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Grand Knight Letter

November 2019


In a blink of an eye here we are already in November. With the leaves falling and a chill in the air winter can’t be too far away!

I hope everyone’s October was enjoyable. Fall is a great time of year to enjoy the mild weather and have some fun before the frigid weather is upon us.

October was a busy month here at the Council and I would like to all the Brothers that came out to support each other at these Events.

Thanks to Hu Mador for Chairing the NJRTL Raffle at St Veronica’s Church on October 12th and 13th. Also, the Roses for Life the following weekend on October 19th and 20th and St Veronica’s Life Chain.

Thanks go out to Steve Stazko for Running the 21st Annual Charity Golf Scramble on Saturday October 19th. It was a picture perfect day and all who attended had a great time. The Money collected will go towards our Food Baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas and local Charities.

We had our Admission Degree on Tuesday October 22nd. I would like to thank the Admission degree team lead by PGK Bob Clifford and welcome our ten new Brother Knights. I encourage my Fellow Brother Knights to attend all the Degree’s that we have here at the Council. Every time I attend one of the Degree’s I come back learning and understanding a little more about what we are expected as Knights.

We have our Formation (Second) Degree coming up on Wednesday, November 20th so please plan on attending.

The Ladies Auxiliary is in full swing and hosted a Halloween Party at the Council on Friday October 25th. We had loads of fun and the Costumes were fantastic.

The Past Grand Knights/Past Columbian Club and Past Ladies Auxiliary Dinner was at the Council on Saturday, October 26th. It was a night to remember honoring the late PGK Russ Taylor whose term sadly was cut short, and PGK Angelo Massaro, PCCP Michael Bradley, and PLAP Erin Bradley for all of the sacrifice and hard work they did last Columbian Year. A special thanks go out to DGK Bob Westrich, CCP Lou McGraw, LAP Jean Marie Debaise, and Roni Pavelko for all of their hard work putting this all together. The Food was fantastic, The Banquet Hall looked awesome, and Ad Journal came out just perfect.

The Month of November is dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory which is celebrated on November 2nd. Prior to that is November 1st which is All Saints Day. November 24th is the culmination of the liturgical year and is the Feast of Christ the King.

Please mark your calendars and plan on attending the Deceased Members Mass on Friday, November 8th at 8 PM. It will be held this year at St Aloysius Church. By attending it is our way of giving thanks and praying for our departed Brothers who have laid the foundation for our Council today. May they rest in peace.

November 11th is Veterans Day. Please thank a Veteran but more importantly always thank a Veteran. It is because of them we continue to have the freedom we have today.

Events Coming up in November:

  • Rosary 8pm and Social Meeting 8:30pm - November 1st
  • Deceased Members Mass Friday November 8th St Aloysius Church 8pm
  • K of C Business Meeting 8:30pm/ Columbian Club Meeting - November 15th
  • Formation Degree Wednesday November 20th 7:30pm
  • Thanksgiving Food Baskets Saturday November 23rd
  • Iron Couples Knight Saturday November 30th

Please continue to check the website and your e mail for current news and events. Please consider attending the Social or Business Meetings that are held on the First and Third Friday of the Month, we would love to see you!

Wishing you and those dear to you a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

“Don't wait until the fourth Thursday in November, to sit with family and friends to give thanks.

Make every day a day of Thanksgiving!” Charmaine J. Forde

Vivat Jesus,

Tom Raulinavich GK