January 2023


Happy New Year! I hope you all have had a wonderful and restful Christmas, full of family, good food and long lasting memories.

When developing my first Grand Knights report for 2023, it is hard not to reflect on the year we have had so far. The events we held, the drives and fundraising, the annual food baskets. All the work we have done is important and people rely on us, that is why the work we do is so important. With that being said, thank you to all who have donated their finances, their time, and their effort for us to be able to do what we do. We still have a ways to go, especially with the Race for Life coming up in about 6 weeks.

Planning for the 2023 Race for Life is well under way. Our recipient, Jake Heburt is a 4 year old fighting bone cancer. He and his family are in need of our prayers and our help. So far we have a pancake breakfast at Applebees on January 14th and Dine to Donate at Texas Roadhouse on February 7th. The committee is hoping to develop additional opportunities, please help and participate when you can.

Thank you to the Clifford family for organizing and executing yet another successful Christmas Food Basket Program. Over 110 families benefited from our efforts! Thank you to Donna and Bob and all your helpers for all your hard work and organization.

Thank you to the Westrich Family for running a well attended Old Timer’s Reunion. I heard many new faces stopped by and the food was delicious as usual. Thank you again for sharing your time and talents for such a nice event!

We had another successful year raising money for the ‘Send a hero Program ‘ . With your generosity and help our council was able to donate $10,000.00 to help our sons and daughters get home to spend the holidays with their families . This year our state Knights of Columbus raised enough money to help 213 soldiers get home and since the inception of the program 10 years ago we have helped over 1200 of our children celebrate with their families.

This year the winner of our Fire Pit raffle was won by the Ladies Auxiliary! They raised money to purchase over $900.00 worth of tickets!

Pat McGoohan won our bar basket of cheer. Congratulations Pat!

In the next two months we have:

R4L Breakfast @ Applebees on January 14th

Basketball Free Throw on January 15th

Blood Drive on January 23rd

Ladies Bingo Night on January 28th

R4L Dine to Donate @ Texas Roadhouse on February 7th

Super Bowl Party on February 12th

Please attend, participate and or help when you can!

Lunches at the Club have been moved to just Fridays starting next week. The new Club schedule is:

Mon - Thursday 6pm to 11pm

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 11pm.

It is suggested to call the club to make sure they are open. 732.367.9788

St Veronica’s has a new mass schedule. Masses are now Saturday at 4pm and Sunday 7:30am, 10am, 12pm, and 5pm. Masses at St Als continue to be celebrated on Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 7am, 8:30am, 10:30am and a traditional mass at 12pm.

hope to see you around the club, at some upcoming Knights of Columbus / Columbian Club / Ladies Auxiliary events and or church!

God bless you and your families!

Vivat Jesus!

Mary Queen of the Knights, Pray for Us

Blessed Michael McGivney, Pray for Us

Phil Capasso

Grand Knight

Knights of Columbus #6201