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.
We conducted our Council and District Free Throw Competition on Saturday February 25th. Brother Knight Kevin Hardy's son Trevor was hot and won both, and will move on to the Regional Level to be held March 11th.
Once again this year we are sponsoring a Little League Team. We will pass out the game schedules as soon as we receive them, and hope to have a Knights to the balll game day where we go and cheer our team to victory.
We will be conducting a golf tournament fundraiser at Buck Hill Golf Course on June 4th. This is a fantastic golf course and the Fairway Grill promises great food afterward. For details and a downloadable sign up form click HERE. To register online to play golf or purchase muligans or a 'foot of string' click HERE. To become a hole sponsor and gain visibility for your business click HERE.
On Saturday May 6th, "the first Saturday in May", we will conduct our annual Kentucky Derby Nite at the Races at the VFW Hall. Dinner, 10 Races, Bonnett contest and much more. We hope to raise enough money to cover our MHT Koffee with the Knights expenses. This will again be a lot of fun that no Knight should miss. Invite friends and take over an entire table. Horses and race sponsorships available from any Knight and after MHT Sunday Masses.
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.
On March 4th, in conjunction with the MHT Parish Chili Cook Off, our Council conducted a series of horse races (similar to Nite at the Races format) to help raise money for our MHT Parish Building Fund. We sold 150 horses and signed up 12 race sponsors. Many Knights came out to help and the day was a lot of fun.
See below for a listing of our new officers and their responsibilities
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