2019 State Convention Introduction

Please click HERE to learn more about the 2019 State Convention!

Faith in Action Booklet

Download the new Faith in Action Booklet HERE.  This is the Core of how we are building our year around Programs.

Message from Bishop Loverde – State Chaplain

Please watch Bishop Loverde’s message to the Virginia Knights of Columbus.

Military Appreciation Night at the Diamond

This year the Councils (All Degree Knights) are invited to carry flags with the 4th Degree. Dress Attire White Polo, Dark slacks, dark shoes. Muster time is 4:30-5:00PM on Saturday, July 28th.

Anyone carrying flags, will get 2 tickets to the game. Our goal is to have all 60 Flags (Honor America Corp) represented at the game.

Every year we send Military personnel from Ft Lee and their families to the game. Be a part of a ‘ Knights at the ballpark.” The Knights have already delivered 600 tickets to Ft Lee Military personnel and the families.

For more information contact Larry Floyd 804-229-3717 or Steve Layne 804-338-5838. If you would like to be a part of something very special.

Take the Challenge!

An exciting initiative called “Monthly Challenge from the Supreme Chaplain” begins today!

Check out this month’s challenge below. A new challenge for each month will be shared on the Knights of Columbus social media pages, as well as inKnightline and Columbia magazine. It is also available in multiple languages at kofc.org.

Engage in the challenge and put your faith into action today! Vivat Jesus!



My Brother Knights of Virginia,

Welcome to the start of a new fraternal year.  Our theme for this Fraternal Year is “Keep the Faith!”

As we Catholics are called to continual conversion in our Catholic Faith, our Christian beliefs and life, and our support and commitment to our Holy Father, our Bishops and Priests. So too, this fraternal year will be a year of Conversion for the Virginia State Council.

Remember that The Venerable Fr. McGivney’s vision was to:

  1. Change a man’s life
  2. Deepen and enrich his faith
  3. Strengthen and Protect His Family
  4. Build better lives for those who so desperately need help

Fr. McGivney was just 25 years old when he was ordained a priest.  He founded the Order at 29-30 years old. He was a young man.  Likewise, brothers, we must continue to recruit younger men and more diverse members to grow our order and provide them with the opportunities to live Fr. McGivney’s dream.

Take the first step and talk to your prospects about our new Faith in Action Programs that speak to and relate directly to our young people. Commit to making family and spiritual Programs a Priority in your Councils. Doing so will maximize YOUR Council’s visibility locally in the parish and in the community. The Question to ask a man is not “will you join the Knights of Columbus?”  The question we must ask is “why are you not a Knight of Columbus?”

Live the Venerable Fr. McGivney’s vision in your everyday life.  Make it a part of your fiber.  Never lose hope in Christ and the belief in yourself that you can accomplish whatever you set your mind, heart and soul to do.

Make a difference in someone’s life.  For when you do, their life will be changed and so will yours!

Keep the Faith.

Edward R. Polich
State Deputy

2018 Supreme Convention

My Brother Knights, families and friends,
It gives me great pleasure to invite each of you to the home of Catholicity in the United States. This year the Supreme Convention will be held in Baltimore, Maryland. Please come and experience the charm our city has to offer.
This site presents the tours and entertainment that our committee has planned for you. Please take time to get to know Baltimore. Plan to see our sights and experience our rich history. We have so much to offer. Baltimore is where Father McGivney studied for and was ordained to the priesthood. Our tours will show you the site of both of those experiences.
We hope that you can come early and/or stay late. We want you to feel welcome in our city and in our state. We hope to see you in August.

Stephen M. Cohen, State Deputy 2016-2018
Maryland State Council, Knights of Columbus


Saturday, August 4, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Maryland  State Council Registration, Ticket Sales and Tour Information
6:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass
Sunday, August 5, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Maryland  State Council Registration, Ticket Sales and Tour Information
7:30 a.m. Sunday Mass
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adoration Chapel
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Official Registration of Delegates, Supreme Secretary’s Office
6:00 p.m. Sunday Mass
Monday, August 6, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adoration Chapel
7:30 a.m. Daily Mass
8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Maryland  State Council Registration, Ticket Sales and Tour Information
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Official Registration of Delegates,Supreme Secretary’s Office
10:30 a.m. – Noon Membership Seminar
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Souvenir Exchange
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Maryland State Council Welcome Party
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adoration Chapel
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Official Registration of Delegates, Supreme Secretary’s Office
8:30 – 9:20 a.m. Confessions
9:30 a.m. Supreme Convention Opening Mass
10:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Maryland State Council Registration, Ticket Sales and Tour Information
1:00 p.m. Opening Business Session (Open session, families invited)
7:00 p.m. States Dinner
Delegate Caucus (Immediately following the States Dinner)
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Adoration Chapel
7:00 – 7:50 a.m. Confessions
8:00 a.m. Concelebrated Mass
8:00 – 11:00 a.m. Maryland State Council Registration, Ticket Sales and Tour Information
10:30 a.m. Business Session
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ladies Luncheon hosted by Ladies of the Maryland State Council
3:00 p.m. Awards Session, (Open session, families invited)
Thursday, Augut 9, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. Adoration Chapel
7:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m. Confessions
8:00 a.m. Memorial Mass
10:00 a.m. Final Business Session


Approximately 1,600 Knights attended last year’s convention in St. Louis, when they pledged $2 million to restore a Christian town in Iraq that was destroyed by the Islamic State.

Click here for the Convention Website.

Fr. Michael J. McGivney Guild

The Father Michael J. McGivney Guild serves as a source for information about the life, works and spirituality of Father McGivney. The Guild distributes informational materials about him, receives reports of favors granted through his intercession and oversees the distribution of relics. Guild members receive regular updates on the progress of Father McGivney’s cause for canonization and are invited to participate in promoting devotion to this Servant of God. Members of the Knights of Columbus are not automatically Guild members and must elect to join the Guild. The Father Michael J. McGivney Guild Newsletter is published bimonthly except July- August, and is sent free to Guild members. To join the Guild, Click Here!

Installation and Organizational Meeting Fraternal Year 2018-2019

 The State Council Organizational Meeting will be held on Saturday July 7, 2018 at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 4491 Springfield Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060. The meeting will begin at 8:30 AM. The recommended attire for the meeting is jacket and tie. 

The agenda for the Saturday meeting is designed in a workshop format. Therefore, Council attendees should include the Grand Knight, Immediate Past Grand Knight, Deputy Grand Knight, Membership Chairman, General Program Chairman, and Financial Secretary. 

The Officers of the Ladies of Virginia (LOV) will be installed after the rosary, and LOV will hold their meeting immediately following their installation. The State Officer’s wives will host a Ladies Luncheon after the meeting (no cost, but reservations are required; please see attached flyer). 

The day will conclude with the Installation of State Officers and District Deputies immediately following the 5:00 PM Mass at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 4491 Springfield Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060 with a Dinner Dance to follow in the Parish Hall. Dress for the occasion is coat and tie. Dress for State Officers, District Deputies, Directors, and Supreme Representatives is White Dinner Jacket. 

Dinner Dance reservations are required and should be made by July 1, 2018 through my appointed Executive Secretary, Richie Head (please see attached flyer). 

The Mass, Installation ceremony and Dinner Dance are open to all, and your participation is requested and appreciated. 

Grand Knights are also reminded to bring a check in the amount of $115.00 for the purchase of the Keep Christ in Christmas (KCIC) starter kits. 

District Deputies: There is a required meeting for District Deputies on Sunday morning at the hotel. 

If you have any questions, please contact Ed Polich at (804) 314-1065 (H) or e-mail statedeputy2018_2019@vakofc.org or my appointed Executive Secretary, Richie Head at (703) 963-8282 or e-mail rghpsd@verizon.net