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Westminster Council 1393 held its annual golf tournament to raise funds for St. John School. More than 130 golfers participated in the event, which featured a number of contests and prizes and raised $9,000 for the school.

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Knights from throughout New Jersey Fourth Degree District #2 gathered at the Battleship New Jersey on Memorial Day for a ceremony honoring past and current members of the armed forces.

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Father Tom Ryan, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Church in Sayreville, celebrates Mass at New Calvary Cemetery while surrounded by members of Our Lady of Victory Assembly in Middlesex County. Knights provided an honor guard for the event, which was held on Memorial Day in honor of all deceased veterans.

Our Lady of Victory Assembly in Middlesex County provided an honor guard for a procession at Our Lady of Victory Church in Sayreville on the feast of Corpus Christi.

Warren Council 474 in Phillipsburg hosted its annual golf outing for pediatric cancer. The event raised $11,000 for Alyssa Chiddo, a local girl who was diagnosed with a rare kidney cancer that affects children.

Montclair Council 1277 hosted its annual wine and cheese tasting social event for council members, their families and friends.

Santa Maria Council 1443 in Haddonfield collected 633 used eyeglasses for New Eyes for the Needy, an organization that collects, repairs and distributes used glasses to needy people in the United States and in 53 additional countries around the world. The council even erected a permanent drop-off container at its council hall to facilitate ongoing donations.

St. Francis Council 2617 in Wanaque presented prayer books to all of the first communicants at its parish.

St. Joseph Council 3402 in Keyport raised $696 for ARC during its annual fund drive for people with intellectual disabilities.

Annunciation Council 3826 in Manahawkin spearheaded a disaster relief effort in response to the devastating tornadoes and floods in the U.S. South. Knights collected monetary donations, as well as containers of clothes, baby items, toys, detergent and more, for delivery in the Huntsville (Ala.) region.

Our Lady of the Highway Council 3835 in Little Falls hosted its annual fund drive for people with intellectual disabilities, canvassing for donations among motorists at area intersections.

Mary Immaculate Council 12769 in Secaucus raised $3,000 at a council-sponsored pasta dinner that was donated to Father Joseph Pietropinto, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church and council chaplain. The council also sold watermelon at the Secaucus Street Fair to raise funds to purchase sweat pants and hoodies for wounded veterans returning from the Middle East for medical treatment.

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Father Joseph O'Connell Council 3481 in Oceanside held a fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The event was preceded by a parade that featured veterans, military representatives and other fraternal groups. With help from the more than 300 people in attendance, as well as various community veterans organizations, the event raised $27,537 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Father Justin Council 5670 in Cheektowaga donated a GPS unit to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a nonprofit school that trains guide dogs for people with visual impairments. This gift will enable the Guiding Eyes van to safely and efficiently transport puppies from the New York City area to volunteer raisers and return them as adult dogs for the completion of their training.

Glenville Council 10013 in Schenectady awarded its Sir Clarence "Fritz" Neumann College Scholarship to Thomas McGuiness, a council member and first-year student at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

St. Benedict Council 11590 in the Bronx hosted its annual golf tournament to benefit St. Benedict Church and School. Forty-eight golfers participated in the event, raising more than $4,000.

St. Bernard Council 14269 in Brooklyn sponsored an entrepreneurial competition at two Catholic schools to promote leadership and creative thinking. Open to students in grades 5 through 8, the competition required participants to create an original business idea for a new product or service that would benefit society and turn a profit. The top four essayists won $500 each.

Our Lady of Fatima Council 14961 in Delanson held its annual parish picnic June 4 following Mass. Knights prepared hamburgers and hotdogs for the event, while parishioners were invited to bring dishes potluck-style. There were also lawn games to fill the afternoon.

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Dr. Harry C. Winslow Assembly in Linesville provided an honor guard for a Mass and reception honoring Father Robert Fedor’s 50th ordination anniversary. Father Fedor also serves as the assembly’s faithful friar.

Members of Pius IX Council 4396 in Lansdale undertook a number of repairs at their church and school. Knights replaced damaged wallboard, painted, installed new lights, reworked all of the valves in a bathroom and wired new smart boards in several classrooms.

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