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.

Coats to Catholic Charities

The Brothers of the Warwick Valley donated coats to Catholic Charities of Orange, Sullivan and Ulster Counties. “We are blessed to receive this generous donation of new children’s coats from Warwick Knights of Columbus,” said Michael Peters, Resource Exchange Coordinator.

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Conference

Entity

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Warwick Valley Council

Hudson Valley

Supplies

Coats for Kids

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Bob Long GK

Link

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Nassau Honors Our Patron

The Nassau Chapter place a wreath at the Christopher Columbus Memorial part of the Valley Stream Columbus Day celebration.

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Conference

Entity

1

Nassau Conference

Nassau

Other

Other

Activity Type

Chapter

Contact

Al Valente

Link

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West Point Council Hosts Degree

After mass on Sunday September 6th, Msgr O'Keefe Council hosted a Charity Unity and Fraternity Degree at the Catholic Chapel at the United States Military Academy. Congratulations to the 17 new Knights who joined the order.

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Conference

Entity

8250

Msgr O'Keefe Council

Hudson Valley

Other

Other

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Paul Plate' DD

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Degree

Degree

Queens Supports Food Pantries

Holy Family/Bishop Ignatius Catanello Council 14520 with the help of the Boy Scouts and Cadets of the Civil Air Patrol collected 500 lbs of food for St. Michael's Food Pantry.

Program

Conference

Entity

14520

Holy Family/Bishop Ignatius Catanello

Queens

Supplies

Feeding our Brother

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Ralph Cefalo

Link

NA

Queens Supports Food Pantries

Queens Conference under Food for Families Chairman Jose Mora held a Food Drive for Marguerite Pantry. Distributed food to approximately 375 Families this past Saturday(8/21). The Councils that helped with setup distribution and breakdown were Holy Family/Bishop Catanello, Monsignor Sherman, Juniper Valley , Colon Higgins, American Martyrs, Bishop Kearney, and from Nassau Confernce Bishop McGann . Thanks to all the Brothers who turned out.

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Conference

Entity

111111

Multiple Councils

Queens

Supplies

Food for Family

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Ralph Cefalo

Link

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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

Entity

1

State Council

Northern

Other

Other

Activity Type

State

Contact

Peter Keenan

Link

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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

Entity

61519

Blessed Titus Brandsma Council

Hudson Valley

Other

Other

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Mike Bell

Link

NA

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

Entity

4960

Don Bosco 4960 and Lexington 293 Councils

Kings

Supplies

Feeding our Brother

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Brian Allocco

Link

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.

Program

Conference

Entity

237

Waterford Council

Capital

Meal

Feeding our Brother

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Chris Hallenbeck

Link

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

Entity

1

State Council

Hudson Valley

Other

Other

Activity Type

State

Contact

Carl Schneider

Link

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Training

Training