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From the October 6, 2018 Knights'
The February 2018 Issue of
The Sikorian, the monthly newsletter
of the Nativity Knight's Chapter
is available online.
A newsletter of the
Knights of Columbus
The Knights Conduct
2018 Blood Drive
Participate in the
2018 March for Life
the 2018 Soccer Challenge
2018 Council Awards
The Knights Serve on Christmas Traffic Control
Celebrate Christmas With The Burke Lake Gardens Residents
The Knights Honor
Their Council Namesake (Fr. Sikora)
Br. Druitt Honored By
The Knights Hold Their 2017
Council Christmas Party
Knights Host Their
2017 Breakfast with Santa
Other Important Information
About the Knights of Columbus
History of the Knights
Support for Vocations
Military Councils &
Knights of Columbus
District Deputy Reminder
Public Policy Issues
What the Knights Do
Why Join the Knights
News About the Knights
Know Your Faith
Fr. Sikora Council Policy
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Calling All Knights . . . .
From the Nativity Bulletin
to Support Confirmation Receptions. Our Council been asked to support
receptions for Confirmation on Saturday, February 24th. Bishop Burbage will host
two ceremonies, each with a reception following the Mass. The first ceremony
will be at 10:00 am and the second at 2:00 pm. We seek two groups of five
volunteers each to support each reception with setup, support during the
reception, and cleanup afterwards.
Sign up NOW at:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090f4bafab23a3f85-nativity3 Contact PGK
Mike Litzelman at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions.
Here are the details:
- For the morning group: Set up the FMC at 9:00 am. This will include
setting the Council's blue backdrop for pictures; setting up at least five
tables; and setting up some round tables if they are needed. Will also help
bring out more cookies, water and OJ, if needed, as well as help clean up
afterwards. We may need a few people to help channel the crowd to the
Bishop, and then to guide them away from Bishop.
- The second group of five, which would report at 1:00 pm, will help clean
up after the first reception as needed, as well as re-stock the food and
drinks. They would also help serve the food and drinks when the 2nd Group
arrives after their Confirmation ceremony concludes, and help clean up when
all is done. They, too, should help guide those receiving Confirmation to
and away from the Bishop.
Sign-Up Genius for those who are willing to
assist a Brother Bob Doheny and his wife Joyce through the provision of meals.
Charity is the first principle of our Order. We have been fortunate to
have a core group of volunteers do so, but they need your help. Sign ups are
posted at the following link:
- Knights of Columbus Church Event, (WPGK Mike Litzelman).
Father Sikora Council, 7992, will be conducting a Church Event visiting and
touring the Mission of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, on
Saturday, April 21st. We plan to tour the Monastery, Garden, Catacombs, Gift
Shop, submit prayer requests, and have a bite to eat, as well as attend the
5:00pm Mass. The Monastery is located at 1400 Quincy Street, N.E., Washington,
DC 20017; Parking available, and also accessible from the CUA Metro Stop. Please
email me if interested:
- March newsletter inputs are due by Wednesday, 21 February.
Early submissions are welcome….and encouraged! Contact Br. Jeremy Smith with any
- Handy Knights. Know anyone that needs a hand with minor home
repairs? If they are unable to perform basic maintenance tasks or small repairs
in their home due to health or other factors, there is a ministry within the
Knights of Columbus that may be able to assist, the "Handy Knights". You can
reach handyknights at the following email:
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 for (or requiring) a certified professional or
contractor. If we can't fix it, we will help you find someone who can.
- St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Dance. Our traditional
celebration of the Patron Saint of Ireland will be held on Saturday, March 17 in
the Fr. Martin Center. We invite all Knights and their ladies to be part of this
fun-filled evening at a cost of $30 per ticket. The Dinner Dance
has always been a great social for the entire Nativity Parish. If you have not
attended before, this would be a great year to start since it is being held on
St Patrick’s Day (when we all feel a bit Irish). We’ll have Irish Dancers and a
DJ to provide music for listening and dancing.
Many volunteers are always required to put on this special event (cooks, kitchen
help, bartenders, bread cutters, setup and cleanup). On Friday, March 16 we will
clean the kitchen (10:00), cook the corned beef, pare the vegetables (1:30), and
set up the center (6:30). Saturday, March 17, we will trim the corned beef
(9:00), cut the bread (1:30), and finish cooking the meal. Kitchen help is
needed to serve the dinner and of course last, but not least, do dishes and
clean up the kitchen. Let’s all be a part of a fun-filled evening of dining,
dancing and entertainment. Gene McGrath will be soliciting volunteers through
SignUpGenius and at the first meeting in March. For ticket reservations or to
volunteer please contact Gene McGrath at 703-250-1281 or
- SPRING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE. Our Spring Membership Drive kicks off
10 March and consists of three related events: The first occurs the weekend of
10 – 11 March, where we will make a podium announcement about the Knights before
each Mass and then have a table with information and Brother Knights in the
Narthex after each Mass, and then have a table with information and Brother
Knights in the Narthex after each Mass. Sign up now to support the Mass you
The second is our Council Open House, to be hosted by WDGK John Landy
concurrently with our 3 April business meeting. The third is our Spring
Admission (1st Degree) Ceremony, which will be during our normal business
meeting, 17 April.
Sleeping bags needed. One of our parishioners, Manual Ponciano,
has a daily ministry to the homeless and immigrant community. I give him clothes
for the homeless, that ECHO provides from their excess. 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 Muller email@example.com
- Frenchy Cyr Memorial Scholarships (Br. Dave Zivich). Once
again, Nativity's Knights of Columbus Council 7992 will be awarding Cyr
Memorial scholarships for Catholic secondary school tuition (grades 9-12).
Scholarship application forms will be available in the later part of March.
As a reminder entrants must be registered parishioners at Nativity, or a
son, daughter, or grandchild of an active member of Council 7992. Questions,
please contact Dave Zivich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-440-8437
- The Father Bader Scholarship Program 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 follows:
(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 applicant.
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 the available balance of the
scholarship program fund account (s).
The applications for
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. Scholarship awards under this
category will be based on the whole person and the 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 the State
Website. They have been attached to this communication as well. All applications
need to be sent via U.S. Mail to Steve Payne, Scholarship Chairman 9932
Commonwealth Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22032. No e-mail applications will be accepted.
Questions regarding the Father Bader scholarship program can be directed to
Steve Payne at e-mail email@example.com or cell
Council Meeting. The Next council meeting is Tuesday, 20
February January. Rosary starts at 7:15pm and the meeting will start at 7:30.
Council Advancement Opportunities.
The following are nearby opportunities to advance in the degrees of our
* 1st Degree (Admission): Weds, 28 Feb 8:00 pm, Council 6153, St
Bernadette School, Springfield
* 2nd Degree (Formation): Tues, 20 Feb 9:00 pm, Council 11922, Holy
Spirit School, Annandale
* 2nd Degree (Formation): Tues, 8 May 7:30 pm, Council 7992, Nativity
* 3rd Degree (Exemplification): Sat, 24 Feb Time TBD, Council 15256,
* 3rd Degree (Knigthhood): Sun, 11 Mar Time TBD Council 2473, Arlington
* 4th Degree (Ceremonial): Sat, Apr 21, 9 am, Charlottesville
Do you want to make a difference as a Catholic Gentleman? Then join the
Knights of Columbus! Please contact DGK John Landy at
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
ESTATE PLANNING 101. All
parishioners: Fr Sikora Council Knights of Columbus field agent, Thom
Harrington, and Seidl Law Offices, PC are sponsoring an Estate, Tax,
Business, and Retirement Planning Workshop presented by Attorney James P.
Seidl and his associate, Sonia Rustici, JD. Each workshop will be held in
the new Manassas insurance office at 9705 Liberia Ave, Suite 252, in
Manassas. Couples and individuals are cordially welcomed. Jim Seidl is an
experienced estate planning attorney, who for the past twenty-four years has
prepared estate and business plans for 1900 clients, including over 600
brother Knights and their families. He is a Fourth Degree Knight and Past
Grand Knight. Mr. Seidl will provide a most interesting and informative
guide for Estate Planning. Handout materials and slide copies for attendees
will be available to facilitate understanding the numerous elements for
effectively planning for you and your family’s future. The presenter for
this workshop is Sonia Rustici, JD an associate of Jim Seidl. Space is
limited, so RSVP soonest to:
or call 703-810-3200 (Ext 1). Thursday, February 22, 7:00-9:00 PM Wednesday,
March 21, 1:30-3:30 PM
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 &
And other numerous parish & community
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.