News & Announcements

Prayer for Membership Growth

Click Here for a copy of the prayer

The Paterson Federation Knights of Columbus have provided each of its councils with a prayer to help grow its membership.

Attached is a copy.

Equal Rights for Babies in the Womb



At the March council meeting, a presentation was made by Ms Christine Flaherty, Executive Director of LIFENET asking for our support for "Protections of Babies in the Womb and their Families.  Here is the link for more information. 

For more information about LIFENET, click here.



Please call (973) 497-4500 or email to order any of the following:

  • 20/20 Car Magnets (5-3/4″)

  • Phone Stickers (2”)

  • Bumper Stickers

  • Prayer Cards

  • Equal Rights Signs

  • Lapel Pins
  • Blue Ties/Scarves

Mailing address: LIFENET

                           P. O. Box 1800

                           Montclair, NJ 07042

Don and Marion Kimble Moving to South Carolina

Don and Marion Kimble live at:

894 Knoll Drive

Little River, SC 29566




Don will be celebrating his 80th birthday on the 19th of October.


Drop a card or call him.


Please note the halo over Don's head!!!

Obituary for Patricia Ann Drylie (Jim's Mother)

Patricia Ann Drylie


Patricia A. Drylie (Geiger) passed away peacefully at the Oaks in Denville on August 21, 2022, at the age of 85.


She was born in Orange and had lived for many years in West Orange as well as at her home away from home in Toms River, before moving to Denville, NJ in 1996.


Patricia worked as a Phlebotomist for the New Jersey Blood Center for many years before retiring.  She loved to travel, and she visited many different countries all over the world, including Egypt, Russia, and Turkey as well as so many others.  She enjoyed going on cruises and spending time antiquing and going to estate sales.  In her younger years she was a very competitive bowler.  Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with all her many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Patricia was very proud of her Boys in Blue.


She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 39 years, David A. Drylie in 1994.


Patricia is survived by her loving children Dr. James J. Drylie (Shannon) of Andover, Patricia C. Drylie of Denville, and David S. Drylie (Robin) of Montville, NJ.


She is also survived by her grandchildren Daniel Zappulla, Kieran Drylie, Gina Manger, David Drylie, Samantha Zappulla, Nolan Drylie, Maria Drylie, Sean Drylie and Jamie Lynn Drylie.  Her great grandchildren Emilee, Moriah, Sophia, Cary James, Julian, and Isaiah as well as her sister Elizabeth Schimpf also survive her.


Visitation will be held on Sunday August 28, 2022, from 2:00PM to 6:00PM at Norman Dean Home for Services 16 Righter Avenue Denville, NJ 07834


Services will begin at 8:45AM on Monday August 29, at the funeral home and then going to St. Cecilia’s Church 90 Church St. Rockaway, NJ 07866 for a 10:00AM Liturgy of funeral Mass.  Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover, NJ.


Click here for more information

Brother James Drylie and his family are involved with the Blue Star Mothers of North Warren. These are mothers of living service members who are serving or who have served their country. They are the counterpart of the Gold Star Mothers whose love one was killed in battle. Please check our calendar for their upcoming events.

Father Philip-Michael Tangorra Biography

Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra is a priest of the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey and is currently serving Our Lady Queen of Peace R.C. Church in Branchville, New Jersey as its Administrator. He was the co-founder and president of “Hands of Mary for Haiti,” an Association of the Christian Faithful aimed at helping, both materially and spiritually, the people of Notre Dame du Perpetuel Secours parish in Fragneau-Ville, Haiti, following the devastating earthquake there in 2010. He served as the parochial vicar for the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Morristown, New Jersey, where he also served on the Board of Directors for the Neighborhood House in Morristown. He recently rebuilt and created an award-winning Catholic Campus Ministry at William Paterson University, serving as its chaplain. He has also served as the Assistant Coordinator for Evangelization for the Diocese of Paterson. He is the author of Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life, a part of the "Living Faith Series" published by Emmaus Road. In “Holiness and Living…” Fr. Philip-Michael lays out the mystical and invisible realities that are present during the celebration of the sacraments, and explains how they can lead us to living ever more in-tune with God. He has a Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology from the Angelicum in Rome, and a Licentiate in Canon Law from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Shoulder to Shoulder Initiative

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The Knights of Columbus are committed to actively and conspicuously supporting and promoting the law enforcement community.  This initiative provides a start to support this effort.

How to get to the minutes and other council information

1. Click on the members only tab on the left side of the screen.

2. Sign in using your member number and password.

3. Click on the item you want to see from the list.



  1. Go to website
  2. On left side of menu click on Event Calendar
  3. Choose the date that you are interested in signing up/volunteering
  4. Screen will appear that elaborates on the event and pertinent information
  5. Look for the CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
  6. Follow the direction for either member/nonmember. Do not worry about filling out the number of hours for volunteering etc. The idea is to get your name to the Event Chairman to know you are interested.  If you are worried, call or email the Event Chairman, either by finding his information on the members list or in the narrative of the event. Once you have completed that and sent it you should receive a confirmation email that you are signed up.
  7. Hopefully, the Event Chairman will use this information to create a list of volunteers who will receive directed emails keeping them informed of the event.  That is, IF the Event Chairman provides it.
  8. If all else fails, contact the Event Chairman.

Knights of Columbus Officer's Handbook


Updated Leadership Handbook for Officers.

How to Update Your Email/Other Information


How to Update Your Email/Other Information


  1. Go to the website: and click on Member List.
  2. Sign in using your membership number and date of birth.
  3. Find your name on the Member List and click on the UPDATE box.
  4. Update the information and click on the SUBMIT YOUR CORRECTIONS.
  5. This will get your changes to the Financial Secretary for action.





  1. Go to website: and click on For Members.
  2. Scroll down to Update Contact Information and click on it.
  3. Fill in the necessary information. Check the boxes that you are a Knight of Columbus and are updating Membership/Columbia information.
  4. Click Submit.  This will update the National database and save some work for the Financial Secretary.


  1. Go to our website: and click on SUPREME COUNCIL SITE.
  2. Click on  For Members and follow steps 3 and 4 above.

Mike Holzli and his Made to Order Potholders

Potholders by Mike

Mike Holzli

Made to Order – Potholders

9 Linwood Ave

Newton, NJ 07860

862-268-6709 or 973-383-6061

Brother Luke O'Connell of St. Paul's Abbey

Br. Luke Robert O’Connell OSB of St. Paul’s Abbey in Andover Township died on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in the Newton Medical Center after suffering for a long time with pancreatic cancer.

Brother Luke was born on February 8, 1946, in Englewood, NJ, as the only child of William and Lillian O’Connell and grew up in Ridgefield Park. He attended St. Francis of Assisi Parish grammar school and in 1960 entered the Benedictine Mission Seminary High School at St. Paul’s abbey. He completed high school, graduating from St. Meinrad Seminary High School, St. Meinrad, IN, in 1964. After a year at Don Bosco Seminary College, he entered St. Paul’s Abbey. He made his first profession on August 19, 1967, and took his solemn vow on June 9, 1972. He marked his golden jubilee of profession with a special ceremony at the abbey in 2017.

Early on, Br. Luke was assigned to the abbey development office known as the Pax Office. He began courses in business at Morris County Community College and then completed a degree in business from Benedictine College, Atchison, KS. Upon returning to the abbey, he taught business and accounting at Pope John XXIII High School in Sparta from 1975 to 1980. In 1980 he was named business manager of the abbey, holding that position for 24 years until 2004. In that capacity, he became known to many businesses, agencies and officials in the area.

During the summer months, Br. Luke worked at the abbey’s Camp St. Benedict on Stickles Pond Road until it closed in 1978. He was the camp director for the 1975 to 1977 seasons. He served as the abbey’s principal organist for 50 years and from 1980 to 1985 was the organist for the Sunday parish choir of St. Joseph’s Parish in Newton, remaining on call afterwards for funerals for many years. In 2003, he was awarded a certificate by the National Weather Service for 25 years of recording the weather at the Newton station kept at the abbey since the 70’s and sending it on a monthly basis. This service often required producing records for legal cases.

Br. Luke was a familiar face during the sale of trees at the abbey Christmas Tree Farm in December. He maintained the abbey’s donor list and processed regular mailings to them. As part of that, he also was the contact person for the abbey’s monk missionaries serving in Tanzania and South Africa, making a special trip to Tanzania in 2000. Br. Luke was one of three American members of St. Paul’s Abbey asked to assist the monks of Waegwan Abbey when they came to live at the monastery in Newton. Quiet, gentle and caring by nature, he was respected and appreciated by many for his way of handling situations and people. He bore his final illness humbly and without complaint.

Due to the coronavirus, the funeral Mass and burial in the abbey’s Christ the King Cemetery are limited to the monks of the abbey.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Abbey, PO Box 7, Newton, NJ 07860.