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Admission Degree - North Arlington

An Admission Degree has been added to the calendar.

Queen of Peace, Council 3428, is hosting an Admission Degree on Monday, May 21st at the council.

Details can be found on the Degrees page.

St. John Church, Newark

As discussed at the April Federation meeting, Bob Tringali, Past Grand Knight of Our Ladies of Victory, Council 14483, Harrington Park, brought up a situation with St. John Church, Newark.

PGK Tringali is familiar with the situation as the Brothers of the council have been feeding the homeless at their soup kitchen four times per year for the past five years.  During this time, the Pastor has never asked the council for any financial assistance.

The Situation:  St. John is the oldest parish in the Archdiocese and is having a major problem with a wall separating.  The engineering study alone is over $13,000.  Any council willing to help pay for this is welcome.  So far, Council 14483 has donated $1000.  The address for donations is:  St. John, 22 Mulberry Street, Newark, NJ 07102.

In the notes area of your check state “Wall Repair”.

New Website Page Added

At the April 5th meeting, it was announced that going forward, there would be a page on the Federation website where councils can post their council events.  You'll see "Council Events" on the right side of the menu bar.

Some basic rules:

Degrees will continue to be posted on the Degrees page.  They will not be added to the Council Events page.

If your council has a color or black and white flyer, please send it to the webmaster as either a PDF file or JPG/JPEG file.

Remember the "Who, What, Where, When, How Much, and Why" of the event - your council may know what you are doing, but the rest of the county may not.

IMPORTANT:  Remember that while the Federation website may be for the councils in Bergen County, the Internet is worldwide - meaning that whatever you ask to be posted must conform to Supreme and New Jersey State Council standards and practices.

New Website Feature: Subscribe to Receive Federation Updates

At the January meeting, I gave an update on the website.  Part of my update was that I was looking at ways to automatically notify the Brothers of new postings to the Federation website.  This is the first part of what I presented that night.

You may have noticed that off to the right of where these posts appear is a section where you can register to receive updates to the Federation website via e-mail.  Updates are usually posts that appear in this section of the website or events that are posted to the calendar.  By subscribing to the updates, you receive e-mails as soon as items are posted to the website.

Simply enter your name and e-mail address and click Subscribe.  You will receive an e-mail from "Bergen Federation Knights of Columbus" with the subject "Bergen Federation Knights of Columbus - Please confirm your subscription".  When you open the e-mail there will be a sentence stating that the website received an e-mail from your e-mail address and asks you to confirm it by "clicking here".  When you do so, you will receive a message thanking you and that you have been successfully subscribed as well as a welcome e-mail.  In case you don't see the e-mail, check your spam filter as well as your spam folder in your e-mail system.

As new posts are added to the website, subscribers will receive an e-mail with the words "New Post Published" in the subject line along with the post title.  Once you open the e-mail, there will be a link that you can click on which will open the post in your browser.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me webmaster@bergenfederationkofc.org


Dave Torebka, FDD, FS 2842
Webmaster, Bergen Federation

2017 Golf Outing Sponsors

The Bergen Federation would like to thank the following hole sponsors of the Annual Golf Outing held on September 22, 2017:

Councils and Assemblies:

St. John, Council 1345, Dumont
Ridgewood, Council 1736, Ridgewood
St. Thomas More, Council 2188, Westwood
E. G. Alberque, Council 2229, Ridgefield Park
St. Ann, Council 2853, Fair Lawn
Rev. Patrick Pindar, Council 3962, Ramsey
Our Lady of Fatima, Council 4486, Park Ridge
St. Francis of Assisi, Council 4524, East Rutherford
Ramapo Valley, Council 5846, Oakland
Monsignor Fitzpatrick, Council 7041, Hasbrouck Heights
Carmel, Council, 8982, Leonia
Immaculate Conception, Council 9021, Norwood
St. Anthony, Council 11585, Wood-Ridge
Our Lady of Victories, Council 14483, Harrington Park
Monsignor Charles G. Mc Corristin, Assembly 1289, Fourth Degree

Business and Individuals:

Imowitz Kohn and Co, LLP
Systems Implementation Group
Grant Thornton
Miraglia Agency, Charlie Miraglia, FICF
Panolam Industries International, Inc.
Matt Seltzer, Caldwell Banker Advisors
Anthony Cofone, Merrill Lynch
Bob Hatler, State Deputy
Jim Stiff, Golf Outing Chairman

13th Annual Pride in Our Priests Dinner

The date of the 13th Annual Pride in Our Priests Dinner has been announced:  Tuesday, May 22, 2018.

The location once again will be The Terrace, 293 Paramus Road, Paramus.  Cocktail Hour at 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:30 PM.

Start informing your clergy of the date before their calendars fill up!

The cost this year is $55.00 per person.

Please click each link for the Broadcast Letter, Seed Money Request, and Reservation Form 

Important Dates:

March 1, 2018:  Seed Money due
May 8, 2018:  Reservations due

Knighthood Degree Update

The latest on Knighthood Degrees in Bergen County: None Scheduled.

Knighthood Degrees in the works for the 2018-2019 Columbian Year:

Friday, February 8 or February 22, 2019 (IN PROCESS):  Sacred Heart, Council 2842, Rochelle Park.

122nd New Jersey State Convention

The New Jersey State Council's 122nd State Convention is set for Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Wildwood.

The hotel reservation form has been updated and can be accessed HERE