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

CANCELLED due to Covid-19

We will post updates as the situation changes. Please check back.

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

  • 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!

    Strawberry Festival Project

    Chairman: event-cancelled-2

    CANCELLED due to Covid-19

    Sadly, this event has been cancelled for 2021 due to the pandemic.

    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

    Christmas Visit

    poor-clares-winter While COVID restrictions and safety precautions prevented us from go up and do our regular service work on the Bethlehem Monastery grounds this past fall, Worthy Advocate Patrick and his family led a collection for the Poor Clares to make their Christmas special.

    The Mayettes went up to the Monastery on December 16 with approximately $1500 worth of snow shovels, space heaters, blankets, candles, food staples, fruit, and other items and monetary donations of $870. Mother Therese was very appreciative!

    Thanks to the generosity of all. Please continue to pray for the Poor Clares as these wonderful nuns devote their lives praying for all of us.

    Results of the August 2020 trip

    sja-van When we arrived, Brothers Art and Andy E. went inside with proper PPE and assembled some cabinets, moved some furniture from the basement to top floor and took care of various items for the sisters. Brothers Patrick, Andy B. and Deacon Chris moved two concrete benches and a large Tau Cross then cleaned up two areas and reinstalled them with solid footings. We also reset some statues around the property that were laid down for tropical storm and stood up some others.

    There is a lot of work to do on property and Patrick would like run a trip up in the near future to provide additional outside work. Once the virus issues have quelled, we can re-start our painting project.

    Remember that many hands make the labor light and there is great joy in doing this volunteer work. It would be nice to see a large group go up soon.

    Thank you very much to all who attended and gave of themselves for these sisters devote their lives to praying for the world.


    Chairman: Pete Frothingham TootsieRollMan Brothers one and all:

    By all accounts we had a successful KOVAR weekend at SJA on 13-14 February. It was due in large measure to the Good Lord, a bad weather forecast that did not come to fruition and the generosity of some specific donors and our parish in general. The SJA parish always comes through. The biggest component of our success was our yellow vest wearing brothers. Many served at multiple Masses. Hopefully not missing anyone, they were:

     Mike Moore  Roy Alther  Mike Walsh
     Shawn Hutchings  Tom Lundquist  Paul West
     Ted Quinter  Mike LeMoine  Kevin Dimino
     Gerry Fernandez  Jim Moran  Buck Brownell
     Paul Linberg  Jim Henry  

    The need for KOVAR is still very urgent in these pandemic times. I am working to lock down a venue in April to afford our chapter one more opportunity to raise funds for this very important Knights of Columbus sponsored charity. Please prayerfully consider volunteering when the call goes out. You just need to provide yourself and your mask. I will provide tootsie rolls, vests, donation canisters and disposable gloves for you use.

    Remember until the pandemic struck, Knights of Virginia Assisting People with Intellectual Disabilities (KOVAR) was the second largest contributor to assisting those with intellectual disabilities in Virginia next to the Commonwealth of Virginia. All funds collected were and are applied to the intellectually disabled. Thanks to you all

    Fraternally/Pete Frothingham


    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.


    Lenten Fish Fry and Bake sale

    Chairman: event-cancelled-2

    CANCELLED due to Covid-19

    Sadly, this event has been cancelled for 2021 due to the pandemic.

    To support our affiliated Assembly (1505), each year our council volunuteers to serve dinner and baked goods.
    Details will be posted as they become available.


    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.