St. Isaac Jogues Council
No. 13716
Wayne, Pennsylvania



2006 2nd Half News Archives


Welcome to our New Members
- Dec. 11, 2006 

The council welcomes into its ranks three new members who received both First and Second Degrees on December 11th at St. Cornelius Council in Chadds Ford, PA. Pictured from left are Grand Knight Joe Monte with new members Joseph Milano, John Castaldi, and Anthony Giaimo.    

Council Knights Advance to Third Degree

  - Dec. 10, 2006

Three members of the council received their Third Degree in an exemplification held at Mater Dei Council in Newtown Square, PA on Dec. 10, 2006. Dave Hobson, Anthony Perretta, and Bill Ristey advanced to this degree, which is focused on fraternity.   

Council Assists at Breakfast with Santa
- Dec. 9, 2006 

The annual Breakfast with Santa parish event was a tremendous success again this year, with over 200 parishioners and other guests 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, photography services, and clean-up. Special thanks goes to Jack Marchiano for coordinating council assistance with Parish Services. Pictured are Mark and Eileen Watson's sons Joshua and Blaise with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 

St. Isaac's Hayride Party Hosted By Council
- Nov. 18, 2006 

Over 100 parishioners and other guests and their families joined in the festivities at St. Isaac's Hayride Party held Sat. evening, Nov. 18 on the grounds behind the Parish Hall. Activities included hayrides around the parish campus and adjoining areas, and roasting marsh-mallows around several campfires. Live ragtime and jazz piano music added to the novel setting. Aquilante Catering provided chili, hot dogs and hot cocoa for attendees. Click here for scenes from the event.

Council Hosts Altar Servers Recognition Event
- Nov. 12, 2006 

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 gifts were given to the altar servers, followed by a special blessing given by Council Chaplain Fr. Paschal Onunwa. Dr. Linda Copel was also recognized for her work in training and scheduling the altar servers.
A Parish Coffee was hosted by the council after Mass in celebration and appreciation of the altar servers.

Council Assists at Special Olympics
- Nov. 4, 2006 

The council assisted on Saturday morning, Nov. 4th, at the Pennsylvania Special Olympics held at Villanova University. Volunteer activities included staffing the cafeterias, organizing donated food for lunch for the Olympians, and spotting/cheering at the powerlifting competition. Pictured from left, front row: John Manza, Tony Cucchi, Anthony Perretta, Ed Toney. Rear row: Kevin Horan, Joe Monte, Joe Powers, Bill Ristey, Don Smith, Jack Marchiano, and Len Trainor. Also volunteering were Al and Nick Corridoni, Carlo Cocco, and Bill Longua. Special recognition goes to John Manza and Bill Ristey for organizing the council's participation. Click here for scenes from the day.

Welcome to our New Member
- Sept. 20, 2006 

The council welcomes into its ranks Thomas Walsh, who transferred from St. Peter Council 6735 in Merchantville, NJ.

Staffing Provided for Don Guanella Fair
- Sept. 16, 2006

The council provided staffing for a games booth at the Don Guanella Fair on Sat. after-noon, Sept. 16th. The fair is a fundraising activity for Don Guanella Village, a residence for boys with developmental challenges. This event also provides an opportunity for the residents to enjoy a variety of activities in a recreational setting. Special recognition goes to Bill Ristey and Jack Marchiano for coordinating this project.   

Council Hosts Blue Mass
- Sept. 10, 2006 

A Blue Mass was hosted by the council at St. Isaac Jogues Church on Sunday, September 10 to honor the work of public safety personnel including police, firefighters, and EMS personnel. The Mass was celebrated by Auxiliary Bishop Robert Maginnis, who expressed appreciation to the honorees for the ways in which they touch the lives of others in the community. Grand Knight Joseph Monte offered concluding remarks expressing the thanks of the community for all that the honorees do to give a sense of security to residents of the area. The Mass was followed by a social gathering. Click here for scenes from the event.   

Book Drive Conducted for Troops Overseas
- August 7, 2006

The council conducted a paperback book drive in July for US Troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. About 2,100 books were sorted and packed for shipment overseas. In addition, the council collected $433 to help with shipping costs and to purchase prayer books for the troops. Pictured helping with the sorting and packing are Ed Sweeney, Ed Toney, Fr. Paschal Onunwa, Jack Marchiano, Brian Downey, and Joe Monte. Also helping were Patrick and Mary Ann McCann. Special recognition goes to Ed Sweeney and Jack Marchiano for coordinating this project.

Council Summer Social Event
 - August 2, 2006

 Brother Knight Anthony Aquilante hosted the council at his residence for an evening get-together on August 2. Numerous members and their families joined in the party, which included a festive dinner and the opportunity for attendees to chat and mingle. The council wishes to express its appreciation to Anthony for his generosity in hosting the gathering.
 Officers and Directors Chosen for New Fraternal Year
- July 9, 2006

 The council held elections on June 14, 2006 for officers for the new fraternal year of
July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007. In addition, service program directors for the new fraternal year were also identified. 

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