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 $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!


    SJA Fun Day

    sja-funday Mark your calendars.

    Due to expected inclement weather on Saturday, the Fun Day festivities have been rescheduled for SUNDAY August 8, 2021. we will be able to enjoy a friendly, family oriented gathering at SJA

    From noon to 3pm(?) we will be able to enjoy Volleyball, Inflatables (for the kids), music for all and best of all - FOOD. Concessions, drinks and adult beverages will be available for a small fee.

    There is NO PRE-REGISTRATION, tickets nor entrance fee. Come as you are and have fun!

    NOTE:   Our council will be handling the food and beverage services so please come early and help out where you can.

    If you signed up to assist Paul please reply that you are still able to on Sunday. He will need you there at 9:30 am. Please reply that are yo are still available on Sunday.

    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.


    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.