If you can help out or want to attend one of these events please contact us so we know to include you on planning messages!  Remember to like us on Facebook!

A great meeting was held yesterday. We had some very good sharing involving the chalice in honor of Ed Dever and how we are planning to use it for a mass dedicated to healing the harm done by recent Church scandals. Many thanks to Father Bede for being such a great chaplain. Also, Patrick Roehm is our new Deputy Grand Knight so be sure to congratulate him when you see him.

Here’s where we are with upcoming events

***Social Meal this Saturday***
Grand Knight Jack recently got the job he was gunning for. To celebrate we’re meeting up at 6pm this Saturday (the 15th) in the basement of St Peter’s (5pm vigil Mass is available to anyone who wants to go). We’re then going to go out for Mexican food. If you are interested in coming please RSVP to FS Patrick so we can make sure we don’t forget anyone.

***St Joseph Picnic Support***
St. Joseph's Parish Picnic is coming up this Sunday (the 16th). Typically, the Knights have sold tickets for a parish raffle as well as selling separate tickets for which may be traded in for beer. Preparations will start around 9:30am and cleanup will start around 2pm.

***St Peter’s Oktoberfest***
The Knights have been asked to provide bartenders (in lederhosen) as well as security (no drinking and lederhosen not required) for the upcoming Oktobefest celebration at St. Peter's on the 22th of September at 6pm (directly following the 5pm vigil Mass). The parish will supply brats, veggie burgers, hot dogs, fixings, plus beer, water, and pop. If you are planning on going socially please bring your favorite German side, potato salad, or dessert (enough for 8-10 people). A donation of $10 per person and $30 per family is suggested to help cover costs of this wonderful event.

***Final NatsMass**
Two words: Balkan Burgers. Final NatsMass is on 23 September. Please show up at 11am at St Vincent de Paul to help out. RSVP if you can help and so I know how many Balkan Burgers to make.

***Opera in the Outfield***
On Saturday, the 29th, The Barber of Seville will be on the big screen of Nationals Park at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m and some of us are the first on the grass to enjoy the evening.

***Capitol Hill Pregnancy Center Dinner***
O’Boyle Council and the Knights of Columbus are being honored for the ultrasound we got CHPC this year at its annual gala on Thursday, November 1st starting at 7pm. The director has asked Knights and family to attend. We’re even going to get a table.

***Upcoming Degrees***
Let us know if you are interested in taking any of these upcoming degrees. The third degree especially really does a great job about our beliefs and Knighthood for Christ. Note: We must know you plan to take the degree beforehand so we can let the degree teams know.

Admission (1st) Degree Exemplification - Catholic University
DATE: Saturday, September 15th, 2018
LOCATION: McGivney Hall
DEGREE BEGINS: (Doors Sealed) 11:00am
ATTIRE: Business / Business Casual with Coat and Tie

Admission (1st) Degree Exemplification - George Washington University
DATE: Sunday, September 16, 2018
DEGREE BEGINS: (Doors Sealed): 5:00pm
ATTIRE: Business / Business Casual with Coat and Tie

Formation (2nd) Degree Exemplification - District 6
DATE: Sunday, September 23, 2018
LOCATION: Saint John Paul II National Shrine (2nd Floor), 3900 Harewood Road NE, Washington, DC 20017
CANDIDATES REPORT: 1:30pm - 1:45pm (No later than)
DEGREE BEGINS: (Doors Sealed) 2:00pm
ATTIRE: Business / Business Casual with Coat and Tie

Knighthood (3rd) Degree Exemplification
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Location: Hand Chapel on GWU's Mt. Vernon Campus, Webb Building, 2100 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA
Report Location: West Hall
Candidates Report: 9:45am - 10:00am (No later than)
3rd Degree Seating: 10:15am for all current 3rd Degree Knights (Doors Sealed)
Degree Begins: 10:30am
Parking: Free Parking will be made available in the parking garage to the immediate right upon entrance to campus.
Attire: Attire: Business / Business-Casual with Coat and Tie, KofC Lapel Pin

50th Archdiocese of Washington Exemplification of the 4th Degree of the Knights of Columbus
WHEN: Saturday, October 20, 2018 Candidates Arrive between 9:00am-9:30am
WHERE: St. John’s Catholic Church Monsignor Harris Center, 43927 Saint John’s Road, Hollywood, Maryland 20636
COST: Assembly Annual Dues & $70 Registration per Candidate ($35 for Priests, $25 for guest luncheon ticket)
ATTIRE: Candidates’ dress shall be black or dark (blue or grey) business suit with black shoes, white dress shirt and tie. Members of the Military and First Responders are encouraged to wear their Dress Uniform to the exemplification. Priests may wear their preferred clerical attire.
DEADLINE: October 6, 2018
REGISTRATION: Form-4 (in-person with Assembly) & Online and mail registration available at http://awddistrict.org
HONOREE: Rev. Msgr. Joaquin Bazan - AWD Associate Disrict Friar
NOTES: This Degree and luncheon are open ONLY to Candidates and Fourth Degree Sir Knights.

Knighthood (3rd) Degree Exemplification
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018
Location: St. John Paul II National Shrine, 3900 Harewood Rd NE, Washington, DC
Report Location: 3rd Floor (Check with main desk)
Candidates Report: 9:45am - 10:00am (No later than)
Degree Begins: 10:30am (Doors Sealed)
Attire: Business / Business-Casual with Coat and Tie, KofC Lapel Pin

God bless!