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Due to an unforeseen circumstance this Thursday Night Football at the Council will be Cancelled.
The Good News Hour this Thursday is still on from 7:30-8:30 facilitated by Deacon Chris!!
Due to a Hall Booking, the Thursday Night Football on 12/12/19 and the Good News Hour on 12/12/19, have also been cancelled.

A word from our Grand Knight Dennis Winkler

With the holidays fast approaching, let us reflect on all that we are thankful for. I am thankful for all the support I have received from my fellow brother Knights and sister Columbi-ettes. You all have shown me the true meaning of friendship. I am also thankful for the love and sup-port I receive from Jeanette and Justin. Thanks for always having my back. Thanksgiving is right on our heals and that means that we are going into our busy time of year; fun, but, busy. 

We are starting our Monday/Thursday Night Foot-ball at the council again. The dates are 11/4/19, 11/14/19, 12/12/19 (subject to cancellation – due to hall bookings). $10.00 a person. See the flyer for info. 

We have the PGK Testimonial to Honor PGK An-thony Scuderi on November 16th from 6:30 pm-11:30 pm at Delaney Hall in the St. James Parish Center. This should be a great night. Come on down and see if he gets into the Non-Existent – PGK Club. 

Please remember we have our Memorial Mass for all deceased members of the Knights and Columbi-ettes on November 21st. Our Children’s Christmas Party is on Tuesday December 3rd followed by the Adult Christmas Party on Friday December 13th. 

 Also, don’t forget that the Good News Hours is still ongoing the 2nd Thursday of every month, facilitated by Deacon Chris. 

I would like to Wish Everyone a Happy Thanksgiv-ing, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours. I am looking forward to some really fun and exciting things in the year to come. 

God First and God Bless, Dennis Winkler 

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Father Innocent currently is an Associate Pastor at St. James Church. He was born on December 12, 1960 in Nigeria. His Ordination was on July 1, 1992 in Nigeria. He came to the Diocese of Rockville Centre in 1998 and became a U.S. citizen on June 17, 2014. His previous assignments in the diocese were: St. James Church, Setauket, Maria Regina Church, Seaford, St. Bernard Church, Levittown 
St. James Church, Seaford 
He is a Fourth Degree Sir Knight and has served as Chaplain for: 
Maria Regina Council,  Memorare Council 
Nassau Chapter, Father Innocent looks forward to working with us to help us find our bearings in life, specifically in faith, unity, and above all, love. He reminds us that unity brings us strength. We all can work, but working to-gether we win. Unity is teamwork: 

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Upcoming Events

11/14/19 Good News Hour

11/16/19 PGK Anthony Scuderi’s Testimonial 

11/21/19 Memorial Mass for Deceased Brothers and Sisters 

11/28/19 Thanksgiving Day 

12/2/19 Executive Board Meeting 

12/3/19 Children’s Christmas Party 

12/5/19 General Council Meeting 

12/9/19 Columbiette’s Meeting 

12/14/19 Council Christmas Party

 

CHANCELLOR’S CORNER

It seems like the Columbian Year just kicked off and here we are talking about Christmas!

Great support for both the PGK mass (FULL HOUSE) and our night of recognition, thanks to all for attend- ing.

November 16th is our Testimonial Dinner honoring PGK Anthony Scuderi at Delany Hall. This will be a sit -down dinner and open bar, see PGK Bob Coyne or PGK Rich Tucci for tickets or ads for the Journal.

November 21st is the Memorial Mass at the Council, PGK Keith Wilson is the Chairman.

C&B Bowling will be held in Farmingdale this year. Brother Rob Mathai is the Chairman. We will have openings for bowlers even if you don’t bowl‐come on down and support our teams!

December 3rd is the kids’ Christmas Party. Bring the kids, bring the grandkids and come on down, always
a fun time. Deputy Grand Knight, Al Lahood, is the Chairman.

December 13th is the Adult Christmas Party. Come and celebrate the holidays with Brother Knights and Sister Columbiettes, Deacon Chris Daniello is Chair- man and T.J. Sommerville is Ticket Chairman.

January 11th is Family Bowling with Chairman PGK Anthony Scuderi. Bowling is open to all family, friends, adults and children. All are welcome!

Our Coat Drive and Food Drives are now open, bring donations to the Council before meetings.

Men’s prayer Group meets at 7am on Saturday morn- ings at St. James School. The Good News hour meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7pm at the Council, see Deacon Chris for more information for both groups. Always welcoming new members!

Wishing a happy & Holy Christmas to all our Brother Knights and Sister Columbiettes.

Please don’t forget to say one Hail Mary for the un- born.

God Bless,
Chancellor Tom Sommerville, Sr.

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Why Become a Knight

In 1882, Father Michael J. McGivney gathered a small group of parishioners in St. Mary’s Church in New Haven, Connecticut. His purpose was to establish a group of men, united in their faith, and to provide for Catholic families in times of need. This was the beginning of the Knights of Columbus.

Guided by the principles of charity, unity, and fraternity, members of the Knights of Columbus work to overcome the hardships that people face in their parishes and communities. We are a growing organization — nearly 2 million members — and for over 130 years, we have committed to overcome the challenges of the need for food, shelter, warm clothing and financial security, as well as provide aid for widows and orphans in our local communities.

Joining your local council of the Knights of Columbus can change your life. As a Knight, you have the opportunity to strengthen your parish, give back to your community, grow in your faith and gain exclusive access to our portfolio of top-quality insurance products to financially protect your family. Councils conduct many programs that support your parish and community including:

  • Various prayer and Eucharistic adoration programs
  • Participating in the Coats for Kids and Food for Families programs
  • Encouraging vocations to the priesthood and religious life

But joining your local council does not mean that you need to sacrifice quality time with your family. In fact, volunteering an hour here or an hour there with your family can make an enormous impact in your life and in the lives of others.

If you’re interested in helping those in need in your parish and community, strengthening your parish and familial relationships, growing in your faith, and gaining exclusive access to top-quality insurance protection for you and your family, then joining your local Knights of Columbus council gives you the way to achieve these goals.

Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to men 18 years of age or older who are practical (that is, practicing) Catholics in union with the Holy See. This means that an applicant or member accepts the teaching authority of the Catholic Church on matters of faith and morals, aspires to live in accord with the precepts of the Catholic Church, and is in good standing in the Catholic Church.