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St.

Jude Council #5814 NY - 3rd District

Serving Rocky Point and Surrounding Communities

St. Jude Beacon


August 2019 - Volume XIX - Number VIII
William Swiatkowski, Editor

GRAND KNIGHT’S MESSAGE


ONE KofC COUNCIL
Brothers,

I hope all is well and you are enjoying the summer. We are off and running
with your new Council Officers and our members to make this Columbian
Year successful.

We had a great July! We held our TV Sports Night to see the Baseball
All-Star game and the evening was a success. Thank you Mike Olivo for
putting it together and Fred Hess for cooking the gourmet Steak and
onions and Shrimp Salad. The rice pudding was delicious. Also we held
the St. Anthony Church Picnic where over 30 Knights did it all from setup
St. Jude, Pray for Us
to cooking for over 300 people. Finally on July 21st we went to the Ducks
Baseball game and Dinner thank you Bob Hall for arranging this day of
In service family fun for us.
to one.
In service We started our C&B Charity Book sales early this year and in our first two
to all. outings we sold 193 books. Great job Gene and all the Knights that faithfully
give their time to this fundraiser as the Grand Knight I truly appreciate your
commitment.

Finally we will have our Officers Installations on August 11 th . We will meet


at St Marks Church in Shoreham for 11:30 Mass. From there we will go to
St Jude Council for the ceremony. At that ceremony we will be presenting the
two St Jude Council Scholarship Awards to the recipients.

May Jesus send his Blessing upon us all-


Vivat Jesus,

S.K Charles Di Santo


Grand Knight
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The Knights and the Blessed Virgin Mary


Jesus admonished his followers (those first disciples and us today) that if we are looking for signs, none
will be given us other than the sign of Jonah. Yet it is not uncommon that in the midst of uncertainty, we are
tempted to seek signs and wonders to shore up our faltering faith or our questioning hearts.

Importantly, this temptation to seek signs is quite a different thing than another command of Jesus',
namely that we “read the signs of the times.” that is, that we be attentive to the manner in which God has
and is acting in the world and bestowing his grace upon us. For here, we are asked by the Lord to develop
sensitivity to divine action. Not in some superstitious way, as with three crows harboring death or ill fortune,
but in an authentically Christian way, whereby we discern God's movement in our lives and in the lives of
others. Of course, the distinction between superstitious seeking and faithful discernment is not always clear.

We can turn to the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the history of the Knights of Columbus to make this
point. It can be argued that not a page of Columbianism's history has turned without the influence and
protection of the Mother of God. From our order's beginning, the blessed mother has played a central role
in its growth and development.

Our founder, the venerable Michael McGivney, whose cause for sainthood continues to advance, was
baptized in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, Connecticut. He studied in three
seminaries, two in the United States and one in Canada, all dedicated to the blessed virgin. He was
ordained in the beautiful Cathedral of the Assumption in Baltimore and began his priestly ministry at Saint
Mary's church in New Haven, the same church in whose basement he founded our fraternal order.
Almighty and everlasting God, You
As faithful men of the church, we must be wary of the tendency to seek out “hidden” indications of the love
have taken up body and soul into the of God and, here specifically, of the Blessed Mother, over us.
heavenly glory the Immaculate
We read in the book of Genesis that God so loved his new creation that the first gift he gave it was the gift
Virgin Mary, Mother of Your Son: of a mother. God created the first woman, Eve, to be the mother of all creation (CF. Gen2:23; 3:20). She was
to be the woman, the one who would care for, nurture and protect all the living. Eve, however, through her
Grant, we beseech You, that, ever disobedience, gave up that title to be " mother of all the living." as a result of their disobedience, Adam and
intent upon heavenly things, we may eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden and the presence of the tree of life. Eve would no longer be the
mother of those who would live in god's presence, but instead be mother of all those destined to die.
be worthy to be partakers of her glory.
Through Jesus Christ Your Son, As eve, the first woman, lost her title as " mother" through her disobedience, so Mary, the new "Eve," was
given the title of "mother" through her obedience to God's will. This is why Jesus says to St. John at the foot
our Lord, who lives and reigns of the cross: “behold your mother” (JN 19:27). And through him, Mary, the Mother of God, the new woman of
the second creation, was given to all humanity as its mother.
with You and the Holy Spirit,
One God, forever and ever. The history of the life of the Church and of the order of the Knights of Columbus testifies to the order's great
dedication to our Blessed Mother. As Knights of Columbus, therefore, let us renew our devotion to her.
Amen.
Vivat Jesus! From KofC.org 2019 Copyright Knights of Columbus KofC.org

"Today, the Knights of


The Corner of Faith Columbus is providentially
Devotion to the Blessed Virgin positioned to play a key role
From the Catechism of the Catholic Church
in the new alliance between
971 "All generations will call me blessed": The liturgical feasts dedicated to the the Church and the family
"The Church's devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mother of God and Marian prayer,
such as the rosary, an "epitome of the
called for by Pope Francis…
is intrinsic to Christian worship." The Church
rightly honors "the Blessed Virgin with special whole Gospel," express this devotion What is necessary now is
devotion. From the most ancient times the to the Virgin Mary. our greater involvement
Blessed Virgin has been honored with the title in the renewal of parish
of 'Mother of God,' to whose protection the
and family life."
faithful fly in all their dangers and needs. . . . CHARITY, UNITY
This very special devotion . . . differs FRATERNITY, ~~
essentially from the adoration which is given and PATRIOTISM Supreme Knight
to the incarnate Word and equally to the Carl Anderson
Father and the Holy Spirit, and greatly fosters
this adoration."

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District Deputy’s Message


Brothers,

So happy to see the Councils in our District so focused on a successful Fraternal year. It was a
tough year understanding the new Faith in Action program and you guys took the challenge and
exceeded all expectations. This year you really are hitting the ground running and have a
calendar set up for the up coming year.

Congratulations to our newest members that took their Degree July 25. Thank you Queen of all
Hearts for hosting this Degree and your Degree team did an outstanding 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:

The Charity Ball was a success and well attended. Rick Mango, of Jay
and the Americans and his Grandson gave a memorable performance
along with the band. Congratulations to the raffle winners. Thank you to
Tom Romano and the Ball Committee for a job well done.

#5814 St. Jude Council Officers August Birthdays


Corporation Directors Anthony Petriello PGK 8/1
Chaplain Msgr. SK Rev. William Breslawski (631) 744-2609
President Chaplain Rev. Fr. Thomas Tuite (631) 744-2800 Robert De Zorzi 8/3
SK Vincent J. Maggio (631) 744-1673 Grand Knight S.K Charles Di Santo (516) 650-4760 Joseph Gresalfi 8/3
Deputy SK Richard Bowne (631) 793-3037
Joseph Mazzeo 8/3
Chancellor SK John Nugent (631) 744-1821
Vice President Neil Monaco 8/4
Warden SK Jonathan Romano (631) 821-3249
SK Salvatore J. LaLima (631) 821-0082 Recorder SKRudy Novissimo (516) 241-2942 Alfred Donato 8/6
Fin Secretary SK John Sommers, PGK, FDD (631) 513-2626 George Lindner 8/13
Secretary Treasurer SK Andrew Delligatti PGK, FDD (631) 807-3191
SK Robert W. Wilken (631)
821-4962 Brian Beaulieu PGK 8/17
Advocate SK Fred Hess, PGK (631) 603-7348
Lecturer Doug Bauer (646) 284-7276 Joseph Daly PGK 8/17
Treasurer Inside Guard SK Joseph Badalamenti (631) 821-2570 Frederick Boccia 8/18
SK Richard B. Landers (631) 291-9440 Outside Guard 1 Michael Jordan (631) 806-3696 Paul Knudsen 8/18
Outside Guard 2 Bob Hall (631) 241-6741
Director Trustee 1 Year Paul Knudson (631) 664-6410 Bernard Flanagan PGK 8/21
Herbert B. Simmons (631) 744-0951 Trustee 2 Year SK Charles Morgan (631) 648-3120 Eugene Wetter 8/21
Trustee 3 Year SK Gene Johann, PGK (631) 804-1886 Charles Morgan 8/28
Director
Contacts: Donald Treudler 8/28
Ron Mihalak (516) 287-0488 Alfredo Rivera 8/29
District Deputy SK William Fontaine (631) 988-3758
Director Field Agent SK Johnathan Bittner (631) 466-0828 Mirko Vrban 8/29
Henry Walden (631) 744-9775 Beacon Editor William Swiatkowski (516) 729-3142 John E Nugent 8/31

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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 August 2019


08/07 WED Business Meeting ST. Jude Council 7:30 PM
08/10 SAT C&B Charity Book Sale Wading River King Kullen 9am-3PM
08/11 SUN Officers Installation and Mass. St Marks Mass / St Jude Hall 11:30- 3PM
08/13 TUE TV Sports Night St. Jude Council 7:30 PM
08/14 WED District Meeting Patchogue Council 7:30 PM
08/15 THU Feast of the Assumption
08/16 FRI Suffolk Chapter Meeting Father Judge Northport 7:00 PM
08/17 SAT C&B Charity Book Sales Manorville King Kullen 9am-3PM
08/21 WED Officers Meeting ST. Jude Council 7:30 PM
08/23 FRI Social Night ST. Jude Council 6:30 PM
8/24 SAT C&B Charity Book Sales 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 the
NY Mets take on the Atlanta Braves and the NY Yankees take on the Baltimore Orioles
Game Night will be on Tuesday, August 13th
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 August 9th 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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End OF Summer
SOCIAL EVENT
FRIDAY AUGUST 23RD AT 6:30 PM
Featuring
The Summer Gourmet Salad Bar Featuring all kinds of Salads
Topping include Steak-Shrimp-Chicken, Fruit- Nuts and Veggies and Desserts
ALL FOR $15.00
For Tickets please call Fred Hess 631-603-7348 or
Grand Knight Chuck Di Santo 516-650-4760

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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 8/10/19
Manorville Saturday 8/17/19
Middle Island Saturday 8/24/19
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.