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.


Super Cash Bonanza Tickets Ready!

14_SCBMy name is Jim Maslach and it is my honor and privilege to serve as your 2014 Super Cash Bonanza Ticket Chairman.  The Brunswick Council has accomplished many activities throughout the years.  Even with that, we have the potential – and responsibility – to do far more.  In order to meet or exceed our potential, we need every member’s active participation in this great fundraising activity.

We have once again sent out your Super Cash Bonanza Raffle Tickets. I want to personally thank you for your support. The sale of these tickets helps to fund many of the great charitable activities that our council is involved at our parishes and within the community including Scouts, Religious Education, support of Seminarians and Religious, and Community Related programs such as Catholic Works of Mercy, Easter Baskets, Bunny Brunch and more.

At the State Level, the proceeds are used to cover the cost of the prizes; the balance distributed in Grants to state level organizations such as Ohio Right To Life, National Association of Mental Illness (NAMI), Youth Challenge, Special Olympics, VA Hospital Programs, Basketball Free Throw, Soccer, and more. 

The Knights would love to help other ministries or groups earn funds through our Partnering Program.  Simply put, any group or organization that is interested can make $2.00 per ticket sold – clear.  Sell 400-tickets, we will cut you a check for $200.  Now, this can only be for organizations and groups, but it is an easy way for you to make some additional funds while helping the Knights helps those that we do.  If you are interested in this, please contact me at 440-785-9838.  We are always happy to help.

Your response by April 8th enables Brunswick Council 4847 to receive a Bonus Rebate for tickets remitted on this First Turn-In.  This is one way that we maximize our return so that we can continue to fund all of our charitable activities.  See the turn-in schedule below:

First Turn-In

Second Turn-In

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lehner Center
Father McGivney Room

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Lehner Center
Father McGivney Room

A small incentive for you, our members, is included.  If you sell 25 or more, your 2015 dues are FREE!  So, if you need any additional tickets, please do not hesitate to contact me directly at 440.785.9838 or via email at

Thank You and Vivat Jesus.

Jim Maslach, Past Grand Knight
Brunswick Council #4847

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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Funeral Arrangements for PGK Robert Tittel

0000082348i-1_20131227TITTEL ROBERT C. TITTEL, age 69, of Brunswick, Ohio, passed away on December 24, 2013. He was the son of Fredrick and Anna (nee Pentony) Tittel. He was born on September 29, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who loved his family dearly. He had great pride and love for his family, church and community. He was a Past Grand Knight at Knights of Columbus Council #4847. He worked at PSS Sales & Services/McKesson. Bob never missed working Friday night Bingo at St. Ambrose to help raise money for the church. Bob supported and was very involved with MRDD of Medina County and the Medina County Work Study Groups. He enjoyed good food and good company. Bob will be dearly missed by his children, Rob (Robin) Tittel, Lisa (Ray) Tittel, Victoria Tittel and Brian Tittel; step children, Jen (Tom) Keider and Patti (Matt) DeCapua; grandchildren, DJ, Sydney, Angela, Maleia, Mariah, Katie, Christina, Matthew, Layna, Justin, Ivy Jane and Jenelynn; siblings, Mae Krause, Anna Pifko, Thomas Tittel, Joan Mills and Peggy Mockel. Bob was preceded in death by his beloved wife Karen; brothers, John and Joe Kondrup. Friends may join the family for visitation on Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Carlson Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, 1642 Pearl Road, (1/2 mile south of route 303) Brunswick, OH 44212. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM at St. Ambrose Catholic Parish, Brunswick; Father Bob Wenz will be officiating, with a visitation one hour prior at 10:30 AM (PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH). Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, 6303 Center Road, Valley City, Ohio 44280. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Knights of Columbus, P.O. Box 634, Brunswick, Ohio 44212 or St. Ambrose Catholic Parish Building Fund, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212. ONLINE CONDOLENCES at WWW.CARLSONFUNERALHOMES.COM – See more at:

Heritage House Roofing Project

There are those times when it is the perfect time of the day.  As the cool night air slowly moved out on the morning of Saturday, September 7, a small group of Knights and members of the Brunswick Historical Society were already hard at work at the Heritage House and Farm.

Heritage House and Farm is a look into the past of Brunswick.  It is an original early 20th century farm house similar that was found throughout the region.  There is still a working farm there that is shared by the community.  There are several out buildings such as barns, chicken coop and storage that are in need of some repair.  In 2012, members of the Knights joined up to paint these buildings in an effort to help save the history of Brunswick.  On this cool September morning, another group came to make sure that the roofs were repaired and ready for the future.

The Knights were asked by the Historical Society to help in removing the old shingles and prepping the roofs for new felt and shingles that were donated by various businesses.  The team of Dave Heilman and John Moran quickly jumped on the roof and started to remove the crown shingles while Roland Bator and Jim Maslach – using flat bladed shovels – started to loosen and remove the shingles from the bottom.  There were three to four layers of shingles with about 10,000 nails in each side that made it really challenging.

While that was going on, the Historical Society Team was placing the felt paper down and shingling the other building.  By the time the one building was completed, the Knights had the other one ready to go.  It was a smooth operation with very little problems.  Scott Hodan came up to assist and was helping move shingle packages to the roof, cutting replacement boards, and assisting where he could.

The project was almost completed within the 5-hour window.  There was only one side left to shingle and since there was a wedding planned at the barn, we had to clear out.  Members of the Historical Society Team were going to return during the week to finish up.

All throughout the morning, good times and stories were shared.  It was a pleasure for the Knights to continue to help preserve the history of Brunswick.  To learn more about the Brunswick Historical Society, check out their website at

Total Knight Hours: 25

Ladies Appreciation Dinner

Inviting All Knights of Columbus Ladies – Past and Present!

Join us on Saturday, August 17, 2013 for our Annual Ladies Appreciation Dinner at Hilkert Hall.  All spouses and widoes of Brother Knights are are invited for an evening of fun, food and fellowship – served by your Knights of Columbus Members.  Cocktails start at 5:30 PM and dinner will be served at 6:30 PM.

Please RSVP to Sonny Scarcipino (330-701-2747) or Dave Placko (330-225-2118) by August 11th, 2013. You will be asked to choose your entrée. Transportation to and from Hilkert Hall is available. Simply ask for “LIMO SERVICE” and one of our Brother Knights will come by and pick you up and return you afterward. This is an opportunity for us Knights to give back something to the ladies that have and continue to make us and allow us to be men of charity, unity and fraternity.



Supreme Convention 2013


Thousands of Knights and their families from across the globe will gather in San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 6 – 8, for the 131st International Convention of the Knights of Columbus.  Check it out on EWTN.

Tue. Aug. 6 at 2 PM ET
Coverage of the Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus including the Supreme Knight’s report. Live from San Antonio, Texas.

Tue. Aug. 6 at 8:30 PM ET
Coverage of the Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus State’s Dinner. Live from San Antonio, Texas.

Wed. Aug. 7 at 9 AM ET, Thu. Aug. 8 at 12 AM ET
Coverage of the Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus Closing Mass. Live from San Antonio, Texas.

Thu. Aug. 8 at 9 AM ET, Fri. Aug. 9 at 12 AM ET
Coverage of the Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus Mass for the Deceased Knights of Columbs. Live from San Antonio, Texas.

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.