Grand Knight: Fred Wise
Deputy Grand Knight: Deacon Mike Cibenko
Chaplain: Rev. Charles Kennedy
Chancellor: Bruce Wright
Recorder: Moss Jacobson
Treasurer: Jon Kloc
Financial Secretary: Tony Liccione
Advocate: Eric Miller
Warden: Jim Shaw
First Year Trustee: Dom Licastro
Second Year Trustee: Brian Derby
Third Year Trustee: Rich May
Inside Guard: Greg Schwind
Outside Guard: Al Halas, DMD
Outside Guard: John Noto
Outside Guard: Josh Johnson
Outside Guard: John Celentano
Outside Guard: Jim Caruso
Outside Guard: Lou Gunkle
Outside Guard: Jack Sammon
Outside Guard: Frank Fazzalore
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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.
Our council has been notified by Supreme that it has achieved Star council status for the 2013-2014 council years. Star council is the highest distinction that a Knight’s council may achieve. The requirements include reaching quotas for new members, new insurance policies and growth in all six of the Order’s service program categories. This is only the third time in our council’s 22 year history that Star council has been achieved, the other coming in 1996/97 and 2004/05.
Congratulations to all Knights who participated in the many activities of our council during the year, led by Grand Knight Tom O’Brien, Insurance agent Joe Grayeske, Membership Chairman Pat Joy, Financial Seccretary Ron Lantzy and the first degree team of GK Tom O’Brien, “GK Eric Miller, Deputy GK Bryan Bedard, Insurance agent Joe Grayeske, PGK Pat Joy and John Noto. The first degree team held four first degrees during the year resulting in the addition of nine new members.
The six Service Program categories and examples of our council’s activity in that area are as follows:
- Church service; Corpus Christi procession, adoration of the Blessed Mother Icon.
- Community Service: Support of Aid for Friend’s food program, Prison ministry support, Lower Makefield Veterans Park support.
- Pro-Life Activities: Support of Bucks County Women’s counseling center including organization of Parish diaper drive, attendance at annual “March for Life” in Washington D.C.
- Youth Activities: Support of Parish youth ministry, support of Fr. McCafferty scholarships for St. Ignatius students, annual free throw contest.
- Council Activities: Support of deacons and seminarians, “Keep Christ in Christmas” promotion, Annual Golf Outing and Dinner.
Family Activities: Yardley Christmas parade, annual Christmas party, Parish picnic support.
The annual commemoration Mass for deceased members of our council was held on Saturday, November 16th at 10:00 AM in St. Ignatius church. Reverend Jon Dalin, council Chaplin, celebrated Mass, a assisted by Deacon Mike Cibenko, Lector Grand Knight Tom O’Brien and altar server, PGK Eric Miller. Nineteen council members have passed away since the council’s inception in 1993. Since last year’s Memorial Mass, Brother Knights Sam Alvino and Joseph Rogowicz were called home to our Lord.
A complete listing of all deceased Knights can be found at Our council/In Memoriam on this web site