Knights hold annual convention in Wildwood

Knights hold annual convention in Wildwood
Second grade students from Cape Trinity Catholic School, in their first Communion best, prepare to crown Mary during the opening Mass for the 119th annual Knights of Columbus State Convention, which took place on the morning of Friday, May 15, at Notre Dame de la Mer Parish, the Church of St. Ann, in Wildwood.  Bishop Dennis Sullivan was the main celebrant for the liturgy, which kicked off the two-day gathering of Knights from all over New Jersey. Photo by Alan M. Dumoff, more photos http://ccdphotolibrary.smugmug.com

Second grade students from Cape Trinity Catholic School, in their first Communion best, prepare to crown Mary during the opening Mass for the 119th annual Knights of Columbus State Convention, which took place on the morning of Friday, May 15, at Notre Dame de la Mer Parish, the Church of St. Ann, in Wildwood. Bishop Dennis Sullivan was the main celebrant for the liturgy, which kicked off the two-day gathering of Knights from all over New Jersey.
Photo by Alan M. Dumoff, more photos http://ccdphotolibrary.smugmug.com

The New Jersey State Council Knights of Columbus held their 119th annual State Convention in WiIdwood May 15-16.

The annual event began with Mass at St. Ann Church, the Parish of Notre Dame de la Mer, with Bishop Dennis Sullivan celebrating, followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Christopher Columbus Monument across the street from the Convention Center.

At Saturday’s business session, election of officers was held for the 2015-16 Columbian Year with Andrew Lipenta of St. Peter Parish in Merchantville scheduled to complete his term as State Deputy on June 30.

Raymond Sands of The Parish of St. Maximilian Kolbe in Woodbine was elected to the Office of State Warden.

The convention meeting closed with Mass at St. Ann Church and a grand banquet at the Convention Center.

The guest speakers were Chief J. Scott Thomson, Chief of Camden County Police serving the City of Camden; Sister Helen Cole of Guadalupe Family Services in North Camden; and Dr. Daniel Rossi, Past State Deputy, Supreme Director of the Knights of Columbus.

At the banquet, the Gregory Stagliano family of the Parish of St. Andrew the Apostle Church, Gibbsboro, was announced as the Family of the Year, and William Flynn of Ocean City was announced as Knight of the Year.

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