Our Annual Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Classic: Monday, September 26, 2016

The Annual Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Classic is Monday, September 26, 2016 at Northampton Valley Country Club. Golfers of all abilities are most welcome! Read more ›

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Knights Cook Meals for Aid for Friends

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2015 Knights of Columbus Golf Classic

This year’s 11th annual Knights of Columbus Charity Golf Classic was held on Monday, September 28th at Northampton Valley Country Club. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, golfers, diners and committee members, we enjoyed another very successful outing, raising over $70,000 for our charity funds.

For the eleventh year in a row, our council joined forces with our brothers of St. John the Evangelist Council to host the Golf Classic. One hundred- fifteen golfers gathered for lunch and at 1:00 PM, everyone teed off at the beautiful links of Northampton Valley. The course was in excellent condition and the scramble format plus numerous “mulligans” gave every foursome a chance to shoot par golf. After a great afternoon on the course the golfers were joined by another 25 Knights, wives and guests for a delicious buffet dinner of beef, chicken and pasta prepared and served by the Northampton catering staff.

Deacon Mike Cibenko led us in prayer before the meal. Tom Rossi of St. John’s was the MC and he started the festivities by inviting all of us to join in the silent auction, the Chinese auction and the 50-50 drawing. The silent auction prizes included dinner for eight at Bonefish Grill, a vacation condo in Ocean City, three- two night stays at the resort at Split Rock, six rounds of golf at area golf courses, Flyers hockey tickets, and much more. The 60 inch flat screen TV raffle was won by Ray Eveland and seven other winners walked off with baskets of cheer.
The Chinese auction of over 20 items included numerous gift certificates at local restaurants.

The 50/50 drawing winner was Tom Parsons, and the foursome of Rev. Sean English, Rev. Bob Gross, Jim Kay and John Chopak took first prize for the lowest score at 12 under par. At the end of the evening the golfers, wives and guests agreed that the annual golf classic was a most enjoyable afternoon and evening of fun, food and fellowship.

Once again, we were blessed with many generous sponsors who made this charitable event a great success. This year, we are grateful to have The Charitable Exchange contribute $30,000. The Tournament Sponsor was Health Web Solutions contributing $5000. Many thanks to all of our major sponsors from $3500 to $600 including John Noto of Allstate Insurance, Jim McCaffrey and McCaffrey’s supermarkets, Grand Knight Bruce Wright of Accupac, Dan and Thelma Pisano of St. Ignatius Aid for Friends, Tom Parsons of W & W Auto Body, The Harvest Group, MFP Realty, the Biggs family, Benefit Watch of Yardley, Shop Rite Supermarket, Haldemann Lexus and the Tallman Family. Over 110 individuals and businesses supported the golf classic. This year’s net profit will be divided evenly between our two councils and will fund the important charitable works of our brotherhood.

The golf committee was chaired by Len Kuchera of St. John’s council, and included, PGK Domenic Licastro , PGK Pat Joy, Anthony Liccione, Rich Havrilla, Rich May of our council and six members of St. John’s council. A total of twenty-two members and wives volunteered their time on the day of the outing.

Please save this date: September 26th, 2016, for the Annual Knights Golf Classic at Northampton. See you there!!!!

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Knights Remembered

The annual commemoration Mass for deceased members of our council was held on Saturday, November 16th at 10:00 AM in St. Ignatius church. <a href=”http://yardleyknights.org/knights-remembered/”>Read more »</a>20150611_094954 20150611_100850 20150611_095204

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Annual Charity Golf Classic – Monday September 28th, 2015

Northampton Valley Country Club, Richboro, PA

Registration, Lunch, Range 11:30-1:00 PM

6:00 Beverages, 6:30-8:00 PM – Dinner, Auctions, Prizes, 50/50

Benefits St. John the Evangelist and Fr. McCafferty Councils Charity Funds

 

Golfers of all levels are welcome. Sponsorships available.

Click here for Golfer Registration, Sponsor and Ad Forms:

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Ad book form-2015

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Knights Support Aid for Friends

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The Fr. McCafferty Council continued to support the work of Aid for Friends with a recent donation of $1,500.  Aid for Friends prepares and delivers nearly 400,000 meals each year to approximately 2,000 homebound individuals in the greater Philadelphia area, and the parishioners of St, Ignatius have been active volunteers for the organization for many years.  The group meets in the Church kitchen on the second Thursday of each month to prepare and package meals which are then distributed to those in need.  Brothers Pat Joy, Tony Liccione, Brian Derby and Paul Clark presented the $1,500 check to Co-Chairpersons Jayne Marcinkowski and Kathy Pasko at the groups June meeting.

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Corpus Christi Procession – June 7, 2015

DSC02497DSC02487DSC02489The men of the Knights of Columbus Councils of Fr. McCafferty and St. John the Evangelist led the fourth annual Corpus Christi procession, combining the parishes of St. Ignatius and St. John the Evangelist in a three mile prayerful display of the Eucharist. About 100 parishioners and friends joined the march which started at St. Ignatius with a prayer service. Father Jon Dalin, Chaplin, carried the Monstrance from St. Ignatius under a canopy which Knights from both councils carried on a rotating basis. The Knights were led by Bruce Wright, Fr. McCafferty’s Deputy Grand Knight and Kurt Schanbacher, Grand Knight of St. John’s Council.

Several parishioners provided water stops along the route, including PGK Frank and Mary Fazzalore. St. John’s pastor, Msgr. Joseph Prior also carried the Monstrance. Thre Procession ended at St. John’s church with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. After Benediction, refreshments were served at St. John’s.  Many thanks to Marianne Kloc who helped to organize the procession, to Sir Knight Steve Sanelli who led the Knights 4th degree honor guard at both churches and to the approximately 20 Knights who attended the procession.

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Knights and Families Enjoy Annual Picnic

A gathering of Knights and their families enjoyed perfect weather for the annual picnic on Saturday June 6 at the Lower Makefield Memorial Park.  In addition to terrific food and beverages the event featured activities for all ages, including a playground for the kids and a friendly horse shoe competition for the adults.  Special thanks to Brian Derby for planning the event and arranging for the facilities and to Chuck Dolan for his outstanding job as the grill master.  Finally, it should be noted that Brian Derby and Bruce Wright are the reigning council horse shoe champions and they look forward to defending their title at next year’s picnic!

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Blue Mass Celebrated at St. Ignatius

On Friday April 17th at 7pm a Blue Mass was celebrated at St. Ignatius of Antioch in Yardley to honor the work of First Responders including law enforcement officials, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel. Celebrant Msgr. Samuel E. Shoemaker  was assisted by Deacon Michael Cibenko  and the guest homilist was Rev. James A. Lyons , Pastor at St. Charles Borromeo Parish. Representatives from numerous police, fire and EMS organizations were in attendance.

The term “Blue Mass” is a reference to the color of the uniforms worn by many of these professions and dates back to 1934. Particularly in the wake of the events on September 11, 2001, the Blue Mass is a way to recognize the sacrifice of police, firefighters and EMS personnel and to remember those who have given their lives in service to their communities. The Knights of Columbus has taken an active role in sponsoring Blue Masses in the communities in which it serves, to join with the community in expressing appreciation to these dedicated professionals for all their selfless work.

The mass was organized and sponsored by the Fr. McCafferty council of the Knights of Columbus whose efforts were led by Eric Miller, Moss Jacobson, Chuck Dolan, John Noto, Mike Cibenko and Anthony Liccione.

 

The mass was covered by the Bucks County Courier Times and that story and video is found here:

http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/videos/local/video-annual-blue-mass/html/a33260dc-4ead-50df-a425-6682b77e7982.html

 

 

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Honoring Past Grand Knight Tom OBrien

On Sunday April 12, 2015 a large gathering of knights, families and clergy gathered to honor  Tom O’Brien in recognition of his 60 years as a Knight and specifically for his service as Grand Knight in the preceding year.  Fr. McCafferty council members were joined in the celebration by numerous members of Tom’s family. The event was organized and hosted by Dominic Licastro, and he along with fellow Knights Pat Joy, Eric Miller and Deacon Myron Moskowitz shared stories and recounted many of Tom’s accomplishments in his time with the Knights. Finally, District Deputy Ken Harkinson presented Tom with certificates of merit from both the State and Supreme offices.  Tom himself treated the group to memories with a touching poem he had written of his time with the group.

 

 

 

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