Let me first congratulate our Council for collecting over $2100 for the Wheelchair Mission! We had lots of help,
and our parishioners were overwhelmingly generous! With the monies we had collected in the past, we will pass on to the Board
of District Deputies over $2400. This effort was a huge success, and helps us with our “Faith in Action” programs.
The Comedy Show and Dinner Dance was another phenomenal event for the District, with the raffle money also going to the Wheelchair
Mission. Thank you to Carolyn and Bob Dobres for preparing five raffle baskets for that event.
As we approach Easter, please attend, with your family, our annual Triduum services at OLPH Church. One of the “Faith
in Action” programs is to participate in Good Friday services. Afternoon and evening chant versions of the Passion
of Our Lord will be presented. Look for information in the Church Bulletin about Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil
and Easter Sunday. You may want to sign up to get your feet washed Holy Thursday.
On Palm Sunday, I have been invited to attend Mass and Brunch at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, as a thank you
for our participation in the RSVP program. Our Council has once again sponsored a seminarian, Christopher Loester. RSVP
is another featured “Faith in Action” program.
It is time to think about becoming a Council Officer for the 2019-2020 Columbian Year. Jim Barthelmes will
chair the Nominations Committee. Please contact him if you wish to be considered for a position as a Council Officer or Director
of the Home Association.
May will be busy. We will need volunteers for our membership drive the weekend of May 4th and 5th, and to sell Chapter Charity
Drive raffle tickets at the Village Springfest on the 5th. Another “Faith in Action” program, a Marian Prayer
Hour, will be held Thursday, May 16th, at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Patchogue. A minimum of ten members from the Council
must attend for us to receive credit. Also consider our Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Island, Sunday, May 19th,
which includes the Rosary Walk at 10am and Mass at 11:30.
May God continue to Bless Us and the good works we do.
Stephen M. Strigaro- Grand Knight