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199 River Road New Milford, NJ 07646, United States
St Joseph Council #3814 of the Knights of Columbus was founded in 1954. Our council hosts many activities throughout the year for the church, youth, family and our community. St. Joseph Council supports St. Joseph Parish in Oradell and Ascension Church in New Milford Our Council is located on 199 River Road, next to the Ambulance Corps, in New Milford, NJ.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011







2012 KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS

FREE THROW CHAMPIONSHIP


Saint Joseph Knights of Columbus is sponsoring the Local Council Free Throw Championship on Saturday January 14, 2012.

All boys and girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the Council Level competition.

All participants will be recognized for their participation in the event. Each respective age division winner will proceed to the District competition, with winners progressing to regional / state Competitions.

All participants are required to provide proof of age and written parental consent. Age eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant as of January 1, 2012.

For additional information contact: Bob Osterlof at 201-370-3404 or email the council at kofc3814@gmail.com



Date: Saturday January 14, 2012

Time: 3:00 P.M. Registration, 3:30 P.M. START

Place: St. Joseph School Gym, Elm Street Oradell New Jersey.


GIVE IT A SHOT!




Friday, December 16, 2011

Attendance Lottery Update

The Attendance Lottery was held after our December 14th meeting and can you believe it? Rodrigo Deschaups name was drawn and the member was not there. That means the pot, now at $242 ($26 added by members) carries over to the January 11th meeting. Remember, all Council Brothers have a chance to have their name drawn, but you have to be at the meeting to win it! Come to the January meeting and you might be the next big winner!!!

Congratulatons to the Winners of the 50/50!

Congratulations to this year's winners of our 50/50 raffle to benefit our Catholic High School Scholarship and local charities. The winner's were announced at our annual open house council Christmas Party. This year we were able to fund $1000 for 2012's Catholic High School Scholarship and $200 each to the NJ Veteran's Home, Several Sources, New Milford Food Pantry, Church of the Ascension and St. Joseph Church. Without your help, these donations would not be possible. Thank you again for all those who participated!

1st Prize $1,883 Jim Kelley Ticket #1243
2nd Price $538 Kay O'Brien Ticket #86
3rd Prize $269 Rita Barci Ticket # 271

Monday, November 21, 2011

Our Annual 50/50 is going on right now!!! Buy your tickets!


Our annual 50/50 raffle is currently taking place. Proceeds will help fund our 8th Grade Catholic High School Scholarship, which last year, raised a total of $1,000 in suport of eigth graders wishing to enroll in a Catholic High School. Also, the raffle supports our efforts to give to three local charities. This year we will be giving to the New Milford Food Pantry, NJ Veteran's Home of Paramus and St. Joseph Parish. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year for our charities and only one for our scholarship. Lat year's first prize was more than $3,300. Raffle tickets are $20 each. Please purchase tickets to support these great causes. Tickets will be sold before and after the masses at St. Joseph Church next weekend, Nov 26/27. We will be selling tickets at the Harrison St church entrance (inside or outside the vestibule depending on the weather). If you would like tickets you can also email kofc3814@gmail.com with your request. The drawing is less than 2 weeks away and the winning ticket will be drawn at our Open House Christmas party at our Council at 9pm on Saturday December 3, 2011. All are welcomed!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Attendance Lottery Update

The Attendance Lottery was held after our November 9th meeting and the name drawn was Michael Gannon. Since he was not at the meeting, the $216 pot carries over to the December 14th meeting. Remember, all Council Brothers have a chance to have their name drawn, but you have to be at the meeting to win it! Come to the December meeting and you might be the next big winner!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Christmas Decorating of the Hall



Come by and help decorate the Hall for Christmas and before our Council Christmas Party on Friday December 2nd at 7:30pm. We are turning it into a friday night social, so come celebrate and decorate with your brothers.






Council Annual Christmas Party SAVE THE DATE! Saturday December 3, 2011 @ 7:30pm



Saturday, October 22, 2011

Memorial Mass Thursday 11/10/11 7:30pm Coogan Hall






Our Chaplain, Fr. Reilly, will preside over our annual memorial mass for our brothers who have passed on. All brother knights come support and remember on this special night at our very own Coogan Hall on November 10, 2011 @7:30pm




Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Officer Installation Friday Oct 7, 2011 at 7:30pm at Coogan Hall


The officer installation for the new Columbian Year will take place this Oct 7, 2011 at 7:30pm at Coogan Hall. Please support your brothers, the council and the Order for the new Columbian Year.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Attendance Lottery - The pot keeps growing!




The Attendance Lottery was held after our September 14th meeting and the name drawn was Louis Goyco. Since he was not at the meeting the $166 pot carries over to the October 12th meeting. Come to the October meeting for a chance to win!!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease 2011 Volunteer Information


The Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease 2011
Sunday / October 23rd
Van Saun Park, Paramus

The organizers of this year’s Alzheimer’s Walk are anticipating a larger turn out than ever before, so once again they need our help!

In the past seven years members from this Council and others have become a vital part of the “Northern Walk”; your efforts continue to help the Alzheimer’s Association and our Order to become more prominent in the local community. Last year we had more than 40 Knights turn out to help!

On Sunday, October 23rd, our council, along with a few other councils from Bergen County, will once again be providing the following assistance: setting up in the morning, grilling 1000 hamburgers and 1000 hot dogs and cleaning up. We finish up about 2:00 in the afternoon.

As in the past I’m asking you to come …….
Set-up -- 6:30 and 7:00 in the morning (rakes, leaf blowers and muscles!)
Cook – 9:00 light the grills (charcoal this year!) and cook the burgers and dogs.
Clean-up -- 12:30 - 2:00 knock down tables, pick-up litter and then back to the hall to clean the pans, trays and utensils
Any time you can give is truly appreciated.

So I ask all of you to come and please get involved. At our October 6th, Business Meeting we will organize our plans for this day. If you are able to help on October 23rd please contact me at 201-664-6870 or GEMFW@msn.com.


Thank-you,
George E. Mulhauser, PGK

Friday, September 16, 2011

Please Pray for the Repose of the Soul of PGK Gerard May


Our dear friend, brother and PGK, Gerard May, age 77 of New Milford died Wednesday, September 14, 2011. Beloved husband of the late Ann P. (nee) Larson. Devoted father of Dolores Rothweiler and her husband Howard, Frederick May and his wife Barbara, and Gerard May and his wife Debra. Loving grandfather of Melissa, Howie, Freddie, Rebecca, Helené, and Timothy. Cherished great-grandfather of David, Austin, Brianne, Hannah, Hailee, and Timothy, Jr.

Jerry was a longtime and dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Joseph's Council and was a Fourth Degree Knight in the Msgr. C.G. McCorristin Assembly. He was a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph's RC Church and drove a bus for New Jersey Transit for over 40 years. Prior to that, he served his country in the United States Army.

Funeral service Saturday 8:30AM from the Volk Leber Funeral Home, 268 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell then to St. Joseph's RC Church for a 9:30AM Mass of Christian Burial. Family and friends are invited to visit today (Friday) 2-4 & 7-9PM.

In life Jerry had asked that in lieu of flowers donations in his name be made to the Knights of Columbus, the Alzheimer's Association or to a charity of your choosing. For more info visit www.volkleberfuneralhome.com

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Columbian Club elects new officers!

The Columbian Club held its annual meeting on August 10th. The main order of business was the election of Club Trustees and Officers.

The Club Trustees are now as follows:
3-year terms: Tom Burns, Bob Garvey, and Jeff Walters (replacing outgoing Trustees Graham O'Brien, Don Barba, and Jeff Walters)
2-year terms: Gerry May, Bob Cappiello, Bob Wieme
1-year term: Bill Coogan, Chuck Capone, and Bob Osterlof
1-year term: GK Frank DeBari and DGK John Klochan (replacing outgoing GK Paul Noonan and DGK Jimmy White)

The Club Officers are as follows:
President: Jeff Walters (replacing outgoing President Jimmy White)
Vice President: Bob Osterlof (replacing outgoing Vice President Jeff Walters)
Treasurer: Bill Coogan
Secretary: TBD (replacing Bob Cappiello)

Many thanks to the hard work and dedication of the outgoing and incoming Trustees and Officers.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Attendance Lottery Update

The Attendance Lottery was held after our August 10th meeting. The name drawn was Christopher Haney. Since he was not at the meeting the $134 pot carries over to the September 14th meeting. Come to the September meeting for a chance to win.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Columbian Club News

The annual meeting of the Columbian Club will be held immediately after the August 10th Council meeeting to elect three new Trustees (to 3-year terms) and to listen to the annual reports from the President and Treasurer. The meeting and election is open to all members of Council 3814. After the election, the 11 Trustees will then elect the President, VP, Treasurer, and Secretary for the upcoming year.
Thanks for the support and dedication of the outgoing Trustees: Don Barba, Graham O'Brien, and Jeff Walters.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Knights Show Appreciation for County’s Support



Knights Show Appreciation for County’s Support

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 1, 2011


Contact: Joe Appio — Media Relations

Office of the Bergen County Executive

Phone #: (201) 336-7318

E-mail: jappio@co.bergen.nj.us

Past Grand Knights, Jim White and Paul Noonan from the Knights of Columbus Oradell/New Milford Chapter #3814

presented Bergen County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan with a plaque of appreciation for the ongoing support it receives from the county.

The presentation which occurred on June 30th at One Bergen County Plaza in Hackensack, was given in recognition for the support Bergen County has provided to the chapter. Golf green fees and family passes to Van Saun’s Zoo were donated by the County for charity fund-raisers.

The St. Joseph’s chapter located in New Milford wanted to give back to those groups that have supported them through the years.

“All of those people that have taken care of us through the years deserve recognition”, said Paul Noonan.

“We have received many gifts throughout the years for our charity events, from the local store merchants to the pro teams like the Devils and the Nets. This year we wanted to say thanks.”

Mr. Noonan completed his term as Grand Knight on June 30th and today began his new role as Faithful Navigator for the Assembly.

Photo Caption:

Jim White and Paul Noonan from the Knights of Columbus Oradell/New Milford Chapter #3814
presented Bergen County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan with a plaque of appreciation for the support it has received from the County.



Monday, July 4, 2011

Knights march at the 4th of July Parade in Oradell




The Knights marched at the 4th of July Parade in Oradell.

For more pictures click on our album below:

July 4th Oradell Parade

Sunday, June 26, 2011

St. Joseph Statue Dedication





For more pictures click on our album below:
St. Joseph Statue Dedication

Friday, June 24, 2011

Knights of Columbus Awards Night





June 24th the Council hosted it's annual awards night to recognize and commend individuals within the community who have served and represented the values of the Knights of Columbus. The Council also awarded the winners of the 1st Annual Scholarship Fund at the ceremony

For more pictures, click on our album below:

Awards Night 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

St. Joseph Council Wins Best Website 2011 within Newark Archdiocese


At the 2011 State Convention in Wildwood, St. Joseph Council 3814 was awarded the best website in the Newark Archdiocese. The Council was awarded a plaque in it's honor and now hangs in Coogan Hall.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Knights of Columbus Award $500 Scholarships

St. Joseph Council of the Knights of Columbus of Oradell/New Milford is pleased to announce that they will award a $500 scholarship to each of the following 8th grade students:

· Donald Gherardi, of Oradell and St. Joseph Parish. Donald attends St. Joseph School and plans to attend Bergen Catholic High School .

· Julia DeSimone, of Oradell and St. Joseph Parish. Julia attends River Dell Middle School and plans to attend the Academy of the Holy Angels.

· Nicholas Peter Adams, of New Milford and Ascension Parish. Nicholas attends Transfiguration Academy and plans to attend Don Bosco Prep High School .

The Scholarships are given to those students who best exemplify the Knights of Columbus commitment of service to the church, school, and community, and who also excel in other areas of consideration including leadership, honors, school activities, and an essay on the K of C principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The Scholarship recipients will receive their awards at the Council’s Community Awards night on June 24th at the Council Hall in New Milford .

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

K. of. C and Community Awards Night

The K. of C. and Community Awards Night will be held Friday June 24th @ 7:30pm at Coogan Hall. We will be honoring individuals who volunteer their countless service in our community. Family and friends are welcome.

Dedication of Statue of St. Joseph

Bear Brothers,

You are cordially invited to the dedication of our Council's patron, St. Joseph.

The ceremony will take place outside our Council building 199 River Road New Milford, N.J. on Sunday May 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Fr. George Reilly, our chaplain will preside at the blessing of our new statue.

Friends and family are welcome to the dedication and the reception immediately following.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Grand Knight Message June 2011

Grand Knight Message June 2011

Dear Brother Knights,

My second term as Grand Knight and the end of another Council and Columbian Year is upon us. We have continued to make great strides achieving our goals these past two years. Paying off our bond indebitness , continue to increase our monetary assets in the Council and Columbian Club, and renovations of our building's exterior and interior of Coogan Hall.

The statue of St. Joseph is encased and positioned in front of our building, and new lettering is placed over our front door thanks to Kurt Strobach. A new council sign has been erected on the north side of the building.
This year when I attended the Knights Annual Convention at Wildwood, NJ there were many proposed resolutions pertaining to the ongoing struggle to keep One Nation under God in our pledge of allegiance, opposing same sex marriage, and champion the right to life. Our council was awarded the best website in the Newark archdiocese. This was one of my personal goals achieved with the cooperation of Jude de los Reyes.

Another goal was to bring our scholarship program to fruition. This was accomplished with the assistance of our past grand knights. The young recipients of this scholarship will be presented at our annual awards night. Selected representatives from our New Milford and Oradell communities will receive achievement awards for their service.

The Nite of the Races chaired by Bob Osterlof was a financial success and a fun filled evening.

Thank you to my officers and especially Jimmy White Passed Grand Knight who stepped forward to be my Deputy. I and the Columbian Club owes a debt of gratitude to Bob Osterlof and Bob Wieme for handling the hall rentals.
Congratulations to our new slate of officers. I wish them every success in the upcoming Columbian Year.

Continue to pray for those persecuted for the love of Jesus Christ and for all our men and women serving in the armed forces, especially those who made the supreme sacrifice.

Brothers Serving Brothers

Vivat Jesus,
Paul Noonan GK

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Local Eagle Scouts Awarded







Knights of Columbus #3814 awarded certificates to local scouts Kevin Walters, Connor Walsh and Michael Sobel for their recent accomplishment of Eagle Scout at their award ceremony Saturday May 14th at St. Joseph School Gym. We commend their spirit and their ambition to be future leaders of tomorrow. The Council is very proud of their accomplishment.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Night at the Races Photos










Courtesy of NewMilfordPatch




Friday, May 6, 2011

Nite at the Races Fundraiser at the K of C on May 7th St.


St. Joseph Council No. 3814 of the Knights of Columbus is hosting the Nite at the Races fundraiser on Saturday, May 7th at the K of C Hall in New Milford. Imagine watching nine actual horse races on a huge 12-foot screen and cheering your favorite horse to the winner’s circle. With more than $1000 worth of prizes (including an iPad®), and a menu of hero sandwiches, salads, tap beer, and dessert, it’s a great deal for only a $20 entry fee. And this year we start the evening off with a live race – The Kentucky Derby! Doors open at 5:30 PM. Bring your own hors d’oeuvres. Contact Paul Noonan at 201-265-4452, or Jeff Walters at 201-925-7174.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

May Grand Knight Message

Dear Brother Knights,

As we draw to the close of the Columbian Year and I reflect upon our accomplishments and stumbling blocks, our strengths are in our ability to run successful and sold out fund raising events. These have enabled us to make contributions to all our desired charities.
By continuing to improve our council hall, we have increased our rental income which allows the Columbian Club to function autonomously.

With all the success, some of our stumbling blocks continues; increased membership which should be 15 new members each year, and to have the existing membership participate in the programs and advance in leadership rolls.

May 15, 2011 is World Day of Prayer for Vocations and is a priority for the order.
It is a time when we can encourage people to answer the call to the religious life.
Pray for the missions and those Christians still being imprisoned for their love of Jesus Christ.

Through our support of the supreme council, all councils continue to come to the aid of every Haitian child who lost a limb in the January 2010 earthquake. Under this program each of the children receives free prosthetics and physical therapy over the course of two years.

The Knights of Columbus continues to defend the words (Under God) in the United States Pledge of Allegiance. To date we have been upheld in every court of appeal.
Our fight continues!

We Knights for 38 years have opposed the Roe vs. Wade decision which has killed fifty-one million unborn children through surgical, medical or chemical abortions. This action has affected millions of people who suffered physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual consequences. Our fight continues!

Continue Praying for the men and women in our armed services, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. God Bless them, their families and our One Nation Under God.

Vivate Jesus,

Paul Noonan GK

Monday, April 11, 2011

Beefsteak Dinner



Saturday, April 2, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Photo Album







For more photos click on our album here

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

St. Joseph Council No. 3814 High School Scholarship Program


St. Joseph Council No 3814 is pleased to announce that a $500 Scholarship will be awarded to two 8th graders attending a Catholic High School in the fall of 2011. Eligible scholarship applicants must be registered with St. Joseph Church in Oradell, NJ or Ascension Parish in New Milford, NJ.


Selection will be based on both subjective criteria and weighted, objective criteria. These include extracurricular activities focusing on service to the church, school, and community, and an essay on the value of the Knights of Columbus principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism.

Completed applications must be returned to St. Joseph Council and postmarked no later than Friday, April 1, 2011. Winners will be notified in May. Applications can be downloaded from our website at www.kofcstjoseph.org on the left under the links section"Council 3814 H.S. Scholarship Application Form." For additional information contact Jeff Walters at 201‑925-7174.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bishop Dougherty College Scholarship

The NJ State Council of the Knights of Columbus is pleased to announce that a Bishop Dougherty Scholarship of $1000 will be awarded again this year to four high school seniors entering their freshman year of college in the fall of 2011. The applicant must be a resident of New Jersey and a child, grandchild, or sibling of a brother Knight. Applications can be obtained from the St. Joseph K of C website by clicking on the link on the left to download or by contacting the Grand Knight, Paul Noonan, at (201) 265-4452. Applications are due by March 15, 2011.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Youth Advance to the Regionals!

Youth Advance to the Regionals! - The K of C Youth Free Throw District Competition was held Saturday February 5th. A total of 8 boys/girls represented the Council from our local competition held on Jan 15th. We are happy to announce 5 of the participants won their age category and will advance to the Regional Championships on March 19th at Felician College. We congratulate them and wish them all the best in their future advancement in the competition:

Boys
Age 11 Group - Matthew Sezvaggi
Age 12 Group - Michael Keating
Age 13 Group - Peter Berkanish
Age 14 Group - Donny Gherardi

Girls
Age 13 Group - Allison Klein

Monday, January 31, 2011

Catholic Men's Conference Saturday March 5, 2011


Rise up, O Man of God! – The Archdiocese of Newark is sponsoring a Catholic Men’s Conference on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. The event will be offering a structure of fellowship and support to deepen men’s faith and relationships with Jesus Christ, their families and society. The day begins at 8:00 AM and ending around 5:00 PM. Mass will be celebrated by Most Reverend Archbishop John J. Myers along with our local Bishops and Priests con-celebrating. Confession will be available through out the event, as well as public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

A dynamic line-up of speakers is scheduled for this day!

Fr. Mariusz Koch, CFR
Darrell Miller, Former MLB Player
Steve Wood, Family Life Center
Chris Godfrey, NY Giants
Chris Bell, Good Counsel Homes

Ticket price is $20 for adults, $15 for students and senior citizens and priests & religious free including breakfast and lunch.

To register please follow the link to the Archdiocese of Newark website and reference St. Joseph or Ascension as your parish

www.rcan.org/menscommission

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Beef Steak Dinner (Click on Image)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Grand Knight Message February 2011 (Click Here)

2011 K of C Annual Youth Free Throw Contest


2011 K of C Annual Youth Free Throw Contest was held Saturday January 15th at 3pm at St. Joseph's School Gym in Oradell, NJ. The event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 3814 to help support our youth in our community and parish. A total of 19 participants attended this event. The winners who will advance to the District competition later in the year are:

Boys
Age 10 Group - Alex Rivera
Age 11 Group - Matthew Sezvaggi
Age 12 Group - Michael Keating
Age 13 Group - Peter Berkanish
Age 14 Group - Donny Gherardi

Girls
Age 10 Group - No entries
Age 11 Group - Justine Umali
Age 12 Group - Natalie Miller
Age 13 Group - Allison Klein
Age 14 Group - No entries

In addition and compliments from the West Point Army Athletics, we were able to give 10 four ticket packages to the Colgate vs West Point Men's Basketball game on Saturday Feb 5th, 2011 at West Point, NY These tickets were distributed to those who entered and participated. We hope you enjoy the game with your family and friends! Go Knights!

Congratulations to all the winners and good luck to all of them on the next stage of the competition. We invite all to come back and participate next year.

Special thanks to Robert Osterlof who spear headed this competition and who continues to do so year after year. Also, to all the members who came out and volunteered. Your efforts were much appreciated.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Grand Knight Message January 2011 (Click Here)

Monday, January 3, 2011

Annual Youth Free Throw Championship


The K.of.C is sponsoring its annual "Free Throw" championship on Sat. Jan 15th at St. Joseph's Gym @ 3:00pm. All boys/girls ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate. All participants will be recognized for their participation. Each respective age division winner will proceed to the District competition later in the year. Last year's boy's 14 years old winner, Troy Hughes, went on to win the NJ State Championship! Participants are required to provide proof of age. Age eligibility is determined by the age of the contestant as of Jan 1, 2011. Participants will be in the running for a total of ten four ticket packages to be raffled off for the Colgate versus Army game on Feb 5th at West Point. For additional info please contact Bob Osterlof at 201-370-3404 or email the council at kofc3814@gmail.com