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From the Nativity
Breakfast with Santa.
Knights will host Breakfast with Santa on December 2nd from
8am-12:30 pm. All parishioners are welcome. We need volunteers to help with this event. Please sign up.
Donut Sunday. The Father Sikora Council of the Knights of
Columbus will be hosting the parish's Donut Sunday on Sunday,
December 3, 2017. Volunteers are needed to assist with
the event after each of the masses. We need volunteers to help
set up for the 7:30 Mass, to keep donuts & coffee tables
stocked after each Mass, and to simply be present and mingle to
discuss the Knights of Columbus with potential candidates.
Please sign up now to support the Mass you normally attend:
Annual Christmas Party, 10 December. Please join us for our Annual
Council Christmas Party on Sunday, 10 December, 5 pm, at Paradiso Restaurant,
6124 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA. Cost is $35 per couple for a super Italian
Dinner buffet. We will also have a gift exchange for interested participants.
Simply bring a small gift of approximately $10 in value. I hope you come! Rsvp
Fr. Sikora Mass & Rosary. You have been invited by the Worthy Grand
Knight to attend the "Fr Sikora Mass, Rosary, and GK Lunch,
Saturday morning, 16 Dec." The event will kick off
by attending Mass at 9 am. After Mass, we will drive to Fr.
Sikora's grave in Arlington and pray a Rosary for him. We will
conclude with lunch at a local restaurant. For planning
purposes, please RSVP:
Sign-Up Genius for those who
are willing to assist a Brother Bob Doheny and his wife Joyce
through the provision of meals. http:
- Virginia KofC District 14 and Fr Sikora Council will host a Formation
(2nd) Degree Exemplification Ceremony on Thursday, 30 November, at the
Church of the Nativity / Nativity School in Burke, VA. Report time for
candidates is 7:00 pm at the Nativity School Entrance. The ceremony will be
conducted in the Nativity School Cafeteria and will begin promptly at 7:30 pm.
Candidates must present a valid 1st Degree Membership Card or they will not be
allowed to participate.
- Nativity Displays. For the 3rd year, the Knights of
Columbus are offering Nativity yard displays for the holiday season. Our Knights
build and paint these 4’ x 4’ displays with a message of your choosing (up to 26
letters) on the bottom. If you are interested in purchasing one for $50, please
contact Brother Knight Bob Colella at
We have a limited number available so please order soon!
YOU ARE A 1ST DEGREE KNIGHT AND WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE, PLEASE SIGN UP HERE:
YOU ARE A 2ND DEGREE KNIGHT OR HIGHER AND CAN ASSIST, WE NEED 8 VOLUNTEERS FOR
NON-SPEAKING ROLES ON THE DEGREE TEAM. SIGN UP HERE:
The Fr Sikora point of contact for the ceremony is DGK John Landy at
- December newsletter inputs Are due by Tuesday, 28
November. Early submissions are welcome….and encouraged! Contact Br. Jeremy
Smith with any questions at Jeremy_d_smith@yahoo.com
Council Christmas Party - Fr Sikora Council invites all
Knights and their wives to its annual Christmas Party on Sunday, 10 Dec, at 5
pm. The event will be at Paradiso Restaurant in Springfield and feature buffet
dinner and feature a small gift exchange. Email to Council will follow with sign
up and price information. Members can also rsvp directly to GK Carlos Perez at
- Handy Knights. Know anyone that needs a hand
with minor home
repairs? If they are unable to perform basic maintenance tasks or
in their home due to health or other factors, there is a ministry
Knights of Columbus that may be able to assist, the "Handy
Knights". You can
reach handyknights at the following email:
email@example.com to let us know what your needs are and
provide a way to get to contact you. One of our Handy Knights
will be in touch
to assess the problem and hopefully provide a quick fix – no
charge for help,
donations accepted to help pay it forward to others. And,
although this ministry
is willing and able, it is not intended for jobs better suited
requiring) a certified professional or contractor. If we can't
fix it, we will
help you find someone who can.
- Sleeping bags needed. One of our
Ponciano, has a daily ministry to the homeless and immigrant
give him clothes for the homeless, that ECHO provides from
With the advent of cold weather, people are asking for
sleeping bags. Many
families have outgrown camping with their kids and probably
no longer have
use for the sleeping bags. Small tents also are needed so
they they aren't
sleeping in the open. If you can help, please contact Past
Grand Knight Mike
- Scholarship Programs. The Father Bader
honors the legacy of its namesake, the Reverend Michael J.
Bader as a
Brother Knight and late arrival to the priesthood in
Virginia. The program
awards monetary scholarships in two different categories as
(1) Brother Knight Financial Need Program.
Brother Knights in
good standing and their wives, or the widows of brother
Knights, who resided
in Virginia at time of death and were in good standing, can
apply for a
scholarship to assist them in their educational goals. The
amount of the
scholarship will be based on the dire financial need of the
Scholarships under this category can be made by an applicant
at any time
during the fraternal year and the number of awards each year
is at the
discretion of the Virginia State Deputy and is governed by
balance of the scholarship program fund account (s).
this program are available on this site.
(2) High School Graduate Program.
Annual competition is among eligible graduating High School
Seniors who are
going on to higher education in the fall. This program is
open to all
children and grandchildren of Knights who are in good
standing in a council
in Virginia, or were in good standing at the time of death.
awards under this category will be based on the whole person
financial status of the applicant. The application period
opens annually on
January 1st of each year and closes on
March 31st. Applications will be accepted between 2018 Jan
01 and 2018 Mar
31. More information and the applications will be placed on
Website. They have been attached to this communication as
applications need to be sent via U.S. Mail to Steve Payne,
Chairman 9932 Commonwealth Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22032. No
will be accepted. Questions regarding the Father Bader
can be directed to Steve Payne at e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org or cell phone
- Council Meeting. Next
council meeting is Tuesday, November 21. Rosary starts at
and the meeting will start at 7:30.
- Council Advancement Opportunities.
The following are nearby opportunities to advance in the
degrees of our
Do you want to make a
difference as a Catholic Gentleman? Then join the Knights of
Please contact DGK John Landy at email@example.com if you are
interested or know someone who is.
If you'd like to
participate in these ceremonies so that we can coordinate with
the host Councils.
- 2nd Degree (Formation): Thursday, 30 November, 7:30 p.m., Church of
Nativity. This is a great opportunity for our new 1 st Degree Knights to
achieve 2nd Degree membership in their journey to full Knighthood. This
event is one of the few 2nd Degree Ceremonies hosted by our Council here
at the Church of Nativity
- 3rd Degree (Exemplification): Sat, 27 Jan, Time
TBD, Fairfax Council
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
Do you want to make a difference as a Catholic Gentleman? Then
join the Knights of Columbus!
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 Roll with you.
PLANNING 101 FRATERNAL BENEFITS NIGHT
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:00-9:00 PM your Knights of Columbus
field agent, Thom Harrington, and Seidl Law Offices, PC are
sponsoring an Estate, Tax, Business, and Retirement Planning
The workshop will be held at 9705 Liberia Ave, Suite 252, in
Manassas. Because seating is limited please RSVP. Email
Thomas.Harrington@kofc.org or call 703-810-3200 to RSVP.