Council Announcements

We are proud to announce that so far this year 10 members of our Council
have performed 1372 hours of Volunteer Service in our parish and our community.

KOVAR Collection This Year.  Announcement #1

Every year around this time, you would see the smiling faces of our SEAS Knights of Columbus volunteers collecting for their KOVAR charity after each Mass and at the local grocery stores and handing out Tootsie Rolls in thanks. The KOVAR collection specifically serves people in the state of Virginia with Intellectual Disabilities.  However, COVID-19 has impacted many of the Knights efforts to raise money this spring for their Council KOVAR drive.

The Knights of our Council 8183 understand the strain and the stress for families associated with this pandemic. However, life goes on and the needs are great for those in our communities that suffer from Intellectual Disabilities. The Knights would like to ask for your kind donations this year. You can donate in one of three ways. You can write a Check out to the Knights of Columbus KOVAR and in the comments section enter our Council Number 8183. The check can be sent either to the State KOVAR Treasurer or our SEAS Council Financial Secretary. Their mailing address information is listed below: 

KOVAR Treasurer                                                                     SEAS Financial Secretary

Jeffery C. Befumo                                                                      Ted Zagrobelny

16933 Four Seasons Drive                                                        12310 Beechnut Court

Dumfries, VA 22025-3619                                                          Woodbridge, VA 22192-2031                                                                              

Your check or contribution can be dropped in the slot in the Parish Office. Please make sure that the check is made out to the Knights of Columbus, Council 8183. In any one of the three examples, you will be provided a receipt for tax purposes. Thank you for your support.

As noted in John's letter, if every Knight donated $10, if they are able, it would cover some of the grants for this year. A donation of $20 from every Virginia Knight would support a majority of the grants to Intellectually Disabled facilities. 

I ask that you provide your donations as much as possible to the KOVAR collection using one of the three methods provided and I Thank you for your support. 



Paul Zerkow

Grand Knight

SEAS Councils 8183



Many On-Line Exemplification Ceremonies. Announcement #2

Worthy Brother Knights,

In this time of crisis, we need Catholic men to serve their church and community in meaningful ways. Supreme Knight, Carl Anderson, has made it our top priority to bring as many men as possible into the Order to assist with our Leave No Neighbor Behind Covid-19 response.

I ask that all First and Second Degree Knights consider attending one of the six on-line sessions listed below to become Third Degree Knights. Also, I ask that all 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Degree Knights consider asking their Catholic sons, grandsons, fathers, friends, and relatives within our council to join the Knights during this time.


Week of May 31, 2020



Tuesday, June 2 - 7:00 PM EDT

Tuesday, June 2 - 10:00 PM EDT

Thursday, June 4 - 7:00 PM EDT

Thursday, June 4 - 10:00 PM EDT


Wednesday, June 3 - 9:00 PM EDT


Week of June 7, 2020



Tuesday, June 9 - 7:00 PM EDT

Tuesday, June 9 - 10:00 PM EDT

Thursday, June 11 - 7:00 PM EDT

Thursday, June 11 - 10:00 PM EDT


Wednesday, June 10 - 9:00 PM EDT



Saturday, June 13 - 11:00 AM EDT


Week of June 14, 2020



Tuesday, June 16 - 7:00 PM EDT

Tuesday, June 16 - 10:00 PM EDT

Thursday, June 18 - 7:00 PM EDT

Thursday, June 18 - 10:00 PM EDT


Wednesday, June 17 - 9:00 PM EDT



Tuesday, June 16 - 10:00 PM EDT


Week of June 21, 2020



Tuesday, June 23 - 7:00 PM EDT

Tuesday, June 23 - 10:00 PM EDT

Thursday, June 25 - 7:00 PM EDT

Thursday, June 25 - 10:00 PM EDT


Wednesday, June 24 - 9:00 PM EDT



Wednesday, June 24 - 7:00 PM EDT



Once I and our worthy Financial Secretary, Ted Zagrobelny, receive your request to participate, we will forward you registration emails These emails will invite you to participate in the online exemplification and they will contain a link to the registration form that every candidate must complete. Once registered, the candidates must log in to the exemplification on the requested date and view it to the end. Upon completing the online exemplification, candidates will be processed as Third-Degree knights in our council and receive their Third Degree membership cards.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me.


Paul Zerkow

Grand Knight

SEAS Council 8183



2020 Dues.  Announcement #3Paper 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.


Annual Dues + PKD
Food for Needy & Donations



If you wish to make a donation for a specific program or an unrestricted donation to the Knights, please select the "Donate" button below.  Please let the Council know so the funds will be properly allocated if you have a specific request.






Upcoming Council Events

About Our Council

Council Business Meeting Schedule

1st Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM

Council Business Meeting Schedule

3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 PM

Meetings Location

12805 Valleywood Dr
Lake Ridge, VA 22192 US

Council Officers

Family of the Year

Kasiski Family


Knight of the Year

Paul Zerkow