Welcome to the Ocean County Chapter of the Knights of Columbus. With 18 member Councils throughout the County, we represent over 4,000 brother Knights and their families.
Our Chapter meets at 8:00pm on the 2nd Monday of each month, we have a “traveling gavel” to enable the Chapter officers and the representatives from each Council to visit the other Councils throughout the County.
The Chapter serves as a clearing house for Councils to discuss their various programs; to offer support to member Councils; to coordinate various Degrees and events; and to serve as a forum for member Councils to discuss their particular needs.
The Councils in the Ocean County Chapter host a very diverse array of Programs throughout the year. Please check the Calendar area to see what events are upcoming.
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Prayers are requestd for the people on this list. Everyone on this list is in need of Prayers, either for medical or Spiritual reasons. Please include the people on this list when you make your intentions during prayer.
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Passing of Rick Clary, PGK, PCC
It is with a heavy heart that the Ocean County Chapter announces the passing of Past Chapter Chairman Rick Clary, PGK 4969, after a 2 1/2 year struggle with cancer. Rick fought bravely right to the end. He was a gentle giant, a great friend and a wonderful man. He will be missed, the Knights lost a great man.
2014 Polar Bear Plunge
The 2014 NJKofC Polar Penguins took the Plunge for Special Olympics on Saturday, February 22. The Team raised over $21,000 this year, when New Jersey will host the annual National Special Olympics at various locations in the State.
The Plunge returned to Seaside Hts this year after being held in Asbury Park last year due to Superstorm Sandy. Once again, Council 8415, along with the Ocean County Chapter, provided team members with parking, a warm gathering place with a continental breakfast before the Plunge and a hot lunch after.
Please consider joining the team next year, when the Penguins will come out of hibernation to Plunge for Special Olympics New Jersey. (We know, penguins don't hibernate)
Supreme Knight Announces New Marian Prayer Program
Continuing a decades-long tradition, the Knights of Columbus launched their fifteenth international prayer program this August.
The new program, dedicated to the Blessed Mother under her title of the Immaculate Conception, was announced by Supreme Knight Carl Anderson at the Organizational Meeting of State Deputies in New Haven, Conn., June 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Since 1979, more than 16 million faithful have participated in K of C-sponsored prayer services conducted through this program.
The new program is the second time the Immaculate Conception is used as the centerpiece for prayer services. The Immaculate Conception was also highlighted from 1981-1982, for the Order’s centennial celebration.
The Supreme Council prepared 300 framed images, copies of the Immaculate Conception painting that hangs in the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame de Québec, in Québec City. This image was selected to coincide with the upcoming 350th anniversary of Notre-Dame de Québec parish, the first parish north of present-day Mexico. Each image was blessed by Pope Francis through the Apostolic Almoner of His Holiness, Archbishop Guido Pozzo.
The program was inaugurated during the 131st Supreme Convention in San Antonio. At the conclusion of Mass on Wednesday, August 7, State Deputies participated in a special commissioning ceremony.
The blessed Immaculate Conception images will travel Orderwide through local councils, which will organize prayer programs for their parishes and communities.
The Trenton Diocese Coordinator, John Gazis, FDD, recieved the Image on Friday, September 13 and delivered it to Burlington County, with prayer services to begin shortly thereafter. The Image will follow a simliar path as Our Lady of Guadalupe, starting in Burlington County, then proceeding to Mercer County, then Ocean County and finally Monmouth County, spending 2 weeks in a District. Each District Deputy should recieve the Image three times during the course of the program.
The schedule for the Icon is available on the Calendar.
Prayer for Traditional Marriage
Rev. Msgr Michael Mannion, Auxiliary State Chaplain, has composed a prayer in support of traditional 1 man - 1 woman marriage. Please pray this prayer and contact your elected officials expressing your concerns on this issue:
O Lord, Creator of life and lover of your children, We give you thanks that you have blessed us with the sacred gift and vision of marriage and the human family, through which children are supported and strengthened, nurtured and nourished, with the love of Father and mother, throughout human history.
We pray for the gift of your Spirit, O Lord, to enlighten the minds and hearts of our judges, legislators and officials, that together we may safeguard the dignity and rights of all your people with compassion as well as proclaim with conviction the bond of father and mother as uniquely sacred and worthy of protection.
We ask this with the intercession of Venerable Michael McGivney, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Brother. Amen
The August Chapter Meeting will be held on Monday, August 11 at Annunciatiopn Council 3826, located at 747 West Bay Ave, Barnegat. The meeting begins at 8 p.m.
This meeting will begin with Mass, after which State Warden James Stoever will conduct the Installation of Officers. Members are encouraged to attend and bring the family for an evening of comradery
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