Knights of Columbus - Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) Council No. 794 - Founded July 19, 1903

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COUNCIL SHIRTS

Order your OLPH COUNCIL T-Shirt only $10.00 for sizes up to XL For larger sizes contact me for pricing. T-shirts are forest green with Council logo on left chest. Contact Mike Hearney 631 569-0451 or at mhearney@optonline.net for ordering.

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HAPPY MARCH BIRTHDAYS

Antonio Abbatiello, Anthony Alduino, Albert Alberti,
Jim Barthelmes, Willy Beer, John Brennan, Philip Caputo
Carmine Ciatto, Pat Colangelo, George Crisostomo, Matt Decker, Carmine Demeri, James DeZego, Robert Distler, Richard Farrell, Michael Feerick, Colby Fiedler, Richard Gonsalves, Kevin Gottlieb, Leonard Guardino, Tom Gustafson, John Hines, John Hoffman, Dan Illig, Ed Intemann, Richard Johnston, Paul Kostrzewski, Erik Losurdo, Mario Lotito, Roland Marton, Brian McGowan, Robert Nofi, Ken Palmer, Paul Pellarin, Bill Pike, Sam Powell, Douglas P. Riginio, Gabriel Sarmiento, John Spiotta, Rev. Michael Torpey, Carmelo Zoccali.

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200 CLUB WINNERS FEBRUARY

#148 - Michael LoCasto - $50.00
#24 - Vincent Ayers - $25.00
#31 - Frank Afansewicz - $25.00

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S

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GOODBYE MEMBER 2337038

It seems very ironic that our member 2337038 Bishop
Robert Brennan will service the people of "COLUMBUS"
Ohio. Bishop Brennan was a Sacristan at OLPH and made his first degree here on Sept. 1st, 1982.
When he said his first Mass at OLPH the Council opened it's doors in celebration. Whenever asked, he was always there for us at different functions.
He will dearly be missed and wish him the best in
Columbus, Ohio.
Bishop Brennan will say a Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Sunday, March 24th at 12 Noon. He will then greet all parishioners after Mass to say good-bye.

KELLER'S CORNER.

Today, I want to address the growth of the Order. Membership growth is the fuel that keeps this great fraternal engine running. All of our charitable works at the council state, national and international level are thanks to our hard-working members. And more members equals more charity.
We know that the membership blitz is a tried and true way for councils to get more men to join. We see these pushes often in March, in celebration of Founder's Day and again in October. These drives are successful because Brother Knights have increased visibility speaking or presenting during and after Masses and at special events. We must remember that we have a duty to ask each and every Catholic gentlemen to join our ranks for the good of the Church, the community and the Order.
During the rest of the year, we often forget to ask men to join and bring their families into the Knights of Columbus family. You probably know an eligible Catholic man you could ask today. What if the only reason he hasn't joined is because no one has asked him yet?
When telling a prospect about the strengths of the Order, don't forget our greatest fraternal benefit is our insurance program. This often a "selling point" to a potential member who is on the fence. Many members become Knights simply to be able to buy coverage to protect their family. Soon after, they realize the good our charitable works do for their community and are proud to be members.
As your professional Knights of Columbus insurance agent, I look forward to helping us grow in fraternity in any way that I can.
Alex Keller FICF 631-226-3831 alex.keller@kofc.org

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DUES 2019

Do you have a 2019 Membership Card? If not, you have not paid your dues for 2019. Please mail your check to the Financial Secretary so he can send you a new 2019 Membership Card. Thank you.

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2019 200 CLUB

It is time to renew your numbers for 2019. If you want to keep the same numbers please let me know and make check out to OLPH CL. 794 and in message field put 200 Club. If you don't know your number you contact myself or Bob Dobres. By enrolling in the 200 Club you are helping out our Council. The cost is $25 per number - no number, no problem give me a call and we will get you one.
Tom Romano, 631 412-3797 - 631 561-7052











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TIDINGS
Editor: Bob Dobres (631) 592-8697

Items for the Monthly Tidings must be in the hands of the Editor, Bob Dobres, by the 2nd Tuesday of each month. 
 
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DISTRICT 11 FUNDRAISER
WHEELCHAIR MISSION

Friday, March 15th 7-11.30 pm - American Legion Post
22 Grove Place Babylon - $60.00 per person & includes
Dinner/Dancing/Full Bar - 2 comic music by Vinyl Revival
Additional charges: Raffles for Baskets and a TV, 50/50,
Lotto Board. For more info call Charlie Shami 631-943-4715 or Steve Strigaro 631-225-0928.

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MAKE A NOTE

Most of us at OLPH know Charley Moran and the work he is doing with the poor people of Haiti. After many hardships from Hurricanes, fires and floods Charley and his people go there to help them re-build.
The Council will sponsor an event to help him in this work. This event, a NIGHT AT THE RACES is scheduled at the Moose Club on Broadway for Friday, May 17th starting at 7 pm. The cost is only $12.00 and includes Food, Beer, Wine & Soda and other raffles. All profits from this affair will be turned over to Charley Moran.
Make your reservations from either Bob Dobres, Mike Hearney or Tom Romano.
Let's make an extra effort to make this event a big success to help Charley in this special charity of his.

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2019 SCHOLARFSHIP & FIA. AID APPLICATIONS

GRADUATES IN 2019 SHOULD APPLY FOR APPLICATION.
SCHOLARSHIP & FIA. AID TO INCOMING FRESHMAN TO ALL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOLS COLLEGE BOUND STUDENTS IN 2019 APPLY FOR $1000.00 SCHOLARSHIP
FOR SCHOOL OF CHOICE. STUDENT LOANS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS. CALL BOB DOBRES
631 592-9697 FOR APPLICATIONS.

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SQUIRES SWEETHEART DANCE

I would like to thank all those who came to the Fundraiser and supported it in some way. On Tuesday March 19th at 8 pm, we will be giving the McCandless Family their check. Please come down and show your support for this family. The Grand Knight has so gracious made that meeting a Social meeting so all are invited to attend for this presentation, thank you.

CALENDAR - MARCH , 2019

05 Council's 1st Meeting - Am. Legion - 8 pm
06 ASH WEDNESDAY
08 Chapter meeting - Kavanaugh Council
10 Daylight Savings Time Begins
10 Retreat - 9.00 am - St. Martins Parish
17 St. Patricks Day
19 St. Josephs Day
19 Social Meeting Am. Legion 8 pm ALL WELCOME
24 Bishop Brennan's Mass - OLPH 12 NOON
31 Fifth Sunday - 8 am Mass - Breakfast to follow

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BITS N PIECES

Our sincere condolences to the family of Monsignor Daniel S. Hamilton who passed away on February 18th.
A very "well done" to our Chaplain & Pastor who for 2 days made this funeral respectful and gentlemanly.
Please keep in your prayers our Brothers under the
weather, Al Scorcia, Mario Lotito, Thom Donovan and
Carl D'Angelo.
Welcome to our new First Degree Brothers;
Nicolo Corticchia and Timothy Doran.
We will have a FIFTH Sunday this month on March 31st, please attend the 8 am Mass and then back to OLPH
school for a breakfast.

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PRO LIFE NEWS

Legislative Day, March 19th 9 AM to 4 PM. Lobby in Albany for "Life Issues & Family values. Guest speakers, Registration required & transportation on your own.
Sponsor: New Yorker's Family Research Foundation -
Contact - Charlie Feldman 631 225-9864.

Pro Life Oratory Contest, March 24th 1.30 pm, Kellenberg Memorial H. S. - Sponsored by Long Island Coalition for Life. High School students speaking on a Life Issue - Light refreshments.

Move Release, March 29th - "Unplanned" the story of Abby Johnson leaving Planned Parenthood to work for the cause of Life. Check your listings for local theaters.

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SPRING FORWARD - MARCH 10TH, 2019

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