All Sir Knights, their friends, and family are invited to attend Washington Assembly 151's:
Spectacular Motown Dance Party
Saturday, May 16, 2015
7:00pm - 11:00pm
St. Luke's Catholic Church
4925 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC
Tickets are $30 per person, or $50 per couple and may be purchased from Dave Merriweather - 202-246-9134, Charles Coleman - 202-669-3096, or Bill Smith - 240-640-9440
Light Buffet will be provided | Dress to Impress!
Given by Washington Assembly #151 of the Knights of Columbus.
As Holy Week draws near, please consider commemorating the liturgical season of Lent by attending the Relics of the Passion prayer program at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. This unique event, organized in conjunction with the Apostolate for Holy Relics, is a rare opportunity to venerate eight relics of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ in a program of prayer and meditations. It will take place on Saturday, March 28th at 10:00am and 3:00pm.
Among the relics that will be available for veneration during the program are: a piece of the Crown of Thorns, a piece of the True Cross, and a piece of the table from the Last Supper. Venerated previously by over a million people across the United States and around the world, this event is the first time that these extraordinary relics of the Passion will be at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine.
Registration is still open for the Archdiocese of Washington annual men’s conference on March 14, 2015. The theme for this year’s conference is The Biblical Vision for Men. Our Keynote speaker is Glenn Stanton. Glenn is the director for Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family and has authored five books on marriage and family life; he lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and five children.
In addition to breakout sessions where you will have the opportunity to gain practical insights for living as a man with biblical vision, a highlight of this year’s conference will include an opportunity to see the world class exhibit on the life of St. John Paul II and to venerate his relic at his national shrine located right here in the Archdiocese of Washington.
For more information, and to register, please visit http://www.adw.org/manonamission/
On April 18th, 2015, The Catholic University of America (CUA) Knights of Columbus will be hosting the Catholic Leadership Conference, additionally co-sponsored by the Catholic Apostolate Center and the Archdiocese of Washington’s DC Catholic Young Adult Ministry.
The keynote speakers for the event are Most Rev. Joseph Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and Dr. Jonathan Reyes, Director of Justice, Peace, & Human Development at the USCCB. The keynote speeches of this year’s Catholic Leadership Conference will discuss the Vatican II document Gaudium et Spes: The Church in the Modern World.
This year’s theme for the conference, Gaudium et Spes: The Church in the Modern World at 50, will touch on how the document relates to young adult Catholic leaders and how they can live their faith fully in everyday life. In addition to the keynotes, there will be presentations given by noted professionals speaking on topics that affect young adult leadership today. These presenters include Fr. Frank Donio, S.A.C., Director of the Catholic Apostolate Center, Jonathan Lewis, Director of Young Adult Ministry at the Archdiocese of Washington, and Dr. Peter Murphy Executive Director of the Department of Evangelization and Catechesis at the USCCB.
The conference will be held on the campus of The Catholic University of America beginning at 10:30 a.m. Schedule to follow at knights.cua.edu/clc.
The Catholic Leadership Conference is an annual conference for Washington area young adults to learn from experts in fields including politics, pastoral leadership, and academics; and use that knowledge to grow in faith and leadership. The conference’s goal is to for young adults to think about and develop the skills needed to speak the faith in their everyday lives, no matter how difficult.
To learn more about the event or to register, please visit the sign-up page at knights.cua.edu/clc
Members of the Assembly will be creating Christmas Bags for the VA immediately following the abbreviated November Business Meeting. We are asking Sir Knights to begin assembling items for our Christmas bags for the VA Hospital. Instead of running to Costco and buying large tubs of this and that, we are suggesting that Knights make orders from Overstock.com or similar websites to get the biggest bang for their buck. Costco would be great, however, for items like t-shirts, socks, and briefs.The VA is looking for the following items:
Canteen Books (paperbacks)
Crossword, Word-find, or Sudoku books
XL & XXL T-Shirts
White Briefs (XL & XXL)
Christmas Gift Bags
As well, we can always use TRAVEL sized toiletries, bottled water, and rosaries for this and other VA missions that we help fulfill.
"Today, the Knights of Columbus is providentially positioned to play a key role in the new alliance between the Church and the family called for by Pope Francis … What is necessary now is our greater involvement in the renewal of parish and family life."
-Supreme Knight Carl Anderson