April 2013 - St. Joseph`s Council #10627
Knight Worthy News
St. Joseph Council 10627, High Bridge, New Jersey
“A Catholic men’s organization promoting Charity, Unity, Fraternity, Family and Patriotism”
(Area Code 908 unless otherwise noted)
Grand Knight John Furnari
Fr. Gerard Lair (973) 538-3231
Deputy G. K. Bill Mahoney
Kevin Loughney 638-5917
Steve Bauernfeind 638-4285
Outside Guard Tom Corrado
Charles Bruton, PGK
Bill Cerwinski, PGK (732) 715-0057
Chris Wade, PGK
Awarded to brother Joseph P. Labuta for his
dogged determination to get things done.
Brother Joe is the one Charter member of St. Joseph Council who
has remained most faithful to the support of council activities.
He single-handedly has managed the K-Club for nearly two
decades, is our council webmaster, and in recent years has pursued getting volunteers for council support for veterans and military.
Bill Cerwinski 732-715-0057
Community Eric Blasic
Membership Mario Bernardo
Military & Veteran Support
Religious & Civil Rights
Dist. Deputy: Wayne McKay, PGK 328-2979
Website — www.kofc10627.org
CARDINALS, ARCHBISHOPS & BISHOPS, OH MY!
Cardinal Karl Josef
Becker was never a
Bishop. He too is a
theologian, a Jesuit
Sometimes, a Pope
will bestow the
title of Cardinal on
once they are 80
years old or older
them ineligible to participate in the election of the Pope).
(Jesuits seem to have an inside track for these papal appointments.)
“Habemus Papam Franciscum!” The Faithful celebrate the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of
Buenos Aires as the leader of our church. It’s been an
exciting time in our lives and for weeks the world was
treated to more information about the papal selection
and about Cardinals than has ever before been possible.
At any hour of the day or night, one could find public
media and social media discussions about ‘front runners’, what the Church needs, etc. Among the things we
also heard during the conclave were terms such as
“Cardinal-Priests” and “Cardinal-Deacons.”
“Cardinal-Protodeacon” announced the selection of Pope
Francis from the balcony above St. Peter’s Square.
Perhaps you, as I, think of a “Cardinal” as a hierarchical step among the Roman Catholic Clergy — the next
“rank” above an Archbishop. That’s not quite so! A Cardinal doesn’t outrank an Archbishop. An Archbishop
doesn’t outrank a Bishop; he’s simply the Bishop of an
Archdiocese. The primary duty of a Cardinal is to aid
and counsel a Pope in the government of the Church.
Meanwhile, a Cardinal who was a Bishop or Archbishop
of a Diocese remains a Bishop or Archbishop even
though he is a Cardinal. And even when he retires as
Bishop or Archbishop and becomes Bishop or Archbishop “Emeritus”, he remains a Cardinal, not a “Cardinal
Emeritus.*” He retires only from the role he held as Cardinal. To remain a voting member of the College of Cardinals for the purpose of election of a Pope, the Cardinal
must be younger than 80 on the day a conclave begins.
And in times past, a Cardinal did not even have to be a
member of the clergy!
Cardinal-Deacons, Cardinal-Priests, etc.
The titles “Cardinal-Deacon,” “Cardinal-Priest,” and
“Cardinal-Bishop” are not indicative of the person being a
Deacon, Priest, or Bishop. They are titles which denote
their roles as Cardinals. Among them are:
Cardinal-Priests: those Cardinals who are Bishops
or Archbishops of their own particular diocese. For
example, Cardinal Timothy Dolan is a Cardinal-Priest
and is still the Archbishop of New York.
Cardinal-Deacons are not “Deacons” who have been
named “Cardinals.” Cardinal-Deacons are priests,
whether or not they are Bishops. Cardinal Dulles was
“Cardinal-Deacon of SS. Nome di Gesu e Maria in Via
Lata.” A Cardinal-Deacon often serves as a “Prefect” —
the head of one of the main offices in the Vatican Curia
known as “congregations.” An example includes the
Congregation for the Causes of Saints which deals with
investigating candidates for sainthood.
Cardinal-Bishops are special designations made by
the Holy Father, himself. The former Cardinal Joseph
Ratzinger, while Prefect of the Congregation for the
Doctrine of the Faith, was designated Cardinal-Bishop
by Blessed Pope John Paul II. Currently, there are six
* While Cardinals don’t “retire” as such, we’ve learned that a
Pope can retire and becomes “emeritus.” Retired Pope Benedict’s new title is His Holiness Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus
and will still be referred to as “your holiness.” How he will
function in the College of Cardinals remains to be seen, but
he will have no voting privileges because he is 86!
It’s true that in modern times most Cardinals are
chosen from the ranks of Bishops and at the present, all
of the Cardinals under age 80 are also Bishops, but it
does not have to be that way.
Cardinal Avery Dulles (a former Presbyterian and
the son John Foster Dulles) who died in 2008 was never
a Bishop. He was a Jesuit priest and theologian.
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Patriarchs: Included in the College of Cardinals and considered Cardinal-Bishops are active and retired Patriarchs
of ‘Eastern’ (e.g., Coptic, Maronite, Chaldean) Catholic
Cardinal-Protodeacons: There’s only one CardinalProtodeacon. He is the senior Cardinal-Deacon in order of
appointment to the College of Cardinals. (Cardinals do not
have a ‘labor union’ but seniority is important.)
Protopriests: This title is attached to the most senior
Cardinal-Priest. The current Protopriest is Cardinal Paulo
Evaristo Arns who also is Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of
Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Archpriests: Most Archpriests are found in Eastern
churches, both Catholic and Orthodox, but there are four
Archpriests in Papal Basilicas in Rome. One is Cardinal
James Michael Harvey, who came from Milwaukee, and
who is the Archpriest of the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside
the Walls in Rome. He is also a Cardinal-Deacon, and is the
“Titular Bishop” of Memphis (Egypt) although I can’t be
certain he’s ever been to Memphis.
Major Penitentiaries: This refers to the head of the Apostolic Penitentiary (not to be confused with a prison).
Among the duties of that office are issues relating to the
forgiveness of sins and absolution of excommunications.
There also are several Major Penitentiaries Emeritus in the
College of Cardinals. The current Major Penitentiary is
Cardinal Manuel Monteiro de Castro, who is also an Archbishop and the former Archpriest of the Basilica of Saint
Paul Outside the Walls in Rome.
Lay Cardinals: At one time, it was possible for someone
who had never been ordained a Deacon, Priest, or Bishop,
to become a Cardinal! (In the 16th century, one Cardinal
had held that title for 18 years before he was ordained a
priest.) The last surviving Cardinal who was not a priest
died in 1899 and the possibility for having ‘Lay Cardinals’
ended with the Code of Canon Law in 1917.
Since the time of Pope John XXIII a priest must be a
Bishop to become a Cardinal unless he obtains a dispensation from the Pope.
I really hope this clears up some of the
confusion but wonder what Saint Peter might
think about it!
Coming Soon to Knight Worthy News:
All about Cardinals “In Pectore,” Secretary of State, Presidents, Vicar
Generals and Vice Chamberlains in the College of Cardinals.
Words Everyone Should
Ailurophile (eye-LOOR-uh-file) A
Pertaining to the hours before dawn.
Callipygian (kal-uh-PIDGE-eeuhn) Having a shapely butt.
Cynosure (SY-noh-shoor) A
center of attention.
Effulgent (ih-FULL-junt) Shining brilliantly,
Embonpoint (ahn-bohn-PWAHN) Plumpness; stoutness.
Exiguous (ig-ZIG-yoo-uss) Extremely scanty, inadequate,
small, or meager.
Feckless (FECK-liss) Weak, helpless, ineffectual, futile.
Flummery (FLUM-uh-ree) Meaningless chatter;
Footle (FOO-tull) To talk or act foolishly; to waste time.
Gormless (GOHRM-liss) Dull, stupid, clumsy; lacking in
intelligence or vitality.
Hircine (HURR-syne or HURR-sin) 1.Characteristic of or
resembling a goat, usually in smell. 2.Lustful.
Opsimath (AHP-sih-math) One who begins to learn
late in life.
Panjandrum (pan-JAN-druhm) 1.An important (or
merely self-important) person; 2. A pretentious local
Panoply (PAN-uh-plee) An impressive, dazzling, or
Plutolatry (ploo-TAHL-uh-tree) Excessive devotion to
Quotidian (kwoh-TIHD-ee-uhn) 1. Everyday, commonplace, ordinary 2. Recurring daily.
Rebarbative (ree-BAR-buh-tihv) Irritating, repellent.
Recondite (RECK-uhn-dyte) 1. Difficult to understand,
obscure, abstruse; 2. Hidden, concealed.
Sybaritic (sib-uh-RIT-ik) Devoted to sensuality, pleasure,
and luxurious living.
Sycophant (SIK-ə-fənt) 1. A person who tries to please
someone in order to gain a personal advantage. 2. Toady.
Tergiversate (tur-JIH-vur-sayt) 1. To equivocate;
to use evasions or ambiguities. 2.To change sides; desert
one’s party, principles, or cause.
Uxorious (uk-SORR-ee-uss) Excessively devoted to or
submissive to one’s wife.
Congratulations to the K of C Diocese of Metuchen
Spelling Bee winners and thanks to brother Steve Bauernfeind who chaired it.
At left (L-R): Jonah Lyons, St. Ann School Bridgewater (1st place); Elizabeth Thorsen, St. Helena School - Edison (4th place), Dontae Lamb, St. Helena School - Edison (3rd place); Julia Witkowski,
Hoppock School—Asbury (2nd place); Steve Bauernfeind, Spelling Bee Chairman, St. Joseph Council, and
Hugh Gallagher, Sgt. John Basilone Council, host
council for the March 16 Diocesan Spelling Bee at St.
Ann's Church in Raritan.
The four place winners have qualified for the
Knights of Columbus New Jersey State Championship to be held in Brick on April 14.
Once again, St. Joseph Council hosted the annual Pasta Supper for St.
Joseph parishioners, followed by Stations of the Cross led by council
Special thanks go to supper organizers Mark Kucharski and his wife,
Jennifer and to head cook Jim Codd. (Photos by Jennifer) Right: Mark
and the supper offerings; below, Jim Codd at work and parishioners at
The Urgency of Buying Long Term
Insurance Corner Care Insurance
There are very few people who do not have a “long term care experience” somewhere in their family –
a loved one in a nursing home facility, or a family member being cared for at home because of advancing
age, a disability or both. If you have heard of or undergone this situation, you know firsthand the catastrophic effects these events can have on a family, crossing all generations.
What you may not know about is the urgency of taking action. The ability to buy long-term care insurance is based on your health. Putting the decision off, “waiting until next year” or otherwise dragging your
feet can be problematic. You never know when your health could change and make you ineligible for coverage. In addition, the required premium commitment increases every year with your age.
When you make the decision to talk about LTC, come right to the Knights of Columbus. In addition to
providing life insurance and guaranteed annuities to our members and their families, we also have a very
competitive long-term care product. Since entering this market in 2000, nearly 35,000 LTC policies have
been sold to K of C members and their wives. While some companies in this line of business have had difficulty (or stopped selling the product altogether), our product continues to perform well with no premium
increases on existing policies.
Why Go To Church?
A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. “I've
gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard
something like 3,000 sermons. But for the life of me, I can't remember a single one of them. So, I think I'm wasting my time and the
pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”
This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor”
column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until
someone wrote this clincher:
“I've been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife
has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know
this. They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do
my work. If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!”
When you are DOWN to nothing..... God is UP to something! Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives
the impossible! Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!
I can help you select the plan that’s
right for you and meets your budget.
I can show you several different options – facility
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care, a combination of
are available to high
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to enter college in the
Applicants should review the criteria at http://home.comcast.net/~sjchb/
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Applications must be submitted to
no later than May 5.
8th Grade CCD “Thank You”
Dinner — Saturday, 6PM, April 13
Parish Breakfast – Sunday, April
ARC Collection — Friday-Sunday,
Pride in Priests Dinner — Tuesday April 23
Bourbon Street Blues Festival —
Saturday May 18
Brenden & Debbie Coughlin April 22
Joe & Therese Maretta April 24
Jim & Melinda McCloskey April 25
Brendan & Theresa O Shea April 27
John & Sandra Zutic April 29
Mario & Brenda ChaconApril 29
Pam Nicholson April 1
Ken Forsyth April 1
Jim McCloskey April 3
Kathleen Boyle April 3
Karin Teeling April 3
Peter Gavigan April 4
Clyde Mowrey April 4
Ed Schneider April 9
Ed Santillo April 12
Brenden Coughlin April 13
Julia Schneider April 15
Barbara Kinsky April 16
Monika Boyle April 23
Margaret Lipani April 24
Tom Waldron April 25
Greg Boyle April 26
Brenda Chacon April 30
Giuseppe Razzano April 30
Upcoming Chapter 4 Degrees
Second: Tuesday, April 2, Avenel
Wednesday, April 3, Hillsborough
Third: Friday, April 5, Perth Amboy
Friday, April 12, Three Bridges
See latest statewide information at:
“All the News That Fits.”
Nationwide Mass information is available on line at:
www.masstimes.org/ or by calling
1-800-MASS TIME (1-800-627-7846). The on-line
version also links to maps showing the location of
each Catholic church.
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Lyons VA Mass
8th Grade CCD
Pride in Priests
World Day of Prayer
4th Degree Exemplification
~ May 2013 ~
Lyons VA Mass
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