On September 18 district Deputy Art Troccoli presented THE COLUMBIAN AWARD to Past Grand Knight Dr. Tom Connors for our accomplishments in the 2018-2019 year. Congratulations Dr. Tom for a job well done. We thank you for your leadership and guidence as Grand Knight these past 2 years.
We have had a busy start to the Fraternal year. On June 26th we had a Holy Hour for vocations followed by a barbeque for the seminarians of the Diocese of Metuchen. We donated 684 pairs of used eyeglasses to New Eyes for the Needy in July. On August 28 we had a First Degree at our home in Dunellen and welcomed 3 new members and on October 16 we added 2 more. We did our annual canning/collecting for individuals with special needs in late September and early October by collecting at local stores and our parishes. We raised over $5,300 to distribute to organizations that serve these individuals.This is in addition to raising over $1,200 by distributing Right to Life Roses in June. You can find details on some of these projects by clicking the News and Announcements tab.
Check the Event Calendar tab for details on future events. There is a place for you to sign up to help. You can also record your volunteer hours after you served by going into the Members Only tab. While on the calendar page don't forget to click the Show Birthdays button to see who has a birthday. Most importantly, don't forget to check the PRAYER REQUEST tab to see special intentions of members. Any member can add their own intention very easily.
Among those events are:
- Third Degree (Hillsborough) November 1.
- Pancake Breakfast November 10.
- Members Christmas Party December 18.
WHY JOIN THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS?
Imagine being part of an organization that fills your heart with the joy of giving to others and the feeling that comes with making a difference. Knights are Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie, it is being involved with your community. It is supporting your local Catholic Church while enhancing your own faith. It is about protecting and enhancing your family life.
Courtesy of Council 12173, www.knights12173.com