St. Isaac Jogues of Valley Forge Council
No. 13716
Wayne, Pennsylvania



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Council Assists at Breakfast with Santa
- December 6, 2008

The council helped out with various support services at St. Isaac Jogues annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday morning, Dec. 6. Activities included serving breakfast, providing photos, assisting with visits to Santa, and clean-up. Pictured are the council volunteers along with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Council Hosts Altar Servers Recognition Event
- November 23, 2008 

The altar servers of St. Isaac Jogues Parish were recognized at a special event hosted by the council during 9:00 am Mass on Sunday, November 23. Award certificates and gifts were given to the current altar servers during the ceremony. Altar servers in training were also called forward for recognition. A reception was hosted by the council after Mass in celebration and appreciation of the altar servers.

Crab Cake Sale a Success
- November 21, 2008 

The council's second crab cake sale wrapped up with customer pick-ups on Friday, November 21. The sale proved every bit as popular as the one held this past Spring. Special thanks goes to council members Tony Cucchi, Joe Powers and Jack Marchiano (pictured, l to r) for running this fundraiser. The council also thanks all our customers for their support.

Book Drive Conducted for Troops Overseas
- November 10, 2008

The council conducted a paperback book drive in October and early November for U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Over 1,500 books were received, which will be sorted and packed for shipment to several locations. Special recognition goes to Jack Marchiano for coordinating this project.

Council Assists at Special Olympics
- November 8, 2008

Several members of the council assisted on Saturday morning, November 8th, at the Pennsylvania Special Olympics held at Villanova University. Volunteer activities included working in food service. Volunteers also had some time to watch the athletes compete. Special thanks goes to John Manza and Bill Ristey for organizing this service project.

Parish Coffees Hosted by Council
- October 5, 2008

The council hosted parish coffees after both the 9:00am and 10:30am Masses on Sunday, October 5. A wide variety of refreshments were provided to the numerous parishioners in attendance. Special thanks goes to Sean Dempsey for organizing this event.

Council Recognized at Parish Mass
- September 20, 2008

At St. Isaac Jogues' 5pm Mass on Saturday evening, Sept. 20, the council was recognized by Msgr. Cunningham for its good works and positive impact on the parish community. Council members were called forward and given a special blessing to continue their endeavors. After the Mass, light refreshments were served in the Parish Hall to members, their families and parishioners.

Veterans Hosted at Baseball Game
- August 19, 2008

Several veterans residing at the Coatesville VA Medical Center were hosted by the council at a Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball game on Tuesday evening, August 19th. Helping with this service activity were (pictured, l to r): Joe Monte, Bob Meehan, and Frank Yanni. Also assisting were Bill Ristey and Pat Baker. Special thanks goes to Bill Ristey for organizing this service project.




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