St. Isaac Jogues Council
No. 13716
Wayne, Pennsylvania



2005 News Archives


Welcome to our New Member
- Dec. 12, 2005 

The council welcomes into its ranks Anthony Perretta, who received both First and Second Degrees on Dec. 12 at St. Cornelius Parish in Chadds Ford. Total council membership now stands at 52.

Council Assists at Breakfast with Santa
- Dec. 10, 2005 

The annual Breakfast with Santa parish event was a tremendous success again this year, with over 180 parishioners enjoying the cuisine, and many of the younger members of the parish getting an opportunity to visit with Santa. The council assisted with guest check-in, food service, raffle sales, and clean-up. Special thanks go to Jack Marchiano for coordinating council assistance with Parish Services.

Council Hosts Altar Servers Recognition Event
- Nov. 13, 2005 

The altar servers of St. Isaac Jogues Parish were recognized for their dedicated service at a special event hosted by the council during 10:30 Mass. Award certificates and gift medals were given to the altar servers, with Fr. Paschal conducting a special blessing of the servers. John and Linda Chiles were also recognized for their work in training and scheduling the altar servers. A Parish Coffee was hosted by the council after the 10:30 Mass in celebration and appreciation of the altar servers.

Welcome to our New Members
- Nov. 7, 2005 

The council welcomes into its ranks 6 new members who received both their First and Second Degrees on Nov. 7, 2005. Pictured (left to right): new members Mark D'Antonio, William Longua, Michael Aquilante, Carlo Cocco, John Manza, current members Anthony Aquilante and Joseph Quici who received their Second Degree that evening, and new member Alex Corridoni. Also welcomed into the council are reapplication members Neil Duffy, Donald Smith, and Edward C. Sweeney.

Council Assists with Fall Feast Italiano -
Oct. 22, 2005 

The Fall Feast Italiano dinner event was a tremendous success, providing over 160 parishioners and other guests with wonderful cuisine and great fellowship. $3,865 was raised for the benefit of
St. Isaac Jogues Parish. The council assisted Aquilante's Gourmet Buffets with event planning and promotion, guest reservations and check-in, set-up, food service, bartending, hospitality services, and clean-up. Special recognition goes to Frank Yanni and Joe Monte for coordinating this assistance.  

Support Given to Local Seminarians
- Oct. 5, 2005

The council welcomed seminarians Jeff Rott and John Weber to its meeting on October 5th. The seminarians described their back- grounds and current program of studies at St. Charles Seminary. The council members also introduced themselves and expressed their gratitude and support.
A contribution of $500 was made to Mr. Weber by the council to help with his expenses.
Pictured are seminarian Jeff Rott, Deputy Grand Knight Joe Monte, Grand Knight Pat Baker, and seminarian John Weber. 

Council Hosts St. Isaac 's Breakfast Café
- Sept. 25, 2005

200 parishioners and other guests attended  St. Isaac's Breakfast Café, the first general breakfast event put on by the council. Aquilante Catering provided the food and beverages, featuring frittata and numerous other culinary delights. Over $1000 was raised for parish needs. Special recognition goes to Jim Borger, Joe Monte, and Jack Marchiano for organizing the event.

K of C Announces Katrina Disaster Relief Effort
- Sept. 2, 2005 

The Knights of Columbus has pledged a minimum of $2.5 million in financial assistance and will match any funds beyond that donated to the Knights of Columbus Katrina Relief Fund over the next 60 days. Click here for details.

Welcome to our New Members
- August 21, 2005

The council welcomes into its ranks the following 8 members who received their First Degree on August 21, 2005 (left to right): Thomas Romano, Jack Johnson II, David Hobson, Anthony Aquilante, Richard Holck, Joseph Quici, Philip Marsili, and William McCann.

Council Receives Founders' Award - August 3, 2005
The international headquarters of the Knights of Columbus presented the Founders' Award to the local council on August 3, 2005. This award is given in recognition of achievements in service programming and participation in the Order's insurance program.  

Welcome to our New Member
- June 29, 2005

The council welcomes into its ranks Paul Adack, who received his First Degree on
June 29, 2005.

Successful Blood Drive
- June 17, 2005

The Knights of Columbus' Blood Drive was held on June 17, 2005 at St. Isaac Jogues parish hall. A total of 53 units were collected, a 15% increase over last year. The council expresses its thanks to all who donated, and all who worked to make it a success. Special recognition goes to Bill Ristey and Brian Downey for organizing this effort.

Knights Assist with Parish Golf Classic - June 6, 2005
The 2005 Parish Golf Classic and Fundraiser was a great success, raising over $16,200 that will go to the Capital Improvement Fund. The council assisted in this effort in several ways. A donation of $100 was made to sponsor a golf hole. The council also donated 4 tickets for seats to an Eagles game, sold through the Silent Auction. In addition, the council collected donations for the "Closest to the Pin Spectacular" Helicopter Drop. 

Election of Officers - June 1, 2005
Officers for the Fraternal Year 2005-2006 were elected on June 1, 2005. Click here for the officers' roster.

Council Knights Advance to Fourth Degree
- May 29, 2005

Six members of the council received their Fourth Degree in an exemplification held at the Hilton Hotel in King of Prussia, PA on May 29, 2005. Jeremy Blackburn, Jack Marchiano, Joseph Monte, James Tinneny, Leonard Trainor, and Frank Yanni advanced to this highest degree of the order, known as the patriotic degree.   

Lasagna Dinner a Sellout
- April 23, 2005

150 parishioners and other guests of the council experienced a taste of Old Italy with the lasagna dinner prepared and served by the knights. Although the council had become operational only a month before, the tremendous teamwork of the knights was evident in this successful event. Special recognition goes to Joe Monte and Jack Marchiano for chairing the event and for all their hard work to make this event a success. Click here for photos from the dinner. 

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