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


In the News

The Knights Help at the Priest's 2017 Fall School BBQ

The Knights Recognize Their Own

The Knights Hold Their Summer Family Picnic

The Council Welcomes Its Newest
Third Degree Knight

The Knights Recognize . . . .

The Knights Welcome Their Newest Brothers

The Knights Reach Out for
Food for Others

The Knights Conduct Their August 2017 Blood Drive

The Knights of the Food Rescue Program Bid Farewell to their Program Leader, Andy Muniz

The August 2017 issue of
The Sikorian, the newsletter of the Father Sikora Council, is available online.

The Handy Knights In Action

The Knights Lend Support to Group Homes for the Mentally Disabled

Grand Knight Presents June 2017 Awards

The Parish's Knights Council Holds A Successful Yard Sale

OTHER INFORMATION

ESTATE PLANNING 101 FRATERNAL BENEFITS NIGHT

Your Knights of Columbus field agent, Thom Harrington, and Seidl Law Offices, PC are sponsoring an Estate, Tax, Business, and Retirement Planning Workshop. Each workshop will be held at 9705 Liberia Ave, Suite 252, in Manassas. Because seating is limited please RSVP for the date you wish to attend is essential. Email Thomas.Harrington@kofc.org or call 703-810-3200 to RSVP.

  • Thursday, September 28, 2017, 7:00-9:00 PM
  • Tuesday afternoon, October 24, 2017, 1:30-3:30 PM
  • Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:00-9:00 PM

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From the Nativity Bulletin

  • Fall Festival. Our Council will host a food booth at the Fall Festival on September 30th. We will utilize a BBQ pit on wheels and provide BBQ pulled pork. We will also run a beer and wine booth. Look for the sign-up genius and sign up for one of these events. Help is needed. Sign-Up Genius: http://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/53172D700A2CAE84-knights
    Please direct any questions you may have to Br. Tom Savage at tomkc7992@gmail.com
     
  • Youth Soccer Challenge. Nativity Knights of Columbus Council, teaming up with Holy Spirit Knights, will hold this year's Soccer Challenge Competition as a combined Council/District event, on September 23, 2017, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Holy Spirit (on the field behind the school). If you can assist with this event, or are a youth aged 9-14 who is interested in competing, contact Br. Joe McMahon, jmcmahon360@gmail.com.
     
  • CORPORATE COMMUNION. Fr. Bob Cilinski, our Pastor and Council Chaplain, will celebrate our Corporate Communion Mass on Sunday, 24 September, during the 9 a.m. Mass. Please attend and wear your Council Badges. Seating will be reserved at the front for Brother Knights and their families.
     
  • Catholic College Night. The Annual Catholic College Night will be held at Holy Spirit School on Wednesday, October 11 from 7-9pm. Representatives from dozens of Catholic Colleges will be on hand who can provide information and answer questions for prospective applicants. For more information, contact Barry Dysart at bdysart@cox.net.
     
  • Annual Flag Retirement Ceremony. SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, 9 November at 7:30pm. All parishioners are invited to join the Knights of Columbus for a patriotic ceremony at the Holy Spirit School Gymnasium, 8800 Braddock Road, Annandale. Local scouts from both parishes will help retire the colors and the West Point Glee Club will perform. If you have a worn or soiled flag that needs to be retired, drop them off in the special collection boxes available in the Narthex. Please contact PGK Sam Morthland @ 703-455-2186.
     
  • The Food Rescue Program Needs A Few Good Men. Our Council actively supports Food for Others service program by picking up donated food from two area Giant food stores (University Mall Giant in Fairfax and the Burke Center Giant in Burke) and transporting it to the Food for Others distribution depot. Lately, the amount and weight of food provided by the Burke Center Giant has increased and we can use assistance at that location to pick up the food, load it in a suitable vehicle for transport, and transport it to the Food for Others depot. We need more volunteers to participate in this food rescue program, particularly for the Tuesday morning (10 am) pick-ups. Please contact Gene Del Polito if can assist in this important ministry: phone (703-282-9932) or email (genedp@gmail.com).
     
  • Illuminated Rosary. The Illuminated Rosary will be held on Friday, October 13, 6pm - 7pm in the Nativity Church. For more information, contact Br. Mike Muller at mmuller703@verizon.net.
     
  • Calling all Road Warriors! The next adopt-a-highway clean-up session will be on Saturday 14 October from 10-11am. Contact Br. George Getek ggetek@aol.com if you are interested in participating.
     
  • Council Meeting. Next council meeting is Tuesday, October 3. Rosary starts at 7:15pm and the meeting will start at 7:30.
     
  • Council Advancement Opportunities.

1st Degree (Admission Degree): Tuesday, 17 Oct. at 7:30 pm, Council 7992, Church of Nativity.

2nd Degree (Formation Degree): Wednesday, 27 Sep, 7:30 p.m., Council 6153 St Bernadette

4th Degree: Saturday, 11 Nov, 9 a.m., Portsmouth, VA.

Do you want to make a difference as a Catholic Gentleman? Then join the Knights of Columbus!
Please contact DGK John Landy at navyy8@yahoo.com if you are interested or know someone who is.

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

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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. 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.