Nearly 50 Knights from New Jersey Fourth Degree District #1 provided a honor guard for the dedication of a 9/11 memorial at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Arlington. Four bishops presided over the dedication, which was preceded by a Sept. 11 memorial Mass.
Six Knights of Columbus Insurance agents from the Thomas Schreiner Agency in Springfield participated in the annual Special Olympics New Jersey Plane Pull. The K of C team came in first place by raising $7,500 for Special Olympics and for pulling a 737 aircraft across the tarmac with just six men.
America Assembly in Jersey City provided an honor guard at Our Lady of Victories Church for the celebration of the feast of Our Lady of Peñafrancia, Patroness of Bicolandia.
Perez Council 262 in Passaic donated a new laptop to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic School.
Ridgewood Council 1736 held a memorial service for council member Daniel McGinley, who perished in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11. Knights invited friends and family to a private ceremony for the unveiling of a memorial photo plaque that is now on display at the council's hall.
Nativity Council 2976 in Laurel Springs collected 50 pounds of soda can tabs from parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. The tabs, in turn, were presented to the Ronald McDonald House, which will recycle them for operational funds.
St. Joseph Council 3402 in Keyport held a dinner Sept. 26 to honor past grand knights of the council. Ten past grand knights, along with the council's current grand knight, William H. Horton Jr., attended the event.
Marian Council 3801 in Pompton Lakes has sponsored area youth sports teams for many years.
South Plainfield Council 6203 purchased a 40-foot-wide pro-life banner that is placed on the roof of its council hall several times each year. The council also sold mums at the South Plainfield Rescue Squad, netting $2,673 for the council's charitable fund.
East Hanover Council 6504 participated in the Morris County Columbus Day Parade with a float of the Santa Maria. The parade followed Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church.
St. Gregory the Great Council 7677 in Trenton volunteered at its parish picnic Sept. 11. Parishioners came out to the soccer field at St. Gregory School to enjoy the day together.
Long Valley Council 10419 donated the proceeds from its annual fund drive for people with intellectual disabilities to Morris County ARC.
Members of Mary Immaculate Council 12769 in Secaucus and their spouses volunteered nearly 200 hours to operate game booths at the Immaculate Conception Parish Carnival. The council also distributed child ID kits at the annual Secaucus Library Mini-Fair and participated in a pro-life prayer service and life chain Oct. 2.
The Our Lady of Victories Round Table in Jersey City, which is sponsored by Mary Immaculate Council 12769 in Secaucus, hosted a Filipino-American breakfast on the feast of Our Lady of Victories Oct. 1. Knights served about 120 guests, raising $250 for the church and for charity.