Category Archives: Council #4847

Congratulations New Council Officers


Congratulations to the new council officers for 2014-2015 Fraternal Year.  They are as follows:

  • Grand Knight Frank Pacek
  • Deputy Grand Knight John Taylor
  • Chancellor Vince Berardinelli
  • Treasurer Dave Placko
  • Recorder Ty Tyjewski
  • Warden Joe Szelenyi
  • Guards Greg Zdolshek, Brian Tittel and Rich Renz
  • Trustees PGK Steve Koly, PGK Jim Maslach and PGK John Brown

Appointed officers are:

  • Financial Secretary Pete Troha
  • Advocate, Chaplain and Lecturer are to be named later.

Installation of Officers is Wednesday, July 23 at 7PM at St. Ambrose in the Church.  The Assembly Installation immediately follows.

4847 State Awards


Worthy Brothers, Council 4847 again received great state recognition for all our excellent programs. Grand Knight Steve Koly received on behalf of all you six awards including best Patriotic Award, best reporting, best website, service programs and public relations. The toper was a total surprise as our council was in #4 in Division 4 throughout the state! Congratulations to all.


KofC Highlighted in Brunswick Life!

Brunswick Life March 2014

Once again, the Knights of Columbus in Brunswick are being highlighted.  Previously, Sam Boyer did a great article (click HERE) and now Bill Hammerstrom shows some of the great works that our council and assembly are doing.  The articles are below for your enjoyment.  Congratulations to all!

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Football Frenzy is Back!


Members of the Brunswick Council #4847 will be again selling the Ohio Knights Football Frenzy tickets this Fall. The Football Frenzy is an Ohio wide game with weekly prizes. Each ticket is only $10 but entitles you to ten chances to win over a 10 week period so the cost breaks down to only $1 a week for 10 weeks! Over $10,000 in cash prizes.

Contact GK Steve Koly to get yours or pick them up after the General Meeting in August.  Good Luck!

KofC Supports Seminarian

Grand Knight Steve Koly proudly provides seminarian Martin Dober with a check as part of the Knights of Columbus RSVP Program.   The RSVP (Refund Support Vocations Program) from the Supreme Council gives councils an incentive for providing seminarians or novices with financial and moral support. RSVP creates a direct link between Knights and seminarians. This Supreme Council program refunds $100 for every $500 given to a seminarian and novice. The maximum refund a council receives from the Supreme Council is $400. Councils should complete Supreme Council form #2863 and submit the form to the Supreme Council to receive the refund.

Congratulations and thank you, Martin, for hearing God’s call to the priesthood.


A Great Big Thank You!

Good Afternoon Brother Knights!

It’s me, Ty Tyjewski, 2nd Degree Knight and your Director of Church Programs here, wanting to give a big Thank You to all of our Sir Knights and their families for their turnout at our Corporate Communion Mass today! It’s always  an impressive sight to see our Sir Knights in full Regalia marching down the aisle of our beloved St. Ambrose, and It fills my heart with pride to be  apart of the best council in our area! (Okay, so I’m a little biased!)

Also, please make plans to attend our New years Rockin eve! The cost is $30 per person for an evening of dinner, dancing, and partying as we ring in the new year! See our Worthy Grand Knight Steve Koly and Worthy Treasurer Dave Placko for more details and make your reservations.

Thats enough gabbin’ from me… until next time, may God Bless our council 4847 and Vivat Jesus!

Icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass

Hello Brother Knights!

Ty Tyjewski here, your Director of church programs and 2nd Degree Knight of council 4847. I wanted to express my sincere gratitude to all of the 4th degree Sir Knights for the amazing turnout this past  Saturday, September 8th for the mass honoring our  Lady of Guadalupe. It gave me chills seeing our Sir Knights escorting the Icon into our beloved St. Ambrose!

As a reminder, please keep an eye on the upcoming events.. we can definately use  whatever time you can spare to the many programs and activities that are quickly approaching! If you have any questions, please contact our Worthy Grand Knight or any of the officers or Program Directors for more  information.

See you all soon and Vivat Jesus!

Ty Tyjewski

Director of Church Programs

Coucil 4847



Heritage House Community Project – September 22 and 29

Worthy Brother Knights,

We are so lucky to live in a community that is rich in history and prosperity.  Some of that history is need of some TLC and the Brunswick Historical Society is looking for some assistance.  On Saturday, September 22 from 10am to 4pm, there is a Scraping and Priming Party at the Heritage House on Laurel Road.  Just bring your scrappers and the rest will be provided.  The following weekend, Saturday, September 29, same time and same sandbox – painting the house. 

This is a great family and community project that goes a long way in keeping the history of Brunswick alive for future generations.  Join me and my family as we will be there for as long as possible.  So, come and spend a couple of hours or a day – great time, great cause, great service.

Contact me for more information.

Jim Maslach, Past Grand Knight


130th Supreme Convention News and Notes

Our country’s foundational documents, the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, were born in Independence Hall in Philadelphia. It is also home to the famous Liberty Bell. Inscribed on that bell, and doubtless an inspiration to our founders, are these words from the Book of Leviticus: “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land, unto all the inhabitants thereof.”

We meet today not far from Mission San Juan Capistrano, founded in 1776 by Blessed Junipero Serra. This mission, and the others along California’s El Camino Real, remind us of the foundations of our Christian continent. The missions were critical to the evangelization of this hemisphere and are reminders of our own responsibility. Following in Father Serra’s footsteps, we are called to preach the Gospel in word and deed, building up the civilization of love.

And so as we meet in this 130th Supreme Convention, we echo the words of our nation’s founders with their same dedication and resolve: “Proclaim Liberty Throughout All the Land.” (more)

Pro-Life Monument Clean-Up

As the sun broke across the horizon, a small band of brothers started on a project.  The project was to uncover the council’s Pro-Life monument at Resurrection Cemetery.  Believe it or not, we have on there.  Tucked behind the giant statue of Jesus on the island where there is a fork in the road, rests the Blessed Virgin Mary cradling Jesus.  This monument has been there for a number of years.  The bushes have grown and were to the point that the monument was hidden.

Thanks to Brothers Dave Heilman, PGK Jim Maslach and GK Steve Koly, the bushes and irises were removed opening up the monument for all to see.  A big thank you to Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries Association for allowing us to use some of their mulch.

This coming spring, a team will go out and plant some small flowers as well as new mulch.  Thank you for making sure that we show respect and love for all of those children lost due to abortions.  God Bless.