St. Isaac Jogues Council
No. 13716
Wayne, Pennsylvania



2006 1st Half News Archives


Blood Drive Conducted - June 16, 2006
The St. Isaac Jogues Annual Blood Drive was held on June 16 in the parish hall. The event was sponsored by the council, which provided planning, publicity, scheduling, sign-in and hospitality services. A total of 33 individuals donated in the drive. The council expresses its thanks to all who donated, and all who worked to make the event a success. Special recognition goes to Frank Yanni and Anthony Perretta (pictured, left to right) for organizing this effort.

Council Knights Advance to Fourth Degree
- May 28, 2006

Seven members of the council received their Fourth Degree in an exemplification held at the Hilton Hotel in King of Prussia, PA on May 28, 2006. Paul Adack, John Corr, Anthony Cucchi, Brian Downey, Jack Johnson, Joseph Powers, and Mark Watson advanced to this highest degree of the order, known as the patriotic degree.   

Arc Fundraising Campaign Completed
- May 6, 2006 

The council completed a fundraising campaign for The Arc, a national organization devoted to promoting and improving support and services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. A total of $215 was raised to assist the organization in its efforts. Participating in the campaign were Patrick Baker, Anthony Cucchi, Joseph Layden, and William Ristey. 

Council Members Work on Habitat for Humanity Projects
- April 15, 2006 

Eight members of the council worked on two Habitat for Humanity projects in Pottstown on Saturday, April 15. Activities included interior carpentry, trim work and caulking. Participating in the work activities were Patrick Baker, Jeremy Blackburn, Anthony Cucchi, Joseph Layden, Jack Marchiano, Anthony Perretta, William Ristey and Edward Toney. Special recognition goes to Jack Marchiano and William Ristey for organizing this activity. Click here for scenes from the workday.  

Welcome to our New Member
- March 29, 2006 

The council welcomes into its ranks Daniel Hoffman, who transferred from St. Ignatius Council 9729 in Harford County, Maryland.

Council Hosts St. Patrick's Party
- March 18, 2006 

140 parishioners and other guests celebrated "all things Irish" at the first St. Patrick's event hosted by the council. Musical entertainment was provided by Blarney, an Irish duo who performed ballads, folk, and traditional works. A catered dinner was enjoyed by attendees. Numerous raffles on a range of items, such as 4 Phillies box seat tickets, and an Irish Basket of Cheer, were conducted throughout the event. Special entertainment featured a young troupe of step dancers directed by Laurie Luebbers, performing a number of dances with acrobatic and graceful footwork. Click here for scenes from the party.  A 4 second video clip of the step dancers can be seen by
clicking here
(2.6 Mb avi). A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Isaac Jogues Parish.

Welcome to our New Member
- Feb. 20, 2006 

The council welcomes into its ranks Geoffrey Meyer, who received both First and Second Degrees on Feb. 20 at St. Cornelius Council in Chadds Ford. 

Local Free Throw Champion Advances to Regionals
- Feb. 4, 2006 

The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship was conducted at the district level on Sat. Feb. 4, 2006 at St. Norbert's gym in Paoli. Local council champion Jacqueline Blackburn (pictured, left rear) captured the district title in her division. We wish her continued success as she advances to regional competition on March 4th. Click here for photos from the local and district events.

Knights of the Year Awards
- Jan. 14, 2006 

Two members of the council were given 2005 Knight of the Year Awards at the potluck dinner on Jan. 14. Jack Marchiano and Joseph Monte were recognized for their exemplary service to Church, community, council, family and youth. In presenting the awards, Patrick Baker cited several examples of the outstanding service of these two men, giving particular note to their work in making the lasagna dinner of April 23, 2005 a tremendous early success of the council. Pictured are Sydney Monte, Rita Marchiano, Jack Marchiano, Patrick Baker, and Joseph Monte.       

Potluck Dinner Hosted by Council
- Jan. 14, 2006 

Members of the council and their families enjoyed a potluck dinner in the Parish Hall on Jan. 14. A wide variety of appetizers, entrees, side dishes, salads, and desserts were shared by all present. Msgr. Cunningham and Fr. Paschal joined in the festivities, which included the presentation of "Knight of the Year" awards to Jack Marchiano and Joseph Monte by Patrick Baker.    

Council Conducts Free Throw Championship
- Jan. 14, 2006 
The council's 2006 Free Throw Championship was held at St.Nor-
bert's Gym on Jan. 14. Three youths from St. Isaac Jogues parish captured the local titles in their respective divisions: Madeline Iffert, Delaney Massaro, and Jacqueline Blackburn. These winners advance to district level competition, which is followed by regional, state and international competitions. Last year 199,426 youth ages 10-14 participated in the championship. The council recognizes Jack Marchiano for coordinating the event at the local level.

Welcome to our New Member - Jan. 9, 2006 
The council welcomes into its ranks Paul Ditton, who received both First and Second Degrees on Jan. 9 at St. Cornelius Parish in Chadds Ford. Current member David Hobson received his Second Degree at that exemplification also. Pictured (left to right): David Hobson, Christopher Columbus, Paul Ditton.


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