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.
Our council purchased the meats and manned the grills for the MHT Parish Feast Day Picnic. The weather was great, the food fantastic and a lot of fun was had. For pictures click HERE.
Once again this year we are sponsoring a Little League Team. Our Council is hoping many of our Knights can attend a game. The game on June 17th at 10:30 am at the Little Roof baseball field was cancelled due to weather. We'll try again soon..
We conducted our first annual golf tournament fundraiser at Buck Hill Golf Course on June 4th. Although it rained and we only got to play 10 holes, everyone reported having a great time. Buck Hill Golf Club was wonderful to work with and the Fairway Grill provided us great food afterward.
On Saturday May 6th, "the first Saturday in May", we conducted our annual Kentucky Derby Nite at the Races at the VFW Hall. Dinner, 10 Races, Bonnett contest and much more. We raised enough money to cover our MHT Koffee with the Knights expenses. This will again be a lot of fun in the future and no Knight should miss.
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