Calling all sports fans and members and friends of O’Boyle Council:

O’Boyle is organizing a summer softball team to play in the DC Fray League! We already have six members signed up, but are in need of several more.

All are welcome: Knights and non-Knights, men and women, family and friends. No experience or skill level required - just a love of fraternity, fellowship, and fun!

Games begin June 13, and will take place Thursday evenings on the National Mall.

If interested, contact Brother Knight Tom Dunne to sign up or learn more: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please let us know by June 1!

We hope to see you there!

Brothers,
Happy Easter, He is Risen! Do not go back as if Lent never happened. Renew yourself and grow further in Christ!
 
   O'Boyle Council is riding to the rescue of Notre Dame and helping the local homeless at the same time. We will be collecting new pairs socks at our May meeting, St Vincent de Paul parish, and hopefully at our other parishes as well. Certain members and others have signed up to pledge money for the restoration of Notre Dame for each pair of new socks donated. If you want to add your pledge of any amount to help rebuild Notre Dame sign up online at https://forms.gle/SeCC9pGimtuR6Wcu9. 
 
   Finally, next Saturday, April 27, there will be the Polish Posta Night at St. Dominic at 6pm. Suggested donation is $15 and dinner will include pierogi, sauerkraut, kielbasa, and other treats. Celebrate Saints Faustina and John Paul the Great (who passed away on the Vigil of Divine Mercy in 2005). If you can help out let us know!
Vivat Jesus!

Twenty-five years ago O'Boyle Council 11302 was founded to take care of our four parishes (St. Peter's, St. Dominic's, St. Joseph's, and St. Vincent de Paul), build fraternity among Catholic men, and do the Gospel. We look forward to 25 more years of living Christ's mission.  To signal our care, we agreed at yesterday's meeting to give $200 to St. Peter's on Capitol Hill for the Capital Improvements Campaign and $200 for St. Vincent de Paul's floor replacement.

Interested in becoming an officer to lead the council into the future? Contact us if any of the below positions interest you!
 
Grand Knight - Presides over all meetings, Appoints program and membership directors, Appoints committees as needed, Responsible for the council’s First Degree Team.
 
Deputy Grand Knight - Assists the grand knight with operation of the council and any other duties assigned to him by the grand knight, In the absence of the grand knight he presides at council meetings, Recommended to serve on the council’s Retention Committee.
 
Chancellor – Has the duty of strengthening the members’ interest in council activities, Assists the grand knight and deputy grand knight with their duties as assigned, Recommended to serve on the council’s Admission Committee. He is a deputy to the deputy grand knight and usually focuses on faith.
 
Recorder – Responsible for keeping and maintaining a true and permanent record of all actions of the council and maintains all correspondence of the council.
 
Treasurer - Charged with handling council funds, Receives money from financial secretary and deposits it in the proper council accounts, Responsible for paying all council expenses, including assessments from the Supreme Council.
 
Advocate - Acts as parliamentarian for the council, Should have a working knowledge of Robert’s Rules of Order, Charter, Constitution & Laws, council by-laws, and Method of Conducting Council Meetings (#10318), When needed, will seek legal assistance from the state advocate.
 
Warden – Responsible for supervising and maintaining all council property, Sets up council chambers for meetings and degree exemplifications, Oversees inside and outside guards Inside/Outside Guards, Attend the doors of the council chamber, checking for current membership cards and allowing entrance
 
Board of Trustees - Elected for a 3-year term. Supervises all financial business of the council and conducts the semiannual audits, Trustees are elected for terms of three years, two years and one year. At each regular election, the position of each trustee will be voted upon, with the current three- and two-year trustees moving on to become the two- and one-year trustees, respectively.
 
Appointed by the new grand knight: Chaplain (must be a Priest) and Lecturer.
 
Appointed by Supreme: Financial Secretary.

After raising over $1,300 for St Vincent de Paul via NatsMass cookouts, we celebreated.

 

Brothers,
   We had a great meeting that was very well attended.  The social "hour" went well passed and we hope to see even more people next time.

   Here are the two big events we want to promote.

1) Bowling next Saturday (23rd) at 6:30pm on JBAB.  RSVP if you haven't already so we can help arrange you getting on base. $30 gets a person 3 games, shoes, soft drinks, and pizza.  ALL monies will go to Warriors to Lourdes.

2) There is a third degree on March 30th.  Already four Knights are going so join your friends and take the third degree!

  Additionally, in May we will have council elections for all elected positions (http://www.kofc.org/en/college/council-resources/for-officers/council-officer-roles.html).  If you are interested in helping continue the 25 years of success which O'Boyle has done for our four parishes and the church, please contact Jack, Patrick A, or Patrick R for more information.

Additional Events

*St Patrick's Day Support - Saturday, 16 March at St. Peter's starting at about 5pm.  Man the bar, defend the food before the mass ends (a real battle), and collect donations!  If you can help email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Volunteer Coordinator Molly Pannel can tell you where she needs you the most!

*Overnight Silent Retreat (Semi-poustinia) - Friday, 22 March at Madonna House right near St Joseph's.  An overnight silent, solo retreat with you in a room with a retreat book, a Bible, and God.  RSVP at least a week before.  Saturday morning we can grab a breakfast together.

*Kneeler Repair - 23 March at St. Dominic's after the 9am mass.  Ed Von Hagel needs help renewing all worn and damaged kneelers.  If you can help out email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.g

*Council Bowling Night for Warriors for Lourdes - Saturday, 23 March at 6:30pm at Joint Base Anacostia Bowling. $30 is your donation and we'll buy you food and a refillable soft drink.  Please RSVP that you are able to come and if you can be a driver.

*Third Degree - Saturday, 30 March at the St John Paul II Shrine.  Reply back to RSVP.

*NATSMASS w/possible cookout - Sunday, 31 March at St Vincent de Paul, setup at 11am - If it is above 60 degrees and not rainy we'll have the first NatsMass cookout.

*First Friday - Friday, 5 April at St Joseph's from 6:30pm to 9pm - Confession, Adoration, Mass and Fellowship with food.

*Day of Reflection at St. Vincent de Paul - Saturday, 6 April 10am - 3pm.  Lunch will be provided.

*Council Monthly Meeting with Food and Drink Social Afterwards - Wednesday, 10 April at St Dominic's at 7pm. Food with drinks will be provided.

*Titanic Park Cleanup (third party hosted) - Saturday, 13 April at the Titanic Memorial in Southwest Waterfront - Mark the 105th year of the loss of the Titanic by helping cleanup the monument in DC dedicated to the men who gave their lives so women and children could get on lifeboats.  Sign up online if you can help out https://www.fotmpdc.org/events

*NATSMASS - Sunday, 14 April at St Vincent de Paul, setup at 11am.  Balkan Burgers for volunteers.  Enough said for those in the know.  If you don't know, come and taste!

2019 Columbus Classic Golf Tournament - Monday, May 20, 2019 - Noon Shotgun Start at Oak Creek Golf Club, 600 Bowieville Manor Ln, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.  Early Bird: $100 per golfer/$400 per foursome (Until April 20, 2019) Regular: $125 per golfer/$500 per foursome.  Registration https://manager.gallusgolf.com/Register/6388/dc-knights-of-columbus-charities---2018-columbus-classic---shotgun-start

*Pasta Dinner at St Dominic's - TBD at St. Dominic's at 6pm.  We need help setting up and cleaning afterwards.  All proceeds will go to the poor box.   

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"Today, the Knights of Columbus is providentially positioned to play a key role in the new alliance between the Church and the family called for by Pope Francis … What is necessary now is our greater involvement in the renewal of parish and family life."

-Supreme Knight Carl Anderson


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jpii national shrine


kofc museum


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