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Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I pray that you and your families are healthy and safe. I have trouble believing that it is March and we have been battling the unrelenting COVID plague for a year. My heart is heavy with the losses of friends and relatives. Faith is the only thing that is sustaining me and my family and provides the basis of finding joy in one another. So, as we continue our Lenten Journey may we prepare with Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving. Prayer: Throughout March Deacon Chris will guide our spiritual journey each Wednesday with a Lenten Prayer Group from 7:30- 9:00 pm in the council hall. All members, Columbiettes and parishioners are welcome. Fasting: This is the hardest of the three for me, especially when working from home and the refrigerator is right there. So, I think about fasting in another way. Fasting is not about what you’re giving up, it is more about turning from those things that lead to sin. For example, I love pizza and pizza leads me to gluttony...just one more slice and then I’ll stop. No pizza for me for 40 days, but pizza may be on the menu Easter Sunday. Almsgiving: The St. James Food pantry is looking toward the end of Lent for the next critical need. Our newest member, Brother Vinny Cioffi, has volunteered to join the food drive committee. Thank you Vinnie; and a special thanks to Food Drive Chairman Bill Iannone for his continued good works for the good of the order. Keep an eye out for the details. Our Council Charity fund is going strong and we currently have over $300 that was raised at our last meeting. If you would like to make a donation, please contact DGK Tom Sommerville. Thank you for your continued generosity. Finally, our Council generously donated $200 to Birth Right and the Coats for Kids drive has collected over 300 coats for St. Martin de Porres Marianist School in Uniondale. Thanks to the efforts of Brothers Paul Mahon and Steve Mendyk. Unity & Fraternity: On March 20th we will have a St. Patrick’s Dinner at the Council. Please contact PGK Tom Moran for reservations. January we observed Respect for Life month and our Council participated in the national Novena for Life January 7-15. Thank you to Chris Daniello for putting the distribution list together and emailing the daily prayers to everyone. Also on January 17th Fr. Francis celebrated the Respect for Life Mass at 12 pm. Thank you, Fr. Francis and all that attended the Mass.  300 Club: Our 300 club held its second and third drawings in January and February. Congratulations to our winners. We have a party scheduled for late Spring 2021. You may confirm your numbers by contacting Br. Al Porto, Br. Jeff Manchisi or Br. Rich Tynan.

Calendar of Events:

2 March: Executive Meeting 7:30 pm

3 March: Lenten Prayer Group 7:30 pm

4 March: General Council Meeting 8:00 pm

10 March: Lenten Prayer Group 7:30 pm

11 March: Chosen Episodes 8-9 @ Council 7:00 pm

17 March: Lenten Prayer Group 7:30 pm

18 March: General Council Meeting 8:00 pm

20 March: St Patrick’s Day Celebration

24 March:  Lenten Prayer Group 7:30 pm

30 March: Executive Meeting 7:30 pm

31 March: Sportsman’s Club 8:00 pm

1 April: Holy Thursday Evening Mass @ St. James, General Council  CANCELLED

8 April: Chosen Episode 10 7:00 pm

15 April: General Council Meeting 8:00 pm

27 April: Board of Director’s Meeting Council 7:30 pm 28 April: Sportsman’s Club 8:00 pm

4 May: Executive Meeting 7:30 pm

6: May: General Council & Corp. Meeting 8:00 pm

8-9 May: Carnation Sale After all Masses @ St James 20 May: General Council Meeting 8:00 pm

26 May: Sportsman’s Club 8:00 pm

29 May: Memorial Day Rosary & Flag Retirement

1 June: Executive Meeting 7:30 pm

6 June: General Council Meeting 8:00 pm

17 June: Awards Night 8:00 pm

Next meeting: Our next Council and Corporation meetings are on Thursday March 4th. We are still following NYS’s Phase 4 COVID guidelines, so we are limited to 50 Brothers, masks, sign-in and temperature checks are required. If you plan to attend the meeting you must RSVP to Worthy Warden Gary Roditis [grsmarty16@yahoo.com].

See you soon.

God Bless you and your families.

GK Al Lahood

Rt. Rev. Msgr. William A. Delaney Council Knights of Columbus

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LENTEN PRAYER & REFLECTION ALL ARE WELCOMED

Lent is a time to spend more time with our Lord in Prayer.

Come join us this Lent on Wednesday's evenings in March from 7:00pm till 9:00ish.

As we all reflect on how upcoming Sunday reading are part of our lives.

A SEASON OF PREPARATION

Lent is a period of forty days that Christians observe every year just before Easter, typically from late February to early April. The Lenten season begins on a day known as Ash Wednesday (about six weeks before Easter) and continues until Easter Sunday, not counting the Sundays in between, as they are still considered days of celebration.

Lent is meant to be a time of reflection and repentance before the celebrations of Holy Week. For centuries, Christians have commemorated Jesus crucifixion on Good Friday and his subsequent resurrection from the grave on Easter Sunday.

Christians believe that Jesus' death on the cross provides forgiveness of the sins of anyone who asks for it. And Jesus’ victory over death gives anyone who believes in him a joyful hope for a new life and a restored relationship with God. Thus, early Christians developed the season of Lent as a time of preparation in order to experience the full meaning of Good Friday and Easter Sunday every year. Just as people carefully prepare for big events in their personal lives—a wedding, the birth of a child, or a graduation—Lent invites people of faith to make their hearts ready to remember Jesus death, commemorate his sacrifice, and celebrate his resurrection.3

MPORTANT AMENDMENT TO COUNCIL BYLAWS:

VIRTUAL AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION METHODS SECTION 1: Upon the occurrence of a National Pandemic or other acts of god when in person meetings are impractical the Grand Knight shall at his Discretion use Electronic or Virtual Communications to keep the council and membership informed and up to date on all fraternal matters.
SECTION 2: Virtual or Electronic means shall mean but not be limited to Zoom teleconference, Go To meetings or other like programs that are available on the open market place which can be utilized to virtually transact council business in the most proficient and cost effective manner. The council Warden will ensure that all virtual participants are current paid up members. Call in participants will not allow business access to any non-members while on the virtual zoom program calls. The business of the council is for current members only. SECTION 3: The Methodology used will determine the way that the council is able to raise Business issues after recognition from the Grand Knight Virtually. If need be moving the Discussion to a form of a motion, have the motion duly seconded, call for discussion and then if there are no amendments the Grand Knight can call for a vote similar to in person meetings.
SECTION 4: The voting will be equal and binding to that of an in person meeting and will be carried out and executed by the member or officers assigned by the Grand Knight or by himself whichever is practical and decided upon by the Grand Knight.
SECTION 5: The Council shall defray the costs of all Electronic, Virtual and Telecommunication means by motion and passage on the floor open to the membership or by including in the annual combined 5983 council and corporation budget as a line item for these means to be utilized.
SECTION 6: The Council and Grand Knight reserves the right to table any matters that they feel will need to be discussed in person and not by virtual means at any given time and the decision will be final and then discussion will proceed in person to be resolved.
SECTION 7: The controlling officer for these Virtual meetings and all other electronic usages like calling post or E-Mails shall be the Grand Knight or his appointed Technology Representative.
SECTION 8: E-mails by way of electronic communication can and will suffice for needed and important voting, which is binding. This can take place if need be by the council or Grand Knights Discretion. E-mail voting should only be used in the most extreme circumstances if an item cannot wait due to timely or other pressing reasons. SECTION 9: The calling post verbal communications or similar program will only be used to transmit timely information like wakes, funerals, special council announcements or council held socials that may need to be put out to the members where only days notices are practical. The calling post will under no circumstances be used to advocate or control a council vote or position for any other relevant matters.
SECTION 10: The council shall insure annually that our General Liability Insurance coverage if need be, is updated to cover any and all matter pertaining to Electronic or Virtual Communications for the protection of the officers and membership as a whole.
SECTION 11: This house rule can be amended as needed by notification and vote of the membership in timely manner.
SECTION 12: Under NO Circumstances shall proxy voting or absentee voting be allowed virtually or electronically or in person on ANY Council Business.

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Meetings:
We are still following NYS’s Phase 4 COVID guidelines and are limited to 50 Brothers in the building, masks and temperature checks are required. If you plan to attend a meeting or event you must RSVP to
Worthy Warden Gary Roditis
[grsmarty16@yahoo.com].
You also have the option of attending the meeting virtually on Zoom.
All Meetings: Join Zoom Meeting Code
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7638309931?
pwd=ZW5DTkczWHV3VjVTZ2VaSUEzc0xCQ09 Meeting ID: 763 830 9931
Passcode: 0WaKpR

Vivat Jesus,
GK Al Lahood

RESOLUTION FOR THE COUNCIL TO FORMALLY ENDORSE SK THOMAS MORAN PGK FDD FCOB
FOR THE ESTEEMED POSITION OF NASSAU COUNTY CONFERENCE VICE CHAIRMAN
WHERE AS THE MSGR WILLIAM A DELANEY COUNCIL HAS ALWAYS PARTICIPATED IN CHAPTER, ASSEMBLY, STATE AND CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES AND,
WHEREAS THE COUNCIL HAS ACCOMPLISHED THIS BY PROMULGATING THE BEST PERSONNEL TO REPRESENT OUR COUNCIL IN THESE IMPORTANT ORGANIZATIONAL ENDEAVORS AND,
WHEREAS OUR COUNCIL HAS BEEN PROUDLY RECOGNIZED BY ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT OF OUR VARIOUS MEMBERS TO THESE ESTEEMED HIGHER OFFICES WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE UPPER LEVEL OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AND, WHEREAS IT IS THE COUNCILS DESIRE AND MISSION TO CONTINUE THE TRADITION OF PUTTING OUR BEST PEOPLE FORWARD WITH CLEAR AMBITION AND DETERMINATION WHO WILL MAKE OUR COUNCIL PROUD AND KEPT IN THE FOREFRONT OF COLUMBIAN/SM,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE MSGR WILLIAM A DELANEY COUNCIL 5983 OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS DOES HEREBY UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSE OUR BROTHER PAST GRAND KNIGHT AND FORMER DISTRICT DEPUTY SK THOMAS MORAN FOR THE ESTEEMED POSITION OF NASSAU COUNTY CONFERENCE VICE CHAIRMAN AND,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT AFTER COUNCIL RATIFICATION A COPY OF THIS RESOLUTION BE READ AT THE APRIL 2021 NASSAU COUNTY CONFERENCE MEETING TO THE DELEGATES PRESENT AND,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT THE COUNCIL PUTS FORTH THAT ALL BE MADE AWARE OF OUR SUPPORT FOR OUR BROTHER DELANEY KNIGHT.
SK AL LAHOOD
GRAND KNIGHT

MEMBERSHIP DUES
Brother Knights,
Please make your dues check for $40 payable to:
Msgr Delaney Council
Mail to:
PHILIP BRUNO
456 N SYRCUSE AVE MASSAPEQUA, NY 1175

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

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Pinewood Derby Boy Scouts PGK James Gribbins

Membership Director's Report

I hope to find our Delaney members and families well as we continue to battle through the health crisis with brighter days surely ahead. As our council has continued to persevere with the good works of our Order, it has been a big help that many of our new/newer members have been making a difference with getting involved in the programs/business of the council, it is great to have more brothers involved and it is notably appreciated. Let us all continue to tell our family and friends about the great things we do at Delaney Council and not forget how we were brought into the order, we were asked, please ask someone to join us. A Blessed Lent and Happy Saint Patrick's Day to my Delaney Family.

SK Thomas M. Moran PGK FDD
Council Membership Chairman+
SK Thomas M. Moran
PGK,FDD
Council Membership Chairman

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Monsignor William A. Delaney Council #5983
Knights of Columbus
Saint Patrick’s Party Saturday March 20th, 12pm – 6pm at Delaney Council with Indoor & Outdoor seating available
$30 per person / reservations required.
Corned Beef, cabbage, potatoes, soda bread, Guinness and Harp beer, wine, soda, & dessert.
Raffle Baskets & 50/50 tickets available
Irish step dancers & Pipe and Drum performance
Please reserve your spot for some friends and fraternity at the council. Attendance capped at 50 people unless/until Nassau County guidelines for gatherings is expanded, masks & social distancing are mandatory. Chairman: SK Thomas M. Moran dd14pgktom@gmail.com /
516/426-7341

PGK Chick Angioli celebrated his 90th birthday. Some of the council members did a drive-by Happy Birthday.  Many other members have also reached that golden age including PGK Frank Sorrentino, Joe Theisen, & PGK Terry Marsac. If you know of other members that have reached 90 please notify rtucci@optonline.net and we will also recognize them.

Calendar of Events:

18 February: General Council Meeting 8:00 pm

24 February: Sportsman’s Club 8:00 pm

2 March: Executive Meeting 7:30 pm

4 March: General Council Meeting 8:00 pm

11 March: Chosen Episodes 8-9 @ Council 7:30 pm

18 March: General Council Meeting 8:00 pm

24 March: Sportsman’s Club 8:00 pm

30 March: Executive Meeting 7:30 pm

1 April: Holy Thursday Evening Mass @ St. James,

(General Council Meeting postponed to 15 April)

8 April: Chosen Episode 10 7:30 pm

15 April: General Council Meeting 8:00 pm

27 April: Board of Director’s Meeting Council 7:30 pm

28 April: Sportsman’s Club 8:00 pm

4 May: Executive Meeting 7:30 pm

6: May: General Council & Corp. Meeting 8:00 pm

20 May: General Council Meeting 8:00 pm

26 May: Sportsman’s Club 8:00 pm

30 May: Memorial Day Rosary & Flag Retirement Time/Location TBD

1 June: Executive Meeting 7:30 pm

6 June: General Council Meeting 8:00 pm

17 June: Awards Night 8:00 pm

LOTTO REPORT: Do YOU want to be a WINNER?! We need more players like YOU! Plenty of numbers are open.Eight Chances to Win Each Day.
Remember that LOTTO is vital for supporting Council Charities. Our BIG Prize Winners for last few months: 12/21 Ed Connelly
12/20 Chick Angioli
12/25 Matt Antonucci
12/28 Dcn Chris Daniello
1/05 Bill Iannone
01/11 Rich Tucci
1/23 Chick Angioli
2/10 Andrew Panetta
2/12 Jeff Manchesi
2/13 Mark Antonucci
2/17 Frank Guglielmo
2/18 Mike Antonucci

There were also several combination winners:
28 in December
17 in January
5 in February so far. Please, CALL or email Matt Antonucci if you have any questions or you would like to join: 516-249-6883 maarch@optonline.net

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You have reached 516-391-5983 Delaney Council K of C located at 110 Merritts Road in Farmingdale NY. We are located right next door to the Farmingdale Public Library. Due to the ongoing problems associated with the Covid-19 virus pandemic, I regretfully inform you that we will not be available for hall rentals for the immediate future. I am optimistic that we may hopefully be available for hall rentals by May 1st at the earliest with a maximum of 50 people including service people. We regret that we cannot accommodate you any earlier because of necessary safety precautions. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these very trying times. Please stay safe and healthy until we meet again. God Bless

Sincerely Sales Director

Bob Yurasits 516-391-5983

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St. James Parish - Fr. John Pastor

Link to the Parish Website

ATTENDANCE AWARD

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
Birthright   $100

MEMBERSHIP DUES
Brother Knights,
Please make your dues check for $40 payable to:
Msgr Delaney Council
Mail to:
PHILIP BRUNO
456 N SYRCUSE AVE MASSAPEQUA, NY 1175

LOTTO NEEDS YOU TO BE A WINNER!!

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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