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Council 10947 Dues

Brother Knights: Your 2019 Fr. Julius J. Cilinski Council 10947 Dues are now due and payable online! 

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Witness for Life Program

From the desk of Council 10947's Culture of Life Program Chair:


Thanks to the Grace of God, and many prayers by multiple folks, not only has the abortion clinic in Manassas closed, but the Planned Parenthood facility on S. Maple in Falls Church has closed. It is believed that this facility is looking for another location. As of January 2016 will be shifting our Witness for Life efforts to the abortion facility at 900 S. Washington in Falls Church. Directions and relevant information below.

How? The council has purchased two signs and obtained another from the Gabriel project. The Volunteer would either drive directly to Falls Church for his service, or stop first to pick up one or more of the signs from St. Andrew’s. These signs are stored between the cabinets at the back of the kitchen off Msgr. Hannan Hall.


Where? The location is on the median strip outside the office building at 900 S. Washington in Falls Church. This is a privately run facility operated by two doctors, one of whom was the abortionist at Manassas. Directions: East on Rt. 50 past the Beltway to Graham Road. Left at the light on Graham to S. Washington. Right at the light on S. Washington to Greenway, left on Greenway to park outside the 7-11 or in the residential area.   Our witness area is on the public sidewalk along S. Washington in front of the building at 900. The clinic is in Suite 300.


When? Anytime is good, but if you’d rather not be alone there is usually someone there on Friday and Saturday mornings.   Often either or including the undersigned or Ruby Nicdao from St. Timothy’s. Ruby is a tiny Filipino with lots of signs and is an avid Pro Life Demonstrator.


Note: This will be a year round activity. Sign up is appreciated.  Please let me know (preferably via e-mail) if you can take part in this most worthy project in our quest to engender a Culture of Life in both our local area and the nation.

Vivat Jesus!

Jim Feeney, Culture of Life Chairman

The Knights of Columbus Emblem

The emblem of the Order dates from the second Supreme Council meeting May 12, 1883, when it was designed by James T. Mullen, who was then Supreme Knight. A quick glance at the emblem indicates a shield mounted upon the Formée Cross. The shield is that associated with a medieval Knight. The Formée Cross is the representation of a traditionally artistic design of the Cross of Christ through which all graces of redemption were procurred for mankind. This then represents the Catholic spirit of the Order.


Mounted on the shield are three objects: a fasces standing vertically, and, crossed behind it, an anchor and a dagger or short sword. The fasces from Roman days is symbolic of authority which must exist in any tightly-bonded and efficiently operating organization. The anchor is the mariner’s symbol for Columbus, patron of the Order, while the short sword or dagger was the weapon of the Knight when engaged upon an errand of mercy. Thus, the shield expresses Catholic Knighthood in organized merciful action, and with the letters, K. of C., it proclaims this specific form of activity. The RED, WHITE and BLUE in the background of the shield and the foreground of the Cross of Malta are the colors of our country.


As such, RED is the symbol of stout-hearted courage, of pulsing activity and a full measure of devotion.


BLUE is the symbol of hope, of calm tranquility under God and of confidence in the protection of our country.


WHITE is the symbol of nobility of purpose, of purity of aim and of crucible — tried ideals to be carried out.


But there is another symbolism of color in red, white and blue. This is the ecclesiastical symbolism in which RED becomes the reflection of the drips of Christ’s redemptive bloodshed upon Calvary, and of the martyr’s blood shed in defense of the faith.


RED then is the symbol of Faith, of belief in Christ, in the Redemption and in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ.


WHITE is the color of the Eucharistic Host, pledge of God’s Eucharistic presence among men, of the infinite love God has for man and the overwhelming affection, which the God-man has for each individual. White then is the symbol of Christ-like Charity.


BLUE is the color of Our Lady’s mantle, in which she wrapped her beloved Son, through Whom came salvation to a sinful world. Blue is then the symbol of Hope.

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