First Friday Rosary
The Rosary is prayed on the first Friday of each month in the sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes Church starting at 6 p.m. All are welcome.
Adoration/Necrology Prayers are 6-7 p.m. each Wednesday at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
Recruit a new Member
On the weekend of November 18 and 19 Council 9953 will hold a Church Recruitment Fair after each mass. Gentlemen 18 years and older will have an opportunity to talk about The Knights of Columbus and join. Chuck Popik will be available to discuss financial opportunities for persons joining the Knights.
August Blood Drive successful
The August 20 blood drive at Our Lady of Lourdes Church had 37 whole blood and platelet donors. Christine Homan, account manager with Virginia Blood Services, said she was glad to see the good response we are getting with platelet donations.
Blood drive chairman, Mike Roby extends his appreciation to Fred Bowling, Ron Harrison, and Jim Nunn for stepping up to get the drive started and helping throughout the day. A shout out to Larry Phillips for the donuts.
To get an idea of the impact our drives have on the community, check out the blood drive page. There you will also find information on dates and who to contact to schedule a donation.
Election Results for
The Virginia State Council of the Knights of Columbus presented our council with two awards at this year's state convention. The State Deputy Award was awarded for the successful completion of all state action program requirements. We were also recognized for Outstanding Council Website for 2016-2017.
Brothers, you and your families have been recognized for dedicated work of our order. Thank you.
Our Lady of Lourdes Knights of Columbus Council 9953 congratulates the following Parishioners:
Congratulate and thank them for their service the next time you see them!
Supporting Our Clergy
Recently ordained, Father Thomas Davenport O.P. is shown at right presiding at his first Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C.
Father Davenport was born in Mt. Clemens, MI. He studied physics at the California Institute of Technology and went on to earn a PhD in physics from Stanford University.
"I have always been inspired by the wonders of God's creation. even down to its smallest parts, but as a Dominican I have begun to see more clearly the place of creation in His providential order and hope to share the beauty of His loving plan, even down to the smallest individual.
To read blog posts by Father Davenport, please visit: dominicanajournal.org/author/thomasdavenport
To support the Dominican student brothers, visit: www.dominicanfriars.org/donate
Father Davenport was sponsored by Council 9953 while he was a seminarian.