Knights install new state deputy

Richard V. Siejack was installed as state deputy of the Maryland State Council Knights of Columbus during a July 5 Mass at St. John the Evangelist in Hydes.

Father Donald Grzymski, O.F.M., Conv., who was installed as state chaplain, was the main celebrant. Assisting were Monsignor John L. FitzGerald, Father William P. Foley, Father William F. Franken, Father Robert V. Zylla, O.C.S., and several deacons.

Other state officers installed were Peter Davio, state secretary;

William C. Kuchmas III, state treasurer; Stephen J. Adamczyk, state advocate; and Stephen M. Cohen, state warden.

More than 400 members attended the Mass and reception to show their support to the new officers who were installed for the 2008-2009 fraternal year.

Last week, Mr. Siejack conducted a focused and intense training session at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg with Grand Knights and District Deputies traveling many miles from the eastern shore, from the borders of Pennsylvania, from southern Maryland, as well as from the far reaches of western Maryland to attend. At the sessions, the new state deputy spoke of his vision and mission for the thousands of Knights in Maryland, sharing with the officers his thoughts on “We are Called to Serve” and his inclusion of Divine Mercy devotion as hallmarks of his administration.

The Knights of Columbus is an international benefit society and the world’s largest lay Catholic men’s organization with more than 1.75 million members. Last year members of the Knights of Columbus donated more than 68 million hours of volunteer service for charitable causes, and contributed more than $144 million to charity. In the Maryland jurisdiction, the 26,426 Knights of Columbus members donated more than 943,291 hours of volunteer service for charitable causes, and contributed more than $1,448,286 to charity.

On July 5, at a Mass celebrated at St. John the Evangelist Church, Hydes, Maryland, Richard V. Siejack was installed as State Deputy of the Maryland State Council Knights of Columbus. Rev. Donald Grzymski, O.F.M.-Conv. who was installed as State Chaplain, was the main celebrant. Assisting were Rev. Monsignor John L. Fitzgerald, Rev. William P. Foley, Rev. William F. Franken, Rev. Robert V. Zylla, O.C.S. and several deacons. Other State Officers installed were Peter Davio, State Secretary,

William C. Kuchmas III, State Treasurer, Stephen J. Adamczyk, State Advocate and Stephen M. Cohen, State Warden. Over 400 members attended the Mass and reception to show their support to the new officers who were installed for the 2008-2009 fraternal year.

Last week, State Deputy Siejack conducted a focused and intense training session at Mt. St. Mary’s University with Grand Knights and District Deputies traveling many miles from the eastern shore, from the borders of Pennsylvania, from southern Maryland, as well as from the far reaches of western Maryland to attend. At the sessions the new State Deputy spoke of his vision and mission for the thousands of Knights in Maryland, sharing with the officers his thoughts on “We are Called to Serve” and his inclusion of Divine Mercy devotion as hallmarks of his administration.

The Knights of Columbus is an international benefit society and the world’s largest lay Catholic men’s organization with more than 1.75 million members. Last year members of the Knights of Columbus donated more than 68 million hours of volunteer service for charitable causes, and contributed more than $144 million to charity. Locally, here in the Maryland jurisdiction, the 26,426 Knights of Columbus members donated more than 943,291 hours of volunteer service for charitable causes, and contributed more than $1,448,286 to charity.

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