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Columbian Award for Council 2544
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.
Fund Drive for Individuals with Special Needs
Members of Council 2544 collected money for individuals with special needs on the weekend of September 28-29 at local Quick Checks, Piscataway Wal Mart, and at the intersection of Grove St. and Prospect Avenue. We collected a total of $3,006.76 for the weekend. On the weekend of October 5-6 we collected before and after all Masses at Our Lady of Fatima Church. That collection raised an additional $1,722 giving us a total of $4,728.72. On the weekend of 10/19-10/20 we collected $407 in cash plus loose change.
After coin and all donations were counted we collected $5,335.03. I am very pleased with the result and very appreciative of the help. Special thanks to co- chair Alan Kulig who worked almost every shift over 3 weekends. Others also contributed multiple shifts. Hopefully more brothers will help next year so we can beat this result.
Money collected is distributed to Special Olympics, Arc of Union County, Arc of Middlesex County, and the For Keeps Program at St. Peter's Hospital. Thank you to all brothers who gave their time for this collection. Special thanks also to brother Don Florek for scheduling Wal Mart and brother Stan Sudol for scheduling Quick Checks.
Eyes For The Needy
Knights of Columbus Council 2544 donates 684 Pairs of Eyeglasses for the Needy
During the month of July, the Knights of Columbus Council 2544 collected 684 pairs of used eyeglasses for donation to New Eyes for the Needy. This Millburn based group sorts, measures, refurbishes, and distributes prescription eyeglasses to those unable to afford them. Since beginning collection in 2017, the Knights of Columbus have collected over 1,500 pairs of eyeglasses. If you have old pairs of glasses that you would like to donate, there is a receptacle in front of the Council Hall (647 Grove St., Dunellen, NJ) and in the narthex of Our Lady of Fatima Roman Catholic Church (501 New Market Rd., Piscataway, NJ).
Special thanks to brother Alan Kulig for coordinating this important program.
On August 2, 2019 Knights of Columbus Council 2544 worked with Rev. Father Paul DaSilva, Pastor of Our Lady Of Fatima Church in Piscataway, on a special event for the Seminarians of the Diocese of Metuchen. The afternoon started with a Holy Hour for Vocations at Our Lady Of Fatima Church from 5PM to 6PM. This was attended by 13 seminarians along with some parishioners. After the Holy Hour, seminarians, priests, and guests went to the rectory lawn to enjoy a barbecue dinner purchased, prepared, and served by the Knights of Columbus. It was an evening of good food and fellowship.
We enjoyed meeting and getting to know these young men. Many of these men are already members of the Knights of Columbus and they were most appreciative of the Holy Hour and also the opportunity to share the company of each other, the priests in attendance, and their brother Knights. As our Seminarians left at the end of the evening, they were very grateful and also asked us to pray for them. We promised to do so.
The Knights of Council 2544 are delighted and proud of the opportunity to play a role in this special evening. We hope to make this Holy Hour and barbecue an annual event.