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St.

Jude Council #5814 NY - 3rd District

Serving Rocky Point and Surrounding Communities

St. Jude Beacon


July 2019 - Volume XIX - Number VII
William Swiatkowski, Editor

GRAND KNIGHT’S MESSAGE


ONE KofC COUNCIL
Brothers,

Here we are July 1 st the start of new Columbian Year and the start of
my first term as your Grand Knight. I am humbled to be chosen by my
Brother Knights to lead you into this upcoming Columbian Year.
Together with my Deputy Grand Knight Richard Bowne and our newly
elected officers and our Brothers all, I know we will be successful.

The Knights were born in New Haven Connecticut in the basement


of a small church. It became one of the greatest American organizations
St. Jude, Pray for Us of Catholic Men dedicated to Charity, Mutual Assistance and the fight
for Civil Liberties. Always be proud to say you are a Knight, a Soldier in
In service the Army of Compassion. Let’s all hear the call to help our brothers and
to one. sisters in need through giving to the parishes we serve and the
In service organizations we support.
to all.
With that being said, we start your C&B Charity Book sales. The times
and locations are posted in the events calendar for July. There will
be the installations of the new officers on August 11 th. We will meet at
St. Marks Church in Shoreham for 11 o'clock Mass. From there back to
St. Jude Council for the Ceremony and afterwards food will be served.

A special thanks to Gene Johann for his service and dedication as


Grand Knight for the last two years.

Vivat Jesus,

S.K Charles Di Santo


Grand Knight
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A Personal Look At The Problem Of Evil


By Brian Caulfield

Suffering comes, ready or not. A sudden cyclone drops a bomb of rain in the Midwest,
washing out homes, ruining farms and leaving people devastated, with no explanation from
merciless nature. A disaster of this magnitude makes the daily trials of life seem small, but
we suffer nonetheless from a fender-bender or termites in the basement.
We are constantly tempted to ask why bad things happen to good people. This age-old
question has confounded great thinkers and caused many to reject religious faith while
asking, “How could a good, all-powerful God allow such suffering in the world?”
For some, the answer is simple. We humans are not “good” and make trouble for ourselves
and others. From the dawn of existence, you can trace the train of evils that has followed
humanity through the ages.
God could have kept humanity from sin and suffering, but in doing so he would have denied
free will. Without free will we would be safe under God’s thumb but lack the very thing that
caused him to create us: Love.
Love must be freely given or it is not love; it requires free will and the possibility of choosing
ill. God’s very nature is love and he yearns for our love in response. As difficult as it may be
to accept, God allows evil for the sake of a greater love.
Certainly, Jesus offers ultimate wisdom for a good life, and answers prayers and watches
over us with a loving care that we cannot comprehend. But these things are only part of his
O Lord Jesus Christ, saving mission. He was crucified, died, buried and rose. That is the fullness of the Easter
Who said to Your Apostles: proclamation, the Gospel, the Good News.
"Peace I leave with you, My peace I
To ask why bad things happen to good people is to stand at the foot of the cross and the
give to you," regard not my sins but mouth of the empty tomb. It is to touch the mystery of faith. In the end, it seems, God does
the faith of Your Church, not give an answer. He gives himself, at the Last Supper, on the cross, in the resurrection, in
and deign to give her peace and unity the Holy Eucharist and his everlasting gift of love. “Be still and know that I am God” (Ps 46:10).
according to Your Will: Evil is strong. Sin is persistent. Suffering and death pervade our days on earth. But the tomb
Who live and reign, God, is empty and the gates of heaven are open. Love and life have won in Jesus Christ, and we
world without end. are free to love in return – even when bad things happen.
From KofC.org 2019 Copyright Knights of Columbus KofC.org

"Today, the Knights of


The Corner of Faith Columbus is providentially
I Believe In One God positioned to play a key role
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church

201 To Israel, his chosen, God revealed and with all your soul, and with all
in the new alliance between
himself as the only One: "Hear, O Israel: The your mind, and with all your strength". the Church and the family
LORD our God is one LORD; and you shall At the same time Jesus gives us to called for by Pope Francis…
love the LORD your God with all your heart, understand that he himself is "the What is necessary now is
and with all your soul, and with all your might." Lord".To confess that Jesus is Lord is
our greater involvement
Through the prophets, God calls Israel and all distinctive of Christian faith. This is not
nations to turn to him, the one and only God: contrary to belief in the One God. Nor in the renewal of parish
"Turn to me and be saved, all the ends of the does believing in the Holy Spirit as and family life."
earth! For I am God, and there is no other... "Lord and giver of life" introduce any ~~
To me every knee shall bow, every tongue division into the One God: Supreme Knight
shall swear. 'Only in the LORD, it shall be said
CHARITY, UNITY
Carl Anderson
of me, are righteousness and strength.'"
FRATERNITY,
202 Jesus himself affirms that God is "the one and PATRIOTISM
Lord" whom you must love "with all your heart,

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District Deputy’s Message


Brothers,

Congratulations to all newly elected officers. I wish all your Councils a prosperous and fulfilling
Fraternal year. So let’s get to work right away.

Congratulations and welcome to the Knights of Columbus to 2 Brothers that made their 1st
Degree on June 18th. That same night we had a 2nd Degree and 12 brothers from our District
made their 2nd Degree, Congratulations Thank you St. Jude for hosting the 1st and 2nd Degree.

Great job as always.

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:


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 July Birthdays


Corporation Directors
Chaplain Msgr. SK Rev. William Breslawski (631) 744-2609 Robert Hall 7/1
President Chaplain Rev. Fr. Thomas Tuite (631) 744-2800
Grand Knight S.K Charles Di Santo (516) 650-4760 Deacon Joseph Bartolotto PGK 7/3
SK Vincent J. Maggio (631) 744-1673
Deputy SK Richard Bowne (631) 664-6410 John Sommers PGK FDD 7/9
Chancellor SK John Nugent (631) 744-1821
Vice President Roger LaMarca 7/13
Warden SK Jonathan Romano (631) 821-3249
SK Salvatore J. LaLima (631) 821-0082 Recorder Rudy Novissimo (516) 241-2942
Fin Secretary SK John Sommers, PGK, FDD (631) 513-2626
Richard Landers 7/13
Secretary Treasurer SK Andrew Delligatti PGK (631) 807-3191 Peter Patterson 7/14
SK Robert W. Wilken (631) 821-4962 Advocate SK Fred Hess, PGK (631) 603-7348
Lecturer Doug Bauer (646) 284-7276 Charles Di Santo 7/18
Treasurer Inside Guard SK Joseph Badalamenti (631) 821-2570 Raymond Wolter Jr 7/19
SK Richard B. Landers (631) 291-9440 Outside Guard 1 Michael Jordan (631) 806-3696
Outside Guard 2 Bob Hall (631) 241-6741 James McClintock 7/20
Director Trustee 1 Year Paul Knudson (631) 744-0752
Herbert B. Simmons (631) 744-0951 Trustee 2 Year SK Charles Morgan 631- (631) 648-3120 Rudolph Novissimo 7/20
Trustee 3 Year SK Gene Johann, PGK (631) 744-2265 Eugene Johann 7/21
Director
Contacts: Joseph Puleo 7/25
Ron Mihalak (516) 287-0488
District Deputy SK William Fontaine 631-988-3758
Field Agent SK Johnathan Bittner 631-466-0828 Raymond Caffrey 7/29
Director
Henry Walden (631) 744-9775 Beacon Editor William Swiatkowski 516-729-3142 Glenn Fischer 7/30

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2019 Dues
A reminder 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 July 2019


07/03 Wednesday Business Meeting ST. Jude Council 7:30 PM
07/09 Tuesday TV Sports Night ST. Jude Council 7:30 PM
07/10 Wednesday District Meeting Patchogue Council 7:30 PM
07/12 Friday Suffolk chapter Meeting Our Lady of the Rosary Deer Park 7Pm
07/13 Saturday C&B Charity Book Sale Wading River King Kullen 9am-3PM
07/20 Saturday C&B Charity Book Sale Manorville King Kullen 9am-3PM
07/21 Sunday Ducks Baseball Dinner & Game AT The Park 3:00 PM
07/23 Tuesday Officers Meeting ST. Jude Council 7:30 PM
07/24 Wednesday Fourth Degree Shea Assembly Patchogue Council 8:00 PM
07/26 Friday Social Night ST. Jude Council 6:30 PM
07/27 Saturday C&B Charity Book Sale Middle Island King Kullen 9AM-3PM

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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Financial Secretary’s Corner


RECEIVING THE Membership Numbers:
BULLETIN BY EMAIL Associate Members - 147
Insurance Members - 88
Inactive Members- 21
If you would like to receive the bulletin by email please forward Total Membership - 256
an email to FS John Sommers at jsommers@optonline.net Honorary Members - 3
Honorary Life Members - 61
Please include St Jude Bulletin in the subject line. Disabled Members - 0
Receiving the bulletin by email will reduce the monthly
printing and mailing costs to the Council. - SK John Sommers, FS, PGK, FDD

Council Game Night


Come down to the hall and enjoy the company of your brothers as we watch the All Star Game!

Our Game Night will be


on Tuesday, July 9th
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.
Game Time: 7:00pm
Food & snacks will be provided beginning at 6:30pm. Cash bar. Donations appreciated.
RSVP John Sommers at jsommers@optonline.net or 631-513-2626 by Saturday July 6th so we have enough food.

Please Keep in Your Prayers


Brother Richard Bowne’s Granddaughter
Scarlett, Brothers John Lennon, Barney
and Barbara Flanagan. Linda Mihalek,
Vinny Mastrogiacomo. Rosemary Walden
and Bill Christiansen's daughter. Please keep
in your prayers Chaplain Fr. Bill Breslawski.

All the souls of Brothers lost


in our Council and in The Order.
(if you need prayers or know of a member or family
etc., please send me the information to share).

Contact Gene Johann at 631-804-1886


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 Charles C. Di Santo at (516) 650-4760 or
our Funeral Services Director Ralph Ferrara at (631) 662-1235

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SOCIAL EVENT
FRIDAY JULY 26TH
AT 6:30 PM
Featuring
Anna's Home Style Pot Roast with all the Fixings.
Appetizer, Salad and Dessert.
ALL FOR $14.95
For Tickets please call Fred Hess 631-603-7348 or
Grand Knight Chuck Di Santo 516-650-4760

My Lord and my God, take from me


everything that distances me from you.
My Lord and my God, give me
everything that brings me closer to you.
My Lord and my God, detach me from
myself to give my all to you.

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happy fourth of July


CELEBRATE THE POWER OF PRIDE,
COURAGE AND FAITH, THAT WE ALL SHARE.
LET US ALL SALUTE THE SPIRIT OF AMERICA.

Congratulations to all of the newly elected


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

C&B Books Campaign 2019


At From 9am to 3pm
Wading River Saturday 7/13/19
Manorville Saturday 7/20/19
Middle Island Saturday 7/27/19
As a Knight, fundraising and Charity is everyone's responsibility. The Council offers
you an opportunity to join the C&B team at many dates & locations – please make
this one of your charitable works. All of the locations below are at King Kullen stores,
on Saturdays and from 9am thru 3pm. If you cannot participate on any of these days,
please see the Grand Knight to obtain C&B Books to sell on your own.

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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.