Erie County (PA) Genealogy

City of Erie - St Paul's Roman Catholic Church
The Knights of Saint Paul

Contributed by Rick Landers


The information below has been extracted from the Souvenir Dedication Program, March 17, 1935, for Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church. The church, located in the City of Erie on Walnut Street between 16th and 17th, had its beginning in May 1891. Ground was broken for a new House of Worship on August 19, 1928, but the economic recession at the end of the 1920s resulted in a partially completed building. With renewed funding efforts about 1933, the building was completed. Images of the pages in the dedication program have been scanned and provided by Rick Landers. Various individuals have assisted in transcribing the documents for presentation here. This particular page has been transcribed by Carolyn Wells.


The Knights of Saint Paul

A society of young men organized January 15, 1934. To date it has a membership of one hundred twenty-eight persons and has been affiliated with the Prima Primaria Sodality of Rome, and thus shares in the vast privileges, spiritual and temporal, of the parent body. The group is under the jurisdiction of the pastor, Father Marino, and is directed by Father McManaman.

The primary object of the society is the fostering of moral and religious principles in the lives of the Knights. The social activities program has been dormant for the past several months, but this has been compensated in the splendid response given to the annual Communion Breakfast, at which the fathers of the members, and a cross section of the male elements of the Colony, give eloquent expression of their living, Catholic faith. The breakfast, preceded by the reception of Holy Communion, draws upwards of five hundred persons annually. Last year, one of the principal speakers, Mr. John Cappabianca, Royal Italian Consul, in an eloquent address to the men assembled, aroused their obligation to assist in furthering the work of religion in the Colony and as a climax to his speech, urged that the Italian Day Fete be devoted to the financial interests of St. Paul's Church. This address was perhaps one of the most important ones given last year because of its material and moral effect upon the opening of the new church building.

Other projects sponsored by the society have been Study Clubs and the monthly news organ, "Il Corriere Mensile", which gives a digest of the current activities in the Italian Colony with much reading of a religious and general cultural nature.

The present officers are:

President - Attorney Joseph De Santis,
Vice President - Mr. Adolph Agresti,
Treasurer - Mr. James Fucci,
General Secretary - Mr. Chester Vendetti,
Recording Secretary - Mr. Frank Marra.

The present members are as follows:

Agresti, Adolph
Agresti, Amedio
Amicone, Albert
Angelotti, Anthony
Angelotti, Henry
Aquino, William
Augustine, Tom
Bendecca, Fred
Bendecca, Louis
Bartone, Anthony
Benacci, Albert
Benacci, Chester
Bendittia, Louis
Berarducci, Sylvester
Bova, Anthony
Bruno, Patsy, Jr.
Bruno, Michael
Bucciere, John
Calabrese, Arthur
Calabrese, Raymond
Cannavino, Angelo
Cardomene, Anthony
Caruso, A. C.
Casella, Angelo
Casullo, Thomas
Carnicelli, Frank
Cianco, A. M.
Conti, Philip
Dal Porto, Lawrence
D'Amico, Thomas
D'Aurora, Charles
Dedad, John
Dedad, Mike
Dedad, Sam
DeFazio, George
DeLaura, Louis
DeLaura, Louis [sic]
DeLaura, Nick
DeLaura, George
Del Porto, Nello
Del Porto, George
De Santis, Joe A.
De Santis, Syl
DiLeva, Paul
DiLeva, James
DiMaria, Anthony
DiMaria, John
DiNunzoi, Anthony
Domenic, Charles
Domenic, Samuel
Ferraro, Joseph, Sr.
Festa, Mario
Fucci, James J.
Fultuito, John
Fiorelli, Joseph R.
Grande, Frank
Gambatese, A. L.
Gambatese, Frank
Grande, Louis
Iarussi, Guido
Isue, Emil
Izzi, Vincent
Jiuliente, Jesse
Lariccia, Nick
Lombardi, Dominick
Lombardozzi, Silvio
Lonegren, James
Lucarotti, John
Luschini, Ray
Madia, Joe
Mancini, Peter
Mando, John
Mancuso, Ralph
Marinelli, Carmen
Mario, Cyril
Marra, Frank
Mastery, Daniel
Mastery, Anthony
Marucci, Anthony
Marucci, John
Muscara, Peter
Pace, Joe
Pace, Paul
Palotto, Patsy
Pallatto, Anthony
Pardini, Aswaldo
Patsy, Anthony
Petrigni, Roger
Piano, Angelo
Pietrasanta, Louis
Pietrasanta, William
Pirrello, Philip
Pistorio, Michael
Pizzi, Ralph
Pintoriero, Sam
Prugnoli, Caesar
Restivo, James
Restivo, Joe
Rocco, Gilbert
Riazzi, Carmen
Rossi, Carl
Salvage, Samuel
Sansone, Philip
Sannuto, Anthony
Savelli, Patsy
Scalise, Al
Sivillo, Anthony
Skonieczka, Leonard
Siscia, Henry
Soscia, Frank
Spase, Costa
Tonty, Nick
Vanchieri, Sam
Vanchieri, Jack
Venditti, Chester
Venditti, John
Venditti, Alex
Verdecchia, Nick
Vetrone, Urban
Vetrone, David
Vetrone, Victor
Yacabozzi, Tom
Yanatello, John
Yoculan, Nino

Knights of St Paul


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