To My Brother Knights, Sister Columbiettes and the entire Delaney Council Family, “…Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of the same mind...” Phil 2:2. Once again the members of the council and the parishioners of St. James have lived the message of Jesus Christ. Our winter coat drive yielded over 750 coats to help the St. Martin de Porres Marianist School families. Some of our other charitable contributions have included monies toward the K of C Wheelchair drive, Birth Right, Tunnels for Towers, the Life Center of Long Island, St. James Food Pantry and Cross Catholic Outreach. This past month we enjoyed a fun filled time at Italian Night. Big shout out to Co-Chairmen Keith and Chick, to Madam President Debbie and the wonderful committee of both Knights and Columbiettes. Our Sisters stepped up big time with fund raising efforts and an amazing dessert table. On the Conference side Elections for the next NY State Deputy confirmed Anthony Ippolito on February 5th. And I am very proud to formally nominate our own PGK Tom Moran to the position of Nassau Conference Chairman. Upcoming: We have the St Patrick’s Party on March 18th, looking at having a Delaney Night Karaoke in April, the annual Woodloch weekend and then the NYS Convention where I will represent the Msgr. William A. Delaney Council. “...Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others...” Phil 2:4. Upcoming Lent and Easter: May I suggest you give a try this year to share in the services during the Blessed Triduum; Holy Thursday Mass; Good Friday Service and Adoration of the Cross; and the Easter Vigil Mass. A great way to boost your faith. May your faith be enriched by the Easter season and may the blessing of the Risen Christ be with you.
Always yours in Christ, Matt Antonucci, Grand Knight
CHARITY REPORT: Thanks to the generous spirit of our membership, we have supported charities such as: 106th Air Rescue Squad; DRVC Priest Retirement Fund Long Island Gianna Center for Women’s Health and fertility; The Society of St. Vincent De Paul St. James Outreach; Our Lady of the Island Shrine Maria Regina Church in memory of Brother John Russo; Sisters of Saint Dominic's St Pius X Priest retirement home ; New Chalise for Father Francis Appalachian Project And recently: St. James Food Pantry; Long Island Life Center; BirthRight State Initiative for Blessed Father McGivney Statues - $100; Catholic Outreach-$100 Life Center of LI- $250 (in Honor & Loving Memory of Phyllis Antonucci); $250.00 Birthright for ASAP; $250.00 for St James food Pantry March for Life; Christmas Gifts for our Clergy $250 Tunnels for Towers Foundation; $150- NYS Council Wheelchair Mission If you would like to make a donation or suggest a charitable organization, please contact GK MATT ANTONUCCI
Council Membership Report -Volunteers are needed to help sell Pot of Gold and St. Patrick’s Party tickets at all Masses on February 25th & 26th and March 4th & 5th, as well as volunteers to help set up for the St. Patrick’s party on March 18th. Please let me know if you can assist. Please participate in our Spring Membership Drive by helping us to recruit new members.
SK Thomas M. Moran PGK FDDCouncil Membership Chairman
5983 CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTOR AT LARGE VACANCY
DUE TO THE RESIGNATION OF JEFFREY MANCHISI AS A BOARD OF DIRECTOR AT LARGE FOR THE 5983 CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS, THERE NOW EXISTS A VACANCY ON THE BOARD TO FULFILL THE REST OF THE UNEXPIRED TERM WHICH EXPIRES IN JUNE 2024. THIS NOTICE AS PER CORPORATION BY LAWS UNDER ARTICLE 2 SECTION 7 SERVES AS THE NOTICE OF VACANCY FOR THE POSITION ON THE BOARD AND AT THE MAY 4 2023 CORPORATION MEETING THE FLOOR WILL BE OPENED FOR THE POSITION OF DIRECTOR AT LARGE TO BE FILLED AND IF NEEDED A BALLOT ELECTION WILL BE HELD. IF ONLY ONE NOMINEE THEN ONE BALLOT WILL BE CAST BY THE SECRETARY. KEITH WILSON PGK FDD PFN PCC COUNCIL ADVOCATE DIRECTOR AT LARGE 5983 CORP.
The next NYS council events are the State Convention at Villa Roma Resort on April 27th - 29th and the pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island in Manorville on May 21st. SK Thomas M. Moran PGK FDD NYS Council Director of Membership Nassau County Conference Vice Chairman [email protected] 516/260-1517
Chancellor’s Corner: March/April 2023
This is an important time of year. We begin with Ash Wednesday, which was on February 22 and begins the Lenten season. Instead of giving something up, we should all try to do something special. Maybe go to Mass during the week or set some time aside and reflect on prayer and the teachings of Jesus. Maybe say the rosary or participate in a Lenten mission. Try to be less judgmental and more forgiving, do something that will help bring us closer to Christ. Important dates:March 4 & 5 we will be selling Pot of Gold tickets after each mass March 18 is our St. Patrick’s party at Delaney Hall –purchase your tickets early April 6 is Holy Thursday ***** NO COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT ***** April 7 is Good Friday April 9 Easter Sunday April 13 – Council Meeting – this will be the only meeting for April St. James Lenten Mission will be every Monday Evening 7:30 -8:30 in the Church; February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20 and March 27 May the Love and Kindness of Jesus be with us all.
Michael G. Antonucci Chancellor
Nassau Conference Report Thank you to our Delaney council delegates who attended the Long Island Conference meeting where Nassau’s favorite son, Brother Anthony Ippolito, was elected as the State Deputy designate for the next Fraternal Year. The next Nassau Conference meeting is scheduled for Monday April 17th 8pm at Msgr. Delaney Council. This is their election of officers for the 2023 - 2024 Fraternal year with yours truly running for the office of Chairman. Please attend to support your Nassau conference officers. The next Nassau Conference meeting will take place on Monday April 17th 8pm @ Msgr. Delaney Council, where the election of Conference Officers for the next fraternal year will occur, council delegate attendance is mandatory as well as any 3rd degree member in good standing is welcome to attend as a non-delegate to support our Conference and it's officers, thank you.
COUNCIL OFFICERS (2022-2023): Chaplain-Rev. Francis Sarpong Associate Chaplain-Deacon Chris Daniello Grand Knight- Matt Antonucci Deputy Grand Knight-Gary Rodetis Chancellor- Mike Antonucci Warden-Ed Ferro Recorder-Jerry Nardiello Financial Secretary-PGK Phil Bruno Treasurer-Jim Matera Lecturer-PGK Dcn John Horn Advocate-PGK Keith Wilson Inside Guard-Al Porto Inside Guard-Joe Martarano Outside Guard-Dan O'Neill One Year Trustee-Tom Sommerville Sr Two Year Trustee-PGK Al Lahood Three Year Trustee-PGK Dennis Winkler
CLOTHING DRIVE REPORT- OVER 700 COATS DONATED! 700 coats donated to St. Martin Marianist School in Uniondale, NY. Thank you Coat Drive Co-Chairman SK Paul McMahon and SK Steve Mendyk for your good works making several deliveries this season. Please bring clean coats and sweatshirts and sweatpants and sweaters- in good condition- to the council during meetings and functions. +++++++++++++++++++ FOOD DRIVE REPORT: Please bring non-perishable food items to council meetings & functions. All proceeds are delivered to St. James Pantry by SK Bill Iannone
We are open again please contact Bob Yurasits at 516-390-1281 or 516-391-5983 to make a reservation
Our Newley Painted and Carpeted Hall
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 05/08/202
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
PGK Charles Kalinowski 10/ 6/2022
PGK Robert Coyne 11/19/2022
Pat Daly 02/08/23
MEMBERSHIP DUES: $40.00 for the 2023 calendar year are now overdue. Brothers, We are pleased to announce Council Dues will remain at $40.00 for 2023. The Council membership dues helps the Council meet our operating expenses, especially: Supreme Council per capita assessments. New York State Council per capita assessments. District dues, Conference dues and Chapter dues; Bibles for wake services, calling post messages and all Council supplies. In order to speed up your receipt of your membership card, (and to help the Council save on mailing costs) please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your payment. Please send your dues upon receipt of this notice. Please make your check payable to: Msgr William Delaney Please mail your check to me: Philip Bruno 456 N Syracuse Ave. Massapequa NY 11758 Thank You Fraternally, Philip J. Bruno, PGK Financial Secretary [email protected]
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!
RECENT CHARITABLE DONATIONS
106 Air Rescue Wing $100
Please make your dues check for $40 payable to:
Msgr Delaney Council
456 N SYRCUSE AVE MASSAPEQUA, NY 1175