What a year! It started out with a dream of an ultrasound which became a reality in June. Then, the year ended not with the usually winter drawdown but with a surprising attack on the order by two senators who declared the Knights of Columbus’ beliefs “extreme”. Supreme issued a great statement decrying this while your very own O’Boyle Council issued an open letter inviting the senators to our events so they could see the great work we do first hand. The open letter caught on and FS Patrick was interviewed on Fox and Friends Sunday in what Supreme representatives declared an “excellent” interview (see video of the interview here https://youtu.be/I0FO5w5S190 ). Whether it is small things like putting together apartment furniture for brother knights or big things like defending the faith and saving lives, your O’Boyle Council is working hard.
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*First Friday - Friday, 4 January at St Joseph's from 6:30pm to 9pm - Confession, Adoration, Mass and Fellowship with food.
*Council Monthly Meeting with Food and Drink Social Afterwards - Wednesday, 9 January at St Dominic's at 7pm. Food and drink will be provided
*Family Holy Hour – Friday, 11 January at St Peter’s starting at 5:30pm. After the Holy Hour there will be a family-friendly reception with food and boardgames in the basement. St Peter’s requests a donation of $5 a person/$10 a family.
*Bowling Fundraiser – Saturday, 12 January at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling at 6pm. We’re bowling with our fellow Knights to raise money for the council. $20 buys you in (shoes, bowling, pizza, and non-alcoholic drink). Funds go to the council to do charity. Must let us know by Jan 4 if you are coming so we can get you on base!
*March for Life Support – Friday, 18 January at St Peter and St Dominic’s starting at 5am. We need support for setting up at St Peter's starting at 5am, St Joseph's at noon, and running hospitality and cleanup until 6pm. It's a big day! Greatest need for volunteers is from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. St Peter’s also need a few folks to help with the set-up on Thursday, January 17th beginning at 4:30 p.m. It usually only takes an hour or so to set up the Hall -- a great way to help if you are not available to help on Friday.
*Wreaths Across America Cleanup - Sunday, 20 January at Arlington National Cemetery TBD. Help clean up wreaths on graves and then a social hour with food.
*Second Degree (Can do a video first degree beforehand as well) - Saturday, 26 January at St Dominic’s. Candidates are asked to arrive between 10 and 10:30 AM and the degree is scheduled to start by 11 AM. All are asked to enter at the door upstairs at the priory office entrance on the 1st floor between the church and priory.
*First Friday - Friday, 1 February at St Joseph's from 6:30pm to 9pm - Confession, Adoration, Mass and Fellowship with food.
*Polar Plunge – Saturday, 2 February at Yards Park starting at noon. Raise funds for Special Olympics. Sign up to join us dunking in or donate at https://give.specialolympicsdc.org/kofc
*Council Monthly Meeting with Food and Drink Social Afterwards - Wednesday, 13 February at St Dominic's at 7pm. Food will be provided.
Your Council Leadership Team
Grand Knight Jack Heretik
Deputy Grand Knight Patrick Roehm
Financial Secretary Patrick Abbott