Council #6901 Round Table


Jijo Joseph is now the Round Table Representative in support of Father Matthew Punchayil and the mission parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help worshiping at the church of Our Lady of the Visitataiion in Darnestown.

November 22 Second Degree

On November 22nd, Syro-Malabar roundtable members took their 2nd Degree at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish in Darnestown.  Roundtable Representative Joyal Jose coordinated the effort for 22 men in the Syro-Malabar Round Table, and the Father Zylla 2nd Degree Team conducted the ceremony using a parish classroom that left very little room for other Knights of Columbus wanting to witness the event and show their support.


In addition to the large class in a small classroom, the degree had to be held between other parish events going on during the same day and needing the same rooms.  All in all, the degree went off smoothly, all classrooms used were restored for later parish events and members and their families were on their way home right on schedule.


At the end of the degree, District Deputy Terry Waters, presented honorary certificates to both PGK Steve Corbeille and PSD Peter Davio for their efforts in pulling this degree together.  Each certificate noted that this 2nd degree was conducted in their honor and was signed by the members in this class.  Looking on from the right as the presentation is made is Father Mathew Punchayil, Parochial Vicar for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission.

October 11 Round Table Meeting

Father Matthew and 15 men from the Syro Malabar round table met to discuss future plans.  Father announced that the round table has adopted a parish family that has fallen on hard times and is giving this family $800 per month to help them out.

They have tentatively set up November 22nd as the target date for a 2nd Degree to be held at OLVP, agreed to provide food to the Shady Grove Pregnancy Center in November, and are interested in conducting a living rosary for their parish family.

They are also looking at joining their Brother Knights to help out at the OLVP Christmas Tree sales

Syro-Malabar Round Table is Started

On January 18, 2015, more than two dozen men from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission took their 1st Degree at St. Rose of Lima parish hall.

The degree was conducted by the 1st Degree team of Our Lady of Fatima Council 6901, welcoming these men not just into the Order but also into Council 6901 as a Parish Round Table.

These men wasted no time in developing a round table agenda which included:

  • defining organized fund raising events for the mission that the entire council can actively help and participate in
  • scheduling a 2nd degree ceremony
  • evaluating candidates to join the roundtable
  • Deciding on a council function that the round table would like to participate in