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 Ambrose Council Donates to Food Pantry

The Brothers of St Ambrose Council 1463 attended Good Friday Mass at St Fidelis Church where they presented a check for $2,000 to the St Fidelis Food Pantry.

Program

Conference

Entity

1463

St Ambrose Council

Queens

Funding

No Neighbor Behind

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Bob Graziano

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Queens Conference Unite to Feed the Hungry

On Saturday, March 27, the Knights of Columbus Queens Councils Bishop Kearney, Colon-Monsignor Higgins, Monsignor Shearman, American Martyrs, Monsignor Dillon, Immaculate Conception, Saint Anastasia, Saint Loyola, Jamaica and Juniper Valley, volunteered to feed over 400 Queens families in need. Knights of Columbus Queens leaders were present coordinating and assisting all: Ralph M. Cefalo (NY State Recruitment Chairman, Queens County Conference Secretary, Faithful Navigator of the Commodore John Barry Assembly), and District Deputies Jim Funaro (COB), Frank Cooley, Jose Ruiz and Peter Perroni. Students from Our Lady of Fatima School, Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School, and Saint John’s University were also volunteering to lend a helping hand.

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Conference

Entity

1

Queens Conference

Queens

Meal

Feeding our Brother

Activity Type

Conference

Contact

Ralph Cefalo

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Queens Council Distributes Food

On Sunday March 21st, members of Council 430, Dooley McGivney KofC, assisted Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens distribute 300 bags of foods at St. Michaels Church in Flushing NY. St. Michaels distributes 200 to 300 meals every Sunday to local homeless and persons in need. Pictured from right to left are: Tom Kobel, Treasurer; Deacon Bill Molloy, Trustee; Jack Byrnes, DGK and Stephen Perratore a parishioner from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish who grew up at St. Michaels and attended the elementary school.

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Conference

Entity

430

Dooley/McGivney Council

Queens

Supplies

Feeding our Brother

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Ralph Cefalo

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Essay Contest Winners

Six Archbishop Molloy High School students were recently named as winners and first runners-up in an essay contest held by the Juniper Valley Council #14578.

This year’s topic prompted students to write about how trusting God during a difficult time helped them or someone they know to find the strength and hope to endure. Students were also allowed to elaborate on any lessons they learned about faith and hope from these experiences.
Philip Chrostowski ’24, Maya Cwalina ’21, Bronwyn Miller ’23, and Sabrina Tsoupros ’22 were named the win- ners, winning $50 each. Gerard Casey ’21 and Cher Mei ’22, who were named as the runners-up, each won $25. On Feb. 5, they were all recognized by the Juniper Valley Council during a socially-distanced, hybrid presentation held at Archbishop Molloy.

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Conference

Entity

14578

Juniper Valley Council

Queens

Other

Other

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Ralph Cefalo

Link

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Dooley/McGivney Council Distributes 750 Bags of Food


On a rainy Thursday, March 18, 2021, Members from Dooley McGivney Council 430 and parishioners from Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Parish, Bayside, participated with Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens, members of Carpenters Union District Council and Broadway Electric, Inc, distribute over 750 bags of food to people in need at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Corona. Just shows that many hands make light work and do a world of good together!

Below is a thank you letter from the Deacon

Good morning, again THANK YOU for all you do!! You are a very special group… I was blessed the day we met. Thank you!! May you each enjoy a very blessed Easter! May God continue to bless you and your families in all you! BTW… nice picture.

Program

Conference

Entity

430

Dooley/McGivney Council

Queens

Supplies

Food for Family

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Ralph Cefalo

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Western Council Donates C&B Proceeds to Parish

On February 10th, the Grand Knight, Thomas Ahearn and Lee Butler presented Fr. Leon with a check for $6,211.00 ($5,514 from the books + $697 from cash donations).
Last Fall, Lee Butler (C & B Chairman at St. Gregory Council #14687) came up with a plan to send one book to every parish family of St. Gregory the Great RCC, in Amherst, NY. The Pastor, Fr. Leon Biernat, gave the council a list of families who normally receive mail from the parish. He also wrote a letter of endorsement for the project, asking parishioners to participate. The knights stuffed envelopes with the Pastor's letter, a book of tickets and further instructions.
The families purchased 919 books plus some cash donations. In 2019 the council sold 92 books. That is a ten-fold increase in sales.

Program

Conference

Entity

14687

St. Gregory Council

Western

Monetary Donation

Other

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Greg Traves

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Parish Support

Hudson Valley Council Feeds the Homeless

Brothers from the LaGrange council of the Knights of Columbus recently fed 110 of Poughkeepsie’s homeless. We miss serving that hot home cooked meal. Which we have not been able to do since the beginning of the pandemic. Nevertheless, we continue on our mission of leaving no neighbor behind!!

Program

Conference

Entity

13378

LaGrange Council

Hudson Valley

Meal

No Neighbor Behind

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Carl Schneider

Link

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Coats for Kids

Past Grand Knight of Council 8637, Ron Nelson, delivers two boxes of coats for kids to the Alamo in Pine Island NY. The Alamo services migrant workers children. Great job by our brothers from Chester.

Program

Conference

Entity

8637

St Columba Council

Hudson Valley

Supplies

Coats for Kids

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Ron Nelson

Link

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Northern Council Provide Christmas Meal

For the third year in a row, Ogdensburg’s Knights of Columbus will be hosting its annual Christmas dinner to ensure no one will go hungry during the holidays. The Knights of Columbus took over hosting a Christmas dinner for those in need when the Ogdensburg Amvets disbanded in 2018. It also hosts an annual Thanksgiving dinner during which members fed roughly 650 people this year.

Program

Conference

Entity

258

Msgr. Charbonneau

Northern

Meal

Feeding our Brother

Activity Type

Council

Contact

Dr. Charles Robinson

Link

NA

NA

West-Put Provides Coats for Kids

Great job.... Gary Leonardo, Mike Griffen and Westchester/Putnam Knights of Columbus.....
coats going to children that need them!!!

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Conference

Entity

1

Westchester/Putnam Conference

West-Putnam

Supplies

Coats for Kids

Activity Type

Conference

Contact

Rick Ditrio

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