Newsletter - September 2012

Knights of Columbus
Pope Pius XII – Council No. 4885
P.O. Box 213
Edison, New Jersey 08818-0213
(732) 549-0763
Council News
September 2012



Council Officers

Chaplain – Father Guy Selvester
Grand Knight – Wayne Mascola
Deputy Grand Knight – Al Catalina
Financial Secretary – Joe Sudnick
Chancellor – Ed Testa
Recorder – Bob White
Treasurer – Dan Kovach
Advocate – Neil Puritz
Warden – Edward Carruthers
Inside Guard – Francis Cosmas
Outside Guard – Bill Cronin
1 Year Trustee – Kurt Barkley
2 Year Trustee –Steve Szabo
3 Year Trustee – Don Becker



Grand Knight's Message:

Dear Brothers and Sisters of Christ,

I hope this newsletter finds you in good health and good spirits. Now that summer is over it is time to bring everyone up to date and get focused on out upcoming events. I have several announcements from the previous few months, and several items to your calendars.

July first saw the beginning of the new Columbian Calendar with the installation of a new set of officers. Let us all thank Don Becker for many years of loyal service as our Grand Knight. Without his commitment and dedication to the council on a daily basis we would not be where we are now.

Thank you to all of the members serving our council in the coming year. Some of the names have stayed the same, and a few have changed. While there was some uncertainty with the slate of new officers in June, we were able to come together and find members willing to sacrifice their time to serve the council. To that we are grateful.

Wayne Mascola Grand Knight



Council Hall Improvements:

Our council hall has seen some improvements over the last few months. PGK Matt Nicosia contributed generously to the council with a fresh coat of paint to the main hall. We wish to thank him for his generosity. The fresh paint is complimented by a fresh finish on the hardwood floor in the hall. The entire floor was sanded and refinished in the spring. The outside of the building saw the back yard being graded and new landscaping being installed. The area outside the back door was graded to provide a functional picnic area, and a walkway and plantings added against the building to provide easy access to the area.

Corporate Communion – Appreciation Dinner:

The council will be having a combined Corporate Communion and Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, September 29. Mass will be at 6 PM followed by appetizers downstairs. Dinner will be at 7:30. The dinner will honor those who contributed to the Mentally Challenged Drive (Tootsie Roll Drive). Please come out and thank everyone for their contributions to the drive.

Somerset Patriots Baseball – Ladies Auxiliary:

Attention all baseball fans!!! The Somerset Patriots Baseball Team is hosting a Knights of Columbus Night on September 13th. The Patriots will be playing the Sugar Land Skeeters. The Skeeters feature Roger Clemens of NY Yankees fame on their pitching team. Tickets are being sold by the KofC Council 4885 Ladies Auxiliary. Tickets are $10 each, and they currently have about 40 tickets available. Please help out the Ladies Auxiliary by having a fun night at the ball park.


Diane Stalling – 908-307-0113
Marybeth Lithgow – 732-407-6091

Attention!! Meeting date change!!

To give everyone an opportunity to support the Ladies Auxiliary on September 13th, the council meeting has been moved to Thursday, September 20. Please adjust your calendars accordingly and go to the baseball game on the 13th!

Council Food Bank Donations:

The council will be accepting food donations to support the local food banks on a continuous basis. Please bring non perishable food items to the council hall whenever you visit the hall. Donations will be collected and distributed to local food banks when a sufficient amount has been collected. This makes it easier for members do donate, as you can buy a little bit extra each time you shop, and we will collect it and make one large donation as a council.


Right to Life:

Right to Life will need help on Sunday, October 7th. I will be at St. Matthew's and Bob White will be at Guardian Angels. Please contact me at 732-406-8583 if you can lend a hand.



Please do not forget Karaoke Night at the Knights of Columbus this fall. Karaoke will be from 9 PM til 2 AM on Sept 7, October 20, and December 14th. All are welcome.


Sept 7th - Karaoke at 9PM
Sept 13th – Somerset Patriots – Ladies Auxiliary benefit. NO COUNCIL MEETING
Sept 20th – COUNCIL MEETING rescheduled
Sept 29th – Corporate Communion/Appreciation Dinner
Oct 7th – Right to Life – contact Wayne Mascola to help out.
Oct 11th - Council Meeting