Knights of Columbus
Father Vincent S. Sikora Council, No. 7992
Church of the Nativity
6400 Nativity Lane Burke, VA 22015


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The latest issue of The Sikorian, the newsletter of the Father Sikora Council of the Knights of Columbus, is available online.

This month's issue of Knightline is now available online.

The Council Recognizes Significant Contributions Made By
Brother Knights

The Father Sikora Council and the Nativity Parish Youth Groups Prepare the Sending of Raffle Tickets for This Year's Car Raffle

The latest issue of the Knights of Columbus Financial Beacon is available online.

The Knights Conduct the First Phase of the 2017 Youth Basketball Challenge

Nativity's Parish School Expresses Its Appreciation for the Many Contributions Made to the School by the Father Sikora Council.

The latest issue Knightline is now available.

The Knights Serve as Marshals at the 2017 March for Life

The Council 7992 "Road Warriors" Clean Up Old Keane Mill Rd.

Young Man/Woman of the Year

The Knights of Columbus Council 7992 is seeking nominations of young men or women between the ages of 12 & 18 (on 31 Mar 2017) who are parishioners of Church of the Nativity to receive recognition as the Outstanding Young Man and Young Woman of the Year in our Parish and then possibly within the State of Virginia.

Added to this Site: A List of Those Who Have Served as Officers and Grand Knights of the Council

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Calling All Knights.

The projects the Council undertakes often requires the assistance and participation of the Knights of the counsel. The easiest way to volunteer to serve your brothers and the parish is through Sign-Up Genius.


 

  • Sign-Up Genius to participate in the Council's Membership Drive.

    The Father Sikora Council (Nativity's Knights of Columbus council) will be conducting a Membership Drive next Saturday, and Sunday, March the 25th and 26th. Volunteers are needed to help spread the message about the scope and value of projects and other activities our council undertakes.

KOVAR is a Virginia Knights of Columbus Charity established in 1971 to provide financial assistance through grants and home loans to tax exempt organizations providing training and assistance to citizens with intellectual disabilities. Each Council in Virginia raises funds for this very worthy charity.

We will be collecting funds for KOVAR from 8AM to 4PM on Saturday 1 April and from 10AM to 4PM on Sunday 2 April at the Safeway at Burke Town Plaza (9596 Old Keene Mill Rd; at the corner of Old Keane Mill Road and Lee Chapel Road; the plaza with Glory Days and the McDonalds).

We are asking for 3 people per 2 hour shift. Family members are encouraged to assist. This is a great activity for kids. In addition, Knights will be holding a collection on 29-30 April after Mass. Feel free to contact PGK Mark Sawyer at sawyerkoc7992@verizon.net or (703) 250-3984 (home).


Knights of Columbus Frenchy Cyr Memorial Scholarships

Last year, Nativity's Knights of Columbus Council 7992 awarded six Cyr Memorial scholarships for Catholic secondary school tuition (grades 9-12), totaling $6000. Scholarships were awarded to Michael Golinowski (John Paul the Great HS), Marinna Rodarte and Rosemary Paulson (Bishop O’Connell HS), Bridget O’Malley (Seton School), and Charles O’Connor and Kathleen Caulfield (Paul VI HS)for exemplary academic performance, sustained school and community involvement, and outstanding Church and religious activity participation.

Again this year six scholarships, each for $1000, will be awarded. One scholarship will be awarded to the eight-grade student scoring the highest; all entrants, including eight-grade students, will compete for the remaining scholarships.

Entrants must be registered parishioners at Nativity, or a son or daughter, or grandchild, of an active member of Council 7992. Submissions must be post marked no later than midnight, Friday, April 28,2017.

Application forms are available here, in the Church office, at Nativity School, or from Tony Rozga. Questions, call Tony Rozga, 703-440-8390.

Food for the Poor: Our Council has an opportunity to increase the amount in the Food Salvage Program. Food for Others
has asked for help with pickups at University Giant, next to George Mason University. In order to add this to our current
program we need 4 additional brothers to volunteer. The volunteer will need to have access to a van , SUV, or truck
and be available on Thursday during the morning. The pickup can take place between 9:00AM and 11:00AM. The time
commitment is approximately 1˝ hours per trip and the frequency of trips will average once a month. The schedule will
accommodate any other commitments that a brother will have. Please contact Andy Muniz at am7477@gmail.com.

KOVAR: Our Council will be collecting donations for KOVAR on Saturday, 1 April from 8:00AM to 4:00PM and on Sunday, 2 April from 10:00AM to 4:00PM at Safeway at the corner of Lee Chapel and Old Keene Mill Rd. We will need 3 Knights for each 2 hour shift. That is a total of 21 Knights. Look for an email with a link to a Sign-up Genius. Additionally, we will be holding our after Mass collection the weekend of 29 and 30 April. Still in need of someone to be responsible for the 5:00PM Mass on Saturday, 29 April, as PGK Mark Sawyer will be getting back into town on that Saturday.

Fish Fry: The Knights of Columbus will host a Fish Fry on Friday, April 7th. Menu will feature fried or baked fish, French Fries, coleslaw, and hush puppies. It will also feature a Kids plate with Fish Sticks, French Fries, and hush puppies. Please contact
PGK Tom Savage TomKC7992@gmail.com if you can assist.

Council Advancement Opportunities: The following are nearby opportunities to grow our Council or advance in the degrees of our Order: The next Formation (2nd) Degree opportunity is May 20th, Council 8600, St Mary of Sorrows Historic Church Hall, Fairfax Station, 11:00am.

The next Knighthood (3rd) Degree opportunities are - Sunday, March 12th, Council 2473 in Arlington, 11:00am. - Saturday, March 25th, Council 7877, Stafford, 11:00am. Contact DGK Carlos Perez at dgk7992@outlook.com if you know someone interested in joining or would like to advance in membership.

Those who have any questions about these events are encouraged to contact the Deputy Grand Knight, Carlos Perez via email at dgk7992@outlook.com Please . . . check back regularly.

Council Advancement Opportunities: The following are nearby opportunities to grow our Council or advance in the degrees of our Order:

Formation (2nd Degree

  • May 20th, Council 8600, St Mary of Sorrows Historic Church Hall, Fairfax Station, 11:00am.

Contact DGK Carlos Perez at dgk7992@outlook.com if you know someone interested in joining or would like to advance in membership.

Council Meeting: Next council meeting is Tuesday, March 21. The Rosary starts at 7:15pm

The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's family, fraternal, and service organization, founded to help members remain steadfast in their faith, to promote closer ties of fraternity among members, and to provide for the widows and children of deceased members. Over the last century it has become an organization of over 1.8 million members in the United States and several other countries.

The Knights at Nativity belong to the Father Vincent Sikora Council, No. 7992, established in 1982. The Council has over 400 members and is very active, we sponsor activities for:

  • Church (Coffee Social Ministry, March for Life, Ushers, Nativity School Tuition grants)
  • Community (Special Olympics, KOVAR, Food for Others, Red Cross Blood Drives, assistance to Burke Lake Gardens)
  • Youth (Boy Scouts, Youth Work Camp, Soccer & Basketball Challenge)
  • And other numerous parish & community support activities.

The Council meetings are held in the Parish Hall at the Church of the Nativity, 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke, VA 22015 on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the Month. We start our meeting the Rosary at 7:15pm followed by the Business Meeting at 7:30pm.

Join the Knights. Do you want to make a difference as a Catholic Gentleman? Then join the Knights of Columbus!
Please contact DGK Carlos Perez at dgk7992@outlook.com if you are interested or know someone who is.

The Father Sikora Council of the Knights of Columbus has depended often on the few to provide a greater service to the many. Stepping up to assume a level of responsibility for the operation of the Council is not a task to be taken lightly. At the same time, we have quite an honor role of those who have endeavored to serve selflessly. We'd like to share that Honor Role with you.