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Color Corps in Full Regalia circa 1965


2010 Officers and Color Corps


The large group (from left to right): Diane Minervini, owner of JAM Apparel; Rich Dinar, Saint Benedict's Council, Holmdel; Robert Tarantula, North Arlington, Assistant Sweats For Vets Chairman; Peter McNally, Saint Benedict's Council, Holmdel; Paul Pinkman, Sweatpants Director, Assembly 1543, Secaucus / North Arlington; Dominick Oneto, brother of the owner of JAM Apparel; John Bush, Assembly 2147, South Plainfield; Tony Moskal, Assembly 2147, South Plainfield. In the store (from left to right): Robert Tarantula; Diane Minervini; Paul Pinkman.


The Fourth Degree Exemplification in October saw 47 men take the last step in the Knights and become Sir Knights. Six came from Council #12769. Click for more photos.


The Knights of Columbus Assembly 1543, Msgr. Peter B. O'Connor, was proud to be the honor guard for a special mass at St. Joseph of the Palisades Church in honor of Reverend Charles A Reinbold. Father Reinbold was honored by the parish on his 80th Birthday.

Fr. Joseph Juracek, OFM Celebrates 25 Years in the Priesthood.


Fr. Reilly's 40th Anniversery


2008 Mass for the Unborn

Feb. 23, 2008, the Color Corps members gather around Cardinal McCarrick after he concelebrates Mass

with Fr. Michael, the pastor of Saint Francis Church in Hoboken.

On February 3, 1943 the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was torpedoed in the waters of the North Atlantic. Rabbi Goode, Reverend Fox, Reverend Poling and Father John P. Washington, a priest of the Archdiocese of Newark realized there were not enough life vests for the over 900 sailors so they took off their own and handed them to four sailors. As the ship sank the four chaplains were seen in a circle, arms around each other and praying.

Ed Rumplasch receives Color Corpman of the Year Award.


Ed with his family.

On September 9th Msgr. Peter B. O'Connor Assembly installed their new officers for 2007-2008.


Knights of Columbus Assembly 1543, Msgr. Peter B O'Connor Assembly, was the honor guard for Reverend William Benedetto. Father Benedetto a native of Belleville, who was ordained a priest on May 26th, celebrated his first mass at Queen of Peace Church in North Arlington on May 27th at 12:00 PM. (Father Benedetto is on the step.)

Knights of Columbus Assembly 1543, Msgr. Peter B O'Connor, was the honor guard for Archbishop Meyers and the priests who concelebrated with him at the annual Memorial Day Mass in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington.

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