Recently, we lost two men who hold special places in the hearts of our Parish and Council. First: Ron Higgins, former
Financial Secretary and Home Association Treasurer. Second: Rev. Msgr. Daniel Hamilton- Pastor and Chaplain for twenty-two
years. I could devote my entire column to Msgr. Hamilton, because of all he meant to me. I only ask for your prayers for
these two outstanding members of our Council.
We congratulate newly-appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, Bishop Robert Brennan, long-time member of OLPH
Parish and Council. Many of us remember him as Sacristan at OLPH before becoming a priest. Pray for his success.
Now, for upcoming Council events- the weekend of March 2/3, we need volunteers, after all Masses, to solicit donations
to the Wheelchair Fund. Related to that, is the District Fundraiser for the Wheelchair Fund, Friday, March 15th, at the American
Legion Hall in Babylon. $60 per person includes dinner and dancing to a live band and two comics. There will also be many
raffles, 50/50, and more. See Charlie Shami for tickets.
Let us now consider what we can do during Lent to prepare ourselves for the return of Christ. Ash Wednesday is March
6th. At our March 5th meeting, we will begin a Novena for Repentance, Renewal and Rebuilding.
Two opportunities for your spiritual life- the District Mens Retreat, open to ALL men, not just K of C members, Sunday,
March 10th, at St. Martins convent building. $25 includes breakfast and lunch, Msgr. Tom Costas presentation, concluding
with Mass. Pre-registration is required. Contact me if interested by March 3rd. The other opportunity is for us to lead
the Stations of the Cross, in conjunction with the Holy Name Society, Friday evening, March 22nd. Volunteers are needed
as readers and candle-bearers.
May God Bless us all, and the work we do in His name.
Stephen M. Strigaro, Grand Knight
Telephone: 631-225-0928 or Cell: 631-747-4929