We are proud to announce that so far this year 9 members of our Council
1327 hours of Volunteer Service in our parish and our community.
Exemplification Ceremony, 27 February - Announcement #1.
After 142 years, the Knights of Columbus are pulling down a veil of secrecy that has surrounded its initiation ceremonies in an effort to better demonstrate the order's core principles and its drive to help Catholic men become disciples.
Since its founding in 1882, the initiation ceremonies for the first three degrees of Knights membership -- focused on the principles of charity, unity, and fraternity -- have been separate and open to members only. The fourth degree, dedicated to the principle of patriotism, was added later and this initiation also is secret and for members only.
But starting this year, the Knights have adopted a new ceremony. Called the Exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity, it combines the initiation for the first three degrees into a single ceremony that will be open to family, friends and fellow parishioners. The fourth-degree ceremony will remain unchanged and will continue to be open to members only.
The new degree ceremony pulls from the three previous ceremonies to pass along the organization's history and the importance of the principles rooted in the organization.
The SEAS Degree Team will conduct an Exemplification for all First Degree and Second Degree Members as well as new parishioners who want to join our Council. The Exemplification will take place after a special Mass conducted by our Chaplain and Pastor, Fr. Bashista, at 7:30 PM on the 27th of February in the SEAS Chapel. After the exemplification Ceremony, there will be a small reception in the Fellowship Hall. All families are invited to view the Ceremony and join us in the Fellowship Hall.
For current SEAS 1st and 2nd Degree council members who will participate in this ceremony, please contact our Membership Chairman, Eric Kasiski to RSVP that you will be coming to the ceremony. If your family will join you, please note also that they will be in attendance. Please contact Eric no later than COB 25 February at email@example.com.
For men that want to become Knights, please contact Eric no later than the 18th of February so that all the necessary paperwork can be completed. They will need to complete a Form 100 Application.
We look forward to embarking on this new approach in the Knights of Columbus history.
If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Eric or me.
SEAS Council 8183
2020 Dues. Announcement #2. Paper and electronic assessments were sent out during the first week of December. In addition, please consider donations to the Virginia "Penny per Knight per Day" program to support Virginian Seminarians and our Council's "Food for the Needy" campaign.
You can pay by check via the mail, check or cash at our meetings, or electronically via PayPal. A personal PayPal account is not needed - your transaction can be linked to your bank or credit card account.
Here is how to use this on-line system. Please enter the Dues and PKD amount in the first block. Then enter the amount for FFN or other donations in the second block. If it is not for FFN, please inform the Grand Knight or the Financial Secretary.
Next, select the "Pay Now" button to remit funds from your bank, credit card, or PayPal account.
Finally, enter your total amount after you select the pay now button.