Knights in Action! Columbus House Fish Fry 10/16/2019

Knights in Action! Columbus House Fish Fry 10/16/2019

Left to Right Brothers Andy Perrone, George Higgins, Stephen Montano, Stephen Wilhelm, John Kunde, Sal Pannone and Liam Cotter. Over 55 meals were served to the homeless at Columbus House in New Haven.


Columbus Day Parade 10/13/2019 New Banner Debut

Brothers Matt Pekar, Jeff Klarman, Stephen Montano, George Higgins, Stephen Wilhelm, Joe Byrne and Ron Shea

Parish Picnic 10/06/2019

Stella Marris Council 10 working together cooking for our Parish Picnic.

Brothers Jeff Klarman and Hank Bassi
Brothers Andy Perrone and Neal Millane
Left to right, Brothers, Doug Eschrich, Hank Bassi, Al Paulsen, Andy Perrone, Jeff Klarman and Matt Halley
Left to right Brothers, Steve Schambach, Mark Eschrich, Neal Millane, Andy Perrone and in front at the grill Doug Eschrich

Memorial Day Parade 2019

L to R: Joe Byrne, Jack Barletta, Steve Wilhelm, Neil Millane, Stephen Montano, Jeff Klarman, Matt Pekar, Ron Lemieux, Protais Tala, Ron Shea and Nick Vamvakis

Installation of Officers

                     L to R Lecturer George Higgins, Trustee PGK Joe Byrne, GK Stephen Wilhelm, DGK Andy Perrone (June 29th 2019)

Council 10 Elected Positions for 2019-2021 are as follows:

Council 10’s Elected Officers for 2019-2021

  • Grand Knight Stephen Wilhelm
  • Deputy Grand Knight Andy Perrone
  • Financial Secretary Jeff Klarman
  • Treasurer Lance Ziaks
  • Recorder Ed Kirk
  • Chancellor Neal Millane
  • Advocate Tony DeCaprio
  • Warden Matt Hally
  • Outside Guard Bob Russell
  • Inside Guard Al Vignola

Council 10 Appointed Positions for 2019-2021 are as follows:

  • Chaplain Rev. Keefe
  • Membership Director John Rubsam
  • Program Chair Andy Perrone
  • Lecturer George Higgins
  • Faith Director Ron Lemieux
  • Family Director Steve Schambach
  • Community Director Joe Byrne
  • Life Director Mike Ferraro

See also our Officers page and our Contact Us page


November 10, 2018 Foxwoods Casino

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We will repeat our Foxwoods Casino trip on November 10, 2018.  If you are interested contact Mark DiStasio at mmdistasio@sbcglobal.net or 203-415-5029.

We almost completely filled our 2017 bus trip to Foxwoods Casino on Saturday November 11, 2017.  The bus departed from Branford High School at 5 pm, and departed the casino for the ride home at 11 pm.

Tickets were $40 per person and included a $10 bet credit and a $10 meal credit or a free buffet ($28 value).


September, 2018 Ride Closer to Free

Source: http://www.rideclosertofree.org/

Support the Yale-New Haven Health’s Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Ride Closer to Free charity bike ride! Either RIDE (like our Council members below did) or do the next best thing: DONATE to those Council 10 members who will ride.

Also see the Flash Mob Commercial for Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Health.

 


September 2018 Parish Picnic

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The Parish Bulletin will run information regarding St. John Bosco’s annual parish picnic, usually  held at Owenego Inn Beach and Tennis Club every September.

If you are interested in helping out, please contact the parish office.

Source: http://www.owenego.com/owenego2017/

August 9 2018 Council 10 Steak and Cigar Night

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August 9 2018 Steak and Cigar @ St Mary Church Hall 6 pm to whenever. BYOB.  Menu is salad, baked potato, steak and cheesecake. Dinner only $35.  Preorder a cigar and dinner $45.

For tickets contact Bro John Mooney jjmooneycpa@gmail.com or

GK Joe Byrne at joebyrne48@snet.net or 203-231-5643

Above: Neal Millane

Photo: ____________

July, 2018 Pilgrimage to Italy with Fr. Glen Dmytryszyn

July 9 – 19, 2018 Pilgrimage to Italy will visit Venice, Padua, Florence, Assisi, and Vatican City with a Papal Audience.  Cost is $3399 from New York and the trip will be hosted by Fr. Glen.  For details, contact Fr. Glen.


July, 2018 Annual K of C Blood Drive

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Our Annual Blood Drive aims to help the American Red Cross to collect more than 50 pints of blood (limit: 1 pint apiece) from parish members.

Our 2017 Blood Drive took place on July 13th in the Parish Hall at St. Mary Church.

Source: http://www.redcross.org/local/connecticut

June, 2018 Knight of the Year Award Winner Steve Schambach

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Congratulations Steve!

Steven teaches CCD.

He is the chief squire counselor. Our squire council now has 16 members.

Brother Steven also went to Appalachia this year with the youth of our parish to help rebuild some homes.

Also a main contributor to Take a Vet Fishing. With both the K of C and Branford Yacht Club.

Cornerstone member.

Brother Steven has been instrumental with keeping our youth involved in our parish.


May, 2018 K of C Annual Plant Sale

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Our goal is to net $1000 in our annual Pro-Life Event to benefit St. Gianna Pregnancy Center in New Haven in May of 2018.

L to R: Rev. Glen, Joe Byrne, Stephen Montano, ___, ____, ____, Rev. Keefe

Photo: _____

In 2017, over two weekends (5/13-14 and 5/20-21) we grossed $1722.50 in gross sales.  If you are interested in helping out at next year’s plant sale, please contact PGK Stephen Montano or WGK Joe Byrne.


May, 2018 Home Front Project

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The 2017 Home Front Project was conducted on 5/7 at 8:30 am on the project site.

If you would like to help out at the 2018 event, please contact Bro. Frank Carrano.


March 31, 2018 23rd Annual Easter Egg Scramble & Raffle

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Mark your calendars for our 1st Annual event on Saturday, March 31st 2018 at St. Therese Church.  And with our new St. John Bosco Parish, it’ll be bigger and better than ever!

Thanks to the Brother Knights who made the 2017 event such a success: Fr. Keefe, Fr. Matt, Joe Byrne, Liam Cotter, Matt Halley, Jim Hayes, Jeff Klarman, Sal Pannone and Mark Peruzzi.

To help out on the 2018 event as it gets closer, contact Mark DiStasio.


February 12 – 19, 2018 Abraham’s Tent

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Abraham’s Tent is held for one week every year in February.  In 2018 it will take place from 2/12 through 2/19.

Organized by the late Bro. John Wilkinson and his wife, Tammy, our Council provided dinner on Friday 2/17/17 this past year.  Thanks to Jim Hayes, Jeff Klarman, Bill Cash, Sal Pannone, John Pirtel, Andy Perrone, Bob Lamb, and Stephen Wilhelm who helped out at the 2017 event.

If you are interested in helping out in 2018, please contact Norma Cash (Bill’s wife).


February 2-3, 2018 Cornerstone Men’s Retreat

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The St. John Bosco Cornerstone Men’s Retreat will be held for 26 hours starting Friday night 2/2/18 and ending Saturday 2/3/18 leading up to the Super Bowl.

Anyone interested in participating as this event nears should contact the parish office for more information.

There is no cost to attend, but donations are welcomed.


January 5, 2018 Altar Server Appreciation Night

On January 5, 2018 we will once again sponsor an altar server appreciation night from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  The 2017 party was enjoyed by both Squires and Altar Servers alike, and both groups will be invited again this year.

For more information contact the parish office.


2018 Campaign for People With Intellectual Disabilities

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This annual event is held to benefit St. Mary School and The Sarah Foundation.  Council members accept donations at the doors to St. Mary Church and at Walmart typically.

If you would like to volunteer to help out on the 2018 Campaign, please contact Bro. Hank Bassi.


December 31, 2017 Coffee And Danish

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  1. Council #10 will be sponsoring “Coffee & Danish” after the 7 am mass on December 31. To volunteer click here.


December 3, 2017 Annual Christmas Party

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Our annual Christmas Party will be held at Amarantes in New Haven on December 3 from 4 to 8 pm. Please bring baby food to donate to the food pantry and also a also a Secret Santa grab bag gift (approximately $10) to be raffled off in support of our pro life raffle.

Bro. Jim Hayes is running a raffle.  The drawing will be held at the 2017 Christmas Party.  See more information here. 12/3.

 

 

Source: Amarantes from Digital Video Productions on Vimeo.

Annual Foxwoods Bus Trip

Brother Knights and guests enjoy an evening out on 11/11/2017.
Photo by Mark DiStasio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council #10 will sponsor an open-to-the-public bus trip to Foxwoods Casino on Saturday November 10, 2018.

We first went on 11/11/17 (see above), and on that night the bus departed the Branford High School Parking Lot at 5 pm, and the ride home began at 11 pm.  Tickets were $40 per person and included a $10 bet credit and a $10 meal credit or a free buffet (a $28 value!).

Thank you to everyone who supported our council with a fun night out for all – lucky and unlucky!

Here is our link to the 2018 event: http://branfordkofc.org/event/2018-foxwoods-casino.  If you are interested in buying tickets or in helping to sell tickets, please contact Br. Mark DiStasio at mmdistasio@sbcglobal.net.


Veterans Day Parade 2017

    1. Left to right John Mooney, Jeff Klarman, Steve Wilhelm, Joe Byrne and Ron Shea
    Photo by Protais Tala

Left to right John Mooney, Protais Tala, Jeff Klarman
Photo by Mark Hally

Left to right Stephen Wilhelm, Protais Tala, Ron Shea
Photo by Mark Hally

Left to right Protais Tala, Stephen Wilhelm, Joe Byrne
Photo by Mark Hally

Carrying the banner left to right John Mooney, Ron Shea. Color guard left to right Jeff Klarman, Stephen Wilhelm, Joe Byrne. Far right Protais Tala

Photo by Erin Byrne

 

 

 


We want your pictures

Email pictures of K of C members at K of C events to:

pictures@branfordkofc.org

Include your name (or whoever TOOK the photo) along with who is IN the picture and what EVENT took place.  We want to properly caption it on our website.


Monastery Clean Up October 2017

October 2017

Matt Hally and Patrick Jonynas ( left to right )
Photo by Joe Byrne

Stephen Wilhelm
Photo by Joe Byrne

Stephen Montano and Stephen Wilhelm (left to right)
Photo by Joe Byrne

Matt Hally and Patrick Jonynas (left to right)
Photo by Joe Byrne


Columbus House Fish Fry 2017

2017 Fish Fry

Andy Perrone, Stephen Wilhelm, Stephen
Montano and Liam Cotter (left to right)
fry up some delicious fish.
Photo by Joe Byrne

The finished product.
Photo by Catherine DiTuri
Development Director, Columbus House Inc.

Bill Cash and Stephen Montano
Photo by Joe Byrne

Liam Cotter, Andy Perrone and Stephen
Montano (left to right)

Photo by Joe Byrne

Andy Perrone, Stephen Montano, Stephen
Wilhelm and Liam Cotter (left to right)
Photo by Catherine DiTuri,
Development Director, Columbus House Inc.


October 22, 2017 Coffee And Danish

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Council #10 will be sponsoring “Coffee & Danish” after the 7 am mass on October 22To volunteer click here.


To Volunteer at our Coffee And Danish Events

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If you would like to volunteer at one of our upcoming Coffee And Danish events, please contact any of the following below to let them know:


Pro-Life Award Winners

Congratulations to Bro. Mike Ferraro and Rev. Robert Landback (shown above) who received the Saint Gianna Beretta Molla Medal for their work and commitment to pro-life on Sunday October 8, 2017 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Hartford where Archbishop Leonard P. Blair celebrated the annual archdiocesan Respect Life Mass.

For more information see: http://www.prolifeministry.org/news/17-10-08_respectlifemass.html

Image Sources

(top): https://content.parishesonline.com/bulletins/03/0017/20171015B.pdf

(bottom): http://www.prolifeministry.org/news/17-10-08_respectlifemass.html

 


December 2017 Raffle Drawing at Christmas Party

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Bro. Jim Hayes is running a $10/ticket raffle. The four prizes are pictured below. The drawing will be held at our Christmas Party in December. Click on any picture below to see more information about that product. Which one will you win?

Buy your tickets at our next meeting!

Apple iPad Pro (worth $649)

Source: https://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/

Amazon Gift Card (for $300)

Source: https://www.amazon.com/gift-cards/

Le Petit Cafe Gift Card (for $150), an award-winning restaurant on the Branford town green…

Source: http://www.lepetitcafe.net/#about

Stop & Shop Gift Card (for $100)

Source: https://stopandshop.com/shop-online/giftcard/

10.1 – 11.30 October/November Birthdays

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Happy Birthday wishes go out to all Brothers with an August or September birthday, including:

  • Anthony Alfone
  • Thomas Avallone
  • Melville Baisley
  • Richard Bradley
  • Brother James Branigan
  • Rev. Faron Calumba
  • Bill Charbonneau
  • Andrew Colavolpe
  • James Conklin
  • Jorge Crespo
  • David DeLise
  • Mario DiNoto
  • Gordon Downer
  • Salvatore Elmo
  • Fred Galdenzi
  • Michael Gargamelli
  • Alfred Giordano
  • John Hess Jr.
  • Patrick Jonynas
  • Theodore Kiritsis Jr.
  • Robert Lamb
  • Robert Malek
  • Charles Marinuzzi
  • Lou Maturo
  • Bosco Miranda
  • John Mooney
  • Joseph Nardini
  • Robert Ogonowski
  • Carl Olson
  • Jairo Ospina
  • Salvatore Pannone
  • Mark Peruzzi
  • Frederick Russo
  • Alexander Sagnella
  • Thomas Shanley
  • Randall Spinnato
  • Neil Sullivan
  • Roland Wang

 


2017 St. John Bosco Parish Picnic at Owenego

Left to right Neal Millane , Stephen Wilhelm, Jim Hayes

Mark Distasio helps set up a tent along with members of the St John Bosco CCD Program

Left to right Protais Tala, Stephen Montano, Liam Cotter and Sal Pannone


Annual Pro Life Plant Sale

Pictured (below) is the Eldorado Knights of Columbus Council #10 Annual Plant Sale Tent in front of St. Mary Church.

 

Annual Plant Sale at St Mary Church 2017


Nat and Jack Farrell House

St. John Bosco Parishioner Ray Falkoff started a non-profit to provide shelter for homeless men in Branford.  Follow the links below to learn more  about his efforts and/or to support these noble efforts.


2017 Annual Easter Egg Scramble

 

Annual Easter Egg Scramble 2017 at St Mary School

Back row left to right Fr. Matt, Sal Pannone, Mark Distasio, Jeff Klarman, Mark Peruzzi
Photo: Joe Byrne


2016 Take a Vet Fishing: Fish on the Line!

L to R: A participating veteran and Steve Schambach at Killam’s Point

Photo: Steven Montano

2016 Take a Vet Fishing At Killam’s Point

L to R: Ed Kirk, John Wilkinson,Stephen Montano, Jack Barletta, Liam Cotter, Mike Ferraro, Andy Perrone, Protais Tala, John Mooney, Stephen Wilhelm,Nick Vamvakis,Joe Byrne,Gary Buteau, Alan Brown

Photo: Stephen Montano

2017 Take a Vet Fishing

Hot dogs on the grill at Take a Vet Fishing earlier this year:

L to R:Mark Peruzzi  (yellow shirt) , Andy Perrone(blue shirt), Kevin Trudeau, Sal Pannone 

Photo: Joe Byrne

Sir Knights!

Sir Knights of Council 10 standing before the entrance to St. Mary Church:

L to R (i.e. back to front): 

Photo: ________

August 2017 Charitable Donation

A charitable donation was made in August to St. Gianna Center in New Haven, CT:

L to R: Rev. Glen, Joe Byrne, Stephen Montano, a representative from St. Gianna Center on both sides of Mike Ferraro, and Rev. Keefe

Photo: Andy Perrone

Monastic Work!

Council 10 members working at the Monastery earlier this year:

Bottom Row L to R:Tom Martone ,Tom Fitzgerald, Bob Russell, ___,Al Paulsen,Stephen Wilhelm

Top Row: Matt Hally

Photo: _________

4.30.17 New Fourth Degree Members St. Mary Church New Haven

The three fellows at the lower right of this picture are new Sir Knights from Council 10.  Thank you to the Council 10 members (also pictured below, but, admittedly a bit harder to find) who came out to support them on this great day!

Far Right (L to R): Stephen Schambach, Ed Kirk, Neal Millane

Photo: ____

2016 Steak and Cigar Night

Council 10 members pull out all the stops on Steak & Cigar Night.  Below they are shown giving a traditional Weber grill all it can handle!

Pictured Above: Neal Millane

Pictured Below: ____(far left), Stephen Montano, _____

Photos: ______


2016 Steak and Cigar Night

When you look up “Fraternity”, here’s what you should see: more enjoyment at the Steak & Cigar Night!

L to R: Stephen Montano, ____, _____, _____

Photo: _______

2016 Closer to Free

You were expecting to see Council 10 members below “feeling the burn” after a long bike ride, but all we see below is a feeling the joy!  Is that the endorphins?  Or is this the “before” picture?

L to R: Stephen Montano, Anthony Paecht, Stephen Wilhelm

Photo: ________

We Invite You to Join

This is your “video invitation” to join Council 10 of the Knights of Columbus.

Hit the small PLAY button to begin.

Source: http://slideshows.kofc.org/video/index.php?id=4389819025001

If you are interested in becoming a Knight

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If you are interested in becoming a Knight, visit Join Us! to watch the video, download a short booklet (8 pages), and complete the request form today to have a Knight contact you!

 

 

 

 

Photo: Ed Kirk

8.1 – 9.30 August/September Birthdays

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Happy Birthday wishes go out to all Brothers with an August or September birthday, including:

  • Christopher Altrui
  • William Aniskovich
  • John Barletta
  • Nicholas Berrios
  • Anthony Bozzuto
  • Michael Bozzuto
  • Alan Brown
  • William Byrne
  • Dominic Colossale
  • Richard Conte
  • Roger Erickson
  • Joseph Farricielli
  • Joseph Fazzino
  • John Gambardella
  • Peter Genovese
  • Gary Gunneson
  • Matthew Halley
  • Vincent Hanchuruck
  • James Hayes
  • Thomas Howley
  • Joel Kaminsky
  • Thomas Kelly
  • Thomas Martone
  • Steven Modzelewsk
  • Charles O’Connor
  • Louis Onofrio
  • D. Owens
  • Anthony Paecht
  • Albert Paulsen
  • David Reed
  • Ed Schwall
  • Ronald Shea
  • John Toste
  • Kevin Trudeau
  • Robert Xeller
  • Lance Ziaks
  • Philip Zimbardi

 


8.5.17 Installation of Officers

The Installation of Officers was held on Saturday, August 5 after the 5 pm mass at St. Mary Church and dinner followed in the Parish Hall starting at 6 pm.

L to R: John Mooney, Al Vignola, Bob Russell, Andy Perrone, Stephen Montano, Neal Millane, Stephen Wilhelm, Matt Hally, Joe Byrne, Tony DeCaprio, Jeff Klarman, Rev. Keefe, Rev. Glen, Marc Ritchie 

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Annual Blood Drive

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Council 10’s Annual Blood Drive was held on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in the Parish Hall.  Thanks to the 14 Brothers who volunteered for registration and making and/or serving sandwiches.

The Red Cross goal was 55 pints and we achieved 50.  There were 58 donors.  Unfortunately, some were unable to donate.  It was the first time we ever had to ring the bell for a donor who had trouble after their donation.  Fortunately there was no serious problem and the Red Cross staff handled the matter very capably.


8.23.17 Steak ‘n Cigar Night

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The annual Steak ‘n Cigar Night of Council 10 was held Wednesday August 23.  You didn’t have to smoke cigars or even like steak to come and have a good time.  Menu was rib eye steak, baked potato, salad, and cheese cake for dessert. 

Above: Neal Millane

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Parish Mobile App

Our Parish has developed an app for smart phones and tablets.  Our Council is signed up for this and we encourage everyone in our council to download the app. WGK Joe Byrne, WDGK Stephen Wilhelm and WR Andy Perrone are our ministry’s moderators for this program. If you have any questions please contact any of the following Brothers:


Get on our Email Address List

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If you are not currently receiving emails from Council 10 but would like to, please send your email address to recorder@branfordkofc.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: http://www.kofc.org/en/join/sign-me-up.html

8.14.17 The Move to Email Newsletters

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Many members of our council already access the internet and/or email every week. As we discussed at our August 14, 2017 meetings, we can save a substantial sum of money by only printing and mailing a small quantity of council newsletters to any remaining members who do not yet have access to our news online via a website visited from a public computer or via an email address.

This website contains an archive of business meeting minutes and newsletters so that any member with access to the web may view our newsletters, even members without email today.