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.
We hope to see you there!
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.
After raising over $1,300 for St Vincent de Paul via NatsMass cookouts, we celebreated.
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/colleg
*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.
*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
*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.
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.
*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/event
*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.
*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
Your Council Leadership Team
Grand Knight Jack Heretik
Deputy Grand Knight Patrick Roehm
Financial Secretary Patrick Abbott
"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