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.   

Brothers,
   First off welcome to the new First Degree Knights Brother Thomas (St Vincent de Paul) and Zach (St. Joseph’s) and coagulations on obtaining the third degree to Brothers MacLean, Mark, Jarrod, and Clifton.

  This is a reminder of our meeting this Wednesday.  We got the beef stroganoff so we hope you can come and eat it.  Also, as earlier announced we will be planning our 25th anniversary bash and ways forward.  The bowling night will be a fundraiser for Warriors to Lourdes!  Additional ideas we received include: an overnight retreat, board game night or escape room, helping our churches get a street sign to direct people to the parishes, social outings that could be advertised to the public allowing for a come and see for prospective new members, group masses, tying in opportunities for adoration and/or a faith speaker at meetings, and a "next big project" to follow up on the ultrasound success.  Come and discuss these and other ways ahead.  The next ear can be epically great if we all provide ideas.

Upcoming events (Feel free to suggest charity and social events, we need you to Make Knights Even Funner!)

*Council Monthly Meeting with Food and Drink Social Afterwards - Wednesday, 13 February at St Dominic's at 7pm. Beef stroganoff with King’s Hawaiian Rolls and drinks will be provided.

*Family Holy Hour – Friday, 15 February at 5:30pm.  The entire parish family is welcome for an evening of child-friendly Eucharistic Adoration followed by food and fellowship in the parish hall.5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - family-friendly adoration in the church6:00 - 7:30 p.m. - pizza, board games, and fellowship in the parish hall. A donation of $5/person or $10/family is appreciated to help cover the cost of pizza. RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All are welcome -- the young and the young at heart!

*Help Brother Thomas Move – Saturday, 16 February at 2208 N Pickett St, Alexandria, VA at 9am.  Brother Thomas is moving to North Carolina but he needs our help loading the truck.  We can grab lunch afterwards.  Please sign up https://www.facebook.com/events/391909448047225/ or reply back so we can coordinate everyone.

*First and Second Degrees – Saturday, 23 February at Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in the morning.  Interested in taking the first or second degree or witnessing it for a refresher?  Reply back and we’ll get arrange it for you.

*Chili Cookout for Charity – Saturday, 23 February at St. Dominic’s at 6pm.  We need help setting up and cleaning afterwards.  All proceeds will go to the poor box.  If you also cook a good chili and want to enter (last year we had three entries and a Knight won) contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*First Friday - Friday, 1 March at St Joseph's from 6:30pm to 9pm - Confession, Adoration, Mass and Fellowship with food.

*Pasta Dinner at St Dominic’s – Penciled in for 9 March (Subject to Change) at St. Dominic’s at 6pm.  We need help setting up and cleaning afterwards.  All proceeds will go to the poor box. 

*Council Monthly Meeting with Food and Drink Social Afterwards - Wednesday, 13 March at St Dominic's at 7pm. A food option with drinks will be provided.

*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!

*Spring Bowling Fundraiser - TBD in March/April

*Council Religious Retreat – TBD March

Vivat Jesus!

Your Council Leadership Team
Grand Knight Jack Heretik
Deputy Grand Knight Patrick Roehm
Financial Secretary Patrick Abbott     

   Polar Plunge was a success!  We raised $1,565 dollars, had Grand Knight Nate Madden of St Cyprian Council join us in the effort as well, and jumped in ice cold water! All the money was raised via generous donors so thank you! Check out our attached team photo and the jump video on YouTube.  Share it with your friends to show what a fun group we are.  There is info in the video on how to join the Knights online as well!  (

   Also, check out GK Nate’s video for a great laugh.

 

   Finally, as we continue to plan our future we want your input!  Let us know what you want from the Knights!  Want more options like an overnight retreat, group masses, different charity activities, scheduled social get togethers?  Let us know!

Upcoming events (Feel free to suggest charity and social events, we need you to Make Knights Even Funner!)


*Third Degree – Saturday, 9 February at St John Paul II National Shrine at 3900 Harewood Road NE at 10:30.  If you are interested in obtaining the third degree reply back so we can arrange your attendance.

*Council Monthly Meeting with Food and Drink Social Afterwards - Wednesday, 13 February at St Dominic's at 7pm. Beef stroganoff with King’s Hawaiian Rolls and drinks will be provided.

*Chili Cookout for Charity – Saturday, 23 February at St. Dominic’s at 6pm.  We need help setting up and cleaning afterwards.  All proceeds will go to the poor box.  If you also cook a good chili and want to enter (last year we had three entries and a Knight won) contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*First Friday - Friday, 1 March at St Joseph's from 6:30pm to 9pm - Confession, Adoration, Mass and Fellowship with food.

*Pasta Dinner at St Dominic’s – Penciled in for 9 March (Subject to Change) at St. Dominic’s at 6pm.  We need help setting up and cleaning afterwards.  All proceeds will go to the poor box. 

*Council Monthly Meeting with Food and Drink Social Afterwards - Wednesday, 13 February at St Dominic's at 7pm. A food option with drinks will be provided.

*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!

*Spring Bowling Fundraiser - TBD in March/April

*Council Religious Retreat – TBD late February/March

Brothers,
   Bowling night was a success and we will do another in the Spring!  But now for the busiest Friday of the council’s year:  March for Life.  Below is where and when we need support plus information about the pizza party.  Reply back if you can help out.

   If you are a furloughed government worker who needs help with groceries or just someone to talk to, let us know immediately. Also, if you know anyone looking for short term employees let us know. Fraternity means nothing if we do not help each other!

*March for Life Support – Be sure to take and share with us photos of you helping out for our website.  Reply back if you plan to help out and want to serve with others.
***Thursday at St. Peter’s from 4:30 to 6:30pm – Basement set up.  Help prepare the basement of St. Peter’s.  Afterwards we can grab a bite to eat.
***Friday at St. Peter’s – All day there will be things going on but the biggest crunch will be from 2 to 6pm where Knights are needed to serve food, drink, and handle the buses.  Starting at 5pm there will be clean up as well.
***Friday at St. Joseph’s- Volunteers are needed beginning around 2:00pm until 5:30pm to help with hospitality.
***Post-March Pizza Party at St Vincent de Paul at 7pm -  We came, we labored, we helped those marching for life.  Now we feast on pizza and set around the basement of St Vincent de Paul tired while also enjoying a range of drinks.  Family and friends welcome.  Just RSVP so we can have enough.

*Wreaths Across America Cleanup – NEW DATE AND TIME, Saturday, 19 January at Arlington National Cemetery starting at 8:30.  Help clean up wreaths on graves and then a social hour with food.

*First and Second Degree  - Saturday, 26 January at St Dominic’s. Video first degree at 9:30am.  For the second degree. 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. Beef stroganoff with King’s Hawaiian Rolls and drinks will be provided.

Vivat Jesus!
Your Council Leadership Team
Grand Knight Jack Heretik
Deputy Grand Knight Patrick Roehm
Financial Secretary Patrick Abbott

See you again next quarter for another bowling adventure!

Dear Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and all others who spoke up for religious freedom,

   Thank you for standing up for religious liberty in your recent opinion piece “Elected Leaders Who Weaponize Religion Are Playing a Dangerous Game,” Congresswoman Gabbard.  Your letter joins a large segment of politicians who have voiced their support of freedom of religion.  Religious liberty is a key pillar of this diverse country and we in the Capitol Hill-area Cardinal Patrick O’Boyle Council 11302 are thankful for these defenses of this right.

    While we know you enjoy the warm waters of Hawaii, congresswoman, you as well as anyone else who is interested in or even concerned about the Knights of Columbus are more than welcome to join our council for the DC Polar Plunge Special Olympics event on February 2nd or any other charity event we conduct.  It is by getting to know one another that we will be able to appreciate and respect one another more.

    Thank you again for your opinion piece, congresswoman, and thank you to all others who have spoken up.  Your words and actions show that religious freedom is valued by members of both political parties.  The O’Boyle Council will proudly continue to practice this right and lovingly advocate for the complete Gospel. 

    Sincerely,

   Cardinal Patrick O’Boyle Council 11302 of Washington DC

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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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