The Secaucus Knights of Columbus chose Mrs. Helen Larson
as their Senior of the Year for 2007-2008 it seems nothing slows down this
senior. After thirty four years of work as the Immaculate Conception School
librarian and Learning Center Instructor she retired but she has a lot of
other activities to keep her busy during the week. She is the Parish Library
Coordinator, a Lector, an Altar Server for Funeral Masses, a Eucharistic
Minister at Immaculate Conception Church. She belongs to the music ministry/choir.
In the summer months she teaches at the CCD Summer Program. She is also an
active member of the Rosary Society, Court Immaculate Queen of Peace #1552,
Catholic Daughters of Americas and Hospitality Chairperson for Church Affairs.
If that is not enough of an impressive resume, she is also a member of the
Friends of the Secaucus Public Library & Business Resource Center where
she serves as Recording Secretary and teaches English to people desiring
to learn the language.She has four children- two sons, two daughters whom
she reaches out to with a call or visit each week to make sure everything
is okay even though her schedule is very hectic. She also has seven grandchildren
whom she adores and spoils every chance she gets.
In the picture is Helen with her husband Sir Knight Melvin Larson, a member of our council.
They have been married for the last fifty eight years.
The Secaucus Knights of Columbus Council 12769 had chosen Mrs. Linda Meyer as the CCD of the Year for 2007-2008 for she has been teaching CCD at Immaculate Conception Church for the last fifteen years. She has put her heart and soul into teaching children from grades one thru eight over those years. She currently is teaching the second grade CCD class and prepared them for their First Holy Communion. If a teacher was out she would take on double duty, take over the other class and balance both during the time allotted to her. During the week she teaches adults for RCIA preparation on Tuesdays and does one on one preparation on Thursday with a RCIA member who is about to be welcomed into the church but must learn about Baptism, Confirmation and Reconciliation first. In the picture is Linda with her husband Donald.
At the annual awards night The Knights of Columbus Council
12769 recognized and honored the essays from Gregory and Christopher Carpenter
and Alyssa Meyer. They won their respected age category on "What it
means to be Patriotic" contest based on Sir Knight Salvatore Manente
reviewing of over forty-five entries. These essays captured the meaning of
patriotism in oneself with themes of love of country, our flag and those
that serve or who served and gave his/her life for this country. Each winner
will receive a saving bond.
In the picture Greg Carpenter-6th, Christopher Carpenter(brother)-8th both of Immaculate Conception School,and Alyssa Meyer, Secaucus Middle school 7th grade with Grand Knight Neal McGarrity.
The Secaucus Knights of Columbus chose the Cannan Family- James, Barbara, Sean, Eric and Kathleen as the council Family of the Year for 2007-2008. They were chosen for the love they show toward each other and tight family values they share. Jim has helped the church run a Cornerstone Retreat, is active with the Pre Cana and Stewardship Committees and now leads a group on the Centennial Committee for raising money to offset costs for the gala one hundredth anniversary dinner next April. Barbara is active all over the church from working with the Kings Kitchen preparing dinners for the shut-ins on the fourth Saturday, a member of the choir, the hospitality committee welcoming new parishioners and on women cornerstone retreat. They are involved with these activities to show their children family is very important and they hope that the foundation they have give them will be put into action with God willing their grandchildren.