Brothers and Sisters in Christ,            

 I pray that you and your families are healthy and safe. Now that we are moving on from 2020, with a VACCINE, we can welcome 2021 with a renewed spirit of Charity, Unity and Fraternity as we put our Faith in Action. January is Respect for Life month and our Council has quite a few ways that our members and the parishioners of St. James participate. The Novena for Life is from 7-15 January and you may sign up to receive the Novena by email through Deacon Chris Daniello. On January 17th Fr. John Derasmo will celebrate the Respect for Life Mass at 12 pm, all are invited. And as a culmination of Respect For Life Month we will host a drive through March for Life at Holy Rood Cemetery on January 23d and Deacon John Horn will lead a Rosary for Life at 10 am. February is…Super Bowl…and as I write this the Giants still have a chance…well maybe not. We are planning a Super Bowl Tailgate, and yes it will be COLD. The details will follow as the plan solidifies. The date of Super Bowl Sunday is February 7, 2021. Keep Christ in Christmas: Thanks to Fr. John and Brother Rob Mathai we were able to hold our annual Crèche Blessing and Tree lighting on December 1st to mark the beginning of Advent. It was very different this year and the prayer service, led by Deacon Chris, was entirely outdoors. Thank you to all who pitched in and a special thanks to Maria Porto, Jeanette Winkler and Al Valente.
Charity: Our Council generously donated $500 to the St. James food pantry and we continue to accept food and paper product donations for the Food for Families drive. The Coats for Kids drive is in full swing and Brother Paul Mahon or Steve Mendyk delivered our first round of 75 coats to St. Martin de Porres Marianist School. Please bring your donations of food and new or used coats to any of our meetings; or contact Paul Mahon or Steve Mendyk (Coats for Kids) and Brother Bill Iannone (Food for Families)Unity & Fraternity: Army Sinks Navy 15-0! My condolences to all my Navy Brothers for such a dominating performance by the Black Knights. Thanks to Brothers Tony Sparaco and Sal Polito for putting together a great tailgate. Thanks to Chef Matteo Ferro, Barkeep Mike Houlihan, and all the Brothers who set up screens and projectors and cleaned up afterward.  300 Club: Our 300 club held its first drawing in December and the next is in January. 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. 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 [grsmarty16@yahoo.com]. All our meetings will be broadcast on Zoom. All Meetings: Join Zoom Meeting Code

Passcode: 0WaKpR ID: 763 830 9931

Vivat Jesus, GK Al Lahood

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Pat Matera 01/02/2020
John P Simonetti 01/20/2020
Matthew E Messina 04/16/2020
Louis G Garcia 04/16/2020
Angelo Gandino 04/22/2020
Augusta Lebhuecher 10/29/2019 *

Richard J Hurley 5/15/2020
Angelo F Mangione 5/25/2020
Wayne M Sturges 8/28/202020
Donald J Eivers 9/20/2020
Ralph Cavaliere 10/10/2020
Louis Yurasits 10/26/2020
Michael Saracino 11/16/2020

*notified recently

Calendar of Events:

7-15 January: Novena for the Unborn

12 January: Audit @ Council 7:00 pm

14 January: Chosen Episodes 4-5 @ Council 7:30 pm

17 January: Respect for Life Mass @ St. James 1200 pm

19 January: Board of Director’s Meeting 7:30 pm

21 January: General Council Meeting 8:00 pm

23 January: March for Life @ Cemetery of the Holy Rood 10 am

27 January: Sportsman’s Club 8:00 pm

2 February: Executive Meeting 7:30 pm

4 February: General Council & Corp. Meeting 8:00 pm

7 February: Super Bowl LV Tailgate @ Council Time TBD

11 February: Chosen Episodes 6-7 @ Council 7:30 pm

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

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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


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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