Breakfast with Santa -
December 6, 2014
Claus came to town, specifically St. Isaac Jogues Parish Hall, on
Saturday morning, December 6, for the annual Breakfast with Santa event,
sponsored by the council. Young children, parents and relatives enjoyed
a catered breakfast in a festive atmosphere, and the children also
enjoyed seasonal arts and crafts prepared by Dr. Linda Copel. Children
then had the opportunity to visit individually with Santa and tell him
their gift wishes.
Special Olympics at
Villanova - November 8, 2014
assisted with the Pennsylvania Special Olympics held at Villanova
University on Saturday, November 8. Two teams of council volunteers
provided staffing for breakfast and lunch shifts at the south cafeteria.
Pictured are the volunteers from the lunch shift, where pizza,
hamburgers and other foods were served to the visiting athletes, their
coaches and students. The council thanks Tony Trongone for organizing
this service activity.
Induction Ceremony Held
for Fr. Emil Kapaun -
October 18, 2014
Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge was the setting for the Chaplains
Memorial induction ceremony honoring Fr. Emil Kapaun on Saturday,
October 18 at noon. Fr. Kapaun was a Catholic chaplain who served with
valor during the Korean War. The induction ceremony at Freedoms
Foundation was preceded by a memorial Mass at 11 AM, and followed by a
lunch reception. The council thanks Bill Ristey for his leadership in
organizing the event.
Council Hosts Silver
Rose of Our Lady of Guadalupe -
October 10, 2014
The council hosted the Silver Rose of Our Lady of Guadalupe on its
journey from Canada to Mexico. The Silver Rose was displayed in the
chapel at St. Isaac Jogues Parish on Friday evening, October 10. At 8:00
PM a presentation was given on the Silver Rose, with an explanation of
its significance. The presentation was followed by a prayer session.
Habitat for Humanity
Workday Held -
September 27, 2014
The council had a very productive day at the Habitat for Humanity
worksite in Coatesville. The project team did some construction work as
well as caulking and painting. The future homeowners worked with the
team, and expressed their appreciation for the help.
9/11 Commemoration Held
- September 11, 2014
council hosted a Mass for peace and in commemoration of 9/11 at St.
Isaac Jogues Church on Thursday morning, September 11. Local first
responders were invited as honored guests, with special emphasis this
year on firefighters. Mass was followed with a ceremonial bell ringing
for fallen firefighters. Attendees gathered at the Prayer
Garden patio afterward for coffee and light refreshments. A 24 hour Eucharistic adoration
also followed the Mass, attended by members of the Knights
of Columbus, parishioners, and guests.
Veterans Hosted at Cookout -
August 16, 2014
The council hosted patients, staff and guests of the Veterans
Administration facilities in Coatesville to a cookout on Saturday,
August 16th, marking the fifth year of the cookout series. The weather
was nearly ideal for this seasonal celebration, with over 150 meals
being served. Special thanks go to Bill Ristey and Frank Yanni for organizing this
Dancing with the Stars
- June 7, 2014
council held a special family dance event in St. Isaac Jogues Parish
Hall on Saturday evening, June 7. "Dancing with the Stars" proved to be
a very enjoyable and entertaining time for attendees of all ages. The
Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Wayne, PA provided live dance performances and lessons.
A wide variety of music
by DJ Tom Dalton and delicious foods by Pepperoncini of Phoenixville
were additional highlights of the evening. Thanks go to Ed Sweeney, Mark Watson and Tom Cummings for organizing the
Support for St. Malachy School - April 24, 2014
As part of its charitable service program
for youth, families and the community, the council made a donation of
School. Support from private sources such as the council helps to offset
operating costs for the school, located in North Philadelphia.
Parish Yard Work
- April 5, 2014
council members worked in conjunction with the Boy Scouts to do yard
work at St. Isaac Jogues Parish on Saturday morning, April 5. Efforts
were concentrated on the Prayer Garden and the large privacy hedge to
the east of the garden. The unusually harsh winter had made for some
much needed removal of broken branches and debris. The grounds were
significantly refreshed by noon that day. Pictured are (l to r) Dave
Hobson, boy scout Mike, and Ed Sweeney.
Knight of the Year Award
- February 8, 2014
recipient of the 2013 Knight of the Year Award is Frank Yanni.
Grand Knight Ed Sweeney presented the award in absentia at the council's annual
potluck dinner. Frank was recognized for his regular participation in
multiple council projects over several years, and in particular for his
service as Grand Knight in the prior year.
Support for Local Seminarian -
Feburary 8, 2014
continuation of its seminarian support program, the
council welcomed seminarian
Daniel Arechabala to its Potluck Dinner on February 8.
A contribution of $500 was given to Mr. Arechabala by the council to help with
his expenses. Mr. Arechabala thanked the council for its generosity, and gave an update on his studies and
activities. Pictured (l to r) are Daniel Arechabala and council
treasurer Ed Toney.
Potluck Dinner Hosted by Council
- February 8, 2014
of the council and their families enjoyed a potluck dinner in the Parish
Hall on Saturday evening, February 8, after the 5pm Mass. The
challenging weather of the previous few days, including power outages at
the parish were resolved in time to allow the dinner to proceed. Grand Knight
Ed Sweeney served as master of ceremonies for the presentations, which
included a presentation of financial support to a local seminarian, as
well as the Knight of the Year Award presentation.
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