Mother Seton Council #5427 of the Washington Township Knights of Columbus announces that it will again host its annual Christmas Party for members and guests in the community. In the Christmas tradition of sharing, the council has invited members of the local Chapter of ARC of Bergen County to join in the festivities. ARC is devoted to promoting, providing, and improving services for people with developmental disabilities. The 2012 Christmas Party will take place on Sunday, December 9, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the K of C Hall, 79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ.
K of C members and guests interested in sharing the spirit of Christmas or in experiencing first hand this Catholic, family oriented, fraternal service organization are invited to drop by for a fun afternoon. Children are required to bring their parents and parents are encouraged to bring their children. Special events include fun for children courtesy of “Call Us Clowns” and a visit from Santa to distribute gifts for the boys and girls who come. If parents wish Santa to give an additional gift to their offspring, it is requested that it be wrapped, inexpensive (as not all parents follow this practice), and be very clearly labeled with the child’s full name before being placed under the Christmas Tree. The K of C Hall will be decorated for the occasion. Both log fireplaces will be ablaze to add to the atmosphere of the occasion and light refreshments will be served.
The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 at St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut, by Fr. Michael J. McGivney. It is the world’s largest Catholic, family, fraternal, service organization with over 1.8 million members in some 13,700 local councils in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, Guatemala, Panama, the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Saipan and Poland. It is dedicated to Church, community, family, and youth programs. Last year individual Knights spent 69 million hours of volunteer services to charitable causes and the Order donated $151.1 million in charitable contributions. Additionally 413,402 Knights were blood donors. The New Jersey Knights donated $4,568,772 to charities last year.
Applications for membership in the Knights of Columbus are welcome from qualified individuals. For more information call 201-664-0422, or go to our website, www.kofc5427.org .