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Knights Nite Out

Chairman: John Fazio
As discussed in our previous business meetings, we will be "floating" the day of the night out. This change was initiated to offer more flexible dates enabling more Knights and their families a chance to attend. An annoiuncement will be made at each business meeting.

As usual, we will post the date, time and location of the gathering here as well as the map for those who may be unfamiliar with the establishment. And don't forget to RSVP the coordinator that you plan to attend how many guests you have. He needs an accurate count to pass on to our host ensuring everyone is adequately served.

Parish Breakfast

Posted by: Ray Kotwasinski
pancakes img Third Sunday of Every Month, 8:30am–12:30 (immediately after each Sunday Mass)

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.


    Choose any or ALL of the following:
      Scrambled eggs
      Bacon and sausage
      Tater tots
      Juice, coffee, hot tea
      Donuts, fruit cocktail
       and Friendship!


Currently Scheduled Events


Annual Christmas & Nativity Party

Worthy Brothers All,
As discussed at the November Business Meeting, we are once again hosting the Annual Christmas & Nativity Party for families, including a visit with and gift from Santa!

The event will be held on Sunday afternoon December 8th from 12Noon to 4pm. This has been a tremendously popular event and this year we have continued to build our connection with the school by co-sponsoring the event with the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). The Lundquist Family with Joan Henderson of the PTO and her SJA family will serve as host organizers for this year's event attempting to meet or exceed (if that's possible) the high bar set by PGK Manny Ramos and his family in years past.

As of this past weekend's sign-ups after Masses and through the School link, we have almost 75 children and almost 40 families signed up with one week to go before sign-ups will close.

I write this email to let you know we need help the day of the event!

From 9am-12N Set up

- We will be setting up the cafeteria, including the nativity scene and Santa's area. - The PTO will be decorating and setting up and running crafts. They may need some hands to help set up Santa's backdrop and other things. - We need a few Knights to help Brother Paul West in the kitchen where he'll be preparing freshly made donuts, chocolate chip cookies, and on the savory side, meatballs and perhaps a few other finger food items.

From 12Noon - 2pm - there will be Christmas music, food and children's crafts, along with preparation for the Nativity play.

- Brother Paul West will need continued help in the kitchen and clean up - We'll need Knights to help clear tables and re-set drinks, food as needed. - We'll need a couple of family members to help Ann Labuda and the Nativity Play staging

At 2pm we'll need a handful of Knights to help final prep for the Nativity play which we'll try to kick off between 2:05-2:20pm.

AT the conclusion of the Nativity Play (~2:25-2:40pm) we'll need help with the singing of Christmas Carols for all to hear, prior to Santa's entrance to help build Christmas Cheer!

Santa will arrive at approximately 2:45, maybe sooner!

The Lundquist family will help Santa call kids up to visit with Santa and receive a gift. Parent's can snap pictures, but it would be good to have a Knight also take pictures as a back-up.

From ~4pm-5pm clean-up and putting the cafeteria back in order. As always the more hands on deck, the quicker and easier this goes!

Please let know if you can help out for any shift between 9am-5pm Sunday December 8th to help make this year's KofC & PTO Christmas and Nativity Party with Santa, the best event yet! GK's email:

Happy Advent! (I know, I jumped the gun! But I love Advent!)

May the anticipation of the coming of Christ as an Infant, bring out the child-like wonder, joy and awe of the season and of our Risen Lord, in each and every one of us!


Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge 2020 efforts are underway and the Plunge is set for Virginia Beach on February 8, 2020. For those wishing to get a jump start on our Council's donation page the links for the general polar plunge site, the Council 13467 site, and the Grand Knight's donation page are below.
As a Council, let's see if we can raise more than $5000 for Special Olympics Virginia this year!
r_hand (1K)   General Polar Plunge 2020 Website:

Scroll down to where it says 'Support a Fundraiser,' then Choose 'Fundraising Team', and then choose: 'Knights of Columbus 13467'

r_hand (1K) GK Tom Lundquist's donation page if I get to $1000+ donated to my page, I'll join the plunge.    smileynice (1K)
r_hand (1K) Main Donation Page Knights of Columbus Council 13467

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 Tom Lundquist presents Tim and Cathy Ferramosca with the "Family of the Month" for August.


GK Tom Lundquist presents Paul West with the "Knight of the Month" for February.

Young Man and Young Woman Awards

Congradulations to this years finalist for the 2018-19 "Young Man" and "Young Woman" of the year.

The "Young Man of the Year" award goes to Austin Maranda seen here accepting the award from PGK Jack Shick.


Austin Maranda

And the "Young Woman of the Year" is Greta Lundquist seen here accepting her award from PGK Jack Shick.


Greta Lundquist



Posted by: GK Tom Lundquist

The council received the following communications this month.

  • Grand Knight acknowledged a letter from "Hope for Life"
  • Thank you for Knights support of CRHP/WELCOME weekends - from Deacon Mac
  • Email from Seminarian Charlie Palmer's mother respectfully and prayerfully asking if Council would support her son through the RSVP program in addition to our other RSVP recipients.
  • Thank you from Daniel Peterson - He, Anthony Criscuolo, Evan & Ian Dooley supported the coat and food give away from Beach Bucket at the Oceanfront to the Atlantis Neighborhood and working poor of the Oceanfront.
  • Email from DD & PGK Ted Quinter - Must submit nomination for State Officers and/or our delegates to the Supreme Convention by Jan 22 - Therefore nominating resolutions must be entertained at either Nov or Dec Council Meetings if anyone from Council is interested.
  • Email from State Deputy asking all Councils to donate $1 per Knight to the Father Bader Scholarship Prgorm which is in desperate need of funds. Or whatever Council can support.
  • Email of thanks from CHS to all Councils who helped with donations & man-power for the CHS 5K Fundraiser on November 02. Brother Blake Quick helped with service on behalf of Council 13467, DGK Shawn Hutchings & GK Tom ran the event and promoted the Knights.
  • Email of thanks & congratulations for the very successful Open House at Rigeletto's Oct 30 from our Worthy Field Agent Ben Salazar & The Abbate Agency. 47 in attendance including twenty Council Knights. Four prospective new Knights and Insurance Members.
  • Email from Veronica Litwinowiscz, SJA Youth Director - SJA Youth Group will be selling KofC Christmas Cards and is very thankful for the opportunity to raise funds for Steubenville Youth Conference and other activities. Started weekend of November 9-10.
  • Winter Coat drive - Connect with Wish (Wendy Adams) - First Case Delivered
  • Request to coordinate Christmas programs (Joan Henderson PTO Leads

  • On Nov 10, 2019, at 8:54 PM, GK Thomas Lundquist wrote:

    Mrs Mayette, Mrs Lundquist, Mr Ratte' & Ms Cotton
    On behalf of the Knights of Columbus Council 13467 of St John the Apostle Catholic Church, please offer our sincerest thanks to the many eighth graders who volunteered their time Saturday evening to help serve and wait tables at the Eleventh Annual Veteran's Appreciation Dinner to honor our very many decorated Veterans of SJA and their families, as well as to raise additional funds for the SJA Veterans Memorial soon be built on the grounds of SJA!

    The eighth graders were professional and enthusiastic in their service and brought great joy to the many Veterans and their families who attended. As you know, our SJA community has many highly decorated Veterans in our midst and this event is one they always look forward to with their families and very much appreciate. The SJA eighth graders went above and beyond to serve these Veterans and their families, all of whom deserve our respect and gratitude. I hope the students know and understand that their service provided a very meaningful, and tangible way to thank our many Veterans for their sacrifices and many years of service.

    We, the Knights of Columbus, look forward to our continued support of SJA School, as we have done for many years before. It was wonderful giving thanks together Saturday night to our many SJA Veterans!

    May God's Grace and Blessings continue to shine upon SJA School, its teachers and most importantly, its students.

    Tom Lundquist
    Grand Knight, Knights of Columbus Council 13467

Questions or more information

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Grand Knight
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