St. John XXIII Council 5987 wishes to acknowledge the awarding of the 2015 St Augustine Medal of Service to one its Brothers, John Mercaldo and his wife Nora.
Nominated by our Council Chaplain and Pastor of St. Jude Parish in Monroe, Monsignor Darius Zielonka, John and Nora were recognized for their long and dedicated service to the Parish. The medal was presented by our Bishop, Frank Caggiano.
The officers and members of Council 5987 wish to congratulate John and Nora on this accomplishment.
Diaper Drive 2015 !!
As part of our yearly Diaper Drive to support Hopeline Pregnancy Resource Center in Bridgeport, our Knights Council collected over3500 pairs of diapers during the month of October 2015.
The drive was coordinated and managed by Brother Ray Longo with diapers provided to Hopeline, whose mission is to council expectant mothers considering abortion and offering other options / services in hope of changing the decision to abort the child.
In addition, Ray's ministry collected over $200.00 also to be donated to Hopeline. The money would be used to purchase infant car seats for mother's selecting to keep their baby.
In the picture are Walt Rosenbush, Linda Delaney (Board President for Hopeline), Ted Schmidt, Patti Quartuccio (RN and Executive Director of Hopeline), Grand Knight Paul Seperack, Jim Bifulco, Gary Thomas.
Thank you to all for the support of this important Ministry !!
Keltic Kick 2014
Another success! Kudos to Bill Davoren, Dave Feola and the rest of the service staff.