Honoring St. Joseph in Prayer

On October 8, Knights along with family members, and other parishioners, attended a special prayer service in the chapel, led by Deacon Dan. The service, honoring St. Joseph and part of the Knights of Columbus Pilgrim Icon Program, included reading of Sacred Scripture texts and short writings by the last three popes on St Joseph. Custom prayer booklets were also created specifically for the service.

About the program and the St. Joseph icon

Every few years, the Knights of Columbus selects an icon of a saint whose patronage is particularly inspiring to Knights and their communities. Chosen icons travel from council to council and serve as a centerpiece for prayer services in parishes throughout the Order. 

The St. Joseph icon, blessed by Pope Francis, is the latest icon to be part of the program. And it made a week-long stop at St. Isaac’s, during which time, dozens of Knights and other parishioners had an opportunity to view the icon.

The icon image shows St. Joseph standing with his eyes cast humbly down, but with a determined strength in his face. In his covered arm he bears the Child Jesus, whose own hand is raised, blessing the world. In his right arm, St. Joseph holds a flowering staff, a sign that he was chosen by God. The white lilies of the staff signify his purity and chastity.

Taken together, the icon provides a window into the life and mission of this courageous father, a man who was one of us and yet called to a mission of incomparable significance.

Finally, the Knights would like to extend a very sincere thank you to Deacon Dan for leading us in prayer! 

How Do Some Delicious Crab Cakes Sound?

Back by popular demand, our Capt’n Chucky Crabcake Sale is underway! Be sure to place your order soon for these wonderful crab cakes, a perfect year-end holiday menu item, or simply a nice way to treat yourself. Best of all, the proceeds from the sale will benefit St Isaac Jogues Knights of Columbus sponsored events and local charities.

Be crabby, order today

Please download and print the order form, fill it out, and return it, along with a check, to: Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 1452, Southeastern, PA 19399. Or, if you prefer, you can drop off your form and payment at the parish office. 

Copies of the form are also available at Church entrances and at the parish office at 50 West Walker Road, Wayne, PA 19087. The last day orders will be accepted will Monday, December 5.* 

Questions? Call Tom Pietrocini at 610-585-7884. 

Thank you in advance for your support! 

*By 2 p.m., if you are dropping off at the parish office.

Supporting our Ukrainian brothers and sisters

Our council is raising funds to bring much needed shelter, food, medical supplies, clothing and religious goods to displaced communities in Poland and western Ukraine. Donate today

A local connection to a far away country

Ukraine may be thousands of miles from St Isaac Jogues’ parish, but one doesn’t have to look far to find someone with ties to the country. Frank Yanni, a long-time Knight and one of the founders of our council, is one such person. Frank’s grandson Andrew met, and later married, Olga, a Ukranian woman he met while working in Prague. The couple eventually came to the U.S. and stayed with Frank for over a year. They now live with their daughter Milana in Rochester, NY, a city with a thriving Ukrainian community.  

Knowing of Frank’s family ties to Ukraine, friends of Frank spontaneously started sending him charitable contributions. In the end, donations exceeded $5,000 and were wired overseas and paid the entire cost of a surgery for a Ukrainian baby. The surgery was a success and baby fully recovered after being transported post-op to a children’s hospital in Brussels.  

You too can make a difference

Whether or not you have a personal connection to someone from Ukraine, your financial support can go a long way in providing relief to those affected by the humanitarian crisis brought on by the war. If you’ve been thinking about donating to this cause, please consider using the link above to do so.   

School supply collection concludes

Thanks to everyone who responded to our call for school supply donations. We collected 40 bags of supplies, which were later delivered to Martha’s Choice Market, an organization serving the needs of hundreds of area families. This end of summer school supply collection has been a council event for four years, and Martha’s Choice Market always greatly appreciates the donations.  

Also, a very special thank you to Mike DiNatale and Tony Cucchi for their efforts organizing the collection and for delivering the donations to Martha’s Choice Market in Norristown!  

Enjoying a meal and living out Father McGivney’s mission


On Saturday, July 30, we held our summer BBQ for veterans at the Coatesville VA Medical Center. A group of 20 volunteers, comprised of Knights and family members, served a full barbecue lunch of hot dogs, cheeseburgers, baked beans, and salads to over 60 residents.  

This year we were blessed with picture-perfect weather. And, best of all, volunteers had the chance to serve and connect with the many veterans in attendance.

Our BBQ is a loved Saint Isaac’s Knights of Columbus Council tradition, and a very tangible way our council lives out the mission of our founder, Father Michael McGivney’s mission—to serve each other, our parish, and our community. 

Food and fellowship

Knights and their families enjoyed a wonderful meal and conversation at our potluck dinner on June 11. As part of this well-attended event, our council took time to give special recognition to two of our members, Jack Marchiano and Russ Hendrickson.

Jack, one of the founders of our council, was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award—to honor his extraordinary achievements, in particular for serving as our Financial Secretary for many years. And Russ was recognized as Knight of the Year for all of his hard work, especially his efforts to attract new members.

Our council is extremely grateful to Russ and Jack for their years of service to the Knights of Columbus and to our country. 

Knights Sponsor Another Successful Blood Drive

On June 10, our council held a St Isaac Blood Drive—and it was a big success. We had over 50 donors come out and donate blood and platelets!

The Knights and The Red Cross wish to thank the generous parishioners of St Isaac Jogues and Father Moerman for their support of this important effort.

If you weren’t able to make it to this event, you can still help. To find a donation site, please visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767.

Knights Gather For Special Ceremony

On Sunday, May 22, our council held an Exemplification ceremony, followed by some light refreshments. Exemplification is a Knights of Columbus ceremony held to advance new and existing members through the lessons of Charity, Unity and Fraternity.

During this ceremony, we welcomed and inducted Rick DeSante as the newest member of our council.

We’re very grateful to Father Moerman for presiding over this special ceremony on the day that also marked the 28th anniversary of his first celebration of Mass.

A special thanks also goes out to Ted Puzio for his leadership. Thanks also to Mike Harkness, Dan Kilpatrick, Mike DiNatale, Joe Powers, and Russ Hendrickson for their support.

Gathering to pray and give thanks

On Thursday evening, April 28, our council hosted a Holy Hour filled with prayer and music. Deacon Dan delivered a powerful message about gratitude, which was our theme for the evening. Our time together was enhanced even more by the wonderful music provided by Dan and Marybeth Kilpatrick. On the heels of an evening centered on gratitude, our sincere thanks goes out to Deacon Dan and the Kilpatricks for making it a night to remember.