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Council Hosts Guadalupe Image
- December 18, 2011

As a participant in the Knights of Columbus Marian Prayer Project, the council hosted a stop on the national tour of the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The image had been blessed by Pope Benedict XVI and was touched to the original image of Our Lady of Guadalupe which formed on St. Juan Diego's tilma (cloak) after one of Our Lady's appearances to him in Mexico. Council members and parishioners were invited to visit St. Isaac Jogues Chapel and join in prayer there. 

Stockings for Soldiers
Project Completed
- November 17, 2011

The council wrapped up its Stockings for Soldiers project, having collected the equivalent of about 50 "stockings" worth of items for troops overseas. The donations were taken to the project's central processing facility in Delaware, where more than 10,000 stockings are shipped out, each one tagged with the name of an individual soldier. The council also gave a cash donation to the project to help with shipping and other costs. Special thanks goes to Jack Marchiano and Bill Ristey for heading up this effort. 

Council Assists with Special Olympics
- November 5, 2011

The council assisted for the 6th consecutive year with the annual Special Olympics held at Villanova University. Council members worked in two shifts serving attendees breakfast and lunch at the south cafeteria. Special thanks goes to Bill Ristey and John Manza for organizing this project.

Cookout Hosted for Veterans
- July 16, 2011

The council hosted a cookout for veterans at the Coatesville VA facility on Saturday, July 16th. Over 100 guests were served. The weather was ideal for a cookout, and guests noted how much they enjoyed the day. Pictured are the volunteers along with the administrator of the facility.

Habitat for Humanity Project
- June 25, 2011

Several council members worked on a Habitat for Humanity project in Coatesville on Saturday, June 25th. Some members worked on interior painting while others set up scaffolding around the exterior of the unit. The future homeowner worked with the council, and expressed her appreciation for the help.

Continued Support for Seminarian
- June 1, 2011

The council welcomed seminarian Daniel Arechabala for a second year at its meeting on June 1. Daniel detailed his progress at the seminary and answered questions from the members. A contribution of $500 was given to Daniel by the council to help with his expenses. Pictured are Grand Knight Joe Monte and Daniel Arechabala.


Parish Coffee Hosted by Council
- May 8, 2011

The council hosted a parish coffee after the 10:30am Mass on Sunday, May 8, in honor of Mothers Day. A wide variety of refreshments were provided to the numerous parishioners in attendance. 

Knight of the Year Award
- February 12, 2011 

The recipient of the 2010 Knight of the Year Award is Dr. Michael Harkness. Grand Knight Joe Monte made the announcement at the council's annual potluck dinner. Dr. Harkness was recognized for his involvement in many of the council's service activities, as well as his leadership role in several of the activities, including the recent Bowling Party and Free Throw Championship. Dr. Harkness was also praised for his regular participation and constructive input at council meetings.

Potluck Dinner Hosted by Council
- February 12, 2011 

Members of the council and their families enjoyed a potluck dinner in the Parish Hall on Feb. 12 after the 5pm Mass. The dinner took on a bit of a Valentine's Day theme owing to the proximity of that holiday. A wide variety of appetizers, entrees, side dishes and desserts were enjoyed by attendees. There were several activities for younger children to enjoy also. Joining in the festivities was Fr. William Cleary, a regular celebrant at the parish. Grand Knight Joe Monte expressed his appreciation to the knights and their families for making possible all the service projects that are taken on by the council.

Bowling Party Hosted By Council
- January 30, 2011 
The council hosted a Bowling Party for families of St. Isaac Jogues Parish at Devon Lanes on Sunday afternoon, January 30, from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. Several lanes were filled with adults and youth pitting their skills against the pins. Pictured are some of the younger bowlers in attendance. The council thanks Mike Harkness for organizing the event.

Council Conducts Free Throw Championship
- January 9, 2011 
The council's 2011 Free Throw Championship was held at St. Norbert's Gym on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 9. Four youths registered by the council captured the local titles in their respective divisions. These winners advance to district level competition, which is followed by regional, state and international competitions. Nationwide, about 200,000 youths ages 10-14 participate in the championship. The council recognizes Mike Harkness for coordinating the event.



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