Admission Degree Date Change - Palisades Park/Ridgefield

Degree Location Change for Sunday, January 22.
The admissions degree team from Archbishop Walsh Council # 3550, is proud to announce that they will perform they will perform their first Corporate Admissions Degree at St. Paul’s Church in Jersey City - the site of a new council!

It will be held THIS Sunday, January 22, 2017 at St. Paul the Apostle Church at 14 Greenville Avenue (at the corner of old Bergen Road) in Jersey City.

LOCATION: St. Paul the Apostle Church, 14 Greenville Avenue @ Old Bergen Road, Jersey City.



CONTACT:  Dr. Michael Greenwood at 201/705-0889 or Michael.Greenwood52@verizon.net

Fr. Thomas is the Pastor and new Chaplain. Refreshments will be served after the degree!

DIRECTIONS: The church is about 4 1/2 miles from New Jersey Turnpike Exit 15E.    Map link - Click Here

New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 15 E and follow Truck Route 1-9 North.  Proceed about 2 miles to Communipaw Avenue.  As you approach Communipaw Avenue, Truck Route 1-9 veers to the left and NJ Route 440 begins to your right.  Communipaw Avenue is straight ahead.  Continue about 3/4 mile to Kennedy Boulevard.  Turn RIGHT onto Kennedy Boulevard.  Continue on Kennedy Boulevard for about 1 3/4 miles to Linden Avenue and make a LEFT turn onto Linden Avenue.  Proceed about 1/4 mile to Old Bergen Road.  Turn RIGHT onto Old Bergen Road.  Proceed ONE(1) block and turn RIGHT onto Greenville Avenue.  Parkiis available across the street behind the rectory.  Come back out onto Greenville Avenue, cross the street and go to the back entrance of the church.  The degree will take place in the church.

What Did Your Council Do?

What did your council do during the Christmas Season?  Did it sell Christmas Trees?  Did it so a Breakfast with Santa?  Feed the Homeless?

Send a photo and a couple of lines about your council's Christmas project and the Worthy Webmaster will post it on the website.

Your projects might get picked up by other councils!

Please send them in as soon as possible and they'll be on the website.

Merry Christmas and a Blessed and Happy New Year!

Dave Torebka, FDD

29th Annual Federation Golf Outing

Friday, September 22, 2017 marks the 29th Annual Federation Golf Outing.
This year's outing will be held at the Rivervale Golf Club, 600 Rivervale Road, Rivervale.

Fee:  $150.00 per golfer
The fee includes: Golf Fees, Cart, Lunch, Prizes, and the Beefsteak Dinner.

Beefsteak Dinner Only:  $30.00

The Beefsteak will be held at Ridgewood, Council 1736, 31 South Broad Street, Ridgewood.  Click for Google map and directions

For further information:

Jim Stiff:  201/637-9079 or via e-mail at jstiff1982@aol.com
Charlie Miraglia:  201/954-4664

Click here for the Golf Outing Flyer

Click here for the Foursome Form

Click here for the Hole Sponsorship Form

Third Degree Update

Third Degree dates as of December 12:

Friday, January 20, 2017:  Hosted by Queen of Peace, Council 3679, Closter.  Host District Deputy is Vince deLehry.  The honoree is Anthony Lupardi.


9th Annual Federation Communion Breakfast

The tentative date for the 9th Annual Federation Communion Breakfast will be Sunday, February 26, 2017 as Ash Wednesday 2017 falls on March 1st.  Details to follow.


12th Annual Pride In Our Priests Dinner

Dateline:  July 7, 2016, Paramus, NJ. . . . .
The ink just dried on the contact for the 12th Annual Pride In Our Priests dinner scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Details will be posted by Don Ulisse, FDD after January 1, 2017.

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!

A Special Request from Vito, Neal, and Our Brothers from Secaucus

Vito says, "A roof with holes is NOT HOLY! Let's remember some good nuns in our lives and show some kind of support. Can someone DONATE a roof?

Neal McGarrity and our Brothers from Secaucus are asking for support for the nuns in Fairview.  Their roof is leaking and the brothers are trying to help the nuns get a new roof so they don't have to move out and leave the area.  The goal is to raise $9,000.00
The link:  https://www.gofundme.com/2cgp3v8c

PSD Tony Zally Update

From Bob Hatler, State Secretary:
Last week PSD Herb Meyer received a phone message that PSD Tony Zally was going into the hospital.  Tony never indicated why and it has taken the last two weeks trying to find out the situation.  After many calls and requests the email I received from Jim Meng who received word from Bob Wizeman spells out the situation.  He had surgery and currently is in rehab center.

The rehab facility, Care One is located at 221 County Road, Cresskill, NJ 07626.  It looks like he'll be there for a few weeks.  Please remember him in your thoughts and prayers.

The e-mail from Bob Wizeman:
I finally reached Tony's brother Bill, and got the latest news.  Tony is fine, although he did have hip surgery.  He is recovering at Care One in Cresskill, and he will be there at least another two weeks. He told his brother he is anxious to get back to Sunrise, as there food is good (pretty funny since he complained about it when he was there).  I tried to reach him in his room, but he was away and there is no answering machine.  The number is (201) 567-9310.  I will be way in MA, for a little bit and will try to stop by when I get back.  Bill thought he was in room 24.

New Meeting Minutes Archive Page

A new page has been added which allows you to access the past five (5) years of Federation meeting minutes.  To access the page, hover your mouse over the "Meetings" link and you'll see a drop-down that says "Meeting Archives".  Click on Meeting Archives and you'll see the past five years of minutes.

New Degree Certificates Now Available

Is your council is trying to order the new Admission, Formation, or Knighthood Degree Certificates (Item Numbers 268, 269, and 270)?
As of August 19, they are NOW AVAILABLE at the Supreme Council Supply Department.
Dave Torebka, FDD, FS 2842

Degree Dates for 2016-2017

The schedule of degrees and dates has been set for 2016-2017 and have been posted to the Degrees page.