What does a Knight do? We provide support to our Faith, the Family, the Community and to the Sanctity of Life. Let's take a tour of this year's St. Benedict Council "Knights in Action"

Our year begins every summer with the formation of the Officer's cadre and taking the Oaths of Office

And then it is right into our first big fundraiser- the Italian Fest at St. Gregory held at the end of July every year

Pasta, pizza, salads...and of course wine and cannoli are a feast

But so is the entertainment!

We take time to celebrate the Knights and Spouses who give of themselves to their Church and Community

As the summer comes to an end, we donate and serve beverages at the St. Gregory Parish Picnic

The fall kicks off with the annual Eucharistic Procession on the Virginia Beach Boardwalk

We spruce up the Hope4Life van, providing assistance and ultrasounds to women in support of their pregnancy

Who can be a better compass for Knights than St. Joseph? Our Knights turned their carpentry skills over to both St. Gregory to refurbish pews, and to the Food Pantry for refurbishing the building

This includes funding and providing carpentry, cleaning, window and door replacements

November brings us the signature Knights of Columbus program- the Special Olympics! Our Council delivers thousands of meals, snacks and beverages to athletes throughout Virginia Beach participating in the Fall Championships

November brings Thanksgiving, and our Knights help pack up donations and provide funds to the regional "Mayflower Marathon" for the Southeastern VA food bank

December brings Advent, and the Knights bring out Santa and a Pancake Breakfast for the children of St. Gregory

But we also take the time to celebrate with our spouses!

Until every life has meaning, we continue to March for Life. Through prayer vigils, novena and 40 Days for Life social media events, and sponsorship and partaking of the Marches for Life in Washington DC and Richmond VA, our Knights are supporting Life

February brings the Polar Plunge, the ultimate fundraiser for Special Olympics. Our Council sponsor a pre-plunge dinner on the day before the event for out-of-town councils.

Of course, there are a few of us who brave the waters too!

Each year, we take some time to honor our spouses in celebration of Valentine's Day. We enjoyed a great meal at Primo's this year!

It seems Christmas has scarcely ended before Lent is upon us. We begin this season with our annual Shrove Tuesday dinner for our parish of St. Gregory the Great. Pancakes and pastries, sausages and bacon all celebrate our community as we prepare for the Lenten fasting and abstinence.

The last Saturday in February provides our Knights a great opportunity: The St. Gregory the Great School has a Daddy Daughter Dance- some Knights serve and provide game support, while others escort their lovely children!

Our Fish Fry Fridays each week of Lent provide a great opportunity to reach out to our Community as well as raise funds for our causes such as Special Olympics

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Council Announcements

Thank You to the great parishioners of St. Gregory.  Through your generosity we are happy to announce we collected $2,000 this weekend for Virginia community programs supporting the intellectually disabled!

 

Our “Tootsie Roll Drive” program is one way we raise funds to support our programs.


The Knights of Columbus is a major sponsor of Special Olympics programs and is dedicated to many other programs in support of persons with intellectual disabilities.
 
For the Knights in Virginia, KOVAR was established in 1971 to assist Virginians with intellectual disabilities. KOVAR provides grants and interest free home loans to 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services, transportation, training, housing, and athletics to persons with intellectual disabilities.
 
Our “Tootsie Roll Drive” program is one way we raise funds to support our programs. We will be outside St. Gregory the Great Church in our yellow smocks for Saturday and Sunday Masses (10:00 AM and 1:00 PM).
The last five years KOVAR has averaged 32 grants totaling $500,000, and has provided over $15,000,000 in grants since 1971. There are currently 17 active home loans valued at over $1.5 million.
In response to a reduction in donations last year during the pandemic, KOVAR's maximum grant has dropped from $20,000 to $15,000 this year. Please stop by and support these crucial efforts!
 
Of course, you can give at any time! Donations can be made at kovarva.org via credit/debit cards or checking accounts, or a check can be sent to the KOVAR Treasurer. Donations to KOVAR are tax deductible.
The Knights of Columbus is a major sponsor of Special Olympics programs and is dedicated to many other programs in support of persons with intellectual disabilities.
 
For the Knights in Virginia, KOVAR was established in 1971 to assist Virginians with intellectual disabilities. KOVAR provides grants and interest free home loans to 501(c)(3) organizations that provide services, transportation, training, housing, and athletics to persons with intellectual disabilities.
 
Our “Tootsie Roll Drive” program is one way we raise funds to support our programs. We will be outside St. Gregory the Great Church in our yellow smocks for Saturday and Sunday Masses (10:00 AM and 1:00 PM).
 
The last five years KOVAR has averaged 32 grants totaling $500,000, and has provided over $15,000,000 in grants since 1971. There are currently 17 active home loans valued at over $1.5 million.
 
In response to a reduction in donations last year during the pandemic, KOVAR's maximum grant has dropped from $20,000 to $15,000 this year. Please stop by and support these crucial efforts!
Of course, you can give at any time! Donations can be made at kovarva.org via credit/debit cards or checking accounts, or a check can be sent to the KOVAR Treasurer. Donations to KOVAR are tax deductible.

 

Here are some of the recent and upcoming events across the Council

1. Faith:  The Gift of Time (and Sweat!)

2. Life: 40 Days for Life 

3. Fraternal: Honoring our Past WGK

4. Community: KOVAR: Virginia Knights Agency to Aid Organizations for Intellectually Disabled

5. Paying your Annual Dues

 

September Meeting Minutes are posted.  September Monthly Newsletter is posted

 

Upcoming Council Events

No events hosted by this council are scheduled within the next 60 days.

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Council Business Meeting Schedule

1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm

Council Officers Meeting Schedule

3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:00pm

Meetings Location

5351 Virginia Beach Blvd
Virginia Beach, VA 23462 US

Council Officers

Family of the Month

The Medeiros Family


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Knight of the Month

Dan Morse


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Family of the Year

Tim & Patricia Rarick


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Knight of the Year

Richard Agnello


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