May is a time of remembrance. People whom we recognize this month include our mothers; the mothers of our children; and
Mary, Mother of the Church. We should also honor new graduates from college, and more importantly, those who served in the
military, especially those whose lives were sacrificed in order to protect us.
There are many ways we can show our appreciation to these people.
Our wives and mothers appreciate any effort you can make on Mothers Day, May 12th. Perhaps dinner, flowers, or a gift-
even a telephone call, if your mother lives far away. We can honor Mary by attending the Marian Hour of Prayer at Our Lady
of Mt. Carmel Church in Patchogue on May 16th (a Faith in Action program).
Memorial Day is May 27th. Brother Knights are requested to honor our military heroes by taking part in the parade, which
begins at Breslau Cemetery and ends at Village Hall.
Palm Sunday, PGK Charles Shami and I represented our Council for a Thank You Mass and Luncheon at the Seminary of the
Immaculate Conception, for our participation in the RSVP program. Father Joe Fitzgerald has been assigned as Pastor of St.
William the Abbot in Seaford, and is being replaced as Vocations Director by Father Sean Magaldi. Manuel Blanco is the seminarian
we will now sponsor. He was in Washington, DC, that day. Please continue to pray for vocations.
The weekend of May 4th/5th is our recruitment drive. We still need more Ambassadors. Perhaps you can help at the Mass
you normally attend. Contact either Membership Chairman Alex Keller or myself. The follow-up Admission (1st) Degree will
be held the second meeting of the month.
Also, that Sunday, we need help selling Chapter Charity Drive raffle tickets at the Village Springfest. We will have
a table right outside OLPH Church.
Thank you for all your efforts in support of our programs.
Stephen M. Strigaro, Grand Knight
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