St. Isaac Jogues Council, No. 13716
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Farewell Celebration for Council Chaplain
- June 17, 2009

The council focused its June 17 meeting on recognizing Fr. Paschal Onunwa for his service as chaplain of the council since its inception over four years ago. Fr. Paschal gave a special Good of the Order talk, including a chronology of his experiences during nearly eleven years of service to St. Isaac Jogues Parish. In addition to presenting Fr. Paschal with a monetary gift from the council, pictured is Grand Knight Joe Monte presenting Fr. Paschal with a plaque expressing the council's appreciation for his priestly dedication as its chaplain. After the meeting, council members enjoyed refreshments provided by Anthony Aquilante as they had an opportunity to individually express their best wishes to Fr. Paschal.

Council Participates in Corpus Christi Procession
- June 14, 2009

Saint Isaac Jogues Parish held its annual Corpus Christi procession on the parish grounds and nearby roadways on June 14. The council provided canopy bearers for the procession, as well as the canopy itself. Four 4th Degree members of the council comprised an honor guard for the procession as well.


Welcome to our Newest Member
- June 14, 2009 

The council welcomes into its ranks Dan Mazurek, who received both First and Second Degrees on June 14 at Fenerty Council in Downingtown, PA. Pictured are Dan Mazurek with hosting member Paul Fisher.

Sisters of Life
- June 3, 2009

The council hosted a presentation by Sr. Maria Kateri of the Sisters of Life on Wednesday evening, June 3, at St. Isaac Jogues Parish.
Sr. Maria gave her vocation story and some of the history of her order, which was founded in 1991. She also talked about the good work of her order both in raising general awareness of the importance of pro-life issues and in carrying out practical pro-life activities such as running a home for mothers at risk. After the presentation, the 100 attendees enjoyed beverage service and had an opportunity to meet and talk with Sr. Maria. Pictured are (l to r): Joe Monte, Sr. Maria, and Bill McCann, who organized the event. 

Council Knight Advances to Fourth Degree - May 24, 2009
In an exemplification held at the Dolce Hotel in King of Prussia, PA on May 24, council member Paul Fisher advanced to the Fourth Degree. This highest degree of the order focuses on the ideal of patriotism.

Support Given to Regional Seminarian
- May 6, 2009

The council welcomed seminarian Sean Loomis to its meeting on May 6th. Sean was introduced to the council members and gave a brief talk in which he described the events and experiences which led him to discern his vocation. 
A contribution of $500 was given to Sean by the council to help with his expenses. Pictured are (l to r): Deputy Grand Knight Jack Marchiano, seminarian Sean Loomis, council director of vocations Jim Tinneny, and Grand Knight Joe Monte.

Lenten Crab Cake Sale  - April 3, 2009 
The council's third crab cake sale wrapped up with customer pick-ups on Friday, April 3. The popular event helps to fund the council's charitable projects. Pictured helping with customer pick-ups are Joe Monte, Sean Dempsey, Tony Cucchi, Don Smith and Jack Marchiano. Special thanks goes to Jack Marchiano and Joe Powers for organizing this fundraiser.  The council also thanks all our customers for their support.

Council Assists at Saint Patrick's Party
- March 14, 2009

The council provided assistance and conducted several raffles at the Saint Patrick's Party held at St. Isaac Jogues Parish. The raffles included two baskets of cheer, an LCD HDTV, and a 50/50 drawing. Pictured are Bill Ristey and Joe Powers presenting one of the baskets of cheer to its winner. Over $900 was raised for the parish.
Special thanks goes to Sean Dempsey for organizing this event.

Council Sponsors Student at St. Malachy School - February 3, 2009
The council renewed its participation in St. Malachy School's Adopt-a-Student Program with a $300 donation for 2009. The Adopt-a-Student Program helps to offset the cost of tuition at the North Philadelphia parochial school. Click here for an article on St. Malachy Parish and its new pastor, Fr. Kevin Lawrence.

Knight of the Year Award - January 24, 2009 
The recipient of the 2008 Knight of the Year Award is Anthony Cucchi, who received the award at the council's potluck dinner. Anthony was recognized by Grand Knight Joe Monte for embodying the ideals of the order: Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. Joe also noted Anthony's extensive involvement in the projects undertaken by the council over the years. Pictured are Terry and Anthony Cucchi with Joe Monte.

Potluck Dinner Hosted by Council - January 24, 2009 
Members of the council and their families enjoyed a potluck dinner in the Parish Hall on Jan. 24 after the 5pm Mass. Joining in the festivities were pastor Fr. Steven Harris and council chaplain Fr. Paschal. Grand Knight Joe Monte gave a brief review of projects and activities of the council over the past year, thanking the members for their hard work, and thanking their families for their involvement and support.

Cub Scouts Pinewood Derby - January 23, 2009
Several council members assisted with concession stand services at the Pinewood Derby held by Cub Scout Pack 81 at St. Isaac Jogues Parish Hall. Pictured from left are Jeremy Blackburn, Joe Powers, Joe Monte and Bill Ristey. Special thanks goes to Bill for organizing the council's help with this event.



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