GK and Trustees to help support the parish.

  • 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.

  • Previous items of interest...
    • 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.

    • Council of Life Director, Lew Cabral, reminds everyone that our Council's allotted time slot is 1-2pm every Monday in front of Planned Parenthood on Newtown Rd. Please join members of SJA and other parishes in the effort to halt abortions.

    • 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.

    • 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.


Degree Recepients

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell
... All in the Family ...
Three Generations of Brotherhood

Three generations of the Markham family became members of our order in July.

Left to right...John F., (FA) John R., and John P. Markham

Our council is honored to welcome a 3rd generation of Markhams into our order. Grandfather John Francis Markham and his son SK John Robert Markham (both former members of Council 13467) are now joined by John Paul Markham. Both Grandfather and Father witnessed the Exemplification on July 25, 2017 at St. John's in Virginia Beach. Brother John Paul became the newest member of St. Francis of Assisi Council 670 in Staunton Virginia. It is indeed our honor and privilidge to have the Markhams select St. John the Apostle Council 13467 as the location to induct John Paul into the Knights of Columbus. All three have entered our order through our gates.

Knight of the Month

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell
The following Knight was honored by being selected as the Knight of the Month.

October - Steve LaPorta


Family of the Month

Posted by: GK Buck Brownell
The following Knight was honored by being selected as the Family of the Month.

PGK Mike and Mary Lemoine


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 - Dennis E Free
02 - Raymond R Fertucci
02 - David L Hingerty
04 - John H Hunt
06 - Shawn M Scharf
09 - Brendan J Kane
11 - Theron (Tj) J Bogan
12 - Richard R Paradis
14 - Mark E Gronski
15 - George F Gonsalves
15 - Adam Siebor
16 - Craig M Hudgins
16 - Stephen M Quaile
17 - Daniel S Peterson
20 - Brian S Corallo
20 - Manuel A Ramos
20 - Christopher A Roberto
21 - Doug H Guevara
21 - Joshua R Sulecki
27 - Gary Q Williams
28 - James R Novelli
30 - Joseph F Grillo
30 - Arthur T Mahoney
31 - William D Gray
31 - James M Palmiere

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.
    Provided by

    Retiree's Philosophy:

    NEVER - put off till tomorrow ... what you can do the day after!
    And remember this ...

    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

    Remember - Always be yourself!
    An original is always worth more than a copy.




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