Special Programs

St. John the Apostle Council




The following programs are "general" in nature and don't normally fall under the standard grouping guidelines.

Parish Breakfast

Chairman: Paul West

Breakfast is BACK!

Our popular Sunday Btreakfast returns beginning in September 2021.

Third Sunday of Every Month,
8:30am to 12:30

Cost is $5 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.

  • 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.

    Poor Clares Support

    Chairman: Pat Mayette poor clares

    This special project involves providing support to the cloistered Sisters located at the Bethlehem Monastary. These projects involve simple maintenance of the grounds and some light structural work on the interior such as painting, replacing deteriated wood trim, etc. The majority of these projects are primarily "handyman" type.

    If you would like to join Brother Pat on one or more of these day trips please sign up by emailing him at   r_hand

    March Service Trip

    DGK: Pat Mayette

    On March 5, 2022, we had 17 people travel up to the Bethlehem Monastery of the Poor Clare's in Barhamsvillle, Virginia to do a day of service labor for the cloistered nuns. We cut down a couple of trees and made a 8+ foot tall cross and established a shrine to St. Francis. We also took apart a shed that was in disrepair and took measurements to rebuild a new one on our next trip. We cleaned out the front the beds and entrance areas to prepare the monastery for a vows ceremony for a new incoming postulant. Finally, we spent time cleaning several of the prayer paths and general yard maintenance. Of the 17 people who attended, several were from the Young Adult Ministry (YAM) and we have a growing contingent of young people joining this most worthy project.

    Thank you all for your generous contributions of time, talent and resources and may God continue to bless you and your families.

    Our next trip to the Poor Clare's will be either on April 30th or May 7th of this year.

    Vivat Jesus,
    Patrick Mayette
    Deputy Grand Knight

    Here are some of the pictures taken of our grouop in action. Note the smiling faces!












    Widows Committee

    Chairman: Jack Shick
    We are starting a new special committee called a Widows Committee.


    The purpose is to provide a check on the widows of our council.
    PGK Jack Shick has volunteered to chair this committee and is asking for a little help.

    If you are mature and retired, like Jack, and would like to help make monthly phone calls with him please let him know. Since we have 17 widows still living in the local area we could use 1 or 2 folks and break up the list among us.

    If you are not one of those "old guys", or even if you are, and would like to help us with whatever our widows seem to need from time to time please let him know that also. As PGK Tom Lundquist observed at our recent officer's meeting this effort gets us back to our roots and the original vision of our founder.

    Please contact    to be part of this very worthwhile effort.


    Sullivan House Support

    Chairman: Jack Shick
    event-cancelled-2 Please support the St. John/Food Lion Food Distribution effort at Sullivan House. This service allows seniors with low-income to stretch their food budget and provides additional food residents would not otherwise be able to purchase on a weekly basis. This ministry also also prevents the excess food from Food Lion going to waste. Volunteers pick up boxes boxes of donated food at Food Lion (2005 Sandbridge Road) every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am and deliver it to Sullivan House, then set up and organize the food on tables and provide assistance to residents during distribution.

    You can donate time as little as once a month or on a weekly/biweekly basis! To participate or find out more, please email    r_hand   Arianne Eichas , Service Coordinator at Sullivan Sullivan House House to receive monthly information and the the Sign-Up Genius calendar.


    Tax ductible monetary donations to Sullivan House can also be made electronically    r_hand    here...

    or checks can be made out to "Sullivan House," and mailed to
    Sillivan House
    2033 General Booth Blvd.
    Virginia Beach, VA 23454
    Donations support special programs, resident services,and community improvements.

    Sullivan House is proud to be a nonprofit community whose mission is to provide a comfortable home for seniors in the greater Virginia Beach area. Eighty percent of the residents are widows and roughly 50% are catholic, so support to Sullivan House is in keeping with our founder's goal.

    If youy have any questions, please call 757-563-9067.


    SPCA Support

    spca-support Thanks to everyone for their continued support!
    Remember, we are collecting empty pill bottles, toilet paper and paper towel rolls (the famous Novelli rolls!), towels, washcloths, and pet items are also always welcome. Long shredded paper (not cross cut) is also needed.

    Please bring any donations to a business meeting or breakfast. Honor the memory of Brother Jim by helping his namesake project!


    Retire the Flag with Dignity

    Chairman: John Kummers flagpoleimages

    If you have a flag that has been flown and is now showing its age, please donate it to John Kummers at any business meeting. John will ensure that the flag will be properly disposed of in accordance with standard guidelines.


    Bereavement Committee

    praying-hands1 Chairman: Pete Perry

      This committee handles all aspects of recognizing the family of our fallen brothers.