Welcome to the web site for the Knights of Columbus St John Paul II of the Poconos, Council #4159. This new council was formed in 2016 by the merger of two existing councils necessitated by the wider consolidation of Catholic Parishes. Thus the former Saint Bernadette's Council #12447 and Pocono Mountain Council #4159 have combined to form one new council, St John Paul II of the Poconos, Council #4159. It is hoped that this merger will attract new members, new ideas, and a new energy to live our Catholic Christian lives here in the Poconos of Northeastern Pennysylvania.
On Monday, December 12th we took over the Forks at Buckhill Restaraunt for our annual Christmas Party and Awards Banquet. Good friends, good stories, and great food. William Jones received our coveted "Knight of the Year" award. Very well deserved and long overdue. Congratulations Bill. Many other awards handed out. For pictures of this wonderful Christmas event, CLICK HERE.
WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO US AS STUDENTS OF THE CATHOLIC FAITH. The essays have been submitted and the winning awards will be announced soon. Categories are: grades 1 and 2, 50 words, grades 3 and 4, 75 words, grades 5 and 6, 100 words and grades 7 and 8, 200 words. A prize of $50.00 will be awarded to the best essay in each grade category.
We will be conducting a golf tournament fundraiser at Buck Hill Golf Course in May. Stay tuned for details.
On March 4th, in conjunction with the MHT Parish Chili Cook Off, our Council will conduct a series of horse races (similar to Nite at the Races format) to help raise money for our MHT Parish Building Fund. We are manning tables after the MHT Masses to sell horses and race sponsorship. To maximize the fun every Knight should own their own horse!
See below for a listing of our new officers and their responsibilities
On the second Sunday of every month our Council sponsors an MHT Parish Social after Mass, with coffee, donuts and bagels. Helpers are needed before and after Mass for setup and cleanup.
St. John Paul II of the Poconos, Knights of Columbus Council #4159 is busy thoughout the year. We have activities for kids and families, for our church, for our community, and for those less fortunate. CLICK HERE to see our plan for the year that you can memorize, or download it as a pdf file you can print and post on the frig.
2016 Knight of the Year - St. John Paul II of the Poconos Council #4159
Our council supports our Church, our Families and our Community.
Knights of Columbus
St. John Paul II
of the Poconos
Mt. Pocono, PA 18344