Man of the Year Award - December 6, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Wine and Cheese Social Held - April 21, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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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