St. Isaac Jogues Council, No. 13716
Wayne, Pennsylvania


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9/11 Commemoration Held
- September 11, 2016

First responders were hosted by the council at St. Isaac Jogues Parish with events commemorating the 15th anniversary of 9/11. Guests from the Tredyffrin Police Department, Chester County Sheriff's Department, as well as fire companies from Berwyn, Paoli and Radnor were welcomed. A Blue Mass was held at noon, concelebrated by Rev. Stephen Moerman, Fr. Ed Hamilton and Fr. Paschal Onunwa. Following Mass, attendees processed to the parish Prayer Garden, where a Bell Ringing Ceremony was held in honor of first responders who have given their lives in service to others. A reception followed in the parish hall.

VA Cookout Hosted
- August 13, 2016

The council hosted its annual cookout at the Veterans Administration facility in Coatesville around noon on Saturday, August 13th. Residents were treated to hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixings, baked beans, watermelon and other summer fare. Due to the hot weather, food service was provided indoors. Twelve members of the council assisted at the event, plus spouses and children.

Soup Kitchen Activity
- April 29, 2016

Seven council members assisted at the Missionaries of Charity soup kitchen in Norristown on Friday morning, April 29th. Approximately 44 guests were served. Volunteers reported that the experience was very rewarding, and that the sisters running the kitchen were appreciative of the help and food donations.

Knight of the Year Award
- February 6, 2016 

The recipients of the 2015 Knight of the Year Award are Joe Layden and Ed Sweeney. The awards were presented at the council's annual Potluck Dinner on Saturday evening, February 6, 2016 in St. Isaac Jogues Parish Hall. Joe was recognized for his longstanding participation in numerous council activities over the history of the council. Ed was recognized for his leadership of the council as a recent Past Grand Knight.

Seminarian Support - February 6, 2016
In continuation of its seminarian support program, the council welcomed seminarian Max McGallagher and his parents to its Potluck Dinner on February 6. A contribution of $500 was given to Mr. McGallagher by the council to help with his expenses as he continues his studies at St. Charles Seminary.

Council Celebrates 11th Anniversary
- January 6, 2016 
The council marked the 11th anniversary of its formation on Wednesday evening, January 6th, starting with Mass at 7 PM in St. Isaac Jogues Church. Mass was concelebrated by four priests, each with a special relationship to the council: Fr. Stephen Moerman, current pastor of St. Isaac Jogues Parish where the council is based; Fr. Ed Hamilton, current chaplain of the council; Fr. Paschal Onunwa, former chaplain of the council in its early years; and Fr. Daniel Arechabala, recently ordained and having received support from the council for several years as he pursued his priestly vocation. Candidate for the deaconate, Dan Mazurek, participated as altar server. A Fourth Degree Honor Guard added to the decorum of the celebration. The first Grand Knight of the council, Pat Baker, provided an historical overview of the council's formation. Mass was followed with a social in the Parish Hall. 


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