St. Isaac Jogues Council
No. 13716
Wayne, Pennsylvania



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Welcome to our New Member
- June 11, 2007 

The council welcomes into its ranks Dr. Michael Harkness, who received both First and Second Degrees on June 11th at St. Cornelius Council in Chadds Ford, PA.

Council Knights Advance to Fourth Degree
- May 27, 2007

Three members of the council received their Fourth Degree in an exemplification held at the Inn at Valley Forge in King of Prussia, PA on May 27, 2007. Joseph Aquilante, William McCann and William Ristey advanced to this highest degree of the order, known as the patriotic degree.   

Knights Take Road Trip to New Haven
- April 26, 2007

About 36 knights, spouses and friends took a bus trip to New Haven Connecticut on April 26 to see some of the historical venues of this city where the Knights of Columbus was founded. The trip included a stop at St. Mary Church, where Fr. Michael McGivney established the organization. Also on the tour was the K of C Museum with its historical religious exhibits, including a 500th Anniversary exhibit on the Swiss Guard. Pictured are the attendees on the steps of St. Mary Church. Special recognition goes to Pat Baker for organizing the trip.

Processional Canopy Presented to Parish
- March 30, 2007

Msgr. Cunningham was presented on March 30th with the gift of a processional canopy donated by the council to St. Isaac Jogues Parish. The canopy, which will be used in such events as Eucharistic Processions, was purchased by the council from one of the only known producers of such items in the world, located in Perth, Australia. Special recognition goes to the council's Canopy Committee, consisting of Dave Hobson, Tom Walsh, and chaired by Pat Baker. Pictured presenting the canopy to Msgr. Cunningham are, from left, Grand Knight Joe Monte and Pat Baker. 

Second Anniversary of Council Celebrated
- Feb. 11, 2007

The council celebrated the second anniversary of its institution with Mass at 10:30am followed by a Parish Coffee. Members of the council processed into church as a group, led by an honor guard of 4th degree knights from the council. Chaplain Fr. Paschal offered congratulatory remarks, noting the charitable works undertaken by the council in the past two years of its existence. He encouraged other men of the parish to join the council also. The Parish Coffee after Mass, hosted by the council, provided an opportunity for parishioners to learn more about the council at an informational table (see photo.) Special thanks goes to Len Trainor for coordinating this event. 

Council Assists at Scouting Event
- Feb. 9, 2007

Several council members assisted with concession stand services at the Pinewood Derby held by Cub Scout Pack 81 on Feb. 9 at St. Isaac Jogues Parish Hall. Pictured from left are John Corr, Bill Ristey, Paul Ditton, and Jack Marchiano. Special thanks goes to John Corr for organizing the council's help for this event.

Support Given to Local Seminarians - Jan. 20, 2007
The council welcomed seminarians Jeffrey Rott and John Weber to the potluck dinner on January 20th. Grand Knight Joe Monte expressed the council's appreciation for all their hard work in their studies at St. Charles Seminary. A contribution of $500 was made to Mr. Weber by the council to help with his expenses. Pictured from left are Joe Monte with seminarians Jeffrey Rott and John Weber.

Knights of the Year Awards
- Jan. 20, 2007 

Two members of the council were given 2006 Knight of the Year Awards at the potluck dinner on Jan. 20. Bill Ristey and Ed Toney were recognized for their work on service projects and in support of the council over the past year. Pictured from left are Joe Monte, Ed Toney, Bill Ristey, and Betty Ristey.


Potluck Dinner Hosted by Council
- Jan. 20, 2007 

Members of the council and their families enjoyed a potluck dinner in the Parish Hall on Jan. 20 after the 5pm Mass. A wide variety of appetizers, entrees, side dishes, salads, and desserts were shared by all present. Grand Knight Joe Monte gave a brief review of the council's activities in 2006, followed by recognition of seminarian guests Jeffrey Rott and John Weber, and presentation of Knight of the Year awards to Bill Ristey and Ed Toney.

Council Conducts Free Throw Championship - Jan. 13, 2007 
The council's 2007 Free Throw Championship was held at St. Nor-
bert's Gym on Saturday morning, Jan. 13. Three youths from St. Isaac Jogues parish captured the local titles in their respective divisions: Andy McKeough, Jessica Beers and Brianna McAndrews. Meghan Boccella captured first alternate position in her division. These winners advance to district level competition, which is followed by regional, state and international competitions. Last year over 200,000 youths ages 10-14 participated in the championship. The council recognizes Jack Johnson and Bill Ristey for coordinating the event at the local level.

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