Our Council has a long history of hosting a large number of parish and community service projects throughout the year.  We support local organizations such as The Lord's Pantry, Birthright, and St. John's Hospice.  We sponsor Red Cross Blood Drives, and assist with local events such as the Ludwigs Corner Horse Show.  In our Parish, we sponsor family activities such as Basketball Free Throw, Golf Outing, and many Right To Life activities.  We provide assistance with the general needs of our parish and its school.  We also hold a number of fraternal events for our members.  There are always opportunities to get involved!

Prior Years Activities:

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 Our Recent Activities

Christmas Social Event

December 10 -  We held our annual Christmas Social at the Brickside Grill.  Thank you to everyone who turned out for an enjoyable evening!  We were happy to have Father Mullen, Father Chambers and Father Jayamanne  join.  We also welcomed two of our RSVP candidates, John and Bernard.

A special thank you to Mark Lukenda for organizing the event again this year!

 

Thanksgiving Meal Project

Nov 20th -  Our annual Thanksgiving Meal Project was back for 2022!  Working with the parish ministry groups, we helped deliver 65 full meals and 100 turkeys at Our Lady of Hope Church; Visitation BVM Church; Sisters of St. Joseph Welcome Center; the Care Center for Christ and other needy communities.

Thank you to everyone who contributed meals and helped with the delivery process!  For pictures, click here!

Red Cross Blood Drive

Nov 19 - Our Council sponsored a Red Cross Blood Drive in the St Elizabeth Parish Social Hall from 7am - 12 noon.  We had a great turnout!  Over 65 people signed up to donate blood!

Thank you to everyone who donated, to the volunteers and to Matthew Ward for again coordinating.  Watch for details on our upcoming Spring Blood Drive, scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 7AM to 12PM in the Social Hall.

Lord’s Pantry Thanksgiving Project

November 19 - Each Thanksgiving, The Lord's Pantry provides over 300 families with meals for families for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Our Council is proud to support this project!  Many thanks to the Brothers and family members who assisted with setting up, traffic control, and loading vehicles in St. Joseph's parking lot.

Veteran Welcome Home Carts

Nov 13 - Many Veterans struggle with the transition to moving into housing and starting a new chapter in their lives.  Each month, the Coatesville VA Medical Center helps dozens of men and women with this process.  The Welcome Home Cart Program provides these Veterans with essential items to help get them get settled!

Thank you to the parents, students and teachers at St Elizabeth Parish School who put together 12 carts as part of our effort this year!  For pictures, click here!

Special Olympics at Villanova University

Special Olympics PennsylvaniaNovember 5th - Thousands of athletes, coaches, families, and friends representing all corners of Pennsylvania participated in Special Olympics Pennsylvania’s (SOPA) 34th Fall Festival at Villanova University.  Each year this event is hosted and organized by Villanova University students and is the largest annual student-run Special Olympics event in the world.

Thanks to the Brothers who signed up and spent a portion of their day providing general assistance and support, and Brother Steve Puccino for coordinating again this year.

Ludwigs Corner Horse Show

Sept 3- 5  Our Council was pleased to again be involved in supporting the Ludwig's Corner Horse show over Labor Day weekend this year!  A long-standing tradition in Chester County, the three-day event features a country fair with horse-drawn carriages, an antique car show, rides, games, concessions and vendors, and will often attract an average of 425 competitors and up to 15,000 spectators, weather permitting.

Volunteers were asked to to assist with parking and other activities during the event.

Patriotic Rosary

July 2 - Our Council led a Patriotic Rosary  at St. Elizabeth at 7:40 am, prior to the 8:30 am Mass. Inspired by Our Lady, the Patriotic Rosary is a powerful prayer for divine protection and mercy for our Nation and our government leaders at all levels. Each decade of the Patriotic Rosary starts with a historical quote from famous leader, recognizes our states and is followed by the singing of a hymn.   Click here to learn more about this special prayer!

Thank you to the Steve Puccino and the Brothers who helped support this.  We hope to do it again next year.

Adopt-A-Trail Program

Once again this year, our Council helped with the maintenance of trail that runs from the front of St Elizabeth Church to the covered bridge, then back to the end of the church property.  Brothers and family members signed up to walk and clean the trail during the months of April, June, August and October.

Thank you for helping out!

 

Clothing Drive to benefit St Vincent de Paul Society

June 4th / 5th - We collected gently used clothing and other household items after all Masses to benefit St Vincent de Paul Society.  We do this each year, and as usual the members of the parish community were very generous with their donations to assist those in need.

Thank you, Steve Puccino, for coordinating the collection this year!

 

Annual Golf Outing For Charity

June 3rd - Thank you to all the golfers, sponsors and volunteers who made our Annual Golf Outing for Charity a success!  We had over 70 golfers register for a terrific day at Kimberton Golf Club.  The weather could not have been better.  While we didn't have any big prize-hole winners, we enjoyed lots of food, drink and each other's company!  The proceeds from this event will be going to support the charitable activities of our Council local community.

Thank you to Brother Jason Ameen for coordinating the event this year!

Click here for details!

 

Casserole Collection for The Veterans Group

May 21 - Thank you to everyone for the continued support of the The Veterans Group in Philadelphia, which provides shelter and transitional support services to Veterans who are homeless or at high risk of homelessness.   We collected casseroles and other household items, and transported them to their location in Philadelphia.

 

David at Sight and Sound Lancaster

April 29 / 30 - Sight and Sound in Lancaster is known for delivering amazing live productions of stories from the Bible. Beginning in March of 2022, they will be be presenting David, bringing the legendary Bible story to life with spectacular special effects, massive sets, and live animals in a brand-new original stage production.  Our Council coordinated a group trip for performances on April 29th and April 30th.

Lenten Fish Dinner

April 8 - We held our Annual Lenten Fish Dinner on Friday, April 8th, from 4-7pm.  We offered both drive thru as well as eat-in options this year.  We were really excited to serve over 240 dinners this year to our parish community.

This is a really large effort for our Council.  Many thanks to Vinny Montesano and Montesano Bros for the help with ordering food and allowing us to prep the meals in his kitchen again this year.  Thank you to all the Brothers who volunteered to help out, and to Brother Joe Brennan for coordinating!

Red Cross Blood Drive

April 2 - We held our first Red Cross Blood Drive of 2022 on April 2nd in St Elizabeth's Social Hall.  The response from the parish community was fantastic!  All of our available donation times were reserved in advance, and it was our largest collection ever at St Elizabeth!   Thank you to the 80+ donors and volunteers who helped make this a success!  According to our Red Cross coordinator, your donations will go on to save up 219 lives in and around our area!

40 Days For Life 2022

From March 2nd to April 10th, 2022, the Chester County Prolife Coalition took take part in the 40 Days for Life Vigil in front of Planned Parenthood of West Chester PA.  Our Council and the parish Respect Life committee participated by signing up parishioners on Friday March 18 and Thursday March 24th to stand as a group.   Thank you to all of those who joined us.