July 2024


Welcome to July! 

As the newly elected Grand Knight, I would like to thank the council members for having faith in me.

Please welcome our new slate of officers for the council and the club For 2024/2025.

I would like to thank PGK Frank Schear for an awesome job last year in leading the council to a Star Council award and so many other awards. Please congratulate Frank when you see him because he has accepted the position of District Deputy. The councils he will oversee are guaranteed to have a great year!

I would also like to thank all the PGK's that I have served under. Their help and leadership have shaped me as a Knight and a person. For that, I thank them so much.

Well June was a busy month at the council. We participated in the Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession at St. Aloysius on June 2nd. Many thanks to PGK Phil Capasso who organized the event. 

Our Tootsie Roll Drive for the developmentally disabled kicked off at the local bagel shops in Jackson and Howell on Saturday and Sunday June 22/23 and June 29/30. I want to thank Lou Femiano who helped organize the event and the schedule. Special thanks to all our brothers who helped collect in the searing heat.

Our council was the host for the St. Aloysius 60th Anniversary dinner on June 21st. A good time was had by all. A Unity mass was held at St. Aloysius on Saturday June 22nd. I want to thank all Our brothers who attended the mass. It was a good showing of Knights.

On June 24th, the Blood Drive was held at our council and was very successful with a total of 24 units that were collected and will help save many lives. Thanks to Kevin Lamb for organizing the event.

July will be a busy month. We will celebrate July 4th and the club will be providing hot dogs and hamburgers. Please bring a side dish to share. On Friday July 5, we will have our Social meeting at the council.

On Saturday July 6 at 4pm we will have our  Officer installation mass at the council, followed by a dinner. Please put your name on the sign up sheet so we have a count of how many people will be enjoying dinner.

On Friday July 19th we will have our Business meetings for the Council and the Club.

There is a CUF (Charity, Unity, and Fraternity) degree ceremony on July 21st in Marlboro. Hopefully we will have a few candidates at this event.

As a Council, we need to continue to do a great job with membership. The process for becoming a Knight has been streamlined and is now very simple. There is a QR code on the website and a poster inside the council which will allow candidates to sign up quickly and efficiently. Please help grow our Council with new Knights that can help at any event. Let's also welcome back some less active members. The more hands, the better.

Please keep an eye on the emails that are sent out and the website for an up-to-date calendar of events.

God Bless you and your families and God Bless America!

Vivat Jesus!

Mary Queen Of The Knights! Pray for us!

Blessed Michael McGivney! Pray for us!

Jeffrey Gawlowski

Grand Knight