Saint John Bosco Council #12846

Links of Interest

KOVAR - Knights of Columbus of Virginia Assisting Citizens with Intellectual Disabilities

Virginia Knights have raised more than $12 million since 1971 in assistance for citizens with intellectual disabilities and funded such projects as:


                     Home Loans - Interest free loan program to assist in the purchase of group homes

                     Transportation - Funding to assist in purchasing vehicles to transport individuals 

                     Group Home Furnishings - Grants to assist in furnishing group homes

                     Training Programs - Funds to help train individuals with disabilities

                     Special Olympics - KOVAR donates $50,000 each year


Click here to view a video on KOVAR for Councils.        

Grace Before Meals - FR. LEO PATALINGHUG

Grace Before Meals is a movement to bring families back to the dinner table- away from work, school, TV, games, and the many other things we get caught up in- to share a delicious meal together, communicate and love one another and be nourished- body, mind, and soul. How? With easy lessons, tasty recipes and reasons to come together and share in the love that only a family or friend can provide.

Fr. Leo Patalinghug - Host of Grace Before Meals is a priest of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Along with his work as a parish priest at Our Lady of the Fields in Millersville MD, Fr. Leo is also the host and founder of Grace Before Meals, an apostolate to strengthen families and communities around the dinner table.  Fr. Leo contributes a monthly food column in Baltimore’s The Catholic Review called “Catholic Culinary Confessions”, hosts a weekly cooking show on EWTN called "Savoring Our Faith", and shares his message across the country and the world bringing people closer together - one meal at a time - with the hopes of one day drawing many to the Lord's Banquet in heaven!