Announcements

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, Mother Seton Council #5427

79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ 07676

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:     Jim Dugan

Phone:       201-666-3425

K OF C RECEIVES AED DONATION FROM LIFESAVERS, INC.

Township of Washington, NJ, July 23, 2017–

The Township of Washington Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council #5427 will now be better prepared to handle cardiac emergencies on the spot thanks to the donation of an AED and training from LifeSavers, Inc. Bob Stickel, the company's president, and a township resident, said his family donated the AED since the American Heart Association recommends having readily accessible AEDs where large groups gather. 

Knowing and properly executing the critically time-urgent links of the Cardiac Chain-of-Survival can help save a life. Sudden Cardiac Arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States. About 47% of sudden cardiac arrest deaths occur outside a hospital according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Each year 383,000 Americans suffer sudden cardiac arrest before they reach a hospital. Bystanders or emergency personnel can save many of these lives using CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), according to the American Heart Association.

An AED is an emergency medical device that delivers an electrical charge to a patient who is experiencing a life-threatening, abnormal heart rhythm or sudden cardiac arrest. The device, which “speaks” to the user to provide step-by-step instructions, automatically diagnoses the heart rhythm to determine if a shock is needed. The pre-set electrical charge administered by the device occurs only if a fatal arrhythmia is detected, eliminating the need for the user to make the decision to defibrillate.

Having defibrillation on-site with an AED increases survival rates for ventricular fibrillation (VF) cardiac arrest to as high as 74 percent, compared to just 5 percent if the location has no AED program, according to the American Heart Association.

Vinny Vinagre, Mother Seton Council Grand Knight, says, “The Council is extremely grateful to LifeSavers, Inc. and the Stickel family for their generous donation. I know the Stickels have donated several AEDs to local schools and fields.  We are very excited that they have added us to the list of organizations that now make the Township a safer place for all."

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 fraternal organization with nearly 1.9 million members worldwide. It is also one of the most active charitable organizations in the United States. In the past year, the organization has raised more than $4.4 million for Christian and other religious minority refugees in the Middle East. The Knights also set new records in 2016 for charitable giving with donations of $175 million and 73.4 million hours of service to charitable causes. Mother Seton Council contributed $54,000. 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.com.

Pictured left to right are Bob Stickel, Vinny Vinagre, and Mary Ellen Stickel.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, Mother Seton Council #5427

 

79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ 07676

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:     Jim Dugan

Phone:       201-666-3425

BLOOD AND MARROW DRIVE AT THE K OF C

IN HONOR OF GRACE AND ALEX

Township of Washington, NJ, July 12, 2017–

Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council #5427 and New Jersey Blood Services are hosting a blood and marrow drive on Thursday, July 20, 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., at the K of C Hall, 79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington.

At 6-months-old, Grace, was diagnosed with Atypical Teratoid/Rhabdiod Tumor (ATRT). An extremely rare, very difficult to treat pediatric brain tumor. Grace has endured five rounds of high dose chemotherapy, one stem cell harvest, and three stem cell rescues. She is currently receiving maintenance chemo. Grace has endured many setbacks, like a subdural hematoma, shunt revision, additional shunt placement, bacteremia, viral infections and a PICC reinsertion.   During Grace’s multiple surgeries and chemotherapies, she has received 20 blood transfusions, and 20 platelet transfusions. She is currently 2-and-1/2-years old.

Alex was diagnosed with T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma the day before Thanksgiving 2016. He is currently being treated at Hackensack Children’s Hospital. He has been through multiple rounds of heavy chemotherapy and has had many platelet and red cell transfusions along the way. Thankfully, Alex is in remission, although his treatment will last another two years or so. T-cell lymphoma is a very aggressive cancer, so just as easy as it went away, is as easy as it can come back.  He is currently 4-years old.

To make an appointment, please visit: www.nybc.org. Use group code 68937. Please bring ID or NYBC donor card. Eat before donating blood! For information about eligibility: 1-800-933-2566 or Visit: www.nybloodcenter.org.       
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 fraternal organization with nearly 1.9 million members worldwide. It is also one of the most active charitable organizations in the United States. In the past year, the organization has raised more than $4.4 million for Christian and other religious minority refugees in the Middle East. The Knights also set new records in 2016 for charitable giving with donations of $175 million and 73.4 million hours of service to charitable causes. Mother Seton Council contributed $45,000.

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.com.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, Mother Seton Council #5427

79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ 07676

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:     Jim Dugan

Phone:          201-666-3425

K OF C AND OLGC MEN'S GROUP COLLEGE FUND

Township of Washington, NJ, April 3, 2017–

On Friday, April 28, Mother Seton Council #5427 of the Knights of Columbus and the Men’s Group from Our Lady of Good Counsel Church will sponsor a demonstration by Paul Scardino on the art of making fresh mozzarella cheese at the Council Hall, located at 79 Pascack Road, Washington Township. The event is a fundraiser to support the Rebecca Braun-McGovern College Fund. Rebecca is a freshman, majoring in music and education, at Wagner College in Staten Island. She serves as a cantor at OLGC when she is home and during the summer. When she is not available, her mom Willene fills in. With college costs a big challenge for Rebecca and her single mom, OLGC Deacon Bob Glasner posed the idea of this fundraiser to the OLGC Men’s Group and his brother knights at Mother Seton Council and received immediate support.

The evening starts at 7:30 with Paul showing his skills in this fine art, which have been honed over his lifetime. Paul and his wife Mary Ann owned and operated the Italian Riviera in Waldwick from 1966-2001, where his reputation was known throughout Bergen County. Following the demonstration, the fun really begins when the fresh mozzarella is served in a variety of ways, accompanied by wine and other beverages. Tickets cost $25 per person and can be purchased at the K of C Members’ Room, Monday through Friday, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Reservations may also be made by calling Deacon Glasner at 201-358-8292, Ken Kaphammer at 201-664-0097, or Jim Dugan at 201-666-3425.

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 fraternal organization with nearly 1.9 million members worldwide. It is also one of the most active charitable organizations in the United States. In the past year, the organization has raised more than $4.4 million for Christian and other religious minority refugees in the Middle East. The Knights also set new records in 2016 for charitable giving with donations of $175 million and 73.4 million hours of service to charitable causes. Mother Seton Council contributed $45,200.

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.com.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, Mother Seton Council #5427

79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ 07676

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:     Jim Dugan

Phone:          201-666-3425

 

K of C to honor community contributors

 

Township of Washington, NJ, March 27, 2017–

 

On Saturday, April 22, Mother Seton Council #5427 of the Knights of Columbus, located at 79 Pascack Road in the Township of Washington, will host its 14th annual testimonial dinner to honor four individuals who have made significant contributions to the community. The 2017 honorees are:

Matt DeCaux – Religious Educator and Youth Director

Dan Florio – WT Baseball, Basketball and Football

Rich Miras – Ambulance Corps and Zoning Board

Vito Trause – War Hero and Community Role Model

Invited to attend 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 Josh Gottheimer, State Senator Gerald Cardinale, State Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, State Assemblyman Robert Auth, County Executive James Tedesco, County Sheriff Michael Saudino, Township Mayor Janet Sobkowicz, and the members of the Township Council. Knights of Columbus representatives are State Deputy Bruce DeMolli, District Deputy Paul Noonan, and Grand Knight Vinny Vinagre. Rev. Stephen Cinque, pastor and council chaplain, Rev. Ray Rodrigue, 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 fraternal organization with nearly 1.9 million members worldwide. It is also one of the most active charitable organizations in the United States. In the past year, the organization has raised more than $4.4 million for Christian and other religious minority refugees in the Middle East. The Knights also set new records in 2016 for charitable giving with donations of $175 million and 73.4 million hours of service to charitable causes. Mother Seton Council contributed $45,200.

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.com.

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, Mother Seton Council #5427

79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ 07676

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:     Jim Dugan

Phone:          201-666-3425

K OF C HOSTING ST. PATRICK'S DINNER DANCE

Township of Washington, N.J., February 11, 2017

The Knights of Columbus of Washington Township, Mother Seton Council #5427, is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 11, from 7 to 11 p.m. at its hall located at 79 Pascack Road. Dinner is the traditional corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings, including dessert and coffee, and there is an open bar, featuring Guinness on tap, for the entire evening.

The popular Patsy McLoughlin Irish Dancers are on the program and will perform after dinner. They are wonderful young Irish-American dancers who aspire to compete in Ireland every summer. Not only are we entertained by this fine talent, we support their dancing careers. A special treat in recent years has featured Dan Boyce and his impromptu band of fine Irish pipers and drummers. We are glad to report that they will join us again this year. Sound Illusions is providing music with a distinctive Irish flavor mixed with a lively variety for dancing. Some sing-a-long tunes to mark the occasion are also on the agenda.

Paid-in-advance reservations are required as seating is limited and the affair always sells out. The last day to purchase tickets is March 6. The cost is an all-inclusive $55.00 per person. Co-Chairmen Jim Dugan and Paul Kearney encourage you to organize a table of 8, 10, or 12 and get your tickets before the deadline. For more information, call Jim at 201-666-3425 or Paul at 201-263-9229.

      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 fraternal organization with nearly 1.9 million members worldwide. It is also one of the most active charitable organizations in the United States. In the past year, the organization has raised more than $4.4 million for Christian and other religious minority refugees in the Middle East. The Knights also set new records in 2015 for charitable giving with donations of $175 million and 73.4 million hours of service to charitable causes. Mother Seton Council contributed $54,200.

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.com.

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