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Knights of Columbus
St. Louis Martin Council (#15256)
Ashburn, Virginia 

Welcome Message from the Grand Knight

“Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all” (Gal 6:9-10)

Brothers: typically around this time of the year I enter my pre-Lenten panic. What will I give up, pray, read, do/not do, say/not say, eat/not eat, drink/not drink? I end up with a litany of commendable yet unachievable activities. What to do for Lent 2022? For inspiration and guidance I turned to Pope Francis’ Lenten message. His words and those of our Worthy Chaplain Fr. Hudgins have given me some great ideas!

 

There is so much fear, animosity and grouchiness in the world today that my Lenten focus will be on spreading Joy and not giving up when I falter. As Fr. Hudgins said in his Homily on 27 February, we have so much to be thankful for and so fortunate be able to spread Joy with zeal.

 

To recharge my batteries and get inspiration when I falter I only have to see the good works that my brother Knights and your wonderful families do for each other and our neighbors. You have no idea the rush that I get when I see growing numbers of Knights, families and children moving and sorting food. It is awesome to see the smiles on kids of all ages when you serve them breakfast. And nothing beats praying the Rosary together-such a powerful moment. I could go on and on….

 

Brothers, let us never tire of spreading the love of Christ and being beacons of Joy in our community during Lent and everyday. Let us pray that He gives us the strength to be His Light in darkness.

 

Vivat Jesus!

 

Miguel Rodriguez

Grand Knight

"In Service to ONE, in Service to all"

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Recent Communications

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Monthly Newsletter (June 2022)

Upcoming Events

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Retirement Planning in a Changing Landscape
June 03 & 15, 2022

Mark Your Calendars! On June 3rd & 15th, we have two opportunities with Ed Slott, CPA, who will present Retirement Planning in a Changing Landscape via online presentation. This is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and we’ll be joining a much larger community. Click the image above to register today!!

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Help Afghan Evacuees
Ongoing

The National Conference Center (NCC) in Lansdowne is being used as a “safe haven” to temporarily house Afghan evacuees as part of Operation Allies Welcome. Our Council has been provided a wishlist of items to be donated to the Afghan evacuees. If interested in donating items, click here to go to the Amazon site to purchase items

Recent Events

May 2022 Food Drive
May 2022 Food Drive

The Knights delivered 4,149 pounds of food to the Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Sterling, VA. Thank you for your generosity!!

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April '22 Food Drive
April '22 Food Drive

Our wonderful volunteers organized, prepped, and delivered 4,433 pounds of food to the Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Sterling, VA on 05/03/2022!

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Lenten Fish Fry '22
Lenten Fish Fry '22

The Knights' Lenten Fish Fry was a great success in raising much needed funds for the Knights of Columbus Ukraine Solidarity Fund! Pictures and total amount raised to follow.

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March '22 Food Drive
March '22 Food Drive

For the March '22 Food Drive, the Council delivered 6,459 lbs of food to the Catholic Charities Food Pantry. Click link below for pictures from the March 2022 Food Drive!

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2022 Lenten Retreat
2022 Lenten Retreat

St.Theresa Retreat on 3/26/22

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Feb '22 Food Drive
Feb '22 Food Drive

The Knights delivered 4,966 pounds of food to the Catholic Charities Food Pantry on Monday, 28 February 2022.

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