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Jude Council #5814 NY - 3rd District

Serving Rocky Point and Surrounding Communities

St. Jude Beacon June 2019 - Volume XIX - Number VI


William Swiatkowski, Editor

GRAND KNIGHT’S MESSAGE


ONE KofC COUNCIL
Brothers,

June is change over month at the Knights of Columbus. Elections will be held at
the business meeting on Wednesday June 5. After 2 years as your Grand Knight
I will be making way for a newly elected Grand Knight and his team of officers. It
has been my honor to serve St. Jude Council and its Knights. The future is bright
as we move ahead with an exciting schedule for next year. Please greet your
new Grand Knight with enthusiasm and see where you can help.

Let’s take a quick look at what’s been done in 2 years: the Council’s Ladies
Auxiliary was established and grows; we reached the Star Council level; new
records for Charity money raised (1043 C&B / 770 Chapter Charity Books) and
given to our Parishes; tripled the Coats For Kids total; new Membership levels -
St. Jude, Pray for Us 40 new members brought to the Council; hosted more Fraternal meetings and
degrees; and doubled the amount of giving to Catholic causes, while providing
In service monthly Socials and dinners along the way. These are just some of the highlights
of what You the members have accomplished. I have seen our Knights grow
to one. through action and our Officers rise in responsibility.

In service But we have a lot to do in this month. As I mentioned the elections night June 5,
to all. a Blood Drive June 6, a Prayer for Life Day at the Shrine June 8, the Chapter
Charity Ball June 9, A First/Second Degree June 18, Business Meeting June 19,
Honor Our Fathers dinner June 21, a Parish BBQ (St Anthony’s) June 30.
Planning ahead is the Ducks Baseball July 21, the Officer’s Installation August 11
and the Council Golf Outing September 21. We are busy and time keeps rolling
along.

Please be sure to attend the Honor Our Fathers Social June 21 where the
Pastors & Priests of all three Parishes will be honored, with a special menu and
live music. Also, volunteer Knights are needed for the Parish BBQ at St. Anthony’s.
We did very well for St Louis this fall, lets show up and enjoy the day again.

A special thank you to the Officer’s and volunteers who have worked so hard to
make St. Jude’s Council events successful.

Vivat Jesus,

S.K. Eugene A. Johann


Grand Knight
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The 12 Promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus


In the Catholic Church, the month of June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This great feast in
the Church is always celebrated on the octave day of Corpus Christi, the feast which celebrates the Body and
Blood of Christ. Corpus Christi falls on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday (which itself falls on the Sunday after
Pentecost), which means the feast of the Sacred Heart falls nineteen days after Pentecost Sunday. The
following day is the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, so these two devotions to the hearts of Jesus and
Mary are side-by-side on the liturgical calendar.
Devotion to Jesus’ Sacred Heart is perhaps the most popular in the Church today, and it had its beginning
in 17th century France. In 1672, Christ appeared to a French Visitation nun, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. Over
a series of visits, Our Lord revealed to St. Margaret Mary the importance of devotion to His Sacred Heart. He
asked that His heart, wounded on the cross and continually wounded by ingratitude of men for his sacrifice for
them, be venerated and adored as an embodiment of His Divine mercy and love.
Jesus especially asked that all people go to Confession and receive Holy Communion often, especially on
the First Friday of each month, and that reparation be made for sins committed against His Sacred Heart and
the Holy Eucharist. He also requested that the Church observe a feast day specifically for the of this reparation.
In 1856, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart was officially added to the liturgical calendar.
You can have a devotion to the Sacred Heart by doing as Our Lord asked, by receiving Holy Communion
frequently (especially on the first Friday of each month), monthly confession, veneration of an image of
His Sacred Heart, and prayers and sacrifices offered out of love for Him and for the conversion of sinners.
Jesus also gave us, through St. Margaret Mary, special promises for those who keep a loving devotion to
the attribute of His infinite love for mankind as represented in His Most Sacred Heart. Below are the twelve
incredible promises of Jesus to those who have a true devotion to His Sacred Heart:

1. I will give them all the graces necessary in their state of life.
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, 2. I will establish peace in their homes.
hallowed be Thy name; 3. I will comfort them in all their afflictions.
4. I will be their secure refuge during life, and above all, in death.
Thy Kingdom come, 5. I will bestow abundant blessings upon all their undertakings.
Thy will be done on earth 6. Sinners will find in my Heart the source and infinite ocean of mercy.
7. Lukewarm souls shall become fervent.
as it is in Heaven.
8. Fervent souls shall quickly mount to high perfection.
Give us this day our daily bread; 9. I will bless every place in which an image of my Heart is exposed and honored.
and forgive us our trespasses as we 10. I will give to priests the gift of touching the most hardened hearts.
11. Those who shall promote this devotion shall have their names written in my Heart.
forgive those who trespass against us; 12. I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who
and lead us not into temptation, receive Holy Communion on the First Fridays in nine consecutive months the grace of final perseverance;
they shall not die in my disgrace, nor without receiving their sacraments. My divine Heart shall be their
but deliver us from evil. Amen. safe refuge in this last moment.
From KofC.org 1/01/2018 Copyright Knights of Columbus KofC.org2018

The Corner of Faith "Today, the Knights of


Columbus is providentially
Devotion To The Blessed Virgin positioned to play a key role
485 The mission of the Holy Spirit is always progressively: to the shepherds, to in the new alliance between
conjoined and ordered to that of the Son. The the magi, to John the Baptist, to the the Church and the family
Holy Spirit, "the Lord, the giver of Life", is sent disciples. Thus the whole life of Jesus called for by Pope Francis…
to sanctify the womb of the Virgin Mary and Christ will make manifest "how God
What is necessary now is
divinely fecundate it, causing her to conceive anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the
our greater involvement
the eternal Son of the Father in a humanity Holy Spirit and with power."
drawn from her own. -from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
in the renewal of parish
and family life."
486 The Father's only Son, conceived as man CHARITY, UNITY ~~
in the womb of the Virgin Mary, is "Christ", that FRATERNITY, Supreme Knight
is to say, anointed by the Holy Spirit, from the and PATRIOTISM Carl Anderson
beginning of his human existence, though the
manifestation of this fact takes place only

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Brothers, District Deputy’s Message


First I would like to express my condolences to GK Gene Johann and his family on the passing of his mother.

Thank you to all who came down for the Marion Hour of Prayer. We gathered to pray for persecuted
Christians. Christians that die for their faith. We must pray for them daily and thank God for our freedoms that
we have and so many take for granted.

We went on the annual Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Island Shrine on May 19. It was a beautiful day for
mass on the Rock. Thank you to all my Brothers that came down.

Congratulations and welcome to the Knights of Columbus to 6 Brothers that made their
1st Degree on May 21st.

Thank you for being a Knight and God Bless,

William Fontaine, District Deputy NY 3rd


631 988-3758
imascout4life@yahoo.com

Suffolk Chapter News - This month in the Chapter:


The Next Chapter meeting was moved from June 14 to June 21st at
Patchogue Council. It will be election night.

On May 16th , under the direction of Chairman Bill Murphy, the Chapter hosted the
Marian Prayer Hour at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. A Very special thanks to Fr. Henry, who led us
in the program and the Mt. Carmel Music Ministry, who did an outstanding job as always.

On May 19th the Chapter also participated in the NYS Pilgrimage to Our Lady of the Shrine in
Eastport. We were joined by our SD Ken Latham and members of the State Family.

#5814 St. Jude Council Officers June Birthdays


Corporation Directors John Oliva 6/3
Chaplain Msgr. SK Rev. William Breslawski (631) 744-2609
Chaplain Rev. Fr. Thomas Tuite (631) 744-2800 James Roberts Jr 6/3
President
SK Vincent J. Maggio (631) 744-1673 Grand Knight SK Gene Johann (631) 804-1886 Robert Wilken 6/4
Deputy Paul Knudsen (631) 664-6410 William McBride 6/5
Chancellor SK John Nugent (631) 744-1821 Donald Flynn 6/6
Vice President
Warden SK Steve Spector (631) 821-3249 Ralph Lopez 6/7
SK Salvatore J. LaLima (631)
821-0082 Recorder SK Russell J Carpino (631) 445-1342 Deacon Anthony Chamberlain 6/8
Fin Secretary SK John Sommers, PGK, FDD (631) 513-2626 Michael Sanchez 6/8
Secretary Treasurer SK Richard Bowne (631) 793-3037 John Lennon PGK FDD 6/9
SK Robert W. Wilken (631) 821-4962 Advocate SK Fred Hess, PGK (631) 603-7348
Richard Ambrose Jr 6/10
Lecturer SKRalph Lopez (631) 921-3142
Treasurer Daniel Festa 6/11
Inside Guard SK Jonathan Romano (631) 821-2570
SK Richard B. Landers (631) 291-9440 Joseph Padovan 6/11
Outside Guard SK Rudy Novissimo (516) 241-2942
Trustee 1 Year SK Joseph Badalamenti (631) 744-0752 Robert Ficken 6/15
Director Trustee 2 Year SK Charles C Di Santo (516) 650-4760 Gregory Giacalone 6/18
Herbert B. Simmons (631) 744-0951 Trustee 3 Year SK Andrew Delligatti, PGK (631) 744-2265 Richard Johannesen PGK 6/18
Richard Colino 6/19
Director William Roche 6/21
Contacts:
Ron Mihalak (516) 287-0488 Ezio Endrizzi 6/23
District Deputy SK William Fontaine 631-988-3758 Thomas McClintock PGK 6/25
Director Field Agent SK Johnathan Bittner 631-466-0828 Manuel Isernia 6/26
Henry Walden (631) 744-9775 Beacon Editor William Swiatkowski 516-729-3142
Lawrence McMahon 6/30

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2019 Dues
Reminder Notices and invoices have been mailed to members that have not paid 2019 dues. Payment can be mailed to
FS John Sommers, 10 Flicker Drive, Middle Island, New York 11953 or handed to the FS at a Business Meeting. Make checks
payable to St Jude Council #5814. Dues for the year are $40. Please pay dues promptly in order to avoid the expense of
further mailings. If you have any questions contact the FS at jsommers@optonline.net or 631-513-2626.

Upcoming Events for June 2019


06/01 SAT Charity Book Sales Mt. Sinai King Kullen 9am-3pm
06/02 SUN BBQ Ticket Sales St. Anthony’s Church After All Masses
06/05 WED Business Meeting St. Jude Council 7:30pm
06/06 THU Council Blood Drive St Jude Council 3:15-9:15pm
06/08 SAT Prayer for Life Lady of Island Shrine 10:00am
06/09 SUN Chapter Charity Ball Watermill Rest. Smithtown 12:00 noon
06/09 SUN BBQ Ticket Sales St. Anthony’s Church After All Masses
06/11 TUE TV Sports Night St Jude Council 7:00pm
06/12 WED District Meeting Patchogue Council 7:30pm
06/14 FRI Flag Day
06/16 SUN Father ’s Day
06/16 SUN BBQ Ticket Sales St. Anthony’s Church After All Masses
06/18 TUE First/Second Degree St. Jude Council 7:30pm
06/21 FRI Honor Our Father ’s St. Jude Council doors open 6:30, dinner 7pm
06/21 FRI Suffolk Chapter Mtg. Patchogue Council 7pm Dinner/8pm Meeting
06/23 SUN BBQ Ticket Sales St. Anthony’s Church After All Masses
06/26 WED Shea Assbly 4 th Deg. Joan of Arc, Pt Jeff 8:00pm
06/30 SUN Parish BBQ St Anthony’s Church 1pm-5pm

"Prayer for Life Day" of Novena prayer at


Our Lady of the Island Shrine June 8th at 10am
All Welcome, sponsored by the St Jude Council, no charge

Join Us for Combined 1st & 2nd Degrees


at St Jude June 18th 7:30pm
All should attend, in jacket & tie, Repass provided
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Financial Secretary’s Corner


Receiving the Membership Numbers:
Bulletin by Email Associate Members - 138
If you would like to receive the bulletin by email
Insurance Members - 88
please forward an email to FS John Sommers at Inactive Members- 21
jsommers@optonline.net Total Membership - 247
Honorary Members - 3
Please include St Jude Bulletin in the subject line. Honorary Life Members - 61
Receiving the bulletin by email will reduce the monthly
printing and mailing costs to the Council.
Disabled Members - 0
- SK John Sommers, FS, PGK, FDD

Council Game Night


Come down to the hall and enjoy the company of your brothers as the
New York Mets take on the New York Yankees.
Our Game Night will be on Tuesday, June 11th
If you don't like baseball or the teams playing don't interest you,
come down to the hall for some fun and camaraderie with your brothers.
Food & snacks will be provided beginning at 6:30pm. Cash bar.

Game Time: 7:00pm


Donations appreciated.
RSVP John Sommers at jsommers@optonline.net or 631-513-2626 by Friday June 7th so we have enough food.

Blood Drive
Please Keep in Your Prayers
HE IS Brother Richard Bowne’s Granddaughter

RISEN Scarlett, Brothers John Lennon, Barney


and Barbara Flanagan. Linda Mihalek,

6.14.2019
3:15PM - 9:15PM
Vinny Mastrogiacomo. Rosemary Walden
and Bill Christiansen's daughter. Please keep
in your prayers Chaplain Fr. Bill Breslawski.

All the souls of Brothers lost


Knights of Columbus Hall in our Council and in The Order.
683 Route 25A, Rocky Point, NY 11778 (if you need prayers or know of a member or family etc.,
please send me the information to share).
Donors should come down to the hall Contact G.K. Gene Johann at 631-804-1886
on that day and see Gary Duryea St. Jude, patron of hopeless cases, pray for us.

** Wake Service **
The Council is updating its Wake Service notification record. If you would like to be informed of the passing of a brother
and the wake information please provide your phone number and/or email address to FS John Sommers. You can
either email the information to jsommers@optonline.net (put Wake Service in the subject line) or call 631-924-8708.

Grand Knight’s Corner


If any member knows of the passing of a Brother Knight or knows of a
Brother Knight in need, please notify GK Gene Johann at 631 804-1886 or
our Funeral Services Director Ralph Ferrara at 631 662-1235

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FLAG DAY
is JUNE 14th

JUNE
16th

Ladies Auxiliary Corner


For information about joining the
St. Jude Ladies Auxiliary, or
about upcoming plans, please call
President Marie Basileo at 631 821-6071.

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The St. Jude Council #5814 Nominating Committee for 2019 Council Elections has
submitted the following slate of Council Officers. The Upcoming elections for the Columbian Year
July 1, 2019 thru June 30, 2020 will be held at the Council’s June Business Meeting on June 5, 2019.

The proposed slate of Council Officers is as follows:


•Grand Knight SK Charles DiSanto •Inside Guard SK Joseph Badalamenti
•Deputy Grand Knight SK Richard Bowne •Outside Guard 1 Michael Jordan
•Chancellor SK John Nugent •Outside Guard 2 Open (Nomination from the Council floor)
•Warden SK Jonathan Romano •Trustee 1 Year Paul Knudsen
•Treasurer SK Andrew Delligatti, PGK •Trustee 2 Year SK Charles Morgan
•Recorder Rudy Novissimo •Trustee 3 Year SK Gene Johann, PGK
•Advocate SK Fred Hess, PGK

Positions for Financial Secretary and Lecturer are appointed. The election to
Council Officer is open to any 3rd Degree Knight of our Council. Nominations for any
position will be accepted from the Council floor. Thank you to the Nominating Committee
Chairman SK Sal LaLima, and committee members SK Vinny Maggio, SK Paul Basileo, PGK.

Congratulations to all of the newly elected Officers of the Shea


assembly. The entire slate of Officers was elected as Nominated.

The next Fourth Degree Meeting will be held on


June 26th at Council 1992 Joan of Arc, located at
Infant Jesus Church in Port Jefferson. Meeting starts at 8 pm

Honor Our Fathers Social


Friday June 21st
Doors open at 6:30pm
Special Menu and Live Music entertainment $12.
All three parishes priests will be in attendance.

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. AN TH O NY PARISH
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FAMILY
BARBECUE
1pm 5PM
rain or shine

AT the parish grounds


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FOOD - HOT DOGS, HAMBURGERS, DRINKS WILL BE PROVIDED
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SHARING TABLE - EACH FAMILY IS ASKED TO BRING
A SALAD OR DESSERT (FOR FAMILY OF 4)
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ENTERTAINMENT - MUSIC, GAMES, CONTESTS, & PRIZES
FUN GAMES UNDER BIG TENT PROVIDED BY ST. JUDE KofC
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TICKETS SOLD AFTER ALL MASSES
THROUGH JUNE 23RD
TICKETS: ADULTS: $10 AGES 5-12: $5 UNDER 5: FREE

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Some photos of KofC events

Pilgrimage to Sat 5/25 Calverton Cemetary Knights


Our Lady of the Island Shrine place flags on Veterans graves,
outdoor Mass May 19, 2019 Jon Romano, GK Gene Johann,
Rudy Novissiomo (Joe Daly not pictured)

Diocese Bus Duty - St Jude has done Celebrate Life Social - donation
since Sept. Steve Spector, made to local Birthright office by
Jon Romano, Gene Johann volunteers Ladies Auxilary & Council

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Prayer for the Canonization of Father Michael J. McGivney

God, our Father, protector of the poor and


defender of the widow and orphan, you called
your priest, Father Michael J. McGivney, to be
an apostle of Christian family life and to lead the
young to the generous service of their neighbor.
Through the example of his life and virtue may
we follow your Son, Jesus Christ, more closely,
fulfilling his commandment of charity and building
up his Body which is the Church. Let the
inspiration of your servant prompt us to greater
confidence in your love so that we may continue his work of caring for the
needy and the outcast. We humbly ask that you glorify your servant
Father Michael J. McGivney on earth according to the design of your
holy will. Through his intercession, grant the favor I now present
(here make your request). Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be.