On June 28, 2009, Bishop Charles J. McDonnell, D.D. celebrated his final Sunday Mass before his retirement as pastor of Holy Trinity Church in Hackensack. His Excellency, Chaplain of the NJ State Council of the Knights of Columbus, was honored by the presence of the Knights of Columbus State Officers led by newly elected State Deputy Herb Meyer; the Bergen Federation; Dennis Weisbrod, Marshal of the 1st New Jersey District; Assembly Commanders S. Vincent Montagna and John LeClercq; Sir Knights of Pope John Paul XXIII (East) #0668, Msgr. Charles G. McCorristin #1289, Joseph F. Lamb #0665, and Bishop O’Connor # 647Assemblies; Trinity Council 747, led by its newly elected Grand Knight Stephen Zacceuss and his wife Ronke; and members and wives of Trinity Council & the various Assemblies.The celebration continued after Mass with a dinner at Rudy’s Restaurant in Hackensack. Bishop McDonnell was presented with a certificate for Meritorious Service to the Paramus Veteran’s Home.
Bishop Charles J. McDonnell with the newly elected state officers
Bishop Charles J. McDonnell with the newly elected state officers and their wives