What Does Our Council Do?

The Knights of Columbus, John J. Cempre Council 6328 is a fraternal men’s organization in Culpeper VA. We are proud to serve the Precious Blood Catholic Church and surrounding community through the annual sponsoring of the following activities.

Parish Activities:

● Gift of Bible to graduating altar servers

● Cooking for the Parish picnic

● Annual Scholarship to a graduating Senior in the sum of $500

● Sponsor First Communion Reception

● Sell “Keeping Christ in Christmas” holiday cards

● Ensure Pallbearers are available for funerals

● Conduct the Annual Fish Dinners during Lent

● 5th Sunday Breakfast

● Carry out a Stations of the Cross during Lent

● Financial Support for a Seminarian

● Monthly financial donation to St. Joseph’s Table

● St. Joseph’s Table food drive

● Memorial Mass to recognize deceased members of both the Council and Ladies Auxiliary

School Activities

● Spring cleanup

● Gala support

● Donations of crucifixes to classrooms

● Volunteer as requested for Epiphany activities

Community Activities:

● Annual JJ Quin Golf Tournament to support Angel Flight

● Fourth of July parade

● Ameri-corp parade

● Christamas parade

● Monthly financial donation to Food Closet

● Driving elderly to medical appointments

● Helping Hands (this is a mission where Knights perform service projects for those in need. i.e building handicap ramps for homes)

● Yard sale

● Farm Tour food sales

● Belmont Farm BBQ sales

● Visiting the elderly at retirement homes

● Volunteer for Prison ministry

● Local soap box derby food sales

● Provide wreaths for Memorial/Veterans Day to Culpeper National Cemetery

● Culpeper Way of the Cross

● Thanksgiving Food Closet packing and delivery

● Christmas basket drive

● KOVAR (a Virginia Knights of Columbus 501(c)(3) tax exempt charity established in 1971 to provide financial assistance through grants and home loans to tax exempt organizations providing training and assistance to citizens with intellectual disabilities)

● March for Life in both DC and Richmond

● Moment of silence (silent protest for the unborn)

● Special Olympics

● Support FOCUS

● Support and Volunteer at Pregnancy Center fundraisers

● Youth Soccer Challenge

● Youth Basketball Challenge

Other Areas where you may see Knights volunteering

● Eucharistic Ministers

● Deliver Euchaarist to immobile

● Ushers

● Choir

● Lecters

● CCD Teachers