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September 2021


Labor Day is almost here. Summer is ending and with the Fall beginning, we have many charity events coming up. So please participate when you can.

On August 25th, thirty six Knights from our council participated in a prayer service for our departed brother Knight, Jackie Nolan. Jackie’s family was very grateful to the Council for the service and I was very proud to have so many Knights there. I want to thank Past Grand Knight Barry Kakos for coordinating the Color Guard and the Prayer service.

On September 11th, we will be holding our 20th Annual Memorial Service. St Monica’s Council, 11529, will be joining us again this year. On September 1st at 7:30pm, Past Grand Knight Bob Treval will be hosting a meeting to plan the Ceremony. An email will follow with the details of the Ceremony. Please join us to honor those we lost on that terrible day and those we lost due to 9/11 related illnesses. Let us never forget that devastating day

The Membership Drive will be held at St. Aloysius on September 11th and 12th and at St. Veronicas on October 2nd

and 3rd after the Masses. Please help if you can and Contact

Chancellor Frank Schear for your assignments.

On September 18th, we will be having our Annual Picnic. This event is for you, my Brothers, to thank you for your hard work and dedication over the Columbian year. Covid 19 restricted our events and activities, but our Council was able to host some events that raised money for various charities. Please help to make this picnic a successful event. Reach out to Picnic Committee chairman, DGK Phil Capasso for more information.

The Picnic is also a time when we donate the proceeds of your efforts to various charities that we support. The Charity Golf

Tournament was a great success. Thanks to PGK Steve Stazko and his committee, we are able to donate to the following organization that we support:

Deborah Heart and Lung Foundation

Catholic Charities

Tunnels to Tower Foundation

Operation Home Front

Autism Speaks

If you or your business would like to donate to one of these charities, we can include it with our checks.

The next blood drive is on September 27th at the Council at 1pm. Please give if you can.

Upcoming feast days in September

9/08 – Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

9/14 – Triumph of the Holy Cross

9/21 – St. Matthew

9/29 – Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael

Please participate in our charitable events and contact our officers if you have ideas for hosting future events.

I hope that you and your families are healthy and safe.

Vivat Jesus!

Jim Curtis, GK