Knights of Columbus

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER COUNCIL 5947

CHARTERED MARCH 12, 1967

                   HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, BEAVER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

 

Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 14,000 councils and 1.8 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

List of Past Grand Knights:

Year

Grand Knight

1967 – 1969

James   P. Nairn*

1969 – 1971

Dominick A. Baghetti

1971 – 1972

Nicholas R. Marovich, Jr.

1972 – 1974

J. Norman Kraus, Sr.*

1974 – 1976

Joseph A. Jezewski

1976 – 1977

William B. Miklos

1977 – 1979

J. Norman Kraus, Sr.*

1979 – 1981

Anthony L. D'Eramo

1981 – 1983

John A. Hertneky, Sr.*

1983 – 1984

J. Norman Kraus, Sr.*

1984 – 1986

J. Norman Kraus, Jr.

1986 – 1987

Nicholas R. Marovich, Jr.

1987 – 1989

Raymond J. Cranden, Sr.

1989 – 1991

William B. Miklos

1991 – 1993

J. Norman Kraus, Sr.*

1993 – 1995

John A. Hertneky, Jr.

1995 – 1997

Timothy J. Taromina

1997 – 1998

Anthony Harb

1998 – 2000

Anthony A. Valvo

2000 – 2002

Frank J. Kyc, Jr.

2002 – 2003

Robert O. Williams, Sr.

2003 – 2005

Louis A. Salvati

2005 – 2007

Joseph Kusnir

2007 – 2009

George F. Snyder

2009 – 2011

Scott E. Tomasik

2011– 2012

Anthony   A. Valvo

2012– 2014

Bradley   E. Fiscus

2014– 2016

Ron Ciucci

2016 - Present

William J. Vedro, Jr.

* Deceased

 

 

 

 

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER COUNCIL 5947

CHARTERED MARCH 12, 1967

HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, BEAVER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA

 

2015 - 2016 COUNCIL OFFICERS

 

Officer Position

Name

E-Mail Address

Chaplain

Fr.   Howard W. Campbell

frhc@comcast.net

Grand Knight

William J. Vedro, Jr.

billyvedro@hotmail.com

Deputy Grand Knight

Tony Manno

minpin05@comcast.net

Chancellor

Eric Schrift

schrift@comcast.net

Advocate

Joe Butts

joe.butts@novachem.com

Secretary

Dan Bozym

myzob1@gmail.com

Treasurer

Anthony A. Valvo

veto57@hotmail.com

Financial Secretary

John   A. Hertneky, Jr.

jhert@comcast.net

Warden

Ned DiBenedetto

neddibenedetto@gmail.com

Inside Guard

Mike Sharps

mbsharps@verizon.net

Outside Guard

Cory Costo

ccosto@live.com

Third Year Trustee

Anthony Harb

aharn103@comcast.net

Second Year Trustee

Patsy Belculfine

belcufine@comcast.net

First Year Trustee

Ron Ciucci

raciucci@comcast.net

 

Meetings are held the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM in the Upper Room of Our Lady of Fatima Parish.