Our Lady of Perpetual Help Council Number 794 – Founded July 19, 1903

Brothers,
We had a successful Exemplification at our October 20th meeting, where we received
nine new 3rd Degree members into our Council. Their names are listed elsewhere in this issue.
Please welcome and encourage them to be the examples of Catholic manhood we all strive to
be.
The Founder of our Order, Father Michael J. McGivney has been beatified! I hope
everyone got a chance to see this milestone in the history of the Knights of Columbus, as the
Mass was broadcast live from the Cathedral of St. Joseph, in Hartford, October 31st, on EWTN.
His Cause for Sainthood has been in process for about twenty years. The first American
Priest to achieve this distinction!
As we enter November, several items to announce: The Golden Ticket Raffle, to
support OLPH Church, which has prizes valued up to $10,000. Mike Hearney and I are selling
ticket shares, at $20 each share. You can also get $100 tickets at the Rectory or through me.
The drawing will be live-streamed November 21st
.
Tuesday evening, November 17th, 8pm, at OLPH Church, we will have our annual
Memorial Mass. This is a time where we remember and honor members of the Council and
Ladies’ Auxiliary, who have died during the last twelve months. We pray with and for their
families.
We will participate in an on-line Fraternal Benefits night, Wednesday, November
12th. This will be an opportunity to find out about Insurance and Financial products available
through the Order. Program details will be sent in a separate e-mail.
The Feasts of All Saints (November 1st), and of All Souls (November 2nd), are solemn
days in the Liturgical calendar. Please attend Mass. Pray for your dearly departed. Soon, we
will enter the seasons of Advent and Christmas. Church activities this year will be different
than usual. Information will be available on the OLPH Parish website.
Thanksgiving will also take on a different look this year. As we gather with family,
please continue to stay safe and remain healthy. Enjoy this special holiday!
And do not forget to vote November 3rd
.
Vivat Jesus!
Stephen M. Strigaro, Grand Knight
Call or text: 631 747 4929 e-mail: sdcjn@optonline.net