K Of C To Honor Community Contributors
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 05:54 PM EDT
On Saturday, April 20, Mother Seton Council #5427 of the Knights of Columbus, located at 79 Pascack Road in the Township of Washington, will host its tenth annual testimonial dinner to honor four individuals who have made significant contributions to the community. The officers of the Knights of Columbus have deemed it their duty and privilege to publicly recognize these worthy citizens. The honorees are:
Jim Dugan, Knights of Columbus
Brenda Lyons, Rescued Pets
Chris Santise, Football and Lacrosse Programs
Anton “Bud” Schuermann, VFW
Attending the dinner to present various forms of recognition are representatives from all levels of government, the Knights of Columbus, and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, our local parish. The government officials are: Congressman Scott Garrett, State Senator Gerald Cardinale, State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, County Executive Kathleen Donovan, County Sheriff Michael Saudino, Township Mayor Janet Sobkowicz, and members of the Township Council. Knights of Columbus representatives are State Warden Bob Hatler, District Deputy Chris Ege, and Grand Knight Mark Holmes. Rev. Stephen Cinque, pastor and council chaplain, Sr. Miriam Blackwell, MSBT, pastoral associate, and Deacon Bob Glasner will represent Our Lady of Good Counsel Church.
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 .