To My Brother Knights, Sister Columbiettes and the entire

Delaney Council Family,

There are so many thoughts running through my head for the upcoming months. End of Summer, Labor Day; start of a new school year; 911 remembrance; Installation of our officers; our fraternal Order’s Name sake’s Columbus Day. All momentous for remembrance and for new beginnings. I wish all an exciting and productive year, for those starting at new schools and those returning to class, for our officers for their unity, fraternity, and especially charitable works. Last month we had a great opportunity remembering and asking for the Canonization of Blessed Michael McGivney the founder of the Knights of Columbus on his Birthday and his feast day with a special votive Mass and Holy Hour. I am extremely grateful for our Pastor Fr. John for borrowing the First Class Relic  from the McGivney Guild, for our Chaplain Fr. Francis celebrating the mass and Deacons Chris and John for their assistance and for all of those that shared 

these special Evenings. As we step into the next month, I personally continue to ask for Blessed Michael McGivney’s intercession for the recovery and wellbeing of our members and their families struggling with health concerns. 

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel. It is the power of God leading everyone who believes in it to salvation…” Rom 1:16  Open the book!  I challenge all of you to try something new, yet familiar. We hear the readings every Sunday at mass some are luckier and hear them more often. Well, we are arranging a program that will bring you closer to the Word and in a closer relationship with Jesus through the Gospels. With the guidance of Dcn. Chris we are starting an 8-week program “Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible” by Ascension Press. I look forward to seeing you and sharing this wonderful time together. Please join us at the Installation in September. If you are looking for some relaxing and fun fraternal activities look for the upcoming Cigar/BBQ night in September and Oktoberfest.

Yours in Christ,

Matt Antonucci, Grand Knight

P.S. I had written the above shortly before the recent sad time my family has gone through, and I would like to add and share the gratitude of my family for the outpouring of support and love shown by so many. Having faith is so important when going through bereavement but having support from friends that share that faith truly is a blessing from our Lord Jesus. May the Lord always grant you the 

graces and courage to get through life’s challenges. 

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Bulletin 7-6-22

Memorial Mass

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Supreme Convention: Delaney Council is proud of our own PGK Tom Moran who attended the Supreme Convention... Photo below PGK Moran with His Eminence Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Father Brian McWeeney and Bishop Bares at the Supreme Convention in Nashville..... Photo left, Supreme Chaplain Archbishop William Lori

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Chancellors Corner

To The Entire Delaney Family, On behalf of myself and my family, we would like to thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness. This is a difficult time for our family, yet we have been so overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of love and affection for Phyllis and for our family. It is so hard to express our feelings, except to say that the outpouring has brought comfort for us. Thank you and may God continue to bless and watch over us all. May the Blessings of God be with you and your Families. Michael G. Antonucci Chancellor 

Membership Report

As we get into the new Fraternal Year and the arrival of Autumn is almost here, I look forward to Delaney Council coming alive after our summer hiatus in September. As the need to bring new members into our Order and especially our council remains paramount to our success, we will be having our first Parish Recruitment Drive of the year at St. James Parish in October with dates waiting to be confirmed (October 22-23 is target date). Our goal this year is to bring in 15 new members and to do this we must all remember to ask every eligible Catholic man to "Join Us" and the good works of Delaney Council. join us to sign up prospects. -SK Thomas M. Moran PGK FDD Membership Chairman NYS Council/Nassau County Conference 

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We are open again please contact Bob Yurasits at 516-390-1281 or 516-391-5983 to make a reservation

Lounge Area

Recent members Passing

Eternal rest grant unto them,

 O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. 

May they rest in peace


Thomas J Smith 1/31/2021

Dan Crumlish 2/8/2021

John J Budnick 3/18/2021

Robert M Pfaltz 4/21/2021

John Russo 4/28/2021

Charles J Schiatta 4/30/2021

John Kolakowski 5/5/2021

Robert H. Marquardt 5/10/2021

Thommy Brown 05/08/2022

Richard F Mclaughlin 5/11/2021

Joseph A Bermudez 6/4/2021

Edward R. Scutellaro 6/29/2021

PGK Mathew J Ruggiero 7/4/2021

Robert B Cruickshank 7/17/2021

John J Daley 7/20/2021

Gene Obrien 9/5/2021

Anthony Iovino 6/9/2021

Brother Knights,
Please make your dues check for $40 payable to:
Msgr Delaney Council
Mail to:

If you have not submitted membership dues. Please do it as soon as you can.

St. James Parish - Fr. John Pastor

Link to the Parish Website


Since the last Knight Light, the following members were

selected for the progressive Attendance Award:

March 6 Robert Wurtz $35 Not PresentThe prize at the next council meeting will be $40.

You must be present to win. Good Luck!

106 Air Rescue Wing $100
Birthright   $100

Brother Knights,
Please make your dues check for $40 payable to:
Msgr Delaney Council
Mail to:

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