The Latest Empire State Bulletin is available. Note: First time you open it, press Ctl-F5, to make sure you are reading the latest version. Click Title Above to read the Bulletin
The Latest Membership Report is available. Note: First time you open it, press Ctl-F5, to make sure you are reading the latest version. Please remind the District Deputies in your areas that the Reports for Missing Forms 185, 365, 1295, 1728, and SP-7 are available to them daily under their individual sign-in for Member Management. These reports are in Council number order, not District number order so they will have to review the entire report looking for any Councils in the District that do not reflect reports having been received by Supreme as of June 1. Click Title Above to read the Membership Report
Each year dioceses around the country arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21, the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, to July 4, Independence Day. Each year, our Supreme Chaplain, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, opens the Fortnight for Freedom by celebrating Mass at Baltimore's Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Click Title Above to view information regarding Fortnight of Freedom.
Click Title Above to view the C&B winners and Insurance Agent Recognition at the recent NYS Council Convention
On Saturday, June 17th, St. Mary's Council #4065, Wappingers Falls, will be hosting their 2nd Adult Backyard Olympics, a great gathering of Brother Knights, Sister Columbiettes, and their families to once again join together in a playful setting fundraiser for the KofC Global Wheelchair Initiative and other charities. Click the document name to read. Information for Event Registration Form
110 wheelchairs were delivered to St. Mary's Council in Hopewell Junction for distribution throughout the state. Father James Sheridan blessed and spoke of the good works of the Knights of Columbus. State Chairman for the Wheelchair Mission Peter Cassidy, Sk James McCue, SD Bob Weitzman, State Secretary designee Wally Wych plus many members of the Knights were among those present. Thank you for all you do for so many. View Pictures from this event
⇔ A member that belongs to a Council that has less than 125 members and recruits 3 or more new or reactivated members will receive a $50.00 gift card ⇔ A member that belongs to a council that has more than 125 members and recruits 6 or more new or reactivated members will receive a $50.00 gift card These incentives are valid until June 30, 2017. Notify your DD.
The Squires of New York are preparing for their 60th Annual convention, which will take place in June 2017. As part of the Convention, the Squires publish a journal. This year, the Squires are honoring State Deputy Bob Weitzman, recognizing his on-going support of the various Youth Programs, especially the Columbian Squires. Please read these documents and consider supporting the NYS Squires. Click the document name to read. Journal letter Contract Booster Sheet
The Knights of Columbus are now part of the Catholic Web Site formed.org Many parishes give their parishioners free access to this site. Ask your Parish, if you do not have access to this site. It contains information on the Catholic Faith and has many articles and videos. Click the Header above to go to the formed.org web site
NYS Council Campaign to gather socks for families. A Council can win up to $100 to their favorite charity by collecting the most pair of socks. Click Title Above for Details
Pope Francis invites each Knight, and every Council, to bear witness to the authentic nature of marriage and the family, the sanctity and inviolable dignity of human life, and the beauty and truth of human sexuality. Pope Francis