Announcements

CATHOLIC CHARITIES DONATION BIN NOW AT K OF C MOTHER SETON COUNCIL 5427

A donation bin for Catholic Charities was recently installed on the property of Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council 5427 located at 79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington. 


All forms of used clothing, small appliances, shoes, linens, sheets, towels, children’s books, stuffed animals, toys, and novels (no reference books) are accepted. All the items you generously donate will be sold and the proceeds will be used to support the many programs for the needy provided by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark. Any time is a good time to clean out that closet and make a donation. Catholic Charities will periodically report to the Knights of Columbus on how the funds are used.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a larger pick up, please call 877-343-3651.

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K OF C SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

The scholarship committee of Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council #5427 will again award three scholarships from the James Picarella Memorial Trust Fund and one Mother Seton Scholarship. Each scholarship is for $1,000. 


Applicants for the Picarella Scholarship must be graduating high school this year and must be residents of the Township of Washington. Non-residents who have a father, brother, son or grandfather as a member in good standing of Mother Seton Council #5427 for at least one year prior to the date of the application, may also apply.

Applicants for the Mother Seton Scholarship may be a member of the council or be related to a council member in good standing. They may be high school seniors or enrolled in any continuing educational program, but not extending beyond a bachelor’s degree. 


Following are the principal criteria for selecting the winners: 

The award must be applied toward tuition for a full-time student at any accredited institution of higher education: college, business, nursing, or technical school.

The award will be in one payment to the student upon proof of enrollment. 

While scholastic ability is of great importance, we will also consider financial need, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.

The application must be completed by the student in its entirety. Leave no blanks. If something does not apply, please state that fact. A high school transcript must accompany the completed application. An incomplete application will be disqualified.


Applications are available at the Westwood High School and Immaculate heart Academy Guidance Offices, the school websites, and the Knights of Columbus Council. Completed applications must be in a sealed envelope addressed to Mr. Paul Elterlein, Scholarship Chairman, Knights of Columbus, 79 Pascack Road, Twp. of Washington 07676, no later than May 1, 2019.


The scholarships will be awarded as part of the Awards Night Meeting, Thursday, May 30, 2019.


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K OF C HOSTING ST. PATRICK’S DINNER DANCE

The Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council #5427 of Washington Township is hosting its annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance on Saturday, March 16, 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 pipers and drummers from the Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County. They march in the St. Patrick’s Parade in New York City and pay us a visit before the night ends. 

Sound Illusions is providing DJ music with a distinctive Irish flavor mixed with a lively variety for dancing. Some Irish sing-a-long tunes to mark the occasion are also on the agenda.


Paid-in-advance reservations are required as seating is limited as the affair always sells out. The last day to purchase tickets is March 11. The cost is an all-inclusive $55.00 per person. Net proceeds from the event go to local charities. 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 fiscal year 2018 for charitable giving with donations of $185 million and 75 million hours of service to charitable causes. Mother Seton Council contributed $63,200.


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WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER AT SEASONS, FEB. 9

Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council #5427 is hosting a wine tasting fundraiser on Saturday, February 9, to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The evening features a cocktail hour, hors d’oeuvres, hot and cold stations, and wine pairings with each serving. There is also a full open bar all evening. Tickets are $100 per person. The event starts at 7:00 p.m. at Seasons Catering, Washington Avenue and Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ. 


This year’s charity focus is on cancer and our veterans. The American Cancer Society, Tackle Kids Cancer, Bergen County Tracers and Operation Sisterhood, and New Jersey SOS Veteran Stakeholders Group will share the proceeds. Tricky Tray packets are $30 for 25 tickets and one grand prize ticket. Additional packets are $10 each.

The committee is asking for donations of gifts that can be used in the various auctions that will be held that night. For cash donations, make checks payable to the Knights of Columbus and mail to the above address. Gifts can be left at the Council between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. weekdays and all day Saturday.


There will be a silent auction that you can be a part of from your smart phone, IPad, home computer, or similar online device. Here’s how you can be a part of it. People wanting to bid on items can log into www.biddingowl.com. Click on Featured Auctions and search on Mother Seton Council #5427. Auction items will be available for viewing 48 hours prior to event. 


For more information, call the K of C at 201-664-0422, John Pimpinella at 973-670-9482, or Fran Sullivan at 201-664-7897. Thank you for your support.


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 2017 for charitable giving with donations of $185 million and 75 million hours of service to charitable causes. Mother Seton Council contributed $62,000.

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K of C FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP

The Annual Basketball Free Throw Championship sponsored by Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council #5427 of the Township of Washington is scheduled for January 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Washington School Gym. In case of inclement weather, the make-up date will be the following Saturday, January 26. The contest is open to local boys and girls aged 9 to 14. Entry forms are available at the Council, 79 Pascack Road, or by calling Yael Martinez, event chairman, at 201-618-0771. Entry forms can also be completed on the day of the contest at Washington School. Local winners will advance to the District Tournament. 


District winners go the Regional (Diocesan) Tournament. Regional winners go to the State Tournament. The date and location of the subsequent tournaments will be announced when scheduled. Plaques for the winners will be presented at an Awards Ceremony at the Council.


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 2017 for charitable giving with donations of $175 million and 73.4 million hours of service to charitable causes. Mother Seton Council contributed $62,000.

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K OF C FOOD DRIVE, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Mother Seton Council #5427 of the Knights of Columbus of Washington Township will be conducting its annual Winter Food Drive to collect non-perishable food goods to help the needy through local food pantries. Personal hygiene items are also welcome. The drive will take place on Saturday, December 8. We ask all Township of Washington residents to place bagged donations at your front door before 10:00 a.m. on that Saturday. Volunteers from the K of C will pick up the parcels as they cover every residence in the Township. As a reminder, a Food Drive Notice will be mailed to Township households before the Drive. The Drive’s newspaper co-sponsor, the Pascack Press, will run a large notice on the event in a preceding issue.

Non-perishable food items needed are powdered milk, hot and cold cereals, canned fruits, vegetables, stew, fish, meats, soups, one-can meals, peanut butter, pudding, Jell-O, jelly, pasta products, rice, baby food, sugar, flour, coffee, tea, pancake mix, etc. Personal hygiene items are especially appreciated as they cannot be obtained with food stamps. In lieu of these items, monetary donations may be sent to the K of C Food Drive, 79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ 07676. The parcels of food and other items may be left there as well. For additional information, call Chairman Chuck Merlo at 201-661-0191, or the K of C at 201-664-0422.

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K OF C ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARTY DECEMBER 9

Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council #5427 of Washington Township will again host its annual Christmas Party for members and guests in the community. In the Christmas tradition of sharing, the council has invited Spectrum for Living, a New Jersey not-for-profit organization that helps adults with developmental disabilities attain their maximum potential by providing quality housing and clinical services in state-of-the-art facilities and in the homes of families caring for a disabled loved one. The 2018 Christmas Party will take place on Sunday, December 9, from noon to 4 p.m. at the K of C Hall, 79 Pascack Road, Washington Twp., 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 and Mrs. Claus to distribute gifts for the boys and girls who come. If parents wish Santa to give an additional gift to their children, it is requested that it be wrapped, inexpensive, and be 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 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 2017 for charitable giving with donations of $175 million and 73.4 million hours of service to charitable causes. Mother Seton Council contributed $62,000.

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K of C MEMORIAL MASS and BRUNCH NOV. 11

  

Members of Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council # 5427 will remember their deceased brothers at a Memorial Mass to be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 668 Ridgewood Road, Township of Washington, at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, November 11. An Honor Guard of the Sir Knights of the Fourth Degree Joseph F. Lamb Assembly will provide escort and ceremonial services. All friends and families of the Council’s deceased members are welcome to attend.

A brunch at the K of C Hall, 79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, will immediately follow the Memorial Mass. Reservations or tickets must be obtained in advance since no tickets can be purchased at the door. Cutoff date for reservations is November 5. The cost for adults is $10.00, $5.00 for children under 12 (under 5 are free), and there is a cap of $25.00 for any immediate family group (parents and children). Tickets or additional information may be obtained by calling the K of C, Monday through Friday, at 201-664-0422, between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m., or Program Chairman Danny Scudieri at 201-320-6874. The event is open to the public and all profits go to charity.  

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 2017 for charitable giving with donations of $175 million and 73.4 million hours of service to charitable causes. Mother Seton Council contributed $62,000.

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K of C ANNUAL CHARITY PICNIC, SUNDAY, SEPT. 9

Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council 5427 is hosting its Annual Charity Picnic to raise money to assist Dave Saunders in his battle with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), an autoimmune disorder. All proceeds will help Dave, Lauren and their family with the insurmountable expenses not covered by insurance. Come together and show support for this life-long Westwood family.


The picnic will be on Sunday, September 9. Open to everyone, this event will run from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the K of C Pfliegler Pavilion and Picnic Grove in the rear of 79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington. 


The festivities include activities for children and adults. There will be an assortment of large “inflatables” for the children and the traditional horseshoe and bocce ball tournaments for the adults. 

The menu will include, BBQ ribs, chicken, pulled pork, flank steak, burgers and hot dogs, sausage and peppers, clams on the half shell, steamed Jersey corn, watermelon, dessert, and hot and cold beverages, including adult beverages. 


Adult tickets purchased in advance are $25.00, $30.00 at the gate. Seniors (60+) pay $20.00 for tickets purchased in advance, $25 at the gate. Children 5 to 12 are $5.00, under 5 are free. There is a family cap of $60.00 for parents and children under 12.


Picnic tables are available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets may be bought at the Council in the Members Room, Monday through Friday, between 3:30 and 7:00 p.m. For more information, contact the Council at 201-664-0422 or Facebook at Knights of Columbus #5427.


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 2017 for charitable giving with donations of $175 million and 73.4 million hours of service to charitable causes. Mother Seton Council contributed $62,000.

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EAGLE SCOUT FUNDRAISER AT THE K OF C, JUNE 10

 Knights of Columbus Mother Seton Council #5427 is the site for a spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Sunday, June 10, from 5-7:30 p.m., at the Council Hall, 79 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, NJ. The fundraiser is being held to help Eagle Scout candidate James Stickel raise money for his Eagle Scout project to build a Veterans Memorial next to the Township  of Washington Library. 


The meal will include spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, beverages, and dessert. There will also be musical entertainment. If you would like to purchase tickets, email James Stickel at jrstickel07@gmail.com or call him at 201-664-3528. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children (12 and under), and $7 for seniors (65+). Checks are payable to WT Veterans Memorial Fund. He will also be conducting a Buy-A-Brick fundraiser.


The Veterans Memorial will include flags for each branch of the military, an American Flag, a seat wall, a monument, a brick patio, a gazebo, and new landscaping. Attached is an architect’s rendering of the project.

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 2017 for charitable giving with donations of $175 million and 73.4 million hours of service to charitable causes. Mother Seton Council contributed $62,000.


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.

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K OF C RECEIVES AED DONATION FROM LIFESAVERS, INC.

  

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.

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BLOOD AND MARROW DRIVE AT THE K OF C IN HONOR OF GRACE AND ALEX

  

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.

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