We urgently need brothers to man the crèche at Town Hall between the hours of 1:00pm and 3:00pm on Christmas Eve. Please sign up below. Also, Brother Tony Leone, is still looking for Knights to help usher at Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses. You can contact Tony directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Merry Christmas to All|
Chuck Carbone, GK
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The Knights of Columbus will once again be gathering at West Milford Town Hall on Christmas Eve to demonstrate the true meaning of Christmas. Brothers from the Fr. Francis Koch and Our Lady Queen of Peace Councils will be standing with the crèche in compliance with town directives. Past years have seen a great outpouring of faith, spirit and community from passers-by. Brothers, please take some time out of your busy day to stand together in fraternity and unity as we keep Christ in Christmas this year.
Knights of Columbus Fr. Francis Koch Council 6343 of St. Joseph Parish has earned the distinction of Star Council, one of the organization's top awards, for the 2014-1015 fraternal year. The award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of membership recruitment and retention, promotion of the fraternal insurance program, and sponsorship of service-oriented activities. The award was presented to the membership by District Deputy John Trahan at the Council's Business Meeting on October 8, 2015. Grand Knight Chuck Carbone accepted the award on behalf of the Council.
In announcing the winners for this fraternal year, Carl A. Anderson, chief executive officer of the organization, said, "Please accept my sincere congratulations upon attaining this prestigious award. Your dedication to the Order is seen in the high standard of excellence you have achieved. At the same time, I encourage you to carry forward this enthusiasm to meet the challenges that will face the Knights of Columbus in the years ahead. May this award be a reminder and an inspiration to the members of your council to continue to promote the ideals of Columbianism for the good of the Church, your community, and the Order."
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic lay organization. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Church, their communities, families and young people. With more than 1.8 million members in over 15,000 councils around the world, the Knights of Columbus annually donates more than $170 million and 70 million hours of service to charitable causes. Please visit www.kofc.org for more information.
The Knights of Columbus is conducting its annual Soccer Challenge for boys and girls ages 9 to 14. The event is sponsored by Fr. Francis Koch and Our Lady Queen of Peace councils. It will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Echo Lake Field, 470 Germantown Road. All children in the age range are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact Steve McKenzie at 973-208-1849.
The Fr. Francis Koch Council is introducing a brand new website. The new website is just the first iteration of what will grow into a rich information center for the council. It starts with much of the same information that could be found on the old site, but adds new items such as a comprehensive news feed, interactive council calendar and notification subscriptions which automatically send emails when new content is published. It also provides integration with the council's new social media presence of Facebook and Twitter. Future enhancements will include a photo gallery, event sign-up and much, much more.
We are looking for your feedback on the new site, so please comment on this post or use the "Send Feedback and Corrections" option at the bottom of every page.
The Father Michael J. McGivney Guild serves as a source of information about the life, works and spirituality of Father McGivney. The Guild distributes informational materials about him, receives reports of favors granted through his intercession and oversees the distribution of relics. Guild members redceive regular updates on the progress of Father McGivney's cause for canonization and are invited to participate in prompting devotion to this Servan of God. Members of the Knights of Columbus are not automatically Guild members and must elect to tjoin the Guild. The Father Michael J. McGivney Guild newsletter is published bimonthly except July-August, and is sent free to Guild members.
On Monday, September 21st, we will be holding the 2015 Charity Golf Outing hosted by Fr. Francis Koch Council 6343 and Our Lady Queen of Peace Council 6139. Check-in at the Crystal Springs Resort begins at 11:00am with a shotgun start at 1:00pm. The cost is $135 per golfer. Lunch, dinner, a driving range token and one entry for the door prize raffle are included.
For more information and sponsorship opportunities, visit golf.kofc6343.org.
The council received an award from state for being fourth in the state in food collection for the 2015-2015 fraternal year. The award was presented at the State Convention in Wildwood, NJ. Past Grand Knight Roy DeFranco accepted the award on the council's behalf. Fr. Francis Koch Council collected 2,000lbs of food for the St. Joseph Food Pantry.
One of our council winners of the 2014 Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest went on to capture the state title in her age group. Cynthia Vigna won the New Jersey state competition for Age Category 8-10. The award was presented at the State Convention in Wildwood, NJ. District Deputy Joe Miller accepted the award on Cindy's behalf.
Cindy's poster was sent on to Supreme for the international competition. Please join us in congratulating Cindy on her achievement.