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Dear Brothers,

The Lenten season has begun with Ash Wednesday on February 26th. This is a time when we remember the great sacrifice Jesus made for us dying on the cross for our sins. Normally this is a time when we may give up something of great significance for Lent which can be tough to do. As Knights we already know about Charity which is what our Admission Degree has taught us. If you are having a tough time with personal sacrifice, why not do a good deed(s) or maybe sign up for a charitable event. Be a friend to someone sick and lonely or do volunteer work. We may give unselfishly of our time to our spouse, children, or parents. Service to others brings meaning and fulfillment to our lives in a way that wealth, power, possessions, and self-centered pursuits can never match.

February Happenings at the Council

On February 2nd we had our annual Superbowl Party. Thanks to PCCP Mike Bradley and Team for running the event. A great time was had by all that attended. Congratulations to the Superbowl Champions The Kansas City Chiefs!

Our Pancake Breakfast was held on Saturday February 8th with the proceeds going to the Race For Life. Thank You to the Ladies Auxiliary for having the event and thanks to all that helped make this breakfast successful.

Sunday February 16th The 20th Annual race For Life was held in Memory of Chuck Washington. I would like to applaud and thank the efforts of PCCP Rich Russo and PGK/CCP Lou McGraw, The Ladies Auxiliary, and to everyone that helped or attended this amazing event. It is wonderful to see the generosity and the outpour of love to help our two recipients Kelsey and Joseph.

PGK/CCP Lou McGraw and his Son Danny participated in the Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday February 22nd Raising approximately $2000 for Special Olympics. Nicely done Brothers!

The District Free Throw Contest was held on Saturday February 22nd at Mother Seton Academy. Thanks to PGK Brian Curran and everyone that came out to help. The winners will be advancing to the Diocesan contest on March 15th at St Gregory the Great in Hamilton.

Sunday February 23th, 4 teams representing our Council participated in the Knights of Columbus Bowling Tournament at the Playdrome in Toms River. Team “Past Grand Knights”, “The Old Timers”, “Odd Balls”, and “Gutta Boys” bowled in the Tournament and had a great time with a lot of laughs. I’ll let everyone know in a future issue which team came out on top.

Looking forward into March

  • Special Movie Night “UnPlanned”. Friday, March 6th @ 8:30 pm. The movie is FREE and open to adults only. Unplanned the movie that follows Abby Johnson, a real-life woman who wanted to help woman and believed in a woman’s right to choose. As she worked inside an abortion clinic, she was transformed by what she saw, and it changed her life. Note: No Social Meeting
  • Admission Degree (1st) on Tuesday March 10th @ 7:30 pm. This will be the last time we will be having the Traditional 1st Degree like we have had in the past. Please come out and support our New Brothers and our Degree Team.
  • Soup and Stations Friday March 13th @ 5:30 at St Aloysius Church. See Jim Curtis for details if you would like to make a soup.
  • St Patrick’s Day Party Saturday March 14th.
  • Formation Degree (2nd) Wednesday March 18th @ 7:30 pm. This will be the last time we will be having the Traditional 2nd Degree like we have had in the past. Please come out and support our Brothers and our Degree Team.
  • Business Meeting Friday March 20th @ 8:30 pm.
  • Membership Drive. St Veronica’s Church Saturday and Sunday March 21st and 22nd at all Masses. Please come out to help.
  • Pizza Night. Friday March 27th. PGK Bob Treval making the Pizza Pie the way you like it!

Please join us every first and third Friday for our meetings. It’s a great time to socialize and meet new friends and see old friends.

Check out our Website for the latest news and events.

Get Involved with YOUR Council. You will be glad you did. Remember Charity, Unity, and Fraternity. That’s what we are all about.

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

– Mother Teresa

Vivat Jesus,