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Caesar Isidori, PGK 5819

Caesar Anthony "Reno" Isidori, of Emerson, NJ, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 in the arms of Susan, his beloved wife of 60 years. He was also loved and will be missed by his children Regina and Michael Prezioso, Anthony Isidori, Anita and Chris Macaluso, Elizabeth and Ernie Ursillo; His sister Rosemary, brother-in-law Andrew and his nieces Andrea and Maria were always in his heart. Caesar's grandchildren Christopher, Ashleigh, Robert, Christopher John, Emily, Lindsey, Nicholas, Vincent, Nicole, Anthony, Catherine and his great-granddaughter Sophia. He is predeceased by his sisters Vincenza and Rita. His daughter-in-law Carmela, is waiting in heaven for him. Caesar was born in Bronx, NY on December 12, 1931 to the late Anita and Cesare Isidori. He served proudly in the US Military during the Korean War and was active in the American Legion as well as the Knights Of Columbus Council #5819, where he has served as Grand Knight. Visitation will be held at Becker Funeral Home, 219 Kinderkamack Rd, Westwood, NJ, on Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 2-4 and 6-9PM. Funeral Mass will be offered at R.C. Church of the Assumption in Emerson, NJ on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10AM.

Paramus Veterans Masses

George DiConstanzo, FS, PGK 1345, PFN, is handling the schedule of Masses for the Veterans at the Paramus Veterans Home.  At present, he has priests scheduled through December 23, 2017.  He is in need of priests to say Masses for the Veterans from January through August 2018.  If you know of a parish where a priest can volunteer to say Mass on either the second or fourth Saturday of the month, please let Brother Di Constanzo know.  His contact information appears below.

To view the Veterans Mass Schedule, put your mouse on the the Calendar menu item and the Veterans Mass Schedule submenu will appear.  Click on Veterans Mass Schedule to view the current schedule.

 
Councils and Assemblies are needed to volunteer and assist at these Masses.  To schedule a visit, contact Brother DiConstanzo.


George DiCostanzo, FS, PGK 1345, PFN
Home:  201/338-2617
Cell:  201/314-9397
E-mail:  papagdc@aol.com

Prayers Requested

Your prayers are requested for Amelia Richter, granddaughter of Federation President, Rudy Richter.  Baby Amelia has been at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia to undergo major surgery.  Amelia will need to have three more surgeries this coming year.

UPDATE:   October 30th:  Amelia came home to Rudy's son and daughter-in-law.  She is eating and sleeping well so far.  According to Rudy, the prayers have helped.  Rudy and his wife will be helping out for the next year.  Rudy and his family thank everyone for their support and prayers.

Message from State Deputy Bob Hatler Regarding Harvey Disaster Relief

Worthy Grand Knights and Brother Knights,

I'm sure you have all seen the recent devastation in Texas as a  result of Hurricane Harvey.  We all know, from past storms that have impacted New Jersey in the past few years, the mental and physical damage caused by such storms.  We all also know how Brother Knights and their families have come to the assistance of others when these devastations occur.  There are many things that we as Knights can do to assist the people of Texas as they deal with this situation:

First - PRAY! The physical happenings are hard to imagine for us  but we need to pray for all those impacted and ask God to watch over all the people of Texas impacted.

Second - Monetary Donations! The Knights of Columbus Supreme website has a LINK  (Link:  https://kofc.org/en/secure/charities/annual-appeal.html )for anyone to make a donation that will go directly to assist the people impacted.

Also you can go to the Texas Knights of Columbus State Council website and click on the "Donate to Disaster Relief Fund" (Link:  http://www.tkofc.org/fundraising/project/disaster-relief-fund ) link to make a donation.  Be sure to designate "Harvey" in memo field.

The State Council will be making a donation and we ask anyone who has the means to do so as well.

Fraternally,

Bob Hatler, State Deputy

New Front Page Items

If you scroll down to the lower right corner of the home page, you will see two new items:

Paramus Veterans Home Masses
Mass Cards from the SMA Fathers

If you put your mouse over the Officers link, you will see a new submenu for the Past Presidents, Current and Former District Deputies since the inception of the Federation.

Pride in Our Priests 2018

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, Paramus Road, Paramus.  Cocktail Hour at 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:30 PM.

Costs and other information will be forthcoming.

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

Knighthood Degree Update

As of November 1, there is now one(1) Knighthood Degree scheduled for Bergen County this year:

Friday, February 9, 2018:  Sacred Heart, Council 2842, Rochelle Park - Host District Deputy is Vince deLhery.

 

Form 185 - Report of Officers Chosen for the Term

Has your council filed its Form 185 - Report of Officers Chosen for the Term for the 2017-2018 Fraternal Year?  Your Grand Knight or Financial Secretary can update this using the Officers Online System by Supreme Council or print the form from the Supreme Website available here:  Report of Officers Chosen for the Term

Form 185 was due on July 1 and must be on file in order for your council to be considered for the Star Council Award.

Form 365 - Service Program Personnel Report

Has your council filed its Form 365 - Service Program Personnel Report for the Term for the 2017-2018 Fraternal Year?  Your Grand Knight or Financial Secretary can update this using the Officers Online System by Supreme Council or print the form from the Supreme Website available here:  Service Program Personnel Report
Form 365 is due on August 1 and must be on file in order for your council to be considered for the Star Council Award.