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2019 200 CLUB December $400 - Wilma Thibault - #167 $200 - Maureen Russo - 352 $100 - Dan Mari - #162 $50 - Joe Artusa - #80 $50 - Margaret Sureau - #70 $25 - Charlie Moran - #83 $25 - Peggy Kennedy - #1 $25 - Steve Strigaro - #136 $25 - Noel DeBardelaben - #51 It's Time to Renew Your Numbers For 2020! Make check ($25) out to OLPH KofC 794 - in message field put 200 Club. Thank You, Tom Romano, 631 412-3797 - 631 561-7052 ********************************************* Council Activities Rangers vs Kings: Sunday Feb 9th, 2020 6pm Game, Madison Square Garden $85per Ticket, make checks payable to OLPH KOFC #794 Deadline is Dec. 29th, 2019 Islanders vs Hurricanes: March 7th, 2020 1pm Game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum $65per ticket, make checks payable to OLPH KOFC #794 Deadline is Dec. 29th, 2019 ********************************************* PRO LIFE NEWS From the DRVC Website: We invite parishioners to take part in the 9 Days for Life prayer and action campaign, January 21-29, 2020. For more information visit Religious Freedom Sunday (Jan 12, 2020) & National Religious Freedom Day (Jan 16). Conscience rights of Individuals and Institutions, in the Health-Care and Education fields, must be protected. Call Catholics For Freedom of Religion, 631-896-8331 or 516-383-0980, On Friday January 24 the 47th annual March for Life will be held in Washington, DC. A bus will leave from O.L.P.H. Church following a Mass at 5:00am. Call Kathy at 631-225-9864 for more info. A Non-Refundable donation of $20 is needed to reserve a seat. Bus to the Cardinal’s Pro-Life Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Sunday January 19, leaves Msgr. Delaney K of C at 8:30. Fee $20. Breakfast at 8:00. RSVP 516-633-1435/516-349-6244. Other K of C buses may be available also. January 19 - ‘Face the Truth: a silent witness’, at Nassau Univ. Medical Ctr., Route 24 in East Meadow. 1:30-3:00 pm. Signs are provided. Rain or Shine. Sponsor: LICL. ********************************************* CHAPLAIN’S MESSAGE As our routines, and life in general, all return to normal after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, I would like to offer a spiritual challenge to all the Knights and their families: keep the spiritual intensity we all felt during the days of Christmas Time alive all year! In terms of the liturgical year, the Church returns after Christmas Time to the season of Ordinary Time, but remember that the word “ordinary” is not used in the sense of “commonplace” or “boring” or “trivial;” rather, the word has the sense of “ordinal,” or “counting,” as we mark the Sundays of the year when we are not celebrating any particular season such as Advent, Lent, Christmas Time or Easter Time. The challenge for us as Catholics and as Knights is to bear witness to Christ every day of the year, and not just during a special festive season. We bear witness to Christ though our service, our faith, our compassion and our forgiveness. One of the prayers that a priest might use on the Sundays of Ordinary Time reminds us that we have been summoned “to the glory of being now called a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for your own possession, to proclaim everywhere your mighty works, for you have called us out of darkness into your own wonderful light.” At Christmas we celebrated the Light of the world, Christ, coming to scatter the darkness. We also celebrated that we are children of Christ’s light, especially through Baptism. Our job is to carry that light of Christ into the world each and every day, not just at Christmas Time, but always and everywhere. Knights of Columbus, as Catholic men, have the special responsibility to proclaim God’s mighty works to all the world, a world that more and more is in need of the presence of God. As a new year begins, will you accept that challenge? Will you recognize the wonderful light into which you have been called? Will you proclaim, through your words and your actions, God’s mighty works, works that bring the light of Christ to a world lost in darkness, sin and error? If we, as Knights and as Catholics, do not do that all year long, then who will? ―Msgr. DeGrocco *********************************************


Editor: Philip A. Renna (631) 766-3388

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Keller’s Korner Time for New Beginnings After 40 years in the work force my time has come to begin a new and exciting chapter in life. March 31st, 2020 will be my last day as a Knights of Columbus field agent. It’s time to spend more time with my wonderful wife and family and do the things I could not because of the demands of a Knights of Columbus field agent, like being more involved with my own council activities. It has been an honor and pleasure to serve the members of your councils. Over the last ten years I have met with hundreds of terrific families, some hopefully becoming lifelong friends. If there is anything, I can do for you between now and March 31st please do not hesitate to contact me. Alex Keller FICF ********************************************* District Deputy Message Worthy Brothers and Sisters, Were in the middle of our Columbine Year and New Year 2020 “a perfect vision”. A Catch phrase for our Charity Drive were hoping for a great year. This year the KofC will roll out a change in our Degrees, instead of having three Degrees and having to get candidate to his Degrees sometimes that didn’t happen, lots are stuck in First or Seconds for one reason or another the candidates couldn’t make, this System was failing. To help correct these issues, Supreme will be rolling out one Degree that will incorporate the three Degrees and do this in approximately 30min. People are asking why all the changes in the last Two Years and it’s pretty simple to keep up with the changing times and to keep the KofC viable into the future and let’s face it the work load on the Council has increased so after serious consideration I’m thinking this is a good thing to cutdown on Councils workloads, over the next few weeks the Council will receive all the Official information and action plan I didn’t start out to write about all the changes and How it’s affected us all that I can say the Council and the District are doing great with Bringing in new Members and Doing their Programs not saying one has anything to do with other our new Faith based programs received good results and our membership likes them . The KofC is making A Bold transformation and Hopefully this is the Key to getting a foot hold to the Millennials generation and a few more to come!! I would like to thank everyone for all that you do for the Council including reading this Bulletin. I wish everyone Merry Christmas and a blessed and Happy New Year! Vivat Jesus Paul J DiOrio PGk DD 11th NY District CALENDAR - January 2020 01 New Year’s Day 07 1st Council MTG- American Legion Hall 8pm 10 Chapter meeting 8pm 15 4th Degree Meeting 8pm 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day 21 2nd Council MTG American Legion Hall 8pm 22 District 11 Meeting 8pm 26 Sunday Mass at OLPH 8am ********************************************* Scholarships & Financial Aid 2020 Scholarships & Financial Aid applications for incoming Freshman to all Catholic High Schools are now available. Also, Council $500.00 Scholarship. Also, College bound Students in 2020 can apply for the $1000.00 Charley Coyne Scholarship to College or University of choice. Student Loans are also available for college students. For all applications call Bob Dobres 631 592-8697 or ********************************************* Ladies Auxiliary News Ladies’ Auxiliary Meeting - Thursday, January 23, 7 PM - Rainbow Center, Lindenhurst ********************************************* Squires News We Need Your Help! We welcome children, grandkids, altar servers and all catholic boys ages 10-17 PLEASE! For more info please contact Chief Counselor Tom Romano ********************************************* BITS N PIECES Our sincere condolences to the family of Cliff May who passed away recently. Cliff was an active Bingo for our council. The last Formation (2nd) Degree will be taking place January 7th at OLPH. We strongly encourage you Brother Knights to join us this evening. ********************************************* Message from Editor Brother Knights: Thank you for the continued push to bring our Tidings into the modern day. We had a nice respond from Brothers signing up for email Tidings. I continue to strongly urge the membership do so. Please send your email addresses to Deadline for next month Tidings Newsletter will be January 24, 2020.