Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I pray that your you and your families are and remain healthy and safe. Even with the COVID restrictions our Council remains active and living our principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. Charity: Given the inability to generate rental revenue our membership has established a Charity Fund for the collection of private donations, thus enabling our Council can continue the good works of the order. We have received over $1000 in anonymous donations from our members to date and these funds will be directed to helping local organizations. We have also begun our Food for Families food drive and Coats for Kids drive. All food donations will go to St. James food pantry and all clothing donations will go to St. Martin de Porres Marianist School. Please bring your donations of food and coats to any of our meetings or contact Paul Mahon or Steve Mendyk (Coats for Kids) and Al Lahood (Food for Families). Finally, we are now participating in the K of C Global Wheelchair Mission. If any of our members or a family is needs of a wheelchair on a temporary or permanent basis, please contact Al Lahood.
Unity: Our members’ displays of Unity are humbling. Our Cigar night would not have been possible without the efforts of our chairmen Deacon Chris Daniello and Gary RodetisWe also had an Army of new and old members helping out: Brothers Sean O’Connor, Matteo Ferro, Jerry Nardiello, Tom Rea, Mike, Matt and Mark Antonucci, Tom Sommerville Sr., PGK Rich Tucci and Br. Al Porto, made this event look easy. Our Council is hosting an Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity for all the Councils of Nassau County on October 14th because many councils remain closed to in-person events and it is important we grow the Order. If you have a candidate, contact PGK Tom Moran. Unity through teamwork! Fraternity: Our Council Family has come together socially in spite of COVID and we continue to enjoy each other’s company. The Council Cigar Night was a fun evening of camaraderie over steaks, libations, and for those who partook, the finest cigars. Our meetings are well attended and the socials following have been jovial. There will be more Fraternal events over the next couple of months: During October 15th social meeting, our Lector, Deacon John, will present ‘Fr. McGivney, the Road to Beatification.’ This presentation is a primer for Fr. McGivney’s Beatification Mass on October 31st that we will view live at the Council (time to be determined). Please contact Warden Gary Rodetis or PGK Tom Moran for reservations.  300 Club: Our 300 club is back! We have a party scheduled for late Spring 2021. You may confirm your numbers by contacting Br. Al Porto, Br. Jeff Manchisi or PGK Keith Wilson. Meetings: We are still following NYS’s Phase 4 COVID guidelines so we are limited to 50 Brothers, masks and temperature checks are required. If you plan to attend a meeting or event you must RSVP to Worthy Warden Gary Roditis

All our meetings will be broadcast on Zoom. All Meetings: Join Zoom Meeting Code
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Vivat Jesus,
GK Al Lahood


Our next functions:
14 October Exemplification
15 Oct General Meeting
19 Oct Republican Club
20 Oct BoD
21 Oct Senior Hour
28 Oct Sportsman's Club
31 Oct Fr. McGivney Beatification
3 Nov Exec
5 Nov General Meeting/ Corp Mtg
9 Nov  Columbiettes
16 Nov Republican Club
18 Nov Senior Hour
18 Nov Sportsman's Club
19 Nov Memorial Mass @ St James
30 Nov Monday Exec/
1 Dec Light Up for Christ (Tentative)
3 Dec General Meeting
12 Dec Army v. Navy Tailgate
14 Dec  Columbiettes
16 Dec Senior Hour
17 December General Meeting (Dedication to the Holy Family)
21 Dec Republican Club

Vivat Jesus,
GK Al Lahood


Installation of Officers 2020

Rt. Rev. Msgr. William A. Delaney Council Farmingdale NY. We are located right next door to the Farmingdale Public Library. Due to the lengthy impact of the extended COV-ID 19 virus, we regretfully inform you that we must unfortunately cancel all hall rentals until November 1st at the earliest. In mid-October, we will revisit the situation and make a final decision. Thank you for your understanding and patience during these difficult times. Please stay safe and healthy and God Bless.

Bob Yurasits 516-391-5983

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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 Present

The 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:


Brother Knights,

Please make your dues check for $40 payable to:

 Msgr Delaney Council

Mail to:




Remember that LOTTO is vital for supporting Council Charities. We need more players like YOU! Plenty of numbers are open. Eight Chances to Win Each Day.

We are pleased to report the latest WINNERS:12/3 Ed Rose
12/6 Mark Antonucci

12/18 Richard Treacy
1/13 Richard Treacy
2/10 MattAntonucci

2/14 Marge Bianco

3/28 Pat Daly
3/29 Ed Rose



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