Knights Notes

Vol MMXVI No. 5     Bordentown Council 570, Knights of Columbus, Bordentown, November, 2016


Grand Knights Message:


Hello Brothers,


October wrapped up with a new event, a family Halloween party.  Our goal was to create an event to foster community while also to introduce and invite the fathers (and grandfathers) of the children to join the Knights.  The event was well attended with twenty-seven families and nearly 100 people in attendance.  5 minutes before the start time I was worried as it was eerily quiet (pun intended).  But before you knew it, the gym was full with children touching eyeballs and hearts (peeled grapes and tomatoes), getting their face painted or trying to win a prize at bingo.  On the topic of recruitment, no Form 100s were completed, but we met a number of men that showed some interest.  I’ll follow-up as I feel the momentum building to increase our ranks.  Please keep the Knights in mind as you meet friends and neighbors.


Next up is support for the Roebling Thanksgiving event, our Christmas party and Breakfast with Santa Claus.  Plus it’s not too early to begin to develop and promote the bus trip to attend the Right to Life March in January.  Learn more about getting involved in the Thanksgiving event at our meetings and call Ron Giurdanella (324-9426) to sign up for the December 11th dinner at Villa Manninos.  Thank you brothers for all that you do for the church, our communities and each other.


Vivat Jesus,



Chaplain’s Message:

During the month of November we remember in a special way all the faithful departed.  Our annual Mass for deceased members of Council #570 will be celebrated at 8:30 AM on Sunday, November 6th, and all are welcome.  May our departed brother Knights and loved ones enjoy eternal peace and happiness with God in heaven.


The Year of Mercy draws to a close on the Feast of Christ the King, November 20th, and the following weekend as we start the Advent season we will begin a new Sunday Mass schedule here at St. Mary’s, with Masses celebrated at 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM.  Our Saturday evening Mass will remain at 5 PM.  I’m sorry if this new schedule inconveniences anyone, but Fr. Felix’s health problems (3 hospital visits in the past 2 months) made it necessary. 


November 11th is Veterans Day, and we offer our grateful thanks to all of you who have served in our nation’s armed forces.  Then on November 24th we celebrate Thanksgiving Day, and I invite you to come to our special Mass of Thanksgiving at 9 AM that morning.  Even if you can’t make it to Mass, be sure to take a few moments to thank God for His many graces and blessings.


Chancellors Report:

Please pray for the following:

       Our Service Men and Women especially those deployed far from their families

       Persecuted Christians in the Holy Land

       The Five Seminarians we sponsor

       Bishop David O'Connell

       Bishop John Smith

       Msgr. James G. Innocenzi

       Father Felix Venza

       Father Vincent Burke

       Brother Patrick Hogan, SVD

       Brother Bob O’Dwyer

       Brother Francis (Bud) Foley

       Brother Lou LaPlaga

       Brother Peter Trombino

       Brother Tom Moore

       Brother Ugo Palmonari

       Alfred Benedetto

       Angelo Schiraldi

       Barbara Giurdanella

       Barbara Smith

       Bill Repycknick

       Charles Radvany

       Dean Callwell

       Dolores Moore

       Doris Silvestri

       Dorothy Maguire

       Edwin Lee

       Jay Destribas

       Jim Weiler

       Joseph Cedentorno

       Joseph Parsler

       Laura DeRose

       Leo Carr

       Marilyn Rogalski

       Mary Sura

       Mary Ellen Sullivan

       Michael Lyle, Jr.

       Mike Thomas

       Peter Gallelli

       Rex Wellman

       Shirley Mich

       William Dougherty

       Steve Pfirmen


Upcoming Events:


Christmas Party (Villa Maninos)  Dec 11th

Breakfast with Santa                  Dec 18th




Any questions please contact Bob Sherrier


Council Meetings

Nov 14th            Council Business Meeting

                        Upstairs room in rectory 8pm

Nov 28th            Council Business Meeting

                        Upstairs room in rectory 8pm

Dec 12th            Council Business Meeting

                        Upstairs room in rectory 8pm

Dec 26th            Council Business Meeting

                        Upstairs room in rectory 8pm

Jan 9th               Council Business Meeting

                        Upstairs room in rectory 8pm

Jan 23rd             Council Business Meeting

                        Upstairs room in rectory 8pm


50/50 Winners:

Must be present to win!

Oct 10th             Vincent Aveni Jr.           $37.50 Absent

Oct. 24th            Tibor Schultes               $46.00 Absent


Insurance Agent

Life Insurance As a Gift?


The initial reaction for many people when you mention life insurance as a gift is a quick step back and a questioning stare. “How morbid,” they think. While it may seem that way when you first mention it, life insurance is really a thoughtful gift that can be a financial life preserver in tough times.


The problem with life insurance is the general perception. Many think of death instead of the great benefits it provides, and the security that it offers – even while you’re alive.. Life insurance should be thought of as a precautionary protective measure for a family unit. The purchase of this product can mean saving your home, sending your children to college, and preserving your spouse’s quality of life in the event of your death.


One of the times you may want to purchase life insurance for someone is when a family has a new baby. It’s a great, low-cost way to set money aside for the future (i.e. college tuition, housing, business start-up, etc.). Of greater importance, it ensures these children will have insurance as adults, in case an illness later in life makes him or her uninsurable.


Newlyweds are also ideal recipients for life insurance. As they join their lives and financial responsibilities, young couples need to make sure that their early investments are fully protected. If something were to happen to one of them, the other may be faced with serious financial hardship. A life insurance policy is an ideal way to ensure their future and protect their assets.


As nontraditional as it may be, life insurance is a wise and caring gift to purchase for many people.


Michael D. Garofalo

(732) 397-4365


From our Knights:


Veterans Day Ceremony

Brothers, if you are available, please try to attend the Bordentown Township Veterans Day Ceremony on Saturday, November 5th at 11am. The service will take place at the Bordentown Cemetery on Cemetery Lane. This is a great way to honor the men and women that have served our country. We have plenty of both current and deceased Knights who served our nation and it is a great way to honor their service.


Train Trip to New Haven, CT

Ft Dix Council 10994 is planning a one day trip to New Haven CT on Sat 19 Nov to visit the birthplace of the Knights of Columbus.  Travel by train would cost about $100.  For more info, please contact PGK Oren Carrol at


One Million Dad - Lead or Others Will

OneMillionDads is joining countless churches, organizations, and individuals in calling for a national day of prayer and fasting. It is time that we, as Christians, recognize our need to repent of our own wickedness and cry out to the Lord for forgiveness - and that He might heal our broken land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

We know God is the only one who can save us.

OneMillionDads has designated Monday, November 7, as a day when we are asking you to join us in seeking God's face. However you participate - one meal, two meals, all day - please join us and others who will be crying out for mercy.

Commit Monday, November 7, to a day of prayer and fasting for our nation.

Encourage your church's clergy, your fellow church family members, neighbors, friends, and relatives to join in.


Thanksgiving dinners

Pete Darata is looking for assistance with the Thanksgiving dinners


St. Francis & Clare parish in Florence will be providing Thanksgiving dinner again this year in McGrath hall across from church.

Times are Wednesday 11/24 from 6:00-8:00 pm and Thursday 11/26 from 5:00 am - 11:00 am..



Happy Birthday: Michael Alessi, Vincent J Aveni Jr, Gaetano T Centofanti, Paul L Halaycio , James M Heisler, Richard H Ryan, Deacon Tom Shea , Edwin J Sira