Welcome to St. Jude Council #6440 Knights of Columbus
St. Jude Parish, Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
St. Jude Parish, Mountain Top, Pennsylvania
Our Soccer Challenge was held on Sept. 18, 2021. We will review all the scores from the 90+ participants to determine the winners in each category.
If there are any ties, you will be contacted this week to attend the Tie-Breaker Shoot-out on Sunday, Sept. 26 at 1pm at the Mountain Top Youth Soccer League Soccerplex.
Click on the button below to look at photos from the Soccer Challenge!
St. Jude’s Rosary Maker’s ministry began in January 1969. Following a Day of Reflection at St. Ann’s Church in Nuangola, the women of St. Jude’s approached their Assistant Pastor at the time, Father Joseph Mattey, as to what sort of apostolate they could take up to honor the Blessed Mother and promote her Fatima message bringing peace to the world through the Rosary. Father Mattey, who was introduced to Rosary making as a Mount Saint Mary’s seminarian, suggested the art of Rosary making. The ladies were instructed by Father Mattey who in urn taught others to make the wire and chain Rosaries. In future years, cord Rosaries and brown scapulars were crafted by members.
In the beginning, the cost of material and mailing of the Rosaries were offset by the makers’ annual rummage and bake sales held at Father Nolan Hall. Now we meet our financial needs through donations.
In the 50 plus years of our existence, over 175,000 rosaries and 10,000 scapulars have been made by our members to be sent to missions around the world. Rosaries have also been distributed to hospitals, nursing homes, CCD classes, prisons and to the military or any special needs. In addition, St. Jude’s and St. Mary’s First Communicants receive Rosaries each year as do all RCIA candidates. Whoever asks, receives.
If you would like more information on Rosary making and help us continue Our Lady’s mission, please contact Mary Ann Metzger at 570-678-7869.
PGK Robert Murphy served this Council for 3 years as Grand Knight. His leadership helped our Council survive an even thrive through the pandemic. During his term, St. Jude Council achieved Star Council status in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.
Steve also received an award from Supreme for the Best Faith Program in PA, regardless of Council size.
Congratulations Steve Muntzenberger!
Antonio Zucco receives the Division 3 Family Program Award. This is given to him for the varied programs Antonio coordinated and was recognized by he PA State Council for large size councils
Steve Muntzenberger receives the Division 3 Faith Program Award. This is given to him for the varied programs Steve coordinated and was recognized by the PA State Council for large size councils.
Installation of Officers was held on July 13, 2021 at Sand Springs Country Club.
Seated: Antonio Zucco, Stanley R. Gutkowski III, District Deputy Francis Kennedy, Chaplain Fr. Philbert, Dave Jaques, Mark Rongone, Joe Dombroski
Standing: Mike Diakun, PGK Bob Murphy, John Borek, Steve Muntzenberger, Joe Holmes
Our Council is a group of Catholic Gentlemen dedicated to the principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. We support St. Jude Parish in Mountain Top, PA.
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