Ewing Knights of Columbus - Council #3756 P.O. Box 7647 Ewing, NJ 08628
The Grand Knight’s February 2020 Message
Brothers & Sir Knights-
Faith in Action Programs Update:
Spiritual Reflection (required program): PGK Gene Blicharz is organizing a one-day
Council retreat at the Morningstar House of Prayer, 312 West Upper Ferry Road, Trenton,
NJ 08628 - Saturday April 4th from 9:30 am- 2:30 pm the cost is $30 per person. We have
committed to sending at least 10 Brother Knights. If you would like to attend, please let us
know prior to or at the March 19th Business Meeting. You can respond to PGK Eugene
Blicharz (Eugene Blicharz) or GK Frank Ferdetta (Frank Ferdetta).
Marian Prayer - Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians - Marian Prayer Service with
the Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians image. Date to be Determined - Pastor Fr.
Tom of ISJ will confirm a date for at Incarnation - St James. Worthy District Deputy Vito
Pulito will arrange for the Icon to be presented at the Mass when we have a confirmed date. Thanks to PGK Mike Murphy for arranging this important Mass.
Helping Hands (required) -Put your faith into action and help those less fortunate in your
community. Eyes for the needy- PGK/ Lecturer Ronald Prykanowski- Thanks to Worthy
Lecturer Ron, we collected 79 pairs of glasses and 39 cases. Worthy Treasurer George
Steward is looking into how we can aid HomeFront of Mercer County.
Food for Families (featured program) - Help end hunger in communities across North America. According to PGK Mike Murphy the minimum requirement of 1,000 pounds of food has been nearly met and donated to Mt. Carmel Guild.
Good Friday Family Promotion - March and April Souper Suppers at ISJ on 2 Friday evenings. A simple supper of soup and bread will be served in the Church Hall prior to Stations of the Cross. At these suppers we will promote attendance at the Good Friday service. We will need Brother Knights to attend and help
Souper Suppers at ISJ begin at 6:00 pm on the following dates
Pregnancy Center Support -Brother Tom DeFalco will spearhead Roses for Life
collection and Council will donate proceeds to ChoiceOne Pregnancy Center. Dates: ISJ
May 30th and 31st (confirmed), OLGC (TBD). We will need Brother Knights to attend
Mass for People with Special Needs - PGK Mike Murphy met with Fr. Tom and he agreed to conduct Masses at ISJ weekend of June 6th & 7th This weekend coincides with the Special Olympics at TCNJ.
Additionally: Fundraising for People with Intellectual Disabilities & Special Olympics
Collections at ShopRite along Olden Avenue on April 17th and 18th.
Collections at the Ewingville and West Trenton 7-Elevens. (May 1st and May 2nd)
Collection at 7-Eleven Ewingville Road for Special Olympics weekend of June 5th
Second Collection at Mass ISJ, June 13th and 14th
40 Cans for Lent
Our Council is once again sponsoring a program called 40 Cans for Lent. We are asking each family to donate 40 canned food items, one for each day of Lent. There are containers at each entrance to Incarnation Church for your donation. PGK Mike Murphy is challenging each member of our Council to participate in this program. 40 Cans for Lent is part of our year long Food for Families (Faith in Action) campaign. All food collected is donated to the Mount Carmel Guild Food Bank. If you can’t donate 40 Cans, please give whatever you can. No donation is too small. Thank you in advance for your participation