Knights of Columbus
St. Louis Martin Council (#15256)
Welcome Message from the Grand Knight
Brothers: As we transition to the new fraternal year on July 1, I again want to thank Miguel Rodriguez for his leadership this past year. Our council is fully functioning again after years of Covid restrictions. We have also improved support to our brothers, fellow parishioners, and our community. Miguel’s efforts deserve much credit for these and other accomplishments.
As I take the role of Grand Knight for the coming fraternal year, I want to express that is an honor to serve. I'm so proud of the Council's accomplishments over the past 12 months and I look forward to expanding our Council's membership in the year ahead as well as continuing to make a substantive impact in the lives of our brothers and sisters across our county.
I also want to thank our council officers and program leaders as they take on new roles or continue in their existing offices. We need more leaders. I invite all brothers to step up to lead an effort that inspires. If it is an existing program, we will teach you how it is currently run and then it is yours to innovate and elevate. If it is a new idea, we’ll assist in making it a reality. I’ve experienced this over the last 6 years as member of this council, our brothers always show up to give their support.
This past week, Roe vs. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court after 49 years. While this is a tremendous milestone for life to be celebrated, we must redouble our efforts and prayers to build a culture of life right here in Loudoun and across the Commonwealth of Virginia. I look forward to meeting and working alongside many of you in the weeks and months ahead.
"In Service to ONE, in Service to all"
Feast Day Calendar
Knight of the Month Award
Brother Manny Galvan was awarded the July 2022 Knight of the Month Award by GK Rob McNamee for his great work to organize efforts to recruit several new officers for the 2022-2023 Fraternal Year. Manny also organized the Installation of Officers ceremony held on July 11. Thank you and congratulations Manny!
Monthly Newsletter (August 2022)
August 2022 Food Drive
Make an impact in your Community every month! Simply pick up the blue bags at church (August 13-14) and return them full the weekend of August 20-21. From there, the Knights will help stock the Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Sterling, VA. Be the Hands of Christ this month and make an impact in the lives of our brothers and sisters in need.
Help Afghan Evacuees
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.
What a great way to start the fraternal year – we delivered 4,046 pounds of food!
Youth Group and Brother Knights sorting food. In June 2022, our parish donated 4,444 lbs of food to the Catholic Charities Food Pantry!
The Knights delivered 4,149 pounds of food to the Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Sterling, VA. Thank you for your generosity!!
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.