Joan of Arc Council 1992, Suffolk, participated in the Coats for Kids Program sponsored by Supreme. They donated two boxes of coats for the needy of Port Jefferson, NY through the outreach program at Infant Jesus Parish.
New Hyde Park Council, Nassau, started the tradition of Light Up for Christ over 50 years ago. The tradition lives on throughout the Order
During the month of October, Our Lady of the Assumption Council #9267, Suffolk, conducted a 4 week food drive and collected 2,100 pounds of food for the outreach of their parish.
Bill Ose, Msgr. T. Walter Cleary Council #7364 in Adams, Jefferson County, presents a check for $500.00 to each of "two very grateful Novices" at the Monastery. Monies came from the Pennies from Heaven Program conducted at St. Cecelia's Church Adams and Queen of Heaven Church in Henderson by the Knights. $500.00 was also sent to each of the five Seminarians from our Diocese also from the Pennies Program. Bill Boulio, presents a check from proceeds of our annual Chapter Ball to Betteann Honan, President of the Liferight of Watertown, as Chapter President, Bill Ose looks on at the Precious Blood Monastery in Watertown.
The Knights of Columbus Saranac Lake Council #599, Franklin and Essex Counties, recently purchased 48 new winter coats for distribution at local schools. This is the fourth consecutive year the Saranac Lake Council has participated in the Coats for Kids Program. Since the inception of the program in 2009, Knights of Columbus Councils have distributed over 310,000 coats throughout the U.S. and Canada to children in need.
SD Bob Weitzman attended The Hudson Valley Chapter Knights of Columbus 2017 Annual Charity Drive in Poughkeepsie. This years charity is the Shrine of our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville. SD Bob Weitzman presented a check to Chapter Chairman Daniel McNamee to kickoff this worthwhile cause. Among those who attended were Sr. Chaplain Rev. Brian McWeeney; Conference Chairman Chester Smith, Chairman of the Board Carl Schneider, Wally Wych PCC and State Retention Chairman, and President of the NYS Columbiettes Dee Wych.
The Knights of Columbus Monroe Council 2079, Orange County, recently donated two dozen brand new winter coats for boys and girls to the Pallotine Sisters Outreach of Hispanic Ministry. Pictured from left to right are Deputy Grand Knight Justin La March, Grand Knight John Mc Elroy, Sr. Teresa, Sr. Michele and Frank "Uncle Buck" Pileggi
Monsignor Francis J. Dillon Council #5872, Queens County, members collected over 750 lbs. of food for pantries. Additionally, these members collected $300 in donations to purchase additional food for families to be donated to the pantries. They also collected an additional $350 to purchase turkeys for the families. This is the second year both Monsignor Dillon Council #5872 and St. Ambrose Council #1463 are working on the Turkey Program together
Knights of Columbus Msgr. F. J. Connors Council #11544 of Norfolk, St. Lawrence County, partnered with the Adult Faith Enrichment Joint Committee of the Parish of the Visitation and St. Raymond’s and St. Andrew’s Church to promote the practice of the daily recitation of the Liturgy of the Hours. Four daily Masses each week incorporate the appropriate Morning or Evening Prayer, taken from the book Shorter Christian Prayer.
The Knights of Columbus Monroe Council 2079, Orange County, Basketball Free Throw Champs and Knights. Congratulations to all the participants.
The NY State Mid-Year Meeting. Supported the Toys for Tots Programs with the US Marines.
The 8th New York District Knights of Columbus recently added the Three Wise Men and the Gloria Angel to the Nativity Scene they purchased for Belmont Lake State Park last year. The Nativity project is now completed. The 8th district is comprised of, Our Lady of the Rosary Council #4228 in Deer Park, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Council #6556 in Wyandanch, Our Lady of Grace Council #11968 in West Babylon, and Joseph the Carpenter Council #14771 in Babylon, Suffolk County. The Nativity was a joint effort of all four councils and NYS Parks Department officials. The Nativity was blessed during a brief ceremony by Fr. William Brisotti, Pastor of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Parish in Wyandanch. Fr. Brisotti blessed the Nativity with Holy Water, spoke about the meaning of the Nativity and led the Knights and Park Staff in a verse of “Silent Night”
Our Worthy State Deputy Bob Weitzman presented a donation to St. Mary's Hospital which was made possible due to the collaboration between the NYS Columbiettes and the NYS Knights of Columbus. St. Mary’s is a marvelous care center for children facing acute health issues as well as giving support to the entire family. The staff is professional, the facility immaculate, and the chapel spiritually uplifting. God Bless the patients, their families and all who work there.
Our Worthy State Deputy Bob Weitzman and State Event Coordinator Rocco D'Erasmo presented a donation of $7,320 to Tomorrow's Hope Foundation which was represented by Katie Bill. This money was raised from proceeds from the Mets game on May 2, 2016. Thank you to all supporters for making this a great event.
St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus of Douglaston, Queens County, held their annual Christmas Party at LaGrotta Restaurant in Little Neck, on Friday, December 9th. Members were asked to bring gift cards to help the needy. They were donated to St. Aloysius in Great Neck who run an outreach program that helps the poor. The amount given was $200 worth of gift cards. They also donated three turkeys to Our Sisters of the Poor in Queens Village.
Soccer Challenge at West Point. Attending were State Deputy Bob Weitzman, NYS Youth Director Mike Hearney, State Soccer Challenge Chairman Mike Bunce, Cadets/members of the West Point Council, brother Knights of Hudson Valley Conference and the participants of the Soccer Challenge