Year three begins. We have seen many changes over this past year, New uniform for the 4th degree, New exemplification (covering
all three degrees), On-line exemplifications, ZOOM meetings, COVID-19 preventing us from just about everything we normally
do, Masks, No public Mass, Leave No Neighbor Behind, Protests everywhere!, The World War Veterans Building process, and New
Supreme Field Agent. Some good. Some bad. Some horrifying!
Thank you for your support through all this. Thank you to all our officers, especially Andy Martorano, as he steps down; and
to newly elected Guard Alex Keller. Thank you to Stella Barbera and our Ladies’ Auxiliary, for supporting us. Congratulations
to their new officers. (They held their first ZOOM meeting recently!)
We will continue to hold ZOOM meetings. Please consider joining us. Several members, who are otherwise unable to participate,
have attended. It is not the same as meeting in person, but it is worthwhile. July 7th will be our annual “Hawaiian
OLPH Church is open for Mass! We have been asked to help out with the new “Special Ministers of Hospitality”-
seating parishioners and sanitizing the building between Masses. Contact Msgr. DeGrocco if you can help.
As part of our new Leave No Neighbor Behind program, we will call Brother Knights and widows that we rarely or never see.
Alex Keller is chairing that committee.
Another aspect is the “Food for Brothers” project, sponsored by the Suffolk Chapter. Tom Romano is chairing that
committee. These programs will be discussed at our ZOOM meetings.
We qualified for the Columbian Award for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, thanks to our volunteers. I believe that this year we
will earn STAR Council. Recruit a new member! Ask family members and friends to join our ranks. The process is so-o-o much
There is much more to talk about, but not enough space on this page. Boat Cruise. LI Ducks. Bus trip. Veterans Building. 150th
Anniversary of OLPH Parish.
Hope to see you soon- separated by six feet.
Stephen M. Strigaro, Grand Knight
Call or text: 631 747 4929 e-mail: sdcjn@optonline.