Grand Knight’s Message
Brothers and Sisters: Spring is here. As I sit here writing this message and watching the snow
fall, I am wondering whether Mother Nature got the memo. I would like to take this opportunity to wish from my family to yours
a wonderful and Happy Easter.
On March 10th, there was the county wide free throw championship. I would like
to thank all who came down to help and the support the winners from our Council. A special thanks to Rob Saracino and to Mike
Hearney on an outstanding job that they did.
On March 23rd, we- in conjunction with the Catholics for Freedom of Religion-
prayed the Stations of the Cross. Thanks to all who came to the Church. It was truly an up-lifting experience. It has been
many years since I was able to attend the Stations of the Cross, and found it to be a wonderful and spiritual prayer service.
On April 26th thru the 28th, Gayle and I
will be attending the New York State Convention at Villa Roma. Last year we had a great time and were able to meet different
Grand Knights from different Councils as well as our State Officers. I am grateful for the friendships that we all have developed.
On April 29th, we will be hosting our 5th Sunday
Mass and breakfast. We will be going to the 8am Mass in lieu of the 10 am Mass that we used to attend. Please come out and
support our Council. We pray for our deceased members as well as the continuation of our Council. Also on this date is the
Pasta Dinner for the Life Center at Our Lady of Grace. All the proceeds will go to the Life Center.
On June 30th, we will participate in the Church’s celebration of Our
Lady of Perpetual Help. We will have a booth and we are still trying to figure out what we will be selling. Steve Strigaro
will be spear-heading this event. More information to follow.
I am still looking for someone to run the Chapter Charity Drive. No one has expressed interest
in this. Please if you have the time, please see me. Also Alex Keller is looking for volunteers for the Giant Yard Sale. Please
see either of us.
God bless our Country, our Troops, our Veterans, our Council and our Families.
Charlie Shami—Grand Knight.