St. Benedict Council #9056

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


A Year of Outreach

St. Benedict Knights of Columbus Council #9056 heads into the Season of Advent, reflecting on a year of activities supporting our Church, Community, and indeed, the world with our fellow Knights. 

The Order gave more that $154 million and more than 48 million hours of volunteer service.

But those are the big totals.

Look at these specifics:

  • We gave the gift of warmth to more than 150,000 children through the Coats for Kids campaign.
  • We gave 8,891 physically challenged individuals the gift of mobility this year through our wheelchair program.
  • We raised more than $19 million for Ukraine support and gave those families the gift of respite at Mercy Centers and Easter packages.
  • RSVP gave the gift of financial support to nearly 5,900 seminarians or postulants.
  • And we had more than 450,000 members give the gift of life through donating blood.

These are gifts that change lives. Real people, real individuals benefited from these gifts.

Be a Knight...make a difference


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

1. Faith:  "Our Lady of the Playground" is Back!

2. Life: Bishop Knestout Gives Hope 4 Life Van and Ultrasound Blessing

3. Fraternal: Christmas Party

4. Church: Knights Baking Christmas Cookies

5. Church: Breakfast with Santa

6. Community: Supporting Special Olympics Fall Championships

7. Community: Raising funds for Programs supporting those with Intellectual Disabilities

8. Community: Sorting and packing at the Mayflower Food Bank Marathon

9. Paying your Annual Dues

December Meeting Minutes are posted. 


Upcoming Council Events

About Our Council

About our council Home Corp

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

Richard Agnello and Debbie French

Wow, what an effort these two put forth the past few months! Making individual Christmas wreaths and hot cocoa kits to raise funds, as well as the Christmas Party! Many thanks

Knight of the Month

Thomas Fletcher

Tom, thanks for all the hard work to overcome the challenges of obtaining and selling the Keep Christ in Christmas greeting cards this year. Always a smash hit at St. Gregory's and a great way to raise funds for our charities