Hopewell Council #7103
The Hopewell Council is co-located at St. Alphonsus in Hopewell Borough, St. George in Titusville, and St. James in Pennington, NJ.  Our council also includes St. Charles Borromeo in Montgomery Township, NJ.  Our Grand Knight for 2015-2016 is Joe Guerino. You can contact the Knights by phone at 609-477-2806, or by email at webmaster@KofC7103.Org if you want more information or are interested in joining the Knights of Columbus. Click on About Us to learn more about the Council and its' various activities.



Upcoming Events

  • Friday, March 11 Lenten Soup Dinner at St. Alphonsus
  • March 12 Meatball Sale at St. Alphonsus
  • March 27 Easter
  • April 4 Council Business Meeting

Robert Rushnak Honored as Knight of the Year


Council 7103 honored Past Grand Knight Robert Rushnak as the The Knight of the Year at the council's pasta dinner on November 15.   Bob has been a faithful Knight who started many initiatives during his term as Grand Knight, including the Shield Award which honors local police, firefighters, and emergency medical responders.  Bob has also been chair of the annual Tony Muscente Memorial Golf Outing, which is the council's largest fundraising activity.  On receiving the award, Bob said, "I think the 'Knight of the Year' is the highest tribute presented to a Knight with the exception of being elected as Worthy Grand Knight.  I accept it with a deep sense of appreciation from my Brother Knights with the realization that nothing in this world is accomplished without the assistance of others. With sincere humility, as well as gratitude, I thank all my Brother Knights for this honor."

Installation of Council 7103 Officers

On Sunday, July 13, the Council 7103 officers  for the 2014-15 Columbian Year were installed in a mass held at St. George’s Church.   District Deputy Jeff Bourne and State Director of General Programs Tom Ponting officiated.  Many spouses and friends were in attendance, and a celebratory luncheon was held at Villa Francesco’s in Pennington.   The following officers were appointed:

Chaplin: Monsignor James Innocenzi
Grand Knight: Joe Guerino
Deputy Grand Knight: Todd Kent
Chancellor: Michael Ahearn
Warden: Mickey Martin
Recorder: Jeff Sellner
Financial Secretary: John Morgan
Treasurer: Dave Macera
Lecturer: Santi Buscemi
Advocate: Stefan Ochalski
Inside Guard: Andy Liput
Outside Guard: Michael Lesniewski
Trustee 1st year: Mike Zdanowski
Trustee 2nd year: Bob Rushnak

First Annual Council 7103 Car Show

The Knights of Columbus held their first annual Car Show on April 12 at St. James Church. We were blessed with a spectacular day and a terrific turnout.  There were 41 cars entered and trophies were awarded for a wide range of categories.  The Knights sold meatball sandwiches and the Columbiettes held a flower sale along with the event.    


Council 7103 Recognizes the Amantia Family as 2013-14 Family of the Year

The Amantia's are recognized for their contributions to the 
parish of St. George.

The Amantia's are a mainstay of the St. George parish community.  Chris and Mark can be found regularly sitting together at mass with their four children, Alexis, Nick, Erin, and Grace.  Each of the children have, or are currently, altar servers at Mass.   The family regularly does delivery work for Meals on Wheels in the Ewing area.  Mark also serves on the Pastoral Council, is active on the St. George Scholarship Foundation Board, and is chair of the Facilities Committee.  Congratulations to one amazing and busy family!

Dolores Trumpovicz Named Council's Senior Citizen of the Year

Dolores (center holding plaque) is surrounded by friends and
family and Monsignor Jim Innocenzi who presented the award.

The Knights of Columbus Council #7103 recognized Dolores Trumpovicz as Senior Citizen of the Year for her energetic and valued contributions to St. George parish.   Dolores is a founding member of the parish Senior Citizen Group and is one of the prominent members of the St. George Hospitality Committee.  Delores also gives her time to the parish Social Concerns Committee, the Bereavement Committee, and the parish Bible Study Group.   You will also find her contributing her skills to the "Pins & Needles" circle which combines sewing and knitting skills with fellowship.  Congratulations to Dolores for all she does for St. George!

Millie Rushnak Recognized as CCD Teacher of the Year

Millie Rushnak (2nd from left), with husband Bob, Monsignor Jim Innocenzi, 
who presented the award.

Council #7103 recognized Millie Rushnak as the "Knights of Columbus CCD Teacher of the Year" for her dedication and hard work in the Religious Education program at St. George Parish.  Millie is a retired teacher from the East Windsor School district and was recognized for her work by being named a New Jersey Governor's Award winner.  Millie has become the "go to" teacher for working with students one-on-one when the need arises.  Millie is also a member of the Social Concerns Committee and is involved with many ongoing projects throughout the year.  She also gives generously of her time to the Scholarship Committee, the Hospitality Committee, and the International Dinner Committee.  Thank you for all your hard work for the youth of our parish!

Freezin' for a Reason

For the third time in four years Bob Rushnak took the plunge into the Atlantic Ocean as part of the New Jersey Knights of Columbus POLAR PENGUINS.  After the first time, I crossed off running

into the ocean in February from my bucket list.  Today it was for the kids…for the Special Olympics.   I want to thank everyone – both friends and family for their support in making my donation possible.  I raised a total of $518.00, and the team  Knights of Columbus “Polar Penguins” raised $19,879 and finished in fourth place among the groups.  The total amount raised was over 1.5 million dollars that directly benefits Special Olympics and the athletes who compete in year round activities.  

New Hopewell Police Chief Welcomed by Fellow Knights


On Monday, January 27th 2014, the Hopewell Valley Police Department formally introduced a new Chief of Police, Chief Lance Maloney.  Chief Maloney is the Deputy Grand Knight of the Lawrence Council 7000.  Members from both Hopewell and Lawrenceville Councils showed their support for their Brother Knight by attending the swearing into office.



Click on the appropriate Calendar to access our 2010-2013 Archives to review all our activities, including our Annual Golf Outings, Shield Awards, Christmas Luncheons, Knights of the Month, raising funds for Alzheimer's Relief and much more.



Life is Beautiful by Deacon John Grant


Shield Award
St. Alphonsus Church, Hopewell, NJ
St. George Church,
Titusville, NJ

St. James Church
Pennington, NJ
Knights of Columbus
World Day of Prayer for Peace