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Grand Knight


George Brent Well Represented at the Virginia Knights of Columbus State Meeting

Dear Brothers:

There are five major meetings of the Virginia Knights of Columbus each year. The first meeting of the fraternal year was held in Fairfax, Virginia on July 7th thru 9th, 2017. The meeting is called Organizational meeting. The meeting was opened by the newly elected State Deputy, Stephen J. Kehoe. (Stephen has attended many events in the past at George Brent.) The theme for the 2017-2018 fraternal year for Virginia, Knights of Columbus is “Lift High the Cross”. After the meeting many attended the Installation Mass at Saint Leo’s Church. Following the Mass the State Officers of the Virginia Knights of Columbus and the District Deputies were installed.

Virginia has 31 Districts. George Brent is in District 19 with District Deputy Craig Ratcliff as our representative to the state. There are three District Wardens. PGK Carlos Sousa serves as one of the three.

Much of the first meeting was dedicated to membership, recruitment and retention. Attending from George Brent Council were, Grand Knight John Masarick, Deputy Grand Knight Thomas Mehr, Chancellor/Membership Director Tom Masarick and PGK Carlos Sousa. George Brent is fortunate to have members that have served the State for many years, PGK JP McCusker is one of those great individuals and PGK Richard Aleksy is another. JP and Rich will serve on the State Organizational Committee this fraternal year.

Attending from the Ladies Auxiliary of George Brent was Ladies President Sue Masarick, Ladies Vice President Tuxa Sousa, Mary Jo Mehr, and Past President Agnes Alesky.

Your George Brent officers found the meeting very informative and productive for all.

Important Schedule Change:

Due to scheduling conflicts, the “Installation of Officers” of the George Brent Council Knights of Columbus will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, VA after the 5:30 pm Mass. Please join your brother Knights in Corporate Communion in the church followed by the installation. After the installation, there will be a small reception at the Knights Hall. All Brother Knights are invited. Please RSVP to Grand Knight John Masarick at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 703.368.1603.

John Masarick
Grand Knight

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Well, we kicked off the fraternal year with a party…literally. July 1st was our annual Independence Day picnic at Urbanna Swim Club and it was a bash, a boiler and a boom. The bash was the great cooking by our immediate Past Grand Knight Carlos Sousa and Grand Knight John Masarick, a team effort in setting it all up and a very nice turn out of friends with delicious side dishes, all making the day really special The boiler was the heat..and the boom was the “thunder-boomer” that came through toward the end. A lot of water but it didn’t put a damper on the day at all!!! Thanks to everyone who helped and who turned out!!

Remember that the Month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. On August 15 we celebrate The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary which is a Holy Day of Obligation. We celebrate the Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori (August 1), the Feast of St. Dominic (August 8), the Feast of St. Lawrence the Martyr (August 10), the Feast of St. Clare (August 11), the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe (August 14), the Feast of St. Bartholomew the Apostle (August 24), the Feast of St. Augustine (August 28), and Memorials to St. Rose of Lima (August 23) and St. Louis (August 25), among many others.

The next "6 Point Meeting" will be at 7:30 on Tuesday, August 22 in the Club Room. Anyone chairing an event in August, September or October is encouraged to attend this meeting. We can help by getting volunteers, advertising the event, and answering any questions or concerns of the event chairman. If you are a chairman of a recent event please send me your completed "Event Report". If you would like to help with any of our upcoming events, please contact me by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 703-314-7397.

Upcoming George Brent Council dates to keep in mind:

August 5: CPR / AED Training (Morning)
August 7: Council Meeting 7:30 PM; Rosary 7:00 PM, First Degree 8:00 PM
August 8: Second Degree 8:00 PM
August 8, 15, 22 and 29: Tuesday Rosary at 7:00 PM in the Club Room
August 12: (4th Degree) Past Faithful Navigator Dinner, starting at 6:30 PM
August 19: Blood Drive, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
August 21: Council Meeting 8:00 PM; Rosary 7:30 PM
August 22: Six-Point Meeting, 7:30 PM, Club Room
August 23: Golf Banquet, 4:00 to 9:00 PM, Hall
August 25: Council Officers Meeting, 7:30 PM, Club Room
August 26: Installation of Officers, following the Saturday 5:30 PM Mass in the Church
August 29: Anchor Club Meeting, 7:30 PM, Club Room

Please contact me with any questions by: email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or phone at 703-314-7397 (cell).

Vivat Jesus!!!

Tom Mehr
Deputy Grand Knight
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