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THE PATCHOGIAN

November, 2016 - Celebrating 113 Years of Faithful Service 1903 - 2016

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, PATCHOGUE COUNCIL #725


Officers

From the Grand Knights Desk

Chaplain
SK Fr. William Winters, OFM, Cap.
Grand Knight
SK William A. Fontaine
Deputy Grand Knight
SK John A. Praino
Chancellor
SK John Terlecki
Financial Secretary
SK Robert Elliot
Warden
SK Joe Sheldrick
Treasurer
Patrick Molluso
Recorder
SK James Kaan
Advocate
SK Vincent Lettieri PGK FDD FN
Lecturer
Keith Mandart
Intside Guard
SK Frank Bosco
Outside Guard
SK Robert Green
Outside Guard
SK Rich Costa
Inside Guard
SK Scott Weyant
First Year Trustee
Richard J. Basak

My Brothers and Sisters,


First of all I want to say thank you to my Brothers for all you do for this Council.
You make the job of Grand Knight easy. Thank you Sister Columbiettes for always
making me feel so welcome. I enjoy tremendously your company and appreciate all
you do.
Another month has passed and we are being inundated with election stuff.
Commercials on tv and radio. Fliers in the mail. This is a time, as a Catholic, that you
have an opportunity to protect the unborn with your vote.
Great to see everyone at Dinner and a Movie. Terrific meal cooked for us by Fuddy
and staff.
It was an honor to represent our Council at the Kavanaugh Anniversary Ball. Great
people, great honoree's and good food equals a great event. Congratulations on 54
years.
C&B drive is in full swing and we really need your help in this to make this more
successful than last year. Please contact DGK John Praino to see how you can help.
In closing from my family to yours a very happy Thanksgiving. Take a moment to
thank our Lord for all he has blessed us with.
God Bless,
Bill

Second Year Trustee


SK James D. Addie, Sr. PGK
Third Year Trustee
SK Vittorio Marciano, PGK

All material in this document was approved by GK Bill Fontaine for publication. Copyright 2016, Patchogue Council #725

Roster as of
January 21, 2015
Associate:
Insurance:
Inactive:
Total:
Honorary:
Honorary Life:
Disability:

261
148
21
430
22
89
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All Articles for the


December Patchogian
must be submitted
by November 22nd

All we have is all we need. All we need is the


awareness of how blessed we really are.
Financial Secretary

Dates To Remember
November 7thBusiness meeting, 8pm

Dues notices have been mailed out and you


can pay your dues either by return mail or
see me at a Meeting.
C & B books are now available. Please see DGK John Praino
for your books!
If you have any questions regarding your membership or
Membership card, please feel free to call or contact me
anytime.
Robert W. Elliott, FS
151 Springdale Drive, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
631-588-2919
relliott7@verizon.net

November 14thMonseigneur Corp. Meeting,


7:30pm
November 21stBlue Mass
November 28thOfficers Meeting

Upcoming Events
Information on page 6

Night at the Races, November 5th, Our Lady of


Mount Carmel
Annual Christmas Party, December 17th
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November 1st

Sunday, November 6th

Family Director
May our Council Prayers be on behalf of the following:
Pray for Brothers Phil Manitta, Sonny Fuoco, Jim Addie, Steve Benincase, Sammy Garafola, PGK Micky
Mangino, Pete Fournier, Carmine Franzese, Robert Naurek, Rudy Carrabus wife and Rich Costas mother.
We have recently heard about the following Brothers and their families:
Santo Liguoris wife was to have surgery. Phil Butlers good friend James Conklin whose wife Lisa has bee
battling cancer. James Kaan and his wife are expecting their second child. Congratulations!
May we extend our best wishes to these Brothers and their families. We ask also that you pray for all of our Brother
Knights who are in need and for their families and their needs, those we know about, and the many that we do not
know about. We are happy to share announcements for new family births, birthdays, anniversaries, retirements and
other special occasions. Please notify Brother James Ryan so that we can share with the Council.
The new 2016 C & B books are in! Chairman John Praino is setting up all of the locations to
sell C & B Raffles and they will also be arriving in the mail.
Please do your best to buy one book and sell one book. If all of our members did that we
would surpass last years total. We need everyone to get on board with this C & B drive.
Please call John at 399-4420 to let him know when you can help!
November is upon us, and for many of us it is the last time to enjoy some outdoor activities (even if it is only
raking leaves) before the real cold and snow begins to creep in. It is also a time of Thanksgiving. A time to look back
at the year and count our many blessings, the ones that we take for granted most of the time, like family and friends.
Soon the hustle and bustle of the Christmas Season will be here, and well all be too busy running around, so do
yourself a favor and take advantage of this opportunity to give Thanks.
On October 6th we had an Admission Degree (1st) in Rocky Point. I want to thank St. Jude Council and Grand
Knight Fred Hess for hosting the Degree, and his Degree Team lead by Rich Olivia, and all of the Members of St. Jude
for their efforts to make this Degree happen. There is a Formation Degree (2 nd) scheduled for Thursday November 10th
at Fr. Thomas A Judge #6893 Council in East Northport. Nothing is scheduled for the East end as of this time. I will
let you all know if one is scheduled here. There will be a Third Degree at St. Johns Church in Riverhead on Nov. 18 th.
On November 5th the Suffolk Board of DDs are holding a Night at the Races Fundraiser at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish Center in
Patchogue. Many of the Councils have purchased tickets, and I look forward to seeing you there. If anyone would like additional tickets,
please let me know, they are only $10 each, and they are going fast.
On November 29th at 7 pm, the Suffolk Conference will be holding a Meeting at St. Sylvesters Church in Medford. It is imperative
that all Delegates attend this Meeting, however it is not restricted to just the Delegates, any Member who wishes to attend is encouraged to
do so. I would like to thank everyone who attended the John Joseph Fundraiser on October 15 th. The turnout was fantastic and the food was
pretty good too! It is wonderful to see Suffolk County UNITED behind our Candidate and our next State Deputy, John Joseph.
From my wife Jessica and myself, I would like to wish you all a very Happy and safe Thanksgiving.
Vivat Jesus,
Michael Boehm P.G.K., D.D.
Third N.Y. District
mb1122@msn.com
(631)774-2605

We are proud to announce that a new Knights of Columbus-produced documentary film on


Divine Mercy begins airing across the country this Sunday on ABC-affiliated stations.
Narrated by actor Jim Caviezel, The Face of Mercy explores the history and relevance of Divine
Mercy by exploring the powerful visions of a merciful God revealed to St. Faustina, the key role
played by Pope John Paul II who propelled the message of Divine Mercy onto the world stage,
and the Year of Mercy bestowed upon the Church by Pope Francis.
The airings are presented as part of ABCs Visions and Values Series and have a broadcast
window from Oct. 16 to Dec. 16.
This will be airing locally on ABC on November 27th at 5:00 a.m.. Set your D.V.R.s!!
Filmed in stunning 4K and seamlessly weaving together theology and history with modern
testimonials and visual effects, this stirring film creates a remarkable tapestry of what constitutes
the face of mercy in our modern world. For more information about the film, visit
faceofmercyfilm.com.
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Congratulations to Bill Wallace and James Ryan on


becoming Patchogue Councils newest Sir Knights.
Pictured with Bill and James are the Master of the
First New York District, Vinny Lettieri, Member of
the Honor Guard Scott Weyant, Grand Knight Bill
Fontaine (rt) and Mike Boehm PGK, D.D., all proud
Members of Patchogue Council.

The Patchogue Christmas Parade will be on


Saturday Night, November 26th. Please arrive at
the Corner of West Ave. and Main Street no later
than 5:30 pm, the Parade will begin at 6 pm. All
Brother Knights and Sister Columbiettes are
invited and encouraged to March with our
Council. Just look for our Christmas Keep
Christ in Christmas Float.

Join us on Tuesday December 6th at our Nativity on


Main St. for the Annual Light up for Christ
Celebration at 8 pm. Each year Councils
throughout the world will gather together at this time
to pray and dedicate their Nativity or Christmas tree.
We look forward to seeing as many Brother Knights
and Sister Columbiettes join us as possible!

The Chapter Memorial Mass will be held on Sunday, November 20th at the
11:30 am Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel. The Mass will be celebrated by
Bishop Perez, with the Installation and Reception at Patchogue Council to
follow. Please rsvp to Bob Elliott at (631)588-2919 or by email at
relliot7@verizon.net. The next Chapter Meeting will be at St. Jude Council,
683 Route 25A in Rocky Point on December 9th. There will be a 7 pm repast
and the Meeting will begin at 8 pm. Please feel free to join us, all members
are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The next Fourth Degree Meeting will be held on Nov 16th at Fr. Joseph
Slomski Council #7423, and will be held at the Parish Center of the
Immaculate Conception Church, 580 Main Street, Westhampton Beach,
NY 11978. There will be a 7 pm repast and the Meeting will begin at 8 pm.
The Christmas party is scheduled for December 14th at the Patchogue
Council. There will be a memorial Mass for all deceased members of the
assembly on April 2, 2017 at St. Isadores Church in Riverhead. Please
save the dates. More

Order Now!!
If you are in need of Council Apparel, now is a good time to order them. See
Brother Knight John Terlecki or call him at 576-9950 for tee-shirts, polo shirts and
hats!! We have jackets available too. Order them now for Marching in the Parades
and Council Events!!
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PAST GRAND KNIGHTS MEETING


OCTOBER 6, 2016
6PM AT THE PATCHOGUE COUNCIL
SUBJECT: GOOD OF THE ORDER
IN ATTENDANCE: JAMES ADDIE - CHAIRPERSON, MICHAEL BOEHM, ROBERT ELLIOTT, VITO MARCIANO
VINNIE LETTIERI, FRANK COOPER
UNDER DISCUSSION
1 CONFLICT WITH OTHER KNIGHTS FOR WHATEVER REASON
2 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN KNIGHTS AND COLUMBIETTES
3 INTERVIEWING OF THE NOMINATION COMMITTEE BEFORE YEARS END (2016) TO INTERVIEW AND NOMINATE ALL NEW
OFFICERS.
RECOMMENDATIONS
1 AS TO CONFLICTS CONFLICTS BETWEEN MEMBERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED IN ANY FORM FOR ANY EXCUSE. PAST
GRAND KNIGHTS COMMITTEE WILL ADVISE AND DECIDE WHETHER TO BRING BEFORE GRAND KNIGHT AND
MEMBERSHIP. OFFENDERS WILL BE DEALT WITH ACCORDINGLY BY THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF PATCHOGUE 725 UPON
RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PAST GRAND KNIGHTS COMMITTEE.
2 RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN KNIGHTS AND COLUMBITTES - RESPECT SHOULD BE SHOWN TO BOTH KNIGHTS AND
COLUMBIETTES. IT IS THE DESIRE OF THE PGKS THAT A RESPECTFUL WORKING RELATIONSHIP BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES.
IF A DISPUTE SHOULD ARISE THERE WILL BE NO ABUSIVE LANGUAGE AND WILL BE SETTLED BY THE TWO PARTIES
RESPONSIBLE. THERE SHOULD BE NO CAMPAIGNING BETWEEN EITHER PARTIES INVOLVED. THE GRAND KNIGHT WILL
MONITOR THIS.
3 NOMINATING COMMITTEE THE GRAND KNIGHT HAS APPOINTED PAST GRAND KNIGHT JAMES ADDIE SR. AS THE
NOMINATING COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN. DUE TO THE FACT THAT THIS IS A YEAR WHERE ALL OFFICERS WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO
MOVE FORWARD, THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE PAST GRAND KNIGHTS COMMITTEE IS TO ASK THAT ANY AND ALL
MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AN OFFICERS POSITION FOR THE COLUMBIAN YEAR
2016-2017 PLEASE SUBMIT A LETTER TO ANY MEMBER OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE BY THE END OF THE CURRENT
CALENDAR YEAR, DECEMBER 31ST 2016 SO THAT THEY MAY BE REVIEWED AND INTERVIEWS MAY BE CONDUCTED IN A
TIMELY MANNER TO ENSURE THE SMOOTH TRANSITION OF OFFICE. THIS IS JUST A REQUEST. THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE
CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS:
JAMES ADDIE PGK CHAIRPERSON
MICHAEL BOEHM PGK ROBERT ELLIOTT PGK
VITO MARCIANO PGK VINNIE LETTIERI PGK
FRANK COOPER PGK
JOHN ORLANDO PGK
ALL THESE RECOMMENDATIONS HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE PAST GRAND KNIGHTS COMMITTEE AND NOMINATION
COMMITTEE. RECOMMENDATIONS TO BE PRESENTED AT THE NEXT BUSINESS MEETING AND ALSO TO BE INCLUDED IN THE
NOVEMBERS PATCHOGIAN.
MEETING ADJOURNED AT 6:55PM
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTTED
PAST GRAND KNIGHTS COMMITTEE
PGK JAMES ADDIE SR. CHAIRPERSON

Our Councils Fourth Annual Senior Knights Photo will be taken at our December
5th Meeting. Those with 25 years Service or more, please come to our December
5th meeting at 7 PM. This photo will be published in the December 22nd edition
of the Long Island Advance same as the previous three years. So come to the
meeting early, jackets and ties please!!

On Monday, November 21st we will be holding our


Annual Blue Mass. The Blue Mass is a special Mass
where we Honor our fallen Members, Sister
Columbiettes, Firefighters and Police.
The Mass will be held at our Council Hall and will
begin at 8 p.m. sharp. All are invited to join us. Coffee
and cake will be served immediately following the
Mass.
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The following is a transcript from the Sunday, October 2nd, 2016 Homily of the Very Rev. Fr. John Lankeit , Rector, Ss. Simon
& Jude Cathedral, Phoenix, AZ :
The Devil is a divider who will use almost any tactic to separate Christians from Christ...except for one. He doesn't typically come right out
and say, "Deny Jesus Christ!" because he knows that someone who loves Jesus would immediately reject the suggestion. So, he tends to use
more subtle means and subtle words. But more on that later...
For now, let's deal with something closer to home, and very much in the forefront of many people's minds: the 2016 presidential election.
But let's do so from a Catholic perspective. Let's consider the intersection of the practice of our Catholic faith and the exercise of our civic
duty, especially when it comes to voting. Let's first acknowledge that there has never been a political party in the United States that is
perfectly aligned with Catholic teaching on every issue. That does not mean, however, that we are therefore automatically for either major
party, because one party can be much further from Catholic principles on the most important issues than the other party. As a result of that,
we are often faced with the task of discerning which party and which policies are most in line with Catholic teaching, and which ones aren't.
So many issues are subject to the prudential judgment of Catholic voters. What does that mean? It means that Catholics can legitimately
disagree, for example, on the best way to address issues such as racial injustice, education, the economy immigration and healthcare and
still remain in good standing the Church. There are other issues, however, which touch on matters of intrinsic evil-actions that can never,
at any time, under any circumstances be committed, promoted or even enabled by a faithful Catholic. But setting aside issues of intrinsic evil
for now, let's consider some of the more common issues for which Catholics can legitimately exercise prudential judgment. One such issue
is Affirmative Action. This program aims to eliminate perceived disadvantages that minorities face when competing, for example, for admission to college. In our nation, one party favors Affirmative Action to bring justice and balance in our multiracial society. The other party holds
that it penalizes high achievers by giving limited spots in the college classroom to less qualified candidates, while denying more qualified students access. One party sees affirmative action as a matter of justice...while the other party sees it as injustice.
But, suppose a candidate for president promoted a policy that would make it legal for someone to kill a black person if that black person
created a hardship for them getting the education they desired.
How many of you would be comfortable voting for that candidate? Another issue that falls under the category of prudential judgment
is immigration. One of the major political parties seeks to allow immigration with very little restriction. The other party is concerned that
unrestricted immigration leads to, among other things, non-citizens taking jobs that could be worked by citizens. One party favors open
borders-the other favors "law and order".
Now, suppose a candidate for president promoted a policy that would make it legal for someone to kill a Hispanic person if the presence of
that Hispanic person made it more difficult to pursue one's career of choice.
How many of you would be comfortable voting for that candidate?
Thank God we don't have a candidate from either party who says that they condone such policies. Nobody in their right mind would say such
a thing-that we could kill blacks or Hispanics-or anyone else-just for the sake of protecting personal economic or educational interests. Nobody would say it, but, as you'll see in a moment...
There is a candidate, in this 2016 race for president, who along with that candidate's political party does, in fact, sanction the killing of
blacks and Hispanics in the situations previously described under one...particular...situation:
That the black person or the Hispanic person is still in his or her mother's womb.
Now, this candidate and party certainly won't say it that way, not publicly anyway. Instead, they use words like "choice" or "reproductive
rights" or "women's health" or other sanitized statements in order to cover up what abortion is and what abortion does.
Now, before we go any further in discussing the extremely sensitive issue of abortion...
I want to say a word to any woman in this congregation here today-or among those watching or listening on TV or radio-who has chosen
abortion:
God's mercy is bigger than your sin and your pain. In ten years of priesthood, I have often been blessed to welcome a woman back to the
merciful embrace of God the Father after she has admitted to, and repented of, her abortion in the Sacrament of Confession. A priest in such
a situation has the privilege of assuring the woman that she has never lost the love of God the Father, nor her dignity as his beloved
daughter, no matter what she did. And so I say to these women today: You do not have to hide from God any longer. I know it's exhausting
to pretend that your pain is not real, that your loss is not immense and that your choice was not devastating. But when you experience
God's loving mercy even after the abortion, you will really come to know and experience that God's love in forgiving our most serious sins is
even greater than his love in creating us. Your Father has been waiting for you for a very long time. It's time for you to come home!
So, now, having shared that important word with grieving mothers let's return to the subject of our duty as Catholics in the public square.
When we consider that a woman can walk into Planned Parenthood and have her baby put to death because she doesn't want to jeopardize
her education or career, we must acknowledge that the shocking scenarios described previously are not only possible...not only real...but
also among the most common reasons for abortion in America.
Even the word "abortion" has been drained of its meaning-we treat it like nothing more than a term that starts a heated debate rather
than a procedure that stops a heartbeat. Many want to treat abortion as merely one issue among many-but that requires that a person pretend not to know what abortion is and what abortion does.
So let's stop beating around the bush with regard to the current presidential race:
Do you know which candidate and party in this election promote abortion and even promises to expand its
availability here at home as well as abroad?
Do you know that these candidate and party intend to make you and me pay for other people's abortions with our
tax dollars-something that has always been illegal?
Are you aware that this candidate and party, which until recently, said that abortion should be "safe, legal and rare"
no longer even bothers to say that it should be rare-but rather, that it must be available any time, any place,
even up to the last moment that the fully formed, full-term baby remains in the womb?
If you do not know which candidates and parties I'm referring to, then you should not even consider voting until you do know! Ignorance in
this area is unacceptable, because ignorance in this area costs millions of babies their lives and jeopardizes the souls of many Catholics
voters.
On the other hand, if you DO know which candidate and party want to promote and expand abortion, and you still intend to enable them to
continue their war on the unborn with the help of your vote, then it is my duty as a priest to tell you that your soul will be in grave danger,
especially if you present yourself for Holy Communion after casting such a vote with the full knowledge of what you're doing.
Every election season, when a priest addresses such topics from the pulpit, a certain portion of the population complains that he's preaching
politics:
"A priest has no business discussing politics in church!"
That's what some people say.
But what does God say to the priest whom he has designated to be spiritual father for the people entrusted to his care?
The same thing he said to the Prophet Ezekiel:
"...I have made [you] a watchman for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from
me. If I say to the wicked, O wicked man, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked
man shall die in his [sin], but his blood I will require at your hand. But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn
from his way; he shall die in his [sin], but you will have saved your life. (Ez 33:7-9)
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Another of the Devil's tactics is to encourage us to make excuses for our participation in really bad things by appealing to other good things that we support, which we try to convince ourselves somehow "cancel out" the grave evil we enable.
Take capital punishment, for example. If you bring up abortion, some people will say, "I'm against capital punishment...and if you're against
abortion, then you should be against capital punishment!" Fair enough. What is the biggest objection to capital punishment? That innocent
people might be mistakenly put to death. And it must be acknowledged that innocent people very well could be unjustly executed due to the
many flaws in our legal system.
And this very reason for opposing capital punishment is precisely the reason that Catholics must never willingly support or even enable abortion with their vote. Because, while some innocent people have no doubt been put to death mistakenly through capital punishment, in abortion an innocent person is always put to death, and never by mistake. It's always chosen...always intended.
If a person is against capital punishment, then, they necessarily must be against abortion because the intention of abortion is to knowingly
and deliberately kill an innocent boy or girl-each and every time.
What about war? People who vigorously oppose the wars in the Middle East, for example, often quote statistics on the great number of innocent people accidentally killed in the crossfire. "Collateral damage"-the innocent people killed in war-is, perhaps the greatest tragedy of war.
But if a person opposes the accidental killing of innocent people in war, while enabling the intentional killingt of the most innocent human
beings on the planet with their vote-well...this is hypocrisy of the most extreme kind.
If a person opposes war because of the accidental, unintended deaths of innocent people, they necessarily must oppose abortion because
the killing in abortion is neither accidental nor unintended, but always directly willed
Sometimes we hear the stupendously deceptive claim that a candidate or party will reduce abortions by improving economic or social conditions, while simultaneously promoting abortion as a right worth protecting.
But let's face facts: Abortion is not caused by economics or social conditions. Economic and social factors are, no doubt, circumstances that
affect a mother's decision in some cases, but they are not causes.
After all, if eliminating abortion were merely a matter of economics, or access to healthcare, or other socioeconomic factors, then why do
wealthy mothers also abort their babies.
There are plenty of Catholics who, quite rightly, have criticized bishops and priests in recent years for not having spoken out more forcefully
against the sexual abuse of children by priests.
Why, then, do many of these same Catholics want to silence bishops and priests who speak out forcefully against killing innocent children?
Why is opposing sexual abuse of children a matter of justice, but opposing the murder of children a matter of "preaching politics"?
Regardless of the resistance, a priest must follow the example of
Peter and John in the Acts of the Apostles when it comes to preaching difficult truths. To those who sought to silence their proclamation of the
Gospel these Apostles boldly responded:
"Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge; for [I] cannot but speak of what [I] have seen
and heard." (Acts 4:19- 20)
A priest is not only protected by the 1st Amendment (at least for now), he is also bound by the 5th Commandment-Thou Shalt Not Kill.
If a priest doesn't speak up for those most vulnerable in our society, and if the Catholic faithful don't actively protect the most the vulnerable in
our society by refusing to enable their deliberate destruction with their vote, then such Catholics are condoning the killing by their cowardice.
And what did St. Paul say to Timothy about cowardice in today's 2nd Reading?
God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control. So do not be ashamed of your testimony to our
Lord...but bear your share of hardship for the gospel with the strength that comes from God. (2 Tim 1:7-8)
Part of every Catholic's share in the hardship for the Gospel is that we must repent of our actions that are offensive to God and destructive to
our brothers and sisters. And we must oppose the threats to innocent life that are most real and most urgent. Make no mistake! There is no
single issue that threatens innocent human life more directly, consistently and urgently than the deliberate killing of baby boys and baby girls
in their mother's womb. No...issue!
In the time since this homily started, at least 30 children have been deliberately executed in the womb in the United States-and that's just
the ones that are reported.
Let me sum up with some very challenging words:
"We have a serious obligation to protect human life, and especially the lives of the most innocent and vulnerable among us. Whoever fails
to do this, when otherwise able to do so, commits a serious sin of omission. They jeopardize their own spiritual wellbeing and they are a
source of scandal for others. Should they be Catholics, they should not receive Holy Communion."
Catholics in the Public Square, 4th Ed., p. 25
Now, I hope you realize that it takes a lot of courage for a priest to communicate such challenging words as these-reminding his people that
some actions are so gravely sinful that they render a Catholic unworthy to receive Holy Communion until there is complete repentance.
A priest who is more concerned about the state of his people's souls than they are themselves, deserves the esteem of his people for his willingness to speak such difficult truth to them with genuine love-to put the welfare of his people's souls ahead of his own reputation, popularity
or comfort. Such a priest should receive respect, admiration and support, rather than their resistance or criticism.
So please pray for, thank and encourage the spiritual father that God has appointed for you and who loves you enough to tell you the
truth. Because the priest who said these particular words...is your bishop...and mine.

Editors note: There are multiple candidates and multiple political parties participating in this election. It
is your responsibility as an informed Catholic and Citizen to choose the one that you feel best conforms
to your Faith and needs. The editors of this publication do not endorse any candidate or political party.

Hello Brothers,

Council Member Records.Missing Information

We have a lot of phone number gaps on our membership roster provided by Supreme. In order for the Council to
communicate with you and your family properly, please make sure we have your
current phone number.
Just because you have been a member for many years does not mean we have your phone number on file. Even if you attend
meetings or an officer has your number does not mean this is captured on the Council records. Help Bob Elliott our Financial
Secretary and myself with providing us your phone number in order to maintain Council records. For CallingPost we have 150
active numbers for a 400+ member council. This list is comprised of those that are recorded on the roster from Supreme and
those that have contacted me to be added to the list. As you can see, we have a lot of missing phone numbers.
Please contact me to update the Council records at the very least even if you dont desire to receive the global messages. I attend almost
every business meeting and I am present for most of the Council activities. My contact information is also included.
Thank you,
Brother James Ryan, Family Director / CallingPost Administrator
Cell: 631-278-9429, Email: jpr_ryan@msn.com

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COLUMBIETTES CORNER
WE CARE - WE SHARE

Dear Sister Columbiettes,


I hope you had a wonderful Halloween and didnt eat too much candy!
Thanksgiving is coming and we have a lot to be grateful for; first our faith, health, our
families and living in the United States of America. We must remember to VOTE and
vote our conscience. By the time some of you read this we will have a new president. Pray, pray
for our leaders and our country. Stand strong for our Catholic beliefs.
Thank you to Bill Fontaine, our Grand Knight, for the great dinner and wonderful movie he
showed. The turnout was amazing and we all enjoyed it very much.
We are fortunate to have one of our Columbiettes, Lucy Swan, reaching quite a milestone.
She will be 100 years old on December 13th. We are presenting her a cake and proclamation from
the Columbiettes at our November meeting. We are also celebrating our annual Christmas party
with a sumptuous buffet and our grab bag drawing, and our Christmas Boutique, where our sisters
who sell items that we can use as Christmas gifts sell their wares.
Our last meeting we held a First Degree and we would like to welcome Barbara Mongillo to
our council-welcome!! We hosted a Major Degree on October 25th.
We still need volunteers to sell our Italian baskets at Our Lady of Mt Carmel Saturday, Nov
th
5 5pm and Sunday, Nov 6th 8 am, 9:45 am, and 11:30 am. Please call me if you can help.
Im looking forward to seeing you at our next exciting meeting.
November Birthdays: Melissa Addie, Elizabeth Fournier, Connie Fernandez,
Grace Mones, Betty Weeks. God Bless them all.
Pray and do not grow weary-remember persistence paves the way.
Peace of Christ,
Geraldine Restifo, President
Knights of Columbus Senior Club
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at the K of C Hall.
1 pm to 3 pm
Chuck Gerlach, President,
VP, Pat Molluso
Treasurer, Theresa Baker
Secretary, Elaine Addie, (631) 475-5722
Communications Chairperson Dorothy Zeo, 475-8508
Entertainment Chairpersons, Ronny Pliszak 289-5758 and Elaine Addie 475-5722.
FOR OUR MEETING THIS MONTH, WE HAD THE GREAT PLEASURE OF HAVING FATHER BILL WINTERS, CHAPLAIN FOR
THE PATCHOGUE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, ATTEND AND GIVE US A INSIGHT INTO HIS TRIP TO ROME AND
SUBSEQUENT VISIT TO THE VATICAN. FATHER BILL WAS AMONG THE FEW FROM NEW YORK TO BE INVITED BY
THE HOLY FATHER . WHAT A GREAT HONOR AND FATHER BILL KINDLY AGREED TO TELL US ABOUT HIS
PILGRIMAGE . WE WERE TRANSPORTED BACK AND TRAVELED WITH FATHER BILL INTO THE VATICAN THRU THE
MISSION DOOR AND UP THE STAIRS, WHY WE EVEN HUFFED AND PUFFED WITH ALL WHO MADE THE JOURNEY.
FATHER EXPLAINED ABOUT THE STOLE THAT THE PAPAL FATHER HAD GIVEN HIM. WHAT A ENCHANTING
AFTERNOON. EVEN THE PIZZA TASTED DIFFERENT. THANK YOU FATHER BILL FOR SHARING YOUR FANTASTIC
EXPIERENCE.
BACK TO BUSINESS THERE ARE STILL TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR THE CHRISTMAS SHOW IN PATCHOGUE IF ANYONE
IS INTERESTED. PLEASE CONTACT RONNY OUR ENTERTAINMENT DIRECTOR. BEFORE THE SHOW WE ARE MEETING
AT SICILLA DORO RESTAURANT FOR LUNCH. PLEASE, AGAIN, LET OUR ENTERTAINMENT GURU KNOW IF YOU ARE
INTERESTED.
HAVE A SAFE HOLLOWEEN AND WATCH OUT FOR THOSE CLOWNS.
YOUR SENIORS

If you love to knit and crochet, and love doing charitable work, we have just what your looking for. NETTIE
KNITTERS. We meet every Tuesday at 1pm to 3pm at Patchogue's Council. We make baby sweater sets, toys and baby
blankets for Birthright, slippers, hats and scarfs etc. for Phoenix House and of course caplets and lap robes for our sick and
hospitalized Columbiettes and Knights. We also have a branch of Netties down in Coconut Beach Florida. Soooooo Come
on Down. For more info call Elaine 631-475-5722
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Upcoming Events

The Patchogue Knights of Columbus


Annual Christmas Party
Will be on Saturday Evening, December 17th
From 7 p.m. 11 p.m.
Dinner
Beer, Wine & Soda
Coffee & Dessert
Music By Jack Fontana Jr.
Mens & WoMens Grab baG
($15 Limit/Optional))
Tickets are $25 per person
For reservations call Mike Boehm at 774-2605 or
e-mail him at mb1122@msn.com

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