Category Archives: Council 10 Pictures

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2020 January’s Family of The Month

January’s Family of the Month goes to the Smith Family. Presenting here is Father Glen, DGK Andy Perrone, Steve Schambach, Father Keefe and GK Stephen Wilhelm.

Exemplification 1,2,3rd Degree At the K of C Museum

Our newest member Michael Lipcan at the 1st Exemplification of 1,2,3rd Degree at the K of C Museum
Brother Michael Lipcan and GK Stephen Wilhelm

2020 Free Throw Championship

Our Council has brought back our annual Free Throw Championship. Thank you PGK Protais for organizing this event and to DGK Andy Perrone, PGK Mark Distasio, PGK Joe Byrne, PGK Matt Pekar, Brothers Kevin Trudeau, Marc van den Broeck for their assistance. We had a good showing of 13 participants and all winners in each age group moves onto District Championship!

December’s 2019 Family of The Month

Father Keefe, GK Stephen Wilhelm, and Family Director Steve Schambach presents Stella Maris Council 10’s December 2019 Family of The Month to Kevin Trudeau,his Wife Renee, their children, Mathew, Brendan, Samantha and Jacob.
The Trudeau Family also won the State Council’s December Family of The Month.

Abrahams Tent

Sal Pannone, Ron Lemieux And GK Stephen Wilhelm
Johm Meriano, Sal Pannone and
DGK Andy Perrone
Bob Russell, Ron Lemieux, PGK Stephen Montano and PGK Mark DiStasio

Annual Coat Drive

GK Stephen Wilhelm, Fred Acquavita and DGK Andy Perrone at Farnam House giving out the new coats that were purchased from funds raised at the Coat Drive.
PGK Stephen Montano, PGK Joe Byrne and PGK Matt Hally sorting out coats.
Brother Liam Cotter, DGK Andy Perrone and Brother John Pirtel sorting coats

Inaugeral Exemplication 1st,2nd and 3rd Degree

Our Supreme Knight Carl Anderson seen here addressing the 1st set of Candidates for the New Degree Ceremony at St Mary’s in New Haven where it all began. In attendance one of our newest Members Jason Giardiello and Grand Knight Stephen Wilhelm

Knight of The Year

PGK Joe Byrne and Sal Pannone received The Knight of The Year Award at our Annual Christmas Party at Amarante’s Sea Cliff. Congratulations!

Delta Church Drive Prize Presentation

GK Stephen Wilhelm and Father Keefe presents a $50 gift card to the Winner of the Delta Church Drive Raffle, Brother Marc van den Broeck.

Wreaths Across America Pancake Breakfast

Neal Millane and Matt Hally
DGK Andy Perrone PGK John Mooney
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PGK Matt Pekar

November 3rd Squire Matt Hally organized a Pancake Breakfast to help fund his Eagle Scout Project “Wreaths Across America”. Council 10 pitching in to help him reach his goal.

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

Take a Vet Fishing

Front  row L to R Robert Russell, Tony DePino,, Sal Pannone, Cliff Schexnayder, Liam Cotter, Nick Vamvakis. 2nd row L to R Steve Schambach,  Stephen Wilhelm. 3rd Row L to R Ed Jansen, Jeff Klarman, Tom Fitzgerald, Al Paulsen, Ray Falkoff, Andy Perrone, Ron Lamiux, Joe Byrne, John Mooney, Matt Hally

August 17th, 2019. Stella Maris Council 10 and Cornerstone join forces to help out on this event. Breakfast and lunch was served as the Veterans were enjoying their day fishing.

Stella Maris Council 10 sponsoring our Parish Seminarian Mitchell Kendrioski

L to R Father Glen, Mitchell Kendrioski, GK Stephen Wilhelm, DGK Andy Perrone             August 18th 2019

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

2019 Spring Cleaning

Neal Millane and Sal panone

2019 Gaelic and Garlic Gala

Held at St. Therese Church on March 9, 2019

Christmas Party 2018

Awards night for the Knight of the Year Steve Schambach and recipients of the James T Reynolds award PGK Stephen Montano, GK Joe Byrne and Nelson Barnabucci

Nelson Barnabucci accepts his award

PGK Stephen Montano speaks after receiving The James T Reynolds Award
Grand Knight and James T Reynolds Award recipient Joe Byrne and wife Erin

Coat Drive 2018

Coat Drive 2018

Brothers John Mooney and Stephen Montano sort through bags of coats

Mass at Holy Land USA, Waterbury, CT August 11, 2018 in honor of Fr. McGivney

The Cross that sits high above Waterbury. The Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney’s birthplace 

Grand Knight Joe Byrne with his son Andrew at the base of the cross
Grand Knight Joe Byrne and his son Andrew at the base of the cross

Brother Knights Ron Shea, Matt Pekar, Joe Byrne and Protais Tala after Mass at Holy Land USA

Past Grand Knight  Matt Pekar with his Daughter Alicia enjoying the music before Mass

Steak and Cigar Dinner August 9, 2018

Brother Knights Neal Millane (yellow shirt) and DGK Stephen Wilhelm (blue shirt) enjoy the evening

Brother Knights Sal Pannone (yellow shirt) and Andy Perrone ( dark blue shirt) enjoy some conversation

Community Dining Room July 22, 2018

Standing left to right Protais Tala, Tom Fitzgerald, Sal Pannone, Bob Russell, Mark Hally, John Toste, Joe Byrne, Hank Bassi, Andrew Debenedictus, John Schmid
Kneeling Liam Cotter and Joe Genua

Liam Cotter and Joe Genua grill up some burgers

Protais and Sal prep vegetables for the next days meal

John Toste (foreground) and Tom Fitzgerald plate the meals to be served

Squires Andrew and Mark get ready to do the dishes


Community Dining Room 6/24/18

Left to right Spencer Mariotti, Tom Fitzgerald, Andrew Byrne, Stephen Montano, Bob Russell,Hank Bassi, Liam Cotter, Jack Barletta, Joe Genua, Sal Pannone and Joe Byrne

Joe Genua doing the dishes

Bob Russel prepping vegetables

Bob, Sal and Jack getting it done

Hank Bassi suiting up

Hank Bassi and Stephen Montano

Spencer, Andrew , Sal and Jack working hard

Future Knights Andrew and Spencer provide table service to the clients of the Community Dining Room as Jack Barletta does the dishes

Memorial Day Parade 2018

Left to Right Hank Bassi, Jeff Klarman, Bob Malek, Neal Millane, Jack Bartletta, Ron Shea, John Mooney, Ron Lemieux,Stephen Wilhelm, Protais Tala 

Photo by: Joe Byrne

Pro Life Plant Sale May 2018

Brothers John Mooney(left) and Ed Farley(right) putting the plants out for sale under our tent

Left to right. Brothers John Mooney, Stephen Montano and Ed Farley working hard

Brothers John Mooney and Stephen Montano load a truck with flowers at Country Farms in Nortford

Spring Cleanup at St. Mary April 21, 2018


Matt Hally focuses on work

Mark Hally, Liam Cotter, Bob Russell and Bob Malek

Welcome back Cotter! Liam Cotter back from Florida.

Working hard! Liam, Bob and Bob

Left to right Liam Cotter, Bob Russell and Bob Malek


Spring Cleaning April, 14 2018 @ St. Mary Church

Al Vignola rakes up.
Photo by Joe Byrne

Left to right. Mark Hally, Kevin Trudeau and Joe Genua

Ethan Schambach shows his landscaping skills
Photo by Joe Byrne

Steve Schambach

Sal Pannone
Photo by Joe Byrne

The squires help out

St. John Bosco Easter Egg Scramble March, 31 2018

More than 40 kids line up to race for the candy at St. Therese Church

2018 St. Patrick/St. Joseph Gaelic and Garlic Gala

Monsignor Walker gives an Irish blessing before dinner

Neal Millane and Joe Byrne get the corned beef and cabbage ready
Photo by Mark Hally

The Rock of Cashel Irish Band enjoy a beverage between sets
Photo by Mark Hally

The Klarman family shows their Irish spirit
Photo by Mark Hally

3 Irish Tenors(left to right) John Mooney, Steve Schambach and Joe Byrne
Photo by Mark Hally

When Irish eyes are smilin’
Photo by Mark Hally

Father Glen and Joe Byrne
Photo by Mark Hally

The Lenihan School Of Irish Dance
Photo by Mark Hally

Irish spirit!
Photo by Mark Hally

Sal Pannone and Neal Millane prepare dinnner
Photo by Mark Hally

The Lenihan School Of Irish Dance
Photo by Mark Hally


Abraham’s Tent 2018

Brother Knights (left to right) Sal Pannone, Stephen Montano, Stephen Wilhelm and Jeff Klarman serve pizza at St. Mary Church Hall to the residents of Abraham’s Tent.

Coat Drive December 16 & 17 2017

Brother Knights from Eldorado Council 10 load a truck with bags of coats donated from our annual coat drive.

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:  If you are interested in buying tickets or in helping to sell tickets, please contact Br. Mark DiStasio at

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




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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.

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:

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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