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Sept.1970 Club Bar Schedule     

Note - scroll down for the Memorial Brick walkway pictures at the end of this page

Latest Web Site Updates


4/13   New agreements between the Council and Club   4/10  Raceway Park signup list     3/30  April Councillor & new activities calendar      3/25  Request for Program Directors      3/18  Raceway Park fundraiser   



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Knights of Columbus
Prince of Peace Council #5903

Click here to view the current month's Council newsletter.

Two new agreements are to  be put into affect between Council #5903
and the John F. Carroll Columbian Club (Home Corporation):

Click here to view the Terms of Use Agreement;

Click here to view the Charitable Distribution Agreement if the
John F. Carroll Columbian Club is dissolved.




Brothers all,

Past Grand Knights Jerry Cole and John Perragine have volunteered to identify and interview members in good standing in our Council who wish to be considered for Program Director positions for the upcoming 2015-2016 fraternal year. We will be working as a team with current officers Guy Girgenti, Chancellor and Recruitment Director, and Terry Zehl, Deputy Grand Knight, in the selection process. 

If you are interested in hearing more about the opportunity to join the 2015-2016 Council 5903 team, please contact  Jerry Cole at 732-642-6694 cole_gr@yahoo.com or John Perragine at 732-742-4772 jfp2514@yahoo.com. All candidates will be made completely aware of what the expectations for the positions are.

All current Program Directors who wish to retain their positions for 2015-2016 are requested to contact one of the above  PGKs for further discussions.

Please consider giving a bit of your time and effort in implementing the virtues of Charity, Fraternity, Unity and Patriotism at your Council as a Program Director.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Fraternally yours,
Jerry Cole PGK and John Perragine PGK


Click  here  for  a listing of the Brother Knights (and family) who have
signed up for the Raceway Park collection.

As some of you may already be aware,  the Raceway Park Spring Fundraiser is exactly one month away. As this is a very important Charity event for our council, I ask that you please help out if possible.  I will begin making calls this week asking for your participation and hope that you will be able to contribute some of your time to this great event.  Please come out to show your support and have some fun while doing so.

This years collection dates are April 17th,18th and 19th. There will be three shifts on each day and they are as follows: 7am-10am, 10am-12pm and 12pm-2pm.  I plan on having Brothers at every gate including the track and airport entrances. If you are interested in helping out, you can proactively call me at 732-614-6050 or email me at ggirgenti23@gmail.com  with the time slot/s and day/s that you would like.

Here are a few helpful links for Raceway Park SWAP meet and directions for those that are new to this event. You can copy and paste the links into your browser to view.




John F. Carroll Columbian Club

Club Activities

The Club Lounge is open on Friday nights 7:00-11:00PM for members, their family and guests.

Dart competition started Friday night Feb. 20th and will continue monthly.

I am pleased to inform the Membership that Brother Bill Andruzzi has accepted the responsibility of scheduling bartenders for our Member Lounge. In addition, Bill will be responsible for the training and development of all new bartenders who join our team. Bill's mission is to provide well trained bartenders who in turn will consistently provide friendly and professional service to our Member Lounge customers.

If you would like to be considered for a position on our bartender team, please contact Jerry Cole at 732-642-6694 or

The bar schedule for September 1970 has just been located. The bar was open every day for a total of 50 hours each week. The old Club building was purchased in 1970. The link to the bar schedule is at the top of this page.



Welcome Prospective Members!

We invite you to browse our web site and links to learn what over 1.8 million Catholic men and their families already know about the Benefits of Membership in the Knights of Columbus. Please send your name, address and phone number to kofc5903info@optonline.net if you would like more information about becoming a member. A representative from our Council will call and invite you to an Open House meeting where we will answer any specific questions you may have and process your Membership application.


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Council History

Prince of Peace Council #5903 was chartered on December 2, 1966. Forty-seven Catholic men were inducted as First Degree members of the Order in Our Lady of Mercy Church hall in Englishtown, NJ. The inception of our Council was originally discussed by Catholic Laymen John Dolce, Edward Hye, John Desmond, Vincent Hozeny and District Deputy James Burke, in a meeting held at Our Lady of Mercy Church with Father John C. Petri in June of 1966.

Our Council holds regular Business meetings on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month starting at 8:00PM. Meetings will be held at our Council  home located at 3 LaSatta Avenue in Englishtown.

Our Council is named for The Messiah, Jesus Christ. Our members serve the Parish of Saint Thomas More which consists of Saint Thomas More Church in Manalapan, NJ, and Our Lady of Mercy Church in Englishtown, NJ.

The Pastor of the Parish of Saint Thomas More is Reverend Mark W. Crane.


Our Council Grand Knight for 2014-2015 is Anthony J. Pluchino.







Our Columbian Club President for 2014-2015 is John F. Peragine, PGK.

The John F. Carroll Columbian Club corporation holds title to the
Prince of Peace Council #5903 real estate and is responsible for

its management and maintenance.





Calendar Program Fundraiser

The Calendar program is run in the Spring and Fall and is based on the New Jersey PICK 3 evening number. The cost of each calendar is $15 for a three month period. For a list of the available Fall 2014 Calendar numbers click here. Please contact Vince Buonocore at 609-655-0047 or with the numbers you would like to buy. Thank you for your continued support of this fundraising campaign.

Brick Fundraiser

 Phase One of our Memorial Brick walkway was completed on 7/13/2012 by Professional Landscaping & Masonry LLC with 59 engraved bricks being installed. Now that the Memorial walkway has been installed for all to appreciate, please consider adding you and your family to this tribute to our Brotherhood by buying a brick to be included in the Memorial.The proceeds of the Brick Memorial walkway  will go toward reducing the mortgage on your Council home.  Learn more and order your brick(s) today. Any questions should be directed to Jerry Cole at cole_gr@yahoo.com Dominick Avigliano, Professional Landscaping & Masonry, can be contacted at 732-792-0022 or 908-415-0540 if you need landscaping and/or masonry work done.

The 2013 brick promotions resulted in the installation of 31 bricks into the Memorial Garden. There remain over 100 spaces for engraved Memorial Bricks to complete our Memorial Garden. 

Member Raymond A. Proietti (Lt. Col., U.S. Army, retired) donated the flag, flag pole and memorial plaque in honor of his deceased brother-in-law Reverend John E. McDonald (Major, U.S. Army Chaplain).