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Brother Knights & Sister Columbiettes, Where has the year gone? Thanksgiving is over, Christmas is here and now we are in a New Year. I pray that God has been Good to you and your families this past year; and health & happiness in the coming year. Our council is making a great comeback after a very difficult period under pandemic restrictions. Our Friday Nights at Delaney are proving to be a tremendous success. I owe a big thank you to our Chancellor, Gary Rodetis and his co-chairs (Eric Linder & Chick Angioli) for leading this program each month. We will be resuming these fraternal nights in January (1/14) & February (2/25). I am looking forward to seeing our members and guests at these functions. Thank you to Deacon John for providing the entertainment in the sharing of his musical and comedic talents....PGK's Tom Moran and John Horn (and ticket chair Sean O'Conor) ran a very successful Octoberfest. The party was a complete sell out and a good time was had by all....Thank you to PGK Wilson for chairing our Annual Memorial Mass. Father Francis, assisted by our Brother Knight Deacons Chris and John, celebrated a beautiful Mass in honor of our diseased members. Thanks to all for comng down and praying for our Brothers and Sisters who have passed....Deacon Chris, TJ Sommerville and PGK Stan Wisz ran our annual Christmas party, which was another sellout party. A Big thankyou to Kelly Sommerville for making 9 raffle baskets. They were the talk of the party. Thank you to PGK Stan Wisz and Sean O'Conor for helping with this party....The Council is indebted to Columbiette's Madame President MaryAnn Cabri and the Columbiettes for decorating the council and for all the hard work they did with the Light Up For 

 Christ Children's party. They truly are invaluable to the council....Looking head to January, our bus trip to St. Pat's, Family Bowling, Frifany Night Fraternity, February St. Valentine's Party; we have a great schedule of events and i hope to see you at one or all of them. Please remember to say one Hail Mary for the Unborn. Vivat Jesus, GK Tom Sommerville 

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Memorial Mass

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Chancellors Corner

Greetings Brothers, May this message find you and your families healthy and enjoying the spirit of the Christmas season. Since becoming your Chancellor, I have had the pleasure of attending our District Deputy monthly meetings, along with Vinnie Mineo, our District Deputy. Vinnie is the handsome gent in the red sports coat that attends our council meetings. Vinnie works tirelessly and is truly devoted to his position. And did I mention he is a fabulous human being? Vinnie is always quick to let everyone know how great and how much he appreciates Delaney Council. I wholeheartedly agree with his sentiments. The reason our Council is so revered is due to all of you – our membership. You are the heartbeat and backbone of our council and your enthusiasm is evident based on how many of you attend our council meetings and fraternal functions. If you haven’t attended a meeting or function recently, I strongly encourage you to come down to the council. The meetings are informative and the functions are a lot of fun. Additionally, we are always looking for volunteers to assist with our events and volunteering is a great way to get involved. Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year! May God Bless you and your families and May God Bless America. SK Gary Rodetis, Chancellor 2021-2022


Membership Report

Thanks to all the brothers who helped at the October Recruitment drive at St. James Parish in October. We are grateful for all the kind words about the Delaney Knights from Father John, Father Francis, Father Dennis, Deacon Chris, and Deacon John after the Masses, your support is paramount to Blessed Michael McGivney’s mission and the Knights of Columbus. Msgr. Delaney Council welcomes our new members that made their Exemplification of Charity, Unity, & Fraternity on November 30th at Delaney council chambers: Welcome Brother’s Eugene McKenna, Roland Costen, William Capparelli, and Peter Raffaele A Blessed Christmas and Happy New Year to our Delaney Family and don’t forget to ask a friend to Join Us SK Thomas M. Moran PGK FDD Membership Chairman

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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

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

Knights of Columbus - Msgr Delaney Council # 5983 300 Club Report-

Collections for the 300 Club for the period July 1, to December 31, 2021 has begun.
K of C Members please bring checks to the next meeting. 300 Club members please mail your check payable to 5983 Corp. in the amount of $30. per number
Knights of Columbus
Msgr. Delaney Council #5983
110 Merritts Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735 If you have any questions contact Jeff Manchisi at 631-681-4728 or


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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