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The following are items of general interest to the members of Council 13467.

  • On February 9 we provided much needed support for the Poor Claires work project. Twenty-one Brothers participated by cutting pine trees, diseased trees and stumps. They cleared over 275 yards of trails and paths, refurbished a special hand carved sign, repaired a light pole, 4 wheelbarrows, cart, bell and chain saw. Overall, a very successful trip. We will return in the spring to do more work. Details will be posted as they become available.
  • The council sponsored "Family Fun Night" was a great success with over 67 attendees
  • Lenten Fish Fry is sponsored by Assembly 1505 annually. Our council is scheduled to serve dinner and baked goods on March 22
  • Here's an excellent opportunity to provide support to the "SJA Driver Ministry" by scheduling to take elderly and disabled parishioners to doctor appointments, bringing them to mass, shopping trips and so on. See GK Jack Shick is you are available
  • KOVAR is gearing up! The first opportunity to help is before and after masses on the 16th and 17th of February. Signup sheets will be available after all masses for future dates
    • 14-17 March - ABC store at Red Mill
    • 6 Apr - Harris Teeter stores at Courthouse and Sandbridge
    • 27-28 April - Walmart at Red Mill
  • We will continue to grow our Council and Pasrish attendance at Franciscan University at Steubenville's "Defending the Faith" conference on July 26-28 as well as the "Diocesan Men's Conference on March 23
  • We will continiue to provide rosaries for First Holy Communicants
  • Food Lion distribution will contimnue all year long on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am. Items donated by Food Lion will be brought to the Sullivan House. Fr. Rob is very supportive of this effort.
  • Fr. Rob also encouraged our increased support for the "Housing for the Homeless" program that SJA is now committed to
  • "Consecration to the Holy Family" - Fr. Rob would like to see our council continue to encourage the "good Friday Prayer Program" and do that in conjunction with our council encouraging all Brother Knights to attend the complete Easter Tridium
  • On February 26 SJA will host a Formation Degree, show time is 7pm
  • The annual "March for Life" was held January 19 in Washington D.C. and well attended by members of our council
  • Our annual Parish Blood Drive is slated for February 16
  • Only 6 cases of Christmas cards are left. A suggestion was made to have a "Christmas in July" event to sell these cards
  • A "Double-Header" degree cerempony was held on January 22
  • Once again, a few "brave" Knights participated in the Polar Plunge at the beach on February 2. Over $2,000 was donated on their behalf
  • A motion was seconded to establish 2 scholarships in honor of Brothers Pete Schuffles and PGK Tony Reade
  • Submissions for the "Young Man" and "Young Woman" of the year are due. Please send your nominee to GK Jack Shick

Young Man and Young Woman Awards

Our nominations are due to the State Program Director by the State Quarterly Meeting on March 2nd. I have talked with John Domingo and the new Youth Director and have come up empty. If anyone knows of a young person in our Parish (18 or younger) that would meet this requirement, PLEASE let me know. I have attached a copy of the nomination form for your perusal. I will do the leg work. I just need to know who to do the leg work for. Everybody that is in some way involved with the youth programs in the Parish(i.e. Scouts, Choir, Confirmation, etc.) please take a moment and think about this and point me in a direction.

Download the nomination form here       Nomination Form   then submit your nominee(s) to

Parish Blood Drive

St. John the Apostle Council 13467 is once again sponsoring a Parish Blood Drive on Saturday February 16th from 9:00AM - 2:00PM located in Activity Rooms A & B

Schedule your appointment now at r_hand Red Cross Organization

Sponsor Code: SJAC

Sign-ups after Masses will begin February 2, 2019

Contact for additional information or scheduling assistance.


Knights Nite Out

Chairman: Carl Koonce
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
Jose Tequilla
located at 2101 McComas Way, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 . (see the map below)

To make sure the resturant has adequate seating for our group we need to provide a head count prior to the event. Please RSVP   r_hand (1K)      with the number of guests you will be bringing NOT LATER THAN SATURDAY prior to the dinner.


Awards, Degrees and Presentations

It is with great pleasure that St. John the Apostle (SJA) Council 13467 welcomes two new members to the Order, Arthur T. Sanchez and Michael A. Brandwein. Both men completed the Initiation and Formation Degrees on 22 January 2019 at exemplifications conducted by the SJA Council 13467 Degree Team at the St. John the Apostle facility, Virginia Beach, VA.


GK Jack Shick presents Art Hill with the "Family of the Month" for February.


GK Jack Shick presents Mike Walsh with the "Knight of the Month" for February.


GK Jack Shick presents PGK Mike Lemoine with the "First Degree Honoree" for January.


FA Ben Salazar addresses the members at the February meeting.



Posted by: GK Jack Shick

The council received the following communications this month.

  • Grand Knight acknowledged a letter from "Hope for Life"

Questions or more information

If you have any questions or concerns not addressed on our site, please feel free to contact either the

Grand Knight
Deputy Grand Knight