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Welcome to the Saint Peter’s Council 6735 of the Knights of Columbus.
Father Michael J. McGivney and a handful of Catholic laymen founded the Knights of Columbus in 1882, in the basement of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Haven, Connecticut. The aim of the founder was to set up a parish-based lay organization that offered insurance benefits to the widows and children of members. In an era when parish and fraternal societies were popular, Father McGivney felt there should be some way to strengthen the religious faith of his flock and provide financial support for families overwhelmed by illness or the death of the breadwinner.
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Council 6735 Beef & Beer to Help Stricken Member
On 19 January, members of Council 6735 held a Beef & Beer Social to aid one of their members who had been hospitalized with a serious illness. You might ask, why do all this for one member? The answer is simple – that is the main reason for the founding of the Knights of Columbus. In 1882, ...
Merchantville Car & Bike Show
For the first time, they are moving the date away from the second Saturday in July and it is now on Saturday, June 29th. This makes it easier for the other planned council activities.
Andy Lipenta - Installation Mass
On July 13th Andy Lipenta will be installed as the New K of C State Deputy for the state of New Jersey. This is quite an honor for Andy and he has chosen to have his installation mass here at St. Peters. That being said I ask that you try to keep this date open as the summer ...
Council 6735 Knights of Columbus Meeting -- 25 June
Tuesday, June 25th, The Saint Peter's Coucil 6735, Knights of Columbus will hold their monthly business and social meeting in the Knight's room at 7:30 PM. Andy Zazzera Grand Knight Reese DeFeo Membership Director
Council 6735 Past Grand Knight, Andrew Lipenta Elected State Deputy NJ State Council
It is with great honor & privlage to report that at the NJ State Convention in Wildwood, NJ on 18 May, Andrew Lipenta, a Past Grand Knight of our Council 6735 was elected to the position of State Deputy of the New Jersey State Council of the Knights of Columbus. When you see ...
K of C ASSISTANCE FOR OKLAHOMA
Hurricane Sandy, later named "Super Storm Sandy" made landfall just after 00:00hrs on October 30, 2012. Our own State of New Jersey was among the 24 states impacted - but was among the worst. By daybreak, the Supreme Council had already committed to helping the ...
URGE CONGRESS TO SUPPORT CONSCIENCE RIGHTS WITH HR 940
On August 1, people of faith, family-owned businesses, and charitable institutions will be forced to pay for sterilizations, contraceptives and abortion-causing drugs in violation of their deeply held religious beliefs and moral convictions. This development comes as a result of a ...
Fran McGovern, and his wife Kathleen, were awarded Family of the Year
At the 11 June 2013 Council 6735 meeting, Fran McGovern and his wife Kathleen were awarded Family of the Year. Fran is the Athletic Director of Saint Peter’s and is heavily involved in all of the Knights of Columbus youth activities sponsored by Council 6735.” His wife Kathleen ...
Albert Mac Elrath was awarded Knight of the Year
At the 11 June 2013 Council 6735 meeting, Albert Mac Elrath was awarded Knight of the Year. Al is a Past Grand Knight and Past faithful Navigator and has held several other officer positions in the Knight’s. He is presently the Religious & Civil rights Chairman for Council 6735, the ...
What a Fast Year! An Open Letter to the Membership from the Grand Knight
As I look in the rear view mirror, it’s hard to believe that your officer team has one year behind us. In speaking for all of the officers of Council #6735, we appreciate your votes and reelection for our 2nd term. Your support of and confidence in the officer team is humbling ...
ArchBishop Myers’ statement on Marriage
ArchBishop Myers’ statement on Marriage clearly states the Catholic position on so called Same Sex Marriage.
New Jersey Pending Legislation Assisted Suicide S2259/A3328
According to the latest poll 64% of New Jersey citizens favor this legislation, so we face an uphill battle on this issue. Much of this information has been drawn from the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund. http://dredf.org/assisted_suicide/97-DREDF-website-version.html The NJ bill is ...
A Message on Adoration from Our Chaplain
Recently you have received a special invitation to make a weekly holy hour in our adoration chapel. I hope that you have had an opportunity to really consider making this commitment. Our chapel of perpetual adoration is a true blessing to our parish. The chapel offers us a 24 hour ...
The Merchantville Car Show -- 29 June
We're just 12 days away from the most fun event we do all year - The Merchantville Car Show. We start early (8am) on Saturday morning, June 29th, with set-up and we get a jump on the other food vendors by selling pepper and egg sandwiches for breakfast. We switch over to cheesesteaks ...