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MARQUETTE COUNCIL #588
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Meetings 1st and 3rd Mondays – 8:00PM
McKenna Hall Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Sparta, NJ
Serving the Parishes of
Our Lady of the Lake, Sparta – St. Thomas, Ogdensburg – Immaculate Conception, Franklin
“In Service to Our Church and Community since 1901”
October 2014
Grand Knights Report
www.kofc588.org
Jim Faust
Vol. 48 No. 5
[email protected]
In the past 30 days we celebrated our recognition to those individuals, members and nonmembers, whom our Council honors for their outstanding contributions in the prior Columbian Year.
The highlight was our opportunity to bestow our thanks upon Mike O’Malley, our Past Grand Knight,
for all of his hard work during his time as Grand Knight. At the same time, we were able to bestow
upon our core groups that we support a financial gift to help their ongoing needs. We also celebrated
Priesthood Sunday by recognizing our parish priests and offering them all a blessing at the Masses
they performed on the weekend of October 25 and 26.
When I think about the celebration for the events from our previous year, it brings me to the
successes we have already accomplished early in our current year. However, these successes are
not enough to keep our Council from looking at opportunities to keep our traditional gifting policies in
place. You will be receiving information on a holiday 50/50 either in the mail or personally distributed.
The purpose of this 50/50 is to raise funds for the upcoming Holiday Season, when our generosity
has been traditionally shared both to our core groups and others.
As we prepare for the beginning of the Holiday Season, I think about celebrating our annual
Council Thanksgiving dinner which will be held in McKenna Hall at Our Lady of the Lake Parish on
Monday, November 24. It is always wonderful when we can get together as a group and share a
celebration with our families. I appreciate all of the members that work so hard make this night so
special every year.
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Also, should you have family members travelling, or if you are travelling for the Thanksgiving
Holiday, my wishes for safe journeys.
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As always, remember in your prayers; the sick, the dying, the unborn, the lonely and our
military personnel.
Vivat Jesus! Jim
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Chaplain’s Corner
Fr. David McDonnell
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THE FEAST OF ALL SOULS
As we enter the month of November, we think of our loved ones who have died. This year the
feast of All Souls falls on a Sunday. As children we were encouraged to pray for those who have
died. The custom of praying for the dead goes back to the earliest days of the church. From our faith
we know that our prayers can be of assistance to those who have died. We profess it every time we
recite the Nicene Creed: “I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to
come.”
Because we are made in the image and likeness of God, great respect is shown to the person
who has died. The Wake Service gives us the opportunity to show our respect for the deceased by
sharing memories and providing consolation to the bereaved. This is an ideal time for eulogies to
honor the person who has died.
The Funeral Mass is the most important element of the Catholic funeral rite. It is our sharing in
Christ’s Passover from death to life. Since Jesus is the resurrection and the life, we live in hope that
“life is changed, not ended, and, when this earthly dwelling turns to dust, an eternal dwelling place is
made ready for us in heaven.”
The last aspect of the Funeral Rite is the committal. Prayers are again offered before the body
is interred. This is very consoling to those who are grieving their loved ones and bidding their last
farewell. If the body is to be cremated, it is strongly encouraged to bring the body of the deceased to
Church for Mass. Then the cremation takes place afterwards.
Bishop Seratelli has issued pastoral guidelines for Catholic funerals. These will be made
available to parishioners and I encourage all of us to read them and become familiar with them. They
all point to the importance of treating the deceased with love and respect as they pass from death to
life.
Sincerely, Fr. David
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K of C Insurance
Guy Mariani
[email protected]
Brothers, Have you checked the beneficiaries of your Life Insurance recently? Also, review all other
financial plans you may have; aannuities, 401k's, pensions, and so on. Are you sure that if you
should die today that what you leave behind goes to the right place? A recent article I read talked
about the problems that can arise if the recently deceased person never changed the beneficiary on
their Life Insurance and how the proceeds did not go to the person it should have gone to. For
example, of an extreme case, a divorced man remarries and never changes the beneficiary of his Life
Insurance to his new spouse. Now he dies. Since he never changed the beneficiary, the former wife
gets the death benefit. This probably would not make the new spouse happy. If you have any
questions on who your beneficiary is with your Knights of Columbus Life Insurance or Annuity, please
call me anytime at 973-586-0098. Thank you, Guy J. Mariani, Field Agent: 973-586-0098
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Good of the Order
Recorder – James Deacon
Brothers: Sal Giacchi, Dominick Bellia, Gary Rocks, also Moire Riley daughter of brother Bill Rudloff,
Carol Giacchi wife, Flo Elmo mother in law of brother Sal Giacchi, Albert Buffa, father in law of PGK
Henry Zarzycki, Marion and Bill Bartley parents of Br. Bob Bartley, Bernadette Hoffman wife of Br.
Ron Hoffman, Anne Hammell sister in-law, Mary Bullard sister-in-law, Margaret Gamache, mother-in2
law, Everett Reichert father and Ellen wife, all of PGK Don Reichert; Ed and Flo Taylor, parents of Br.
Robert Taylor; Anna Radcliff daughter of Br. Buddy Hintenach, Agnes Shelton mother of PGK Ed
Shelton; Robin Slate, mother of Br. Jeremy Slate, Rita Donahue step-mother of Br. Kevin Donahue,
Alessandra Labrum, mother-in-law of Br. David Stock, Brian Bennett friend of Br. Kevin Kavanagh,
Cook Sieja cousin of Br. Stan Gasior.
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FS Report
To pick up from where I left off in my September article, we will talk about what is covered under the
Community Account and some of the fund raising that has taken place July through September.
Over the course of our Columbian year we will disperse about $16,900 to the different activities covered under
Community Accounts. For example we just held our Grand Knight’s dinner where we gave away a little over
$6,600. Where did this money come from and who will benefit from it? Well over $2,100 came from our
Intellectually Challenged Drive, a dedicated fund drive held last April and $4,500 came from our recently held
Golf Outing proceeds. The Recipients were as follows: Department for
4000 Community
Persons with Disabilities (DPD); Northern Hills Academy, a school for
4005
Ambulance Services
children with Special Needs; SCARC; Special Olympics- Area 3; Birth
4010
Award Night
Haven; Partnership for Social Services and Samaritan Inn. Every July 4th our
4015
Baseball Trips
council sells American flags, at the Sparta parade, for a $1 each. After paying
4020
Birth Haven
the cost of the flags the remainder was $420.00 which was used to support the
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Covenant House Dinner
Robe-A-Vet Program, which is a dedicated fund (#4080) run by the Fourth
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Deborah Hospital
Degree Knights in support of our veterans.
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Dinner advances
We just wrapped up our 30th Annual Golf Outing and what a great success it
4040
Donations to Golf Outings
was we raised little over $8,000. We spoke above about the $4,500 that was
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Elderly
give out at the Grand Knights dinner, the remaining $3,500 in funds were
4050
Food Drives
distributed to Youth projects; Senior citizens activities; our Line of Duty Fund
4055
Intellectually Challenged
which helps support the Sussex County 200 Club; Alexis Ten Fingers our
4060
Line of Duty
sponsored American Indian Child and Sister Carmen Pena our Adopt-a-Nun.
4065
Misc. Fund Drives
Partnership For Social
I hope this give you a better picture of some of our fund raising activities and
4070
Services
how it gets distributed. If you have any question about any of the above,
4075
Pro Life / Rose Sale
please feel free to email me ([email protected]) and I will try to answer
4080
Robe A Vet
them for you.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years
Bill Rudloff
Financial Secretary
BINGO EVERY THURSDAY – MC KENNA HALL
TELL EVERYONE ABOUT THE NEW AND EXCITING PROGRESSIVE BINGO
And the POWER BALL 50/50
MORE CHANCES TO WIN AND WIN BIG!
PLAYERS AND WORKERS NEEDED - CALL Don @ 973-729-3599
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Please remember all of our Servicemen and women serving our Country, especially: Alan Taylor,
nephew of Br. Robert Taylor, deployed in Germany; Richard Fox, Michael, David and Daniel Faherty,
sons of Br. David Faherty currently serving in the US Navy; Tim Kearns, nephew of Br. Pete Diesso;
Br. Morgan McHose; Br. Conor J Brady; and Steven Biggs and Patrick Flynn, dear friends of Fr.
Phillip Michael Tangorra, deployed in Afghanistan.
November Happy Birthdays
3RD Russell P. Dauer
4TH Connor W. Rumsey
8TH Mark W. Scott
Douglas C. Tartaglia
TH
9 Peter N. Conforti
Mark W. Scott
10TH Mark Skaleski
Peter Pallatroni
Lemuel A. Camacho
11TH Michael Speckhardt
Richard W. Fuchs
12TH William H. Cox
14TH Peter J. Pensec
Gary W. Kolakowski
14TH Raymond Lehman
16TH Martin Glynn
20TH James E. Mazich
22ND Sam Magarino
24TH Jared L. Medavit
24TH Robert Loyas
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Christmas Present Raffle
Conducted by Marquette Council #588
50% to Council
40% to Winner
10% to Runner-up
Drawing to be held on December 18, 2014
At McKenna Hall 7:00 PM
Tickets are ONLY $5.00 each
The Council is looking for members to sell tickets
Please call Don Reichert @ 973-271-6005
for details
Your help is needed to make this
Raffle a success
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DON’T FORGET THE COUNCIL’S THANKSGIVING DINNER
Monday, November 24, 2014 6:00 PM @ McKenna Hall
MENU
Roast Turkey
Gravy
Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Vegetable choices
Cranberry sauce
Dinner Rolls
Dessert
Beverages
$5.00 per person $15.00 per family
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Marquette Council Upcoming Events
DATE
1st
3RD
6TH
13TH
17th
20TH
24TH
25TH
27TH
30TH
NOVEMBER 2014
Feast of All Saints
Business Meeting
Bingo Team 4
Bingo Team 1
DATE
1st
4TH
11th
15th
Knights Memorial Mass @ OLL
Church 7PM
Bingo Team 2
18th
Family Thanksgiving Dinner
McKenna Hall
Officers Meeting
29th
25th
31st
DECEMBER 2014
Business Meeting
Bingo Team 3
Bingo Team 4
Social Meeting
Bingo Team 1 – Christmas Present
Raffle Drawing 7PM
Feast of the Nativity
Christmas Day-No Bingo
Officers Meeting
Seniors New Year Celebration
Knoll Heights
No Bingo – Thanksgiving Holiday
Seminarian Breakfast- McKenna
Hall
Knights of Columbus
Marquette Council No. 588
P.O. Box 588
Sparta, N.J. 07871-0588
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