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Please join your Council Brothers and Families!1st Annual Brian Derby PicnicFriday August 13th, 5:30PM – 10:30PM
(Rain Date – August 20th)Shady Brook Farm Admission is just $10 per person
Kids 12 and under are FREEHere’s the info:We will have a private, designated area for our group.Live Music begins at 6:30pmFree Activities for KidsChoice of Options to Purchase Food & Beverages
(Outside foods & drinks are not permitted.)RSVP is required and all tickets will be purchased through the Council. RSVP deadline is 7/23. Payment deadline is 7/30. Please follow the link below to fill out your RSVP.
Questions? Contact John Noto at (267) 377-5419 
Admission is $10 per person for all attending over the age 12. 
Please total this amount and send check made payable to: Knights of Columbus #11013. 
Mail to: Knights of Columbus, St. Ignatius of Antioch, 999 Reading Ave, Yardley, PA 19067  

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The William Gibney Memorial Scholarship announces its 2021 Education Scholarships for students accepted to a college, university, or vocational school. The scholarship is given in the name of the late William Gibney who was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Raphael the Archangel No. 3507 and Fr. James J. McCafferty Council No. 11013 where he was a 4th Degree member and served as an Officer.  William believed in and lived the Knights’ principles of Charity, Faith, and Service to Others.  Applications must be sent via USPS Knights of Columbus, Fr. James J. McCafferty Council #11013, Attention Scholarship Administrator, St. Ignatius Parish, 999 Reading Avenue, Yardley PA 19067 or emailed to  Applications must be received no later than July 31, 2021.  Winners will be selected from a judging panel consisting of Knights of Columbus, Council No. 11013 members.  The $1,500 scholarship will be awarded by the Knights of Columbus, Council No. 11013.

To qualify for a scholarship:

  • Student must be on schedule to receive a High School Diploma or completing a GED.
    Applicant must be a full-time student at a college/university/vocational school in the fall of 2021 or winter 2022.

To enter, please submit:

  • Completed William Gibney Memorial Scholarship Application.
  • Student verification for students ages 19-23 for fall of 2021 or winter of 2022.
  • Acceptance letter from school or school letterhead for applicants ages 17-18.
  • On a separate sheet of, please type or clearly print an essay that explains how you have lived and will continue to live a life of charity, faith, and service to others. Please include how this scholarship will assist in that goal.  The essay should be 1 page and no longer than 500 words.  If sending application via email, the essay should be attached to the email as a PDF document.
  • One referral letter from an adult over 21 years of age and a non-family member.

Please type or print application clearly.
Proof of acceptance to the school must be attached to the application form.
Essay must be attached to the application form.
Applications, Proof of School Acceptance, Essay, and Reference Letter must be sent via USPS:

Knights of Columbus
Fr. James J. McCafferty Council #11013
Attention Scholarship Administrator
St. Ignatius Parish
999 Reading Avenue, Yardley PA 19067
or emailed to
Email Subject:  William Gibney Memorial Scholarship Application
Applications and Reference Letters must be received no later than July 31`, 2021.

Applicant Name (First Name and Last Name): _____________________________________________________________________________

Applicant’s Mailing Address (Street, City, State, Zip): ______________________________________________________________________________

Applicant’s Telephone Number: ______________________________________________________________________________

Name of College/University/Vocational School:


Address of College/University/Vocational School:


School ID #: ___________________________________________________________________________

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Richard Green Scholarship

The Knights of Columbus are happy to announce the recipient of the 2021 Richard Green Memorial Scholarship is Erin Berle. Richard was a member of the St. Ignatius Knights and also a Forth Degree Sir Knight. His life of service to family, community, and country are commemorated in this award. Congratulations Erin and good luck in you

Richard Green Memorial Scholarship 

Application Form

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Knights Help Community During COVID Crisis

A Bucks County parish has raised thousands of dollars for – and lifted the spirits of – dozens of area families struggling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since March, volunteers at St. Ignatius of Antioch Parish in Yardley have collected close to $90,000 for a “Community Emergency Fund” that has so far benefited some 35 families as well as a number of local non-profits.

The effort is spearheaded by members of the parish’s longtime social action committee, which for years has provided aid to those experiencing homelessness, hunger, disaster and But when COVID restrictions were implemented, the committee – along with several Knights of Columbus — mobilized quickly to increase the level of outreach, said member Jennifer Sullivan, who described it as “an extension of the work the parish was already doing.”

Individual grants from the fund cover an array of needs, she said, including food, clothing, housing and medical payments.

Applications, which take the form of a simple email to the parish office, are open to “anyone in the community,” said Sullivan, and the evaluation process is swift and straightforward.

Social action committee chair Ken Driver telephones applicants to assess their situations, then reviews the requests during one of two Zoom meetings the group has each week. Approved applications are then forwarded to the parish business manager, who prepares a check.

“The whole process only takes a few days,” said Sullivan, noting that the four-member committee ensures applicants’ privacy by assigning a case number to each request.

“We don’t know their names unless they’re willing to share that information,” she said.

Since the committee consists of volunteers, the outreach has “no overhead,” she added.

“Every dollar you give to us goes to someone in need,” said Sullivan.

While there have been “a few donors who have been very generous,” she said, most of the funds collected have been smaller gifts that have added up significantly.

“The generosity of our parishioners has been nothing short of amazing,” she said.

The idea for the fund “brewed up from the laity,” said Sullivan, and quickly received the blessing of St. Ignatius pastor Father Andrew Brownholtz.

“It’s vital that the parishioners take an active role in assisting others,” said Father Brownholtz, who regularly promotes the fund in his parish communications. “Jesus commands us to ‘do unto others as you would like others to do unto you,’ and they are literally putting their faith into real life situations.”

Those circumstances encompass “some pretty deep needs,” said Sullivan, noting that COVID’s economic impact has been devastating even in suburban areas with above-average median incomes.

“One single mom with four children lost her job due to COVID, and to feed a family of five is expensive,” she said. “We gave her money for food, and a list of local food pantries as well.”

For Mark, a Bucks County resident and father of a young child, the fund offered practical help as well as hope after months without a paycheck.

“It has been a huge blessing in a way I cannot describe,” he said.

Having completed a Master’s degree, Mark had begun transitioning to a new career when the pandemic lockdown led to the loss of his job. He spent hours on the phone attempting to reach the state unemployment office to no avail.

For someone used to working all of his adult life, he said, the situation was “embarrassing” and overwhelming.

“To struggle is one thing, but to struggle with a toddler is another,” said Mark.

An acquaintance suggested he contact the St. Ignatius committee, which approved his request – and even helped with an urgent household repair he couldn’t afford to make.

“I had a sink that wasn’t functional, since the water supply was leaking,” he said. “I’m not a plumber, so I shut it off. They sent someone over to fix it, with parts and labor, and that’s a great example of how wonderful they are.”

With committee members routinely checking on recipients’ well-being, the fund offers more than “one and done” help, he said.

“Like clockwork, they have followed up,” said Mark. “I appreciate that they are here for the long haul.”

Part of that long-term commitment includes shoring up reserves at nonprofits depleted by increased demand for supportive services. The fund recently issued a grant to Mary’s Cupboard, a Levittown-based food pantry operated by archdiocesan Catholic Social Services (CSS) that the parish has regularly helped to stock over the past few decades.

Ultimately, the St. Ignatius fund – which the committee broadly advertises to the surrounding area — is a means of evangelization, said Sullivan.

“It really makes our parish a welcoming presence in our community,” she said. “We hope we’re showing the world that we can be a light in the difficult times, and hopefully it will draw people back to the church.”

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Meals for Healthcare Workers

Meals for Healthcare Workers On Tuesday, April 14th, our Council along with St. Ignatius Social Action Committee was able to recognize the healthcare workers at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Working with Verrelli’s Yardley Pizza, salads and hoagies were offered to 125 staffers. We are so grateful for all medical personnel throughout the country. May God bless you and keep you safe and healthy.

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Inaugural Communion Breakfast a Resounding Success

The November 10, 2019 event was attended by over 170 people who were moved by speaker Deacon Steve Javie’s stories from his days as an NBA ref and his journey to the Permanent Diaconate.

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2020-2021 Officers Installation

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Yardley Christmas Parade

Join us for the 2019 Yardley Christmas Parade December 7, 3:30

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Our 2020-2021 Officers

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Knights of Columbus
Fr. James J. McCafferty Council #11013
St. Ignatius Parish
999 Reading Avenue
Yardley PA