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 February issue of the Sikorian (the Council's newsletter) is available on this site.

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 Father Sikora Council Celebrates Its New Knights

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.

The Knights Are Conducting Their Annual Fund Raising to Support Our Efforts to Build Homes for Those in Need in Appalachia.

The January 2017 issue of the Father Sikora Council Newsletter has been posted on this site.

Knightline, the monthly resource for local K of C leaders, is designed to help grand knights and other officers plan council events and activities, meet quarterly goals for the fraternal year and read about Orderwide news. This month's issue is now available online

An archive of past issues of Knightline is available as well.

December 2016 Council Awards

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

The Knights Host Their 2016 Burke Lake Gardens Christmas Celebration

The Knights Facilitate Christmas Parking Flow

The Knights Hold Their 2016 Christmas Party

Th e Knights Hold Their 2016 Celebration of Breakfast with Santa

A Gathering of Brother Knights Honor Father Sikora by Praying The Rosary at his Grave Site.

The December 2016 issue of the Father Sikora Council Newsletter Is Available On This Site

The Knights Work On The 2016 "Keep Christ In Christmas" Project

The latest issue of the Knights of Columbus publication Knightline is available online.

The Fall 40 Days for Life Campaign

The Knights Hold Their 2016 Italian Dinner Dance

The Father Sikora Council Conducts Its Annual Flag
Retirement Ceremony

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News of the Week

Appalachia Home Building Collection:  It is not too late to donate! The Knights of Columbus are still collecting donations to build Nativity's 19th home for the Yancey family of five, a widow raising her four children. This will be Nativity's largest home and will be four bedrooms to accommodate the large family. If you are able, please consider donating; checks should be made out to: Church of the Nativity and please annotate that it is for the Appalachia Home Building project. Donations may also be mailed to the Church at 6400 Nativity Lane, Burke, VA 22015. For any questions, please call Bob Corsi at 703-239-2890.

Fish Fry: The Knights of Columbus will be host a Fish Fry on Friday, March 3rd. This year 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 Tom Savage TomKC7992@gmail.com if you can assist.

Nativity Chili Cook Off: Keep this date open, Saturday, March 4th. Will need volunteers to assist with Chili Cook off.

Youth Recognition Do you know a young man or woman, 12 to 18 years old, that should be recognized for their contributions to our church and community? The Knights of Columbus are seeking nominations for their “Young Man of the Year” and “Young Woman of the Year” awards. If you would like to submit a nomination, please contact Grand Knight Mike Litzelman: mlitzelm1@hotmail.com for further information on the nominating procedure. Nominations are needed by 21 February.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance: Come join the Knights of Columbus for the traditional celebration of the Patron Saint of Ireland at the 24th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance to be held in the Parish Hall at 6:30 PM Saturday, March 18. It is always a great evening of dining, dancing, and entertainment. Bring your friends and reserve a table for 8 or 10 or meet fellow parishioners through designated seating. You will enjoy the best corned beef dinner in town. Tickets will be sold after all Masses (until sold out) beginning the weekend of February 25th. Coat and tie, please. Please get your tickets early. For additional information, call Gene McGrath at 703-2501281 or write genemcgrath@verizon.net.

Annual Art Auction: The Nativity Fr. Sikora Council will host its annual Art Auction on Saturday evening, February 25th. Cost is $10 per person or $40 for a Patron which gets admission for six people. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be provided. Tickets will be sold after Masses on weekends preceding the event. Please contact Br. Dave Johnson at dbjohnson1@cox.net if you can assist or have any questions.

Council Advancement Opportunities: The following are nearby opportunities to grow our Council or advance in the degrees of our Order: Admission (1st) Degree: - Feb 21st, Council 11922, Holy Spirit School, Annandale, 8:00pm - Feb 23rd, Council 12846, St. Raymond, Springfield, 7:00pm 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.

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

Admission (1st) Degree:
  • Feb 21st, Council 11922, Holy Spirit School, Annandale, 8:00pm
  • Feb 23rd, Council 12846, St. Raymond, Springfield, 7:00pm
Formation (2nd Degree
  • May 20th, Council 8600, St Mary of Sorrows Historic Church Hall, Fairfax Station, 11:00am.
Knighthood (3rd) Degree
  • 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.

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.

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.