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Admission Degree - North Arlington

An Admission Degree has been confirmed for Queen of Peace, Council 3428, North Arlington on Monday, April 16th at the council.

Details and contact information are available on the Degrees page.


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

Bishops' Night Venue - CHANGE

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the venue for the March 22 Bishops Night has been changed.
The meeting will be held at Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Council 3644, 67 Hathaway Street, Wallington.
Start time is still 8 PM.

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 the county:

Friday, March 23, 2018:  Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Council 3644, Wallington - Host District Deputy is Steve Hutnik.
Friday, April 6, 2018:  St. John, Council 1345, Dumont/Bergenfield - Host District Deputy is Chuck Hollis.
Friday, May 4, 2017 (TENTATIVE):  Mother Seton, Council 5427, Township of Washington - Host District Deputy is Paul Noonan.

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.

Archdiocesan Spelling Bee

Date:  Sunday, March 11, 2018

Registration:  1:30 PM - Bee Starts:  2:00 PM

Host Council:  Mary Immaculate, Council 12769, Secaucus, Immaculate Conception Church Auditorium (Lower Hall).  Parking & Entrance behind the Church - 760 Post Place, Secaucus.

The FIRST PLACE winner of your council's Bee, who must be an 8th Grade student, is expected to be your local representative.

IMPORTANT:  Spellers may come from Catholic Schools, Charter Schools, Private Schools and Public Schools. Home-Schooled spellers who have participated in a Bee may also compete. We will accept ALL Spellers that meet the requirements listed in the Grand Knights Manual.  Please check your Grand Knight's drive or the Supreme or State Websites for additional rules and information.

Our four (4) top 8th Grade students will represent the Archdiocese of Newark at The New Jersey State Council Spelling Bee.

The top four (4) spellers from our BEE will earn cash cards worth $100.00, $85.00, $65.00, and $50.00 which have been sponsored by the Archdiocesan Chapters and Federations

They will also have earned the expectation to attend, and the honor to represent the Archdiocese at the State Council Spelling Bee, scheduled for April 8, 2018 in Brick.

Prayers Requested

Your prayers are requested for John "DJ Wolfie" and Joyce Wolf.  Both John and Joyce have been having health issues recently.

Thank you.

Attention New Jersey Veterans

New for Tax Year 2017, New Jersey Veterans are eligible for a $3,000 exemption on your Income Tax return if you are a military veteran who was honorably discharged or released under honorable circumstances from active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States by the last day of the tax year.

For more information and the necessary form, click HERE

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