Charity, Unity, Fraternity & Patriotism

The Kilmer Chronicles

                     November 2018 

    Joyce Kilmer Council 2483   

              Knights of Columbus                 

Hackettstown, NJ  

                 Chartered June 1923

FROM THE CHAPLAIN'S DESK: Dear Brother Knights!
As Thanksgiving is fast approaching, we continue to thank God for our vocation to be Knights for the Universal Church and its well being. Our Supreme Knight in his annual report recently compared the fundamental essence of Father McGivney and Saint John Paul II. In Anderson’s view, these two great leaders understood the simple truth that people protect what they value. “If we value only self-interest, we will get discord and division, but if we value charity - if we value unity and fraternity - we will build a society where the common good is protected.

Keeping that in mind, our call as Knights echo our present goal of reform, reparation and renewal of the Church. Anderson also willed that “Knights will help renew the Church on a national level through a Novena of Masses in reparation… I ask that you offer this Novena of Masses for our Church at your earliest opportunity.” Please join me in offering those Novena masses and be part of the life of your local parish in the Eucharist, which is Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving! Fr. Antony

GRAND KNIGHT'S MESSAGE:  November is upon us and it looks to be as busy as October.  We had a very successful Rose Sale this month.  As you recall, the proceeds from this drive benefits a number of different Right to Life organizations in  Hackettstown and the Warren County Area.  Thanks to Joe Moore for organizing the Church of the Assumption team of Ed Shellman, Lou Williams, Steve Fantano and Bob Carlson. 
Sadly we said goodbye to Brother Carl Folz on Oct 26.  Many thanks to the brothers who attended the viewing and especially Brother Jay Sparkes who led us in prayer. 
This month we will support the Thanksgiving basket donations at the Church of the Assumption.  Mary Cash is in charge again and a special flier with all their needs will be on the Important Links and an attachment to all email recipients. 
Giving trees are up now at the Church of the Assumption and that program needs your support as well.  Whatever parish to which you belong, please support that effort. 
In closing, let us keep the victims of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life worship in our thoughts and prayers as well as all victims of violence.  Fraternally, GK Keith Hollman.

NOVEMBER 2018 HONORS  & ANNIVERSARIES: Please join me in congratulating the following brothers on attaining significant service milestones in November: 5 Years - Devon Souls, David Tynan, Jr, and Brian Voorhees, 10 Years - Edward DuBoyce, 15 Years - Frederick T Miller, Robert Prignano and Andrew Seger, 20 Years - Mark Grimes, Leonard Hunt, Howard (Butch) Petersen and John Manailovich, Jr. Also in November Paul Greszczak and Edward Shellman became Life Members of the Order.

October Birthdays:

11/1 Brendan Gross        11/14 Edward Shellman        11/25 Frank Acosta
11/2 Gerald Tartaka, Jr    11/17 David Barilla                11/26 Jose Dumeingo
11/5 Brett Stadtler          11/17 Travis McHugh             11/26 Paul Greszczak
11/9 Mark Cole                11/19 Joseph Difiglia III        11/26 Joseph Rossi
11/9 Roger Taylor            11/20 Harry Browne             11/27 Robert Moore
11/10 Ruben Lopez         11/20 Andrew Poyer             11/27 Gary Poyer
11/14 Thomas Delaney   11/24 Diego Castelomendes 11/29 Karl Strohmaier

TOYS FOR TOTSOver the years, Joyce Kilmer Council Brother Knights have been very generous to Toys For Tots. This year we lost our biggest contributor Toys R US due to them going out of business, they used to donate $40,000 a year to spend at the Rockaway Mall store. This year I’m requesting that any Brother Knight that wishes to make a monetary donation, to please do it sooner rather than later! Checks can be made out Toys for Tots. Vivat Jesu, SEMPER FI! Jim Brady.

VETERANS DAY:  As I recall my American History classes, November 11 commemorated the signing of a cease fire agreement with Germany on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour in France.  In 1919 it became known as Armistice Day, by President Woodrow Wilson.  By congressional act in 1954, it is known as Veterans Day to honor all Veterans of all wars.  We thank all Veterans for their service and we pray for those who have lost their lives in this endeavor and those at home who cannot leave their wars behind.  May God Bless them and their families.  May God continue to bless our Great Country.  DO YOU WANT TO HELP A HOSPITALIZED VET GET TO MASS IN THEIR FACILITY??  CONTACT MIKE McGARRY at .

HAVE YOU ASKED SOMEONE JOIN US TODAY? :  NEW “Ask me about the Knights,” buttons have been made to help promote our Council. If you have not gotten one, please stop by the Hall to get yours. Better yet, come to our next monthly meeting! We all need to help in building our Council and hopefully wearing these buttons to Mass or other activities will prompt someone to ask how to join. Appreciate all your help!.  Steve Fantano - Membership Director.

FOOD FOR THE SOUL: November 16 - there will be a Holy Hour of Prayer and Adoration at the Church of the Assumption from 6:00PM to 7:00PM.  This service will be held on the 3rd Friday of each month.  Let's get together and pray as a community.

ANNUAL COLUMBUS CLUB FALL GOLF OUTING - Thanks to everyone who helped with the tournament on the course and at club.  It was both a fraternal and financial success.  Next years fall tournament will be held on October 12, 2019 at the Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort.

ROLL BACK FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR:  This month we have 11/09, 11/16 and 11/30 (300 Club). All other dates in November have been previously committed.   All beers are $2.00 except for the draft.  Join in the fun.

FATHER MCGIVNEY GUILD: dedicated to keeping us informed of the progress of our Venerable founder.  Brothers should consider joining the guild.  There is no fee or dues of any kind.  Simply sign up at  and you will receive the quarterly newsletter.

HALL FOR RENT:  Having a shower, birthday or a business meeting.  The Columbus Club is available.  Contact Joe Yapaola at 908-246-1962.

NOVEMBER 17, 8PM to 11PM
$5.00 Cover

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