As many of you probably know the Knights of Columbus launched a new initiative back in 2009 to keep kids warm in the winter. With many families with young children struggling in tough economic times, there was a clear need to provide warm winter coats to children in their communities. And so, the Knights of Columbus Coats for Kids program was born.
Since the program’s inception, the Knights of Columbus in the United States and Canada has given away 150,000 coats to children in need. More than 1,000 of local Knights of Columbus councils have participated in their communities.
For this year and within our own council we bought $250 worth of coats which we gave to Sister Pat to donate to needy children which was very well received. If you want to read more about this initiative here is the link to the program at Supreme – http://www.kofc.org/un/en/service/community/coats-for-kids/index.html.
The Knights of Columbus Jubilee Council 3294 are proud to host our annual Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 15th. Please come join us for a great breakfast buffet featuring pancakes, eggs, ham, omelets to order, hash browns and of course the best waffles in town! Santa arrives at 9 AM so get there early to have your picture taken with him. Music provided by Broken Arrow DJs.
The breakfast runs from 8 AM until 12 Noon at the St. Magdalen Church Parish Center.
Discounted tickets are on sale in the Narthex on December 8th. Tickets will also be available at the door.
In our society, Christmas has become for many – especially children – a secular holiday. To combat this, the Knights of Columbus has introduced the Keep Christ in Christmas poster contest. This program will allow young people to engage their creative talents and imaginations while understanding the true, spiritual meaning of Christmas.
The Knights of Columbus “Keep Christ in Christmas” Poster Contest is open to all young people between the ages of 5 and 14, in one of three age groups—ages 5 through 7, ages 8 through 10, and 11 through 14.
Poster must reflect the theme of Keep Christ in Christmas
Each poster should be the original work (including concept, layout, slogan and any visual images)
Poster must be 11×17 inches in size. If pastels, chalk or charcoal are used the poster must be laminated or covered with clear plastic.
Each poster must be submitted with the Knights of Columbus "Keep Christ in Christmas" Poster contest entry form – make sure your council number is included. The name and age of the entrant should be printed on the reverse side of the poster in case the poster and entry form get separated.
All entries become property of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council. Posters will not be returned.
For further information, please contact the Council Youth Director, Rich Walsh, at
Council 3294 would like to wish a Happy Birthday to our fellow Brothers celebrating birthdays in December.
Last year we brought you "Read the Catechism in a Year" for the Year of Faith. This year we are bringing you "Study the Gospels in a Year". A short, daily Gospel reading (+ commentary) sent straight to your inbox. Read that little bit each day & you'll have studied all four gospels of the Holy Bible in a year.
To sign up, go to http://flocknote.com/gospel.
About this project: Gospels in a Year is powered by Flocknote and uses the Ignatius Study Bible for both the scripture translation and the commentary. This is done in partnership with Lighthouse Catholic Media, Ignatius Press and Flocknote.
Council 3294 would like to wish a Happy Birthday to our fellow Brothers celebrating birthdays in November.
Harry Gano Jr.
Brother John Tackett
Robert Setzer Sr.
On behalf of all members of Jubilee Council #3294 we would like to offer our very best wishes and congratulations to our Brother Bill Andrews. Bill advanced to the 2nd Degree of our Order on Monday October 28th, 2013.
Pictured left to right, attending from our council: PGK Dick Sena, DD Anthony Cozzi, Joe Casey,
Dr. Martin Adams and Bill Andrews.
Life Choices has signed a lease-to-purchase agreement on a former convent. They are going to turn this building into Grandma's House. There is plenty of space for for child care and the ability to create a home for women who are homeless and pregnant or who have small children. The building has been empty for several years and Life Choices is looking for volunteers to clean and scrape peeling paint.
The cleanup is happening on October 12th and 19th from 10 AM to 3 PM. Lunch will be provided to all of the volunteers. If you can help out, please contact Joan Fasanello at or at (908) 213-6974 Ext 4.
Columbian Squires and St. Magdalen's Youth Group are going on October 19th.
Life Choices is also having a fundraising banquet on October 17th at the Hunterdon Hills Play House. The guest speaker is Dr. Meg Meeker. She is the author of “Raising Strong Christian Families in a Caustic Culture”. She is a pediatrician, mother, and best-selling author of six books, Dr. Meg Meeker is the country’s leading authority on parenting, teens, and children’s health.
Free will DONATION – No donation is too small (or too big!)
Register at (908) 213-6974 or
America is at a historic crossroad. There are many in our country who are trying to push God from the public square. They reject His beneficial action upon society. But without God, where will our leaders get the wisdom to solve the great problems we face? We must pray to God for help.
All are invited to to a prayerful public rosary where we join others around the country praying at the same time. Through the great gift of the Holy Rosary, we entreat our Blessed Mother Mary to intercede with the Father on behalf of our nation, that the Gospel would become more enlivened in the public life of our country.
In The Secret of the Rosary, Saint Louis de Montfort told us that public prayer is even more powerful than private prayer to call upon God's mercy and guidance in times of public difficulty.
Join us in Public Rosary for the 2012 Public Square Rosary Crusade ! ! !
October 12, 2013 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM (gathering begins at 11:45 AM)
Flemington Court Street Park (Gazebo) directly behind the historic old courthouse (Court Street & Park Avenue)
Prayer sheets will be provided.
Nationally coordinated with America Need Fatima. For more information, please contact Jennie Stanbro at (908) 237-5097 or
Council 3294 would like to wish a Happy Birthday to our fellow Brothers celebrating birthdays in October.
William Kistner, PGK
James Vargas, PGK
Lucas A Miller
Craig O'Brien, PGK
Gil Ricardo Jr.
Michael Stanbro, PGK
Paul R Montera