The Nominating Committee has completed assembling a slate of officers for 2016-2017 Columbian Year. The slate will be presented and voted upon at the final Federation meeting of the year, Friday, April 29th at St. Anthony, Council 11585, Wood-Ridge.
The 11th Annual Pride In Our Priests dinner is scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2016.
Details are now posted on the Pride in Our Priests page along with the forms.
Some numbers. . . Last year, 575 reservations. . . . .
Start planning now......you now know the date.....start talking it up among the religious of your parishes. Their schedules fill up fast! Don't wait until the last minute to get your councils and assemblies involved. Bergen has always had the largest contingent of the four counties in the Archdiocese - let's keep it that way!
The 120th New Jersey State Convention is scheduled for the weekend of May 13-15, 2016 at Wildwood. Once again the Bergen Federation will be staying at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. The room reservation form is available on the New Jersey State Convention page (Conventions -> New Jersey).
Friday, May 6: Hosted by Mother Seton, Council 5427, Township of Washington with Host District Deputy Paul Noonan.
WEDNESDAY, May 25: Hosted by Queen of Peace, Council 3428, North Arlington with Host District Deputy Robert Rogan.
First tentative 3rd Degree for 2016-2017: Friday, September 30 hosted by Sacred Heart, Council 2842, Rochelle Park with host District Deputy Vince deLehry.
The degrees for 2016-2017 have been scheduled. They will be posted shortly.
On October 4, a new First Degree team made its debut at Archbishop Walsh, Council 3550, Palisades Park/Ridgefield. This new team, comprised of current and Former District Deputies initiated 8 new brother Knights.
Going forward, Archbishop Walsh will host this degree on the 4th Sunday of the month with candidate registration at 5:30 PM and the degree commencing at 6 PM.
This now gives Bergen two regularly scheduled First Degrees at different parts of the county. This Sunday degree makes it convenient for those men who would have difficulty making the degree on a work night. This degree has been added to the Degree page with dates. Note that there is no Sunday First Degree in December.