PRESS PHOTOS BY DOUGLAS GRAVES0679 Knights of Columbus members stand for a group photograph with Monsignor David James. From left: Past Grand Knight Dennis Blaszkowski; Past Grand Knight Lenny Verrastro; Past Grand Knight James Hogg III; PA State Deputy Charles Vagnerelli; Vicar General Allentown Diocese Monsignor David James; Grand Knight Ron Moser; Past Grand Knight Mike Toohey; and Chancellor
0681 Past Grand Knight Mike Toohey dances with his daughter, Brooke at the Knights of Columbus’s 120th anniversary ceremonies. Brooke is a student at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. 0678 John, Michael, Maria with their father, Past Grand Knight Jack Spirk.
0676 Knights of Columbus banner
0673 Chip Walakovits, Michelle Moser, Bev Walakovits and John Russo enjoy the social hour before dinner at the Knights of Columbus’s 120th anniversary ceremonies.
0668 Past Grand Knight Mike Toohey, Grand Knight Ron Moser and Vicar General Allentown Diocese Monsignor David James pause for a moment before dinner at the annual Knights of Columbus Trinity Council # 313’s 120th anniversary dinner.
0667 Al and Luisa Fiore of Hanover Township at the annual Knights of Columbus Trinity Council # 313’s 120th anniversary dinner.
John, Michael and Maria Spirk, joined their father, Jack Spirk at the Knights of Columbus dinner. Jack Spirk is a Past Grand Knight or leader of the local council.
Trinity Knights of Columbus mark 120th anniversary
Local Knights of Columbus members and their guests or family members gathered April 7 at the Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the founding of Trinity Council #13. Monsignor David James the Vicar General of the Diocese of Allentown was a guest of honor.
The charitable organization raises money for worthy causes. One recent recipient of Trinity Council #13’s charity was Bethlehem’s Mary’s Shelter Cay Galgon Center which received $6,567.17 in 2017.
The organization--Our Mission is Charity--has raised $73,800 over the past five years. This number includes $6,600 to sponsor students and $6,300 for needy families.
The Trinity Council was founded Feb. 6, 1898, and is one the earliest councils in Pennsylvania centered on Bethlehem’s South Side.
From the beginning, Trinity Council has benefited its members and their families.