50th Anniversary

April 16, 2016

Ninety-Five council members, wives, guests and family attended the evening’s festivities at St. Matthew Parish in Gahanna celebrating and remembering 50 years as a Council.  Highlights included short talks from two of our Council’s founding members, a congratulations letter from Bishop Campbell of the Diocese of Columbus, an emotional speech from the daughter of Joe Murphy and a congratulations speech by George Jones, representing the Ohio State Council.

Eighteen Past Grand Knights attended and are pictured at the top of the page:

Front Row 

Wayne Stertzer,  Rod Barnaby,  Jeff Bernard,  Bryan Gebhart,  Jerry Bishop,  Gus Gastaldo and
Rich Slagheck

Back Row 

Brian Novotny, Tom Mignery,   Fred Murphy,   Allen Perk,   Bob Niehoff,   Bill Breil,   Mike Beck,  Carl Tisone, Tom Eckl,   Dave Macynski  and   Art Wohlfrom

Here are a few pictures of the events put on or sponsored by our Council:

Our History

St. Jude Council was founded on April 17, 1966 through the efforts of several dedicated men. It is named after the Apostle St. Jude, also known as Thaddaeus, who was a brother of St. James the Less, and a relative of Our Savior. Ancient writers tell us that he preached the Gospel in Judea, Samaria, Idumaea, Syria, Mesopotamia, and Lybia