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The Council is sponsoring a "Giant Yard Sale" on August 18th to raise funds for a security system for our Parish.

1.  Clean out your garage, basement and attic.  Donate stuff.  See the church bulletin starting in June for drop off time, dates and location.

2.  If you have a pickup truck or large SUV and would like to help pickup stuff from parishioners, please contact me.  



Alex Keller @ 631 226-3831 or


                            LONG ISLAND DUCKS

Join us on Friday August 24th at 6.35 pm as the Ducks play the Road Runners.  Tickets are priced at only $11.00 each and Opening Ceremonies will feature the OLPH Church Choir singing the National Anthem.  Also, the Flag presentation will be Our Lady of Fatima Assembly, Fourth Degree.

For tickets Call Steve Strigaro 631 225-0928, make checks payable to OLPH Knights of Columbus Cl. 794.


                     8th ANNUAL OLPH GOLF OUTING

Mark your calendar and join us on MONDAY, SEPT 17TH

for the 8th Annual Golf Outing at Rock Hill Golf Club.

We are also looking for help on the Committee, if interested, please contact Mike Hearney at 631-560-

0451 or Bob Dobres 631-592-8697.  Join us as we raise

money for our Council and our Parish.  P. S. help is needed on weekend of July 28-29 as we sell "Go for the Green" Raffle tickets after all the Masses.


                              FISHING TRIP

FISHING TRIP:  Friday August 3rd - 5 pm 

cost:  $50 Adults, $35 children 12/under.  Includes 

Beer, Wine & Soda, plus Hero's & Chicken & Salads. Call Jim Barthelmes 516 639-3399 for reservations.

                                           METS GAME

Join our Brother Knights, their families and friends at the N Y Mets vs Phillies game on Friday, Sept 7th at 7.10 pm.  Tickets are $50.00 each and help support Catholic Education in the Dioceses of New York, Brooklyn and Rockville Centre.  For every ticket purchased from the NYS Knights of Columbus Council, a $10.00 donation will be split amongst the 3 Dioceses Foundations.   Also, every ticket purchased from the NYS KNIGHT OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL for this game includes a NY Mets baseball cap and a t-shirt.  For tickets or information please contact Mike Hearney at 631 560-0451.

                                 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 for ordering.  


                  200 CLUB   

Winners for July 2018 were:

Dan Mari - $50.00 #162

Frank Manni - $25.00 - #113

Phil Renna - $25.00 - #110



                               HOME ASSOCATION

Due to the recent resignation submitted by Ed Cirella, the Home Association has a vacancy on the Board of Directors.  If you are interested in running for the position, please contact Mike Hearney, Nominating Committee Chairman at 631-560-0451 or via email at  Interviews will take place in late August.  



Long Island Coalition for Life - Mon. Aug 27 at 7.30 pm, St. Regis Cl 2840 Pond Rd, Romkonkoma.  Guest Speaker, Dr. Paul Carpentier of the Ganna Center for Woman's Health & Fertility, Good Sam Hosp.  No Fee 


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. 
You can email Bob at


"Right to Apply" helps widows in need

The laws and rules of our Order as well as state (provincial) laws, specify that the Knights of Columbus may accept insurance applications only from Knights of Columbus members.  As a member you may apply for insurance on yourself, your wife and dependent minor children.

The Order's Board of Directors has taken action, though, to assure that a brother Knight's widow maintains the right to purchase additional insurance for a limited time.  This can be of great benefit and comfort to those we leave behind.

This "right to apply" is available only to the widows of insured members.  If a member has not availed himself of our top-rated life insurance program, or purchased an annuity or long-term care policy, this benefit is not available to his widow.

Buf if the Knight was an insured member, his widow has the right to apply for additional insurance on her life and on the lives of the member's minor children.  This right can be exercised for up to one year following the Order's receipt of proof of the insured's death.

Know two things.  First, I'll assist your widow and children in any way possible if you should die, both with your Knights of Columbus insurance and any other life insurance you may have.  Second, I'll provide them my best professional advice and service to ensure that they continue to have adequate insurance protection.  AS A PROFESSIONAL AGENT & A BROTHER KNIGHT, I HAVE NO GREATER RESPONSIBILITY.

Alex Keller FICF 631 226-3831 OR 




Congratulations to the newly elected Officers.  I have confidence 2018/19 Columbian year will be a great year full of success for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Council.  Thanks for all that was done last year to keep the Council going strong, really ended the year on a high note achieving a great honor of Star Council., Vivat Jesus

Paul J. DiOrio PGK, DD, 11TH NY District


                                     PRO LIFE NEWS

March for Life NY Events:  Mon. Aug. 14th 7 pm - Banquet Dinner at Villa Lombardi's, Main St, Holbrook honoring Tim Jaccard (Baby Safe Haven) - tickets $100 pp info call:

631 681-7275.   Coming Sept 28th  Life Center Dinner/Dance

Project Rachel is hosting "An evening of Prayer for men Suffering Abortion Loss" on Aug 15th, from 7 pm - 9 pm.  Info call Patricia Fox 1-516-766-2538 orvisit       

              CALENDAR - AUGUST 2018

03 Fishing Trip - leaves at 5 pm - rain or shine

07 1st Council Meeting - Amer. Legion 8 pm

15 Feast of the Assumption - Holyday of obligation

18 Giant Yard Sale 8 am - help needed

21 Second Council Meeting - Social Meeting

Goodbye to Treas. Ed Cirella - all welcomed

24 Ducks Game - starts at 6.30 pm


Happy August Birthdays to:

Ron Abbazio, Joe Aliano, jr, Joe Archbold, Julian Barrios, Anthony Batta Sr, Bill Bendernagel, Arty Borthwick, Eugene Burke, Sal Calamia, Peter Cirillo, Genarro Chille, Vincent Danese, Bob Dobres, Robert S. Dobres, Dennis Dooner II, Father Joe Fitzgerald, David Frisch, Gerry Gigante, Jack Hodgetts, Edward Johnson, Keith LaDolcetta, Mike Little, Doug Mandart, Joe Manzolillo, Linda Martin, Terry McDonough, Bob Meade, Bob Mehm, Rocco Morabito, Jim Nevins, John New, Peter O'Neil, Mike Ortynski, William Ozmon, Enrique Palencia, Jim Pannullo, Jonathan Pursino, Joe Ryzak, Kevin V.Sabella, Deacon Doug Smith, Father John Sureau, James Totino, Charles Turner, Andrew Vita, Robert Ward, Lenny Zella.



Join us on Sunday, Sept. 16th at the 12.00 Noon Mass at OLPH.  Immediately after Mass the Installation of Council Officers will take place at OLPH Church.  Following the Installation, there will be a dinner at the American Legion from 2.30 pm to 6.30 pm.  Dinner will include full buffet, wine, beer & Soda followed by dessert, coffee & tea.  A DJ will be playing for your dancing pleasure.  Price is $40.00 per person.  Join us as Steve Strigaro and the others are installed.  Contact John Reynolds 495-8578, Bill Crosby 988-3068 or Mike Hearney 560-0451 for tickets.


                                    BITS N PIECES

Congratulations to new Third Degree Members:

Father Fidelis, Anthony Batta, Sr, Georges Gagneron &

Carl Zoccali.  Our sincere consolences to the family of Stanley Zmijewski who passed away last month.

Congratulations to Joe Perullo who was elected as our new Council Treasurer at the July 17th meeting.  Thanks to Ed Cirella for serving as Treas. the past 5 years.