St. Isaac Jogues Council, No. 13716
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Man of the Year Award
 - December 6, 2012

Fr. Ed Hamilton was recognized by District Deputy Joe Monte of the Knights of Columbus with the District Deputy's Man of the Year Award at a dinner held in Fr. Hamilton's honor on Thursday evening, December 6, at St. Isaac Jogues Parish Hall.

Fr. Hamilton was praised for his life of dedicated service to others, from his service as chaplain in the US Navy for 28 years, to his recent service to area parishes. Attendees expressed their gratitude to Fr. Hamilton for all the good work he has done in tending to the needs of others. 

Council and Parish Host Breakfast with Santa - December 1, 2012

The council and St. Isaac Jogues Parish inaugurated the Christmas season by hosting Breakfast with Santa on Saturday morning, December 1. Over 100 parishioners and other guests joined in the fun, which started with a hot buffet breakfast. Santa arrived with one of his elves, and children in attendance had an opportunity to visit with him. Kids' crafts and storytelling also added to the fun. Special recognition goes to Jack Marchiano for organizing the event.

Council Assists at Special Olympics
- November 3, 2012

The council assisted for the 7th consecutive year with the annual Special Olympics held at Villanova University on Saturday, November 3. Eight council members served meals to participants, other volunteers and students at the south cafeteria. Special thanks goes to Bill Ristey for organizing this project. 


Coffee Social at St. Isaac Jogues Parish
 - October 7, 2012

The council hosted a coffee social after the 10:30 AM Mass at St. Isaac Jogues Parish on Sunday, October 7. The popular event was well attended, and featured numerous baked goods, a children's table, and a special "remember to vote" cake.   

Habitat for Humanity Workday
- Sept. 29, 2012

Eight members of the council and two relatives of council members participated in a workday at the Chester County Habitat for Humanity project in Coatesville on Saturday, September 29. Among the work activities performed were construction of  wall frames, along with some sanding and sweeping. Council members noted their satisfaction in working along with the future homeowner.

Veterans Hosted at Cookout
- June 23, 2012

Another successful cookout was hosted by the council at the Veterans Administration facilities in Coatesville on Saturday, June 23. The weather cooperated to make for an ideal outdoor event. Over 125 veterans, their families and VA staff were served. Special recognition goes to Bill Ristey for organizing the cookout.

Parish Coffee Hosted
- May 13, 2012

The council hosted a coffee at St. Isaac Jogues Parish on Mothers Day, May 13, after the 8:00 AM Mass. Several parishioners attended the social gathering and enjoyed an array of refreshments.   

Support for St. Malachy School
- May 9, 2012

As part of its charitable service program for youth, families and the community, the council made a donation of $300 to St. Malachy School by means of the school's Adopt-a-Student Program. The program helps to offset the cost of tuition for students at the North Philadelphia school.

Spring Fling
Wine and Cheese Social Held
- April 21, 2012

St. Isaac Jogues Parish Hall was the setting for a festive wine and cheese social hosted by the council on Saturday evening, April 21. Titled Spring Fling, the event was attended by over 80 guests, who enjoyed the red and white wine selections, numerous gourmet cheeses, specialty sandwiches, fresh cut fruits and an array of desserts. Fr. Ed Hamilton offered a blessing for the bounty shared by all. Several silent auctions and an array of bag auction choices provided additional excitement. Proceeds from the event will benefit St. Malachy School, Seminarian Support, Veterans Programs and other Knights of Columbus charities. Special thanks goes to Mike Harkness for organizing the event.


Prayer Garden Work Group
- March 24, 2012

A workgroup of 9 council members trimmed the shrubs and hedges of the prayer garden and along Walker Road at St. Isaac Jogues Parish on Saturday morning, March 24. In addition, fallen branches and other debris were chipped and shredded as part of the maintenance activities of the grounds, and yard debris was removed. Pictured are John Ciarlello and Bill Ristey trimming shrubs along the north side of the garden.

Council Assists at Scouting Event
- February 25, 2012

Several council members assisted with concession stand services at the Pinewood Derby held by Cub Scout Pack 81 on February 25 at St. Isaac Jogues Parish Hall. Pictured from left are Mike Harkness, Ed Sweeney, Bill Ristey and John Corr. Special thanks goes to Bill Ristey for organizing the council's help with this event.


Knight of the Year Award
- February 11, 2012 

The recipient of the 2011 Knight of the Year Award is Paul Adack. Grand Knight Jack Marchiano presented Paul with the award at the council's annual potluck dinner. Paul was recognized for heading up the Knights' Stations of the Cross, volunteer work with Special Olympics, and involvement in numerous other council projects and activities. Paul's management of several COAL fundraising raffles was also noted.


Potluck Dinner Hosted by Council
- February 11, 2012 

Members of the council and their families enjoyed a potluck dinner in the Parish Hall on Feb. 11 after the 5pm Mass. A wide variety of appetizers, entrees, side dishes and desserts were enjoyed by attendees. There were several activities for younger children to enjoy also. Fr. Ed Hamilton joined the gathering to offer a prayer before dinner. Grand Knight Jack Marchiano welcomed all the attendees and made the annual Knight of the Year Award presentation.

Local Athlete Advances in Free Throw Championship
- January 29, 2012

Congratulations to Jack Lyons, who won the St. Isaac Jogues Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship held at St. Patrick’s School in Malvern on January 29, 2012. With this win, Jack now advances to the Regional Competition.
The Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through council, district, and ultimately state competitions. All boys and girls age 10 through 14 years old are eligible, and compete in their respective age groups. Last year, more than 223,000 athletes participated in over 3200 local competitions. Good luck to Jack in the district competition!


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