Bishop John R. Keating Council #12434

Polar Plunge in support of Virginia Special Olympics

St. Matthew's Ministry Fair

Coat's to Go

Gourmet Breakfast

Council Young Woman of the Year Awardee Ms. Molly McGrogan

Flags for Headstones at Quantico National Cemetery

Council Young Man of the Year Awardee Mr. Keegan Kennedy

KofC Silver Rose Program

Blue Bag distribution in support of St. Matthew Food Pantry

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Council Announcements

The Fathers Cilinski Assembly Honor Guard (June 2024)


Congratulations to the Elected Officers for Fraternal Year 2024-2025!


Grand Knight: Michael Bruso

Deputy Grand Knight: James Buck

Chancellor: Mark Buck

Warden: Don Revetta

Recorder: Ryan Pysher, PGK, PFN

Treasurer: Don Carlson

Advocate: Joe Liposky, PGK

Three Year Trustee: Curtis Klugh, PGK

Two Year Trustee: Robert Kennedy, PFN

One Year Trustee: Al Ptasznik, PGK

Inside Guard: Bob Martinkovic

Outside Guard: Mike Lansden

Work Camp (Youth Ministry) Support - Making Sandwiches (June 26th, 2024)


Worthy Brothers,

Our parish has been asked to help make sandwiches (PB&J or cheese) for the teens and volunteers. St Matthew's will need to make over 150 sandwiches to support the event. I'm looking for Brother Knights to support our parish's efforts. Volunteer information is as follows:


Date: Wednesday, 26 June
Time: 9-12am
Location: St Matthew's Parish Center
Contact the parish office if you're able to help


Please pray for the teens and all participants in the event. This can be a life changing event for the teens and adult volunteers, so prayers are critically important. Work Camp is from 22-28 June.



Congratulations to Brother Mark Buck Exemplified at St. Jude Church (February 19th, 2024)



Bishop Keating Council Lenten Fish Fry and Soup Supper (February 16th, 2024)


Thank You for all of our Brother Knights who volunteered for our Lenten Fish Fry to "kick-off" the Lenten Season.

It was a very successful event serving our parish, engaging in fellowship, building fraternal relationships, and

closing the night in prayer at Stations of the Cross and Mass.


Sir Knights of The Fathers Cilinski Assembly #3568  participating in Religious Freedom Day

Parade in Downtown Fredericksburg, VA (January 14th, 2024)

Congratulation's to our Newly Admitted Brother Knights!

January 11th, 2024


Worthy Brother Knights,


I'm pleased to announce the following Brother Knights were admitted to the Bishop John R. Keating Council via ballot at our January 2024 Council Meeting:


Mark Buck


Matthew Hamilton


Stuart Lunsford


Donald Revetta


Norbert Ryan


Please give them each a warm welcome to our Council. We look forward to meeting each of you and practicing our faith with the principals of Charity, Unity and Fraternity guiding us!






Ryan E. Pysher, PGK, PFN
Recorder, Membership Director, and Evangelization and Faith Formation Director
Bishop John R. Keating Council #12434
Cell: (814) 935-9764


Council and State Level Awardees for Fraternal Year 2022-2023


Worthy District Deputy Mark Zaepfel provided his report at the May Council Meeting that included the presentation of VA KofC State Council Award Certificates that were announced at the State Convention Meeting on May 5th - 7th:


Knight of the Year State Finalist - Victor J. Szabo
Family of the Year State Finalist - The Family of Richard Hurney
Young Man of the Year State Finalist - Keegan Kennedy (Son of Brother Robert Kennedy)
Young Woman of the Year State Finalist - Molly McGrogan (Daughter of Brother John McGrogan)


Please keep in mind that over 150 KofC Councils within the State of Virginia had the opportunity to submit candidates for each of these awards. It's quite a remarkable accomplishment that all four of our Council-Level awardees were recognized as State Finalists! Please congratulate each of our Awardees when you have the opportunity to do so!


DD Mark also presented the Council the State Deputy Award for Fraternal Year 2022-2023. The State Deputy Award is the highest award a council can earn at the state level. Each Fraternal Year, the State Deputy sets the requirements (i.e. 25 activities/programs/admin requirements) that must be completed to earn the award. The last time our Council achieved this recognition was Fraternal Year 2016-2017. Rest assured, every Brother Knight made a contribution to receive this level of recognition from providing your time and energy planning/volunteering in ministries to your dues fees being utilized to help provide funding to important ministries. Congratulations to all of you and Well Done!



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Spotsylvania, VA 22553 US

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