KNIGHTS IN Action

These are difficult times for everyone in our State.  Challenging times reveal the true character of an individual as well as an organization.

 

How we react to these times will define the Legacy of the Knights of Columbus for years to come.

St Anne's Shrine Pilgrimage

On Sunday July 19th, Knights from across New York State traveled to the St Anne's Shrine on the Isle LaMotte for the annual North Country pilgrimage. Pictured by the Knights of Columbus Bench are State Deputy Wally Wych, State Warden Dr. Charles Robinson and Pilgrimage Chairman Peter Keenan. The engraved message on the bench: In Honor of the Jefferson-Lewis Counties NY Knights of Columbus Families and Friends Past Present and Future Traveling By Bus Each Year Since 1994

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Conference

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1

State Council

Northern

Other

Other

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State

Contact

Peter Keenan

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Faith

Faith

Councils Reopen

On 7/14/2020, Blessed Titus Brandsma Council held its first post COVID meeting outside on the beautiful grounds of the Carmelite National Shrine, Our Lady of Mt Carmel in Middletown. In the picture left to right are Chris Lynch, Greg Sillen, Father Nick Blackwell, Ray Walter, Edde Lopez, Owlfeather, Ray Patterson and Ray Hemstreet.

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Conference

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61519

Blessed Titus Brandsma Council

Hudson Valley

Other

Other

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Council

Contact

Mike Bell

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Council Activities

Reopening

1,500 lbs to the Holy Trinity/St. Mary's Pantry

On Monday July, 13th, Don Bosco Council and Lexington Co held a food drive in front of KeyFood at 575 Grand Street, Brooklyn. Led by Grand Knight Anthony Allocco of Don Bosco and Past Grand Knight Steven Cirone of Lexington, we donated over 1,500 pounds of food to the Holy Trinity / St. Mary's food pantry in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Helping in the effort were members of both councils, the Don Bosco Columbiettes, the Grand Knight of St. Mary's 5059 Allen Nacincik, the District Deputy Frank De Vito and even as far away as St. Finbar council, represented by Charles Shelly .

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Conference

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4960

Don Bosco 4960 and Lexington 293 Councils

Kings

Supplies

Feeding our Brother

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Council

Contact

Brian Allocco

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NA

BrianAllocco@gmail

500 Hundred Free Meals

Recently Waterford Council #237 was featured on WNYT News Channel 13 in the Capital District for helping serve 500 free Spaghetti Dinners to anyone that was in need. Anyone that was hungry simply needed to just show up to a tent outside of their Council Hall and they received as many dinners as they needed.

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Conference

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237

Waterford Council

Capital

Meal

Feeding our Brother

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Council

Contact

Chris Hallenbeck

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NA

Virtual Organizational Meeting

St. Mary's Council 4065 hosted the Virtual Organizational Meeting on Saturday July 11, 2020. The Zoom Meeting had over 75 attendees. District Deputies from across New York State received from Supreme and State Council leaders valuable information to aid them going forward in the 2020-21 Fraternal Year.

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Conference

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1

State Council

Hudson Valley

Other

Other

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State

Contact

Carl Schneider

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Training

Training

Knights Help Open Our Parishes

Richard Johns from Blessed Titus Brandsma Council 61519 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Middletown counting the people going to mass, making sure that the seating capacity is not exceeded. GK Mike Bell says that Rich is one of his council's "go to Knights", a Brother that can always be counted on.

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Conference

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61519

Blessed Titus Brandsma

Hudson Valley

Services

Other

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Council

Contact

Mike Bell GK

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Faith in Action

Parishes Opening

Frontline Appreciation

From Face Book: Grand Knight Al DiDonato wrote: Thank you brothers for helping honor our essential personnel at one of our Dutchess Wingate facilities with a good hot meal and desserts. Just a small way of saying thank you for all the hard work you all do for us. Quick thank you to State Deputy Wally Wych and his Sec. Anthony Spaziani helping deliver this great meal

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Conference

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4065

St Mary's Council

Hudson Valley

Meal

Frontline Appreciation

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Council

Contact

Al DiDonato

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NA

Food Drive

On the weekend of June 13-14, Maria Regina Council 12523 Food Drive collected 3700 lbs of food and raised $635.00 for the Maria Regina Parish Food Pantry.

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Conference

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12533

Maria Regina Council

Nassau

Supplies

Feeding our Brother

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Al Valente

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n/a

Health Care Appreciation in the Valley

Grand Knight Mike Bell of Blessed Titus Brandsma Council delivered pizza and soda to the staff of St. Theresa's/Highland Nursing Home in Middletown, NY on May 29th.

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Conference

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16519

Blessed Titus Brandsma Council

Hudson Valley

Meal

Frontline Appreciation

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Council

Contact

Mike Bell

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Kings/Queens Conference In Action

The Knights of Kings and Queens Are back at it again assisting Catholic Charities to feed those in need. This time the brothers were at St. Finbar's Parish.

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Conference

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Conference

Kings

Supplies

No Neighbor Behind

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Conference

Contact

William Kuil

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