You can now find the latest news from the Nassau Board of District Deputies at our new location: http://www.nassaukofcdds.org
R.I.P. DD Steve Higgins
Returned to God 6/15/09
Nassau Board of
District # District Deputy w/email link
District 16 Donald B. Dawson - Secretary
District 18 Joseph Iannone
District 19 Anthony Marengo - Vice Chairman
The Board of Distict Deputies is made up of all 11 district deputies in Nassau County, NY. District Deputies are charged with the duty to oversee the smooth operation of councils assigned to him. In addition district deputies are responsibile for the exemplification of the 2nd Degree of the Knights of Columbus in addition to the supervision of the 3rd Degree.
Cedar Creek Park
Saturday October 2, 2010
District Wardens Installation
Sunday October 3, 2010
St Joseph's Parish in Hewlett
Adults $20 Children $12
for reservations Contact
John Bois 516-812-9777
If your council has candidates that you would like to have participate in any degree, contact the Grand Knight or the Financial Secretary of the Host Council at least one week prior to the degree for clearance.
For 3rd Degrees, also please inform your District Deputy.
Candidates are eligible for degrees only in the half of the county as defined by the location of their district (E/W), see below .
Countywide degrees welcome all Nassau councils participants.
Candidates should be dressed in jacket and tie, and arrive at the designated site 30 minutes prior to the start of the degree -
7:30 PM in the case of 3rd Degrees. No candidates admitted after.
Eastern (E) Districts 12, 13, 14, 15, 18
Western (W) Districts 16, 17, 19, 20, 21,22
|Day||Date||Districts Eligible||Region||Host Dist||Council||Location|
Fri Feb 25 16,17,19,20,21,22 West 16 New Hyde Park New Hyde
Fri Mar 25 12,13,14,15,18 East 15 Memorare Seaford
Fri May 6 16,17,19,20,21,22 West 20 St Therese Valley
Fri June 3 12,13,14,15,18 East 14 Hartigan Bethpage
Fri June 24 16,17,19,20,21,22 West 21 Fr O'Connell Oceanside
||Aug 12||All Nassau||19||St. Mary's/Maris Stella||
|CountyWide||Thurs||Aug 12||All Nassau||19||St. Mary's/Maris Stella||
Proper Protocol requires GKs/FSs with candidates seeking to participate in a 3rd Degree to contact the Host District Deputy
Pope Benedict XVI declared Father Michael J. McGivney venerable March 15, approving a decree of "Heroic Virtue" for the parish priest who founded the Knights of Columbus. The pope’s declaration significantly advances the priest’s process toward sainthood and gives the parish priest the distinction of “Venerable Servant of God.” If canonized, Father McGivney would be the first American born priest to be so honored.
Pope Benedict’s Homily (excerpt)
Following is a portion of the text of Pope Benedict XVI’s homily at a Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for priests, deacons and members of religious orders on April 19, as supplied by the Vatican.
(Speaking of Unity)
Was not this unity of vision and purpose — rooted in faith and a spirit of constant conversion and self-sacrifice — the secret of the impressive growth of the Church in this country? We need but think of the remarkable accomplishment of that exemplary American priest, the Venerable Michael McGivney, whose vision and zeal led to the establishment of the Knights of Columbus, or of the legacy of the generations of religious and priests who quietly devoted their lives to serving the People of God in countless schools, hospitals and parishes.
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman and Steve Jalsevac
WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Hundreds of thousands of pro-life demonstrators marched through the U.S. capital Thursday, protesting the deaths of almost 50 million unborn children by surgical abortion since the practice was legalized nationwide in 1973.
The March for Life, held on the anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision that struck down state laws nationwide, attracted large groups from around the nation, including Catholic dioceses and parishes, organizations of priests and laity, and various pro-family and pro-life organizations. Well over half of the participants were under thirty years old, including a very high percentage of adolescents.
March for Life chief organizer Nellie Gray told LifeSiteNews the crowd definitely appeared larger than normal this year. She said there were "definitely over 200,000" participants and noted that one television station reported that there were 300,000 participants in the march. Gray also said the march normally takes about one and a half hours to pass one point, but this year it took over two and a half hours, indicating a large increase in numbers. Asked what she attributed the massive attendance Gray responded, "I don't think there is any doubt that it was in reaction to the election and as they started to see the issues in the news they felt compelled to come out."
Senators, congressmen, pro-life leaders and members of various religious traditions addressed the crowd before the march began. The religious leaders included Rabbi Yehuda Levin, Metropolitan Jonah of the Orthodox Church of America, Cardinals Justin Rigali and Sean O'Malley and numerous Catholic bishops.
Luke Robinson, an African-American pastor from Maryland, stirred the crowd with a passionate speech calling on Obama to end the "slaughter of the innocent preborn," especially blacks, who suffer 34% of abortions in comparison to their 12% representation in the population.
Although the March's speakers made respectful comments about President Barack Obama, whose administration began two days earlier, they called upon him to abandon his extreme pro-abortion beliefs and policies, and to embrace the right to life for all. Despite the election of Obama, who most pro-life leaders at the march emphasized to LifeSiteNews is the most pro-abortion president in American history, many participants expressed hope for the future, speculating that the new president might repent of his past and convert. Others expressed deep concern about the consequences if Obama implements the policies he has espoused during his brief political career, both in the United States and in foreign countries.
Frank Padilla, founder of the international pro-family organization Couples for Christ, spoke to LifeSiteNews about the "global attempt to destroy the family, destroy marriage, and destroy life". In the Philippines, where the group began, pro-life groups are fighting a "reproductive health" bill that would fund and promote the distribution of contraceptives, including those that cause abortion.
He added that there is "very great concern" about the election of Obama, given the influence of the United States on foreign countries. However, he added, that he believes "at the same time we see that it is a blessing, because people are now much more aware, and we know that we need to educate our people, because we know there are so many Catholics who really don't know what the issues are about."
"So, that should be the blessing, and I think that this will be the start of greater pro-life activism, and work, not just in our country but in many parts of the world."
Fr. Aquinas Glibo, a Dominican priest, was present with numerous young seminarians, under the banner, "Dominicans for Life." "I think the pro-life movement in the United States has becoming a rallying point for a lot of young religious," said Fr. Aquinas, who also stated that the Dominican Order is seeing a resurgence of vocations and a stronger spirit of orthodoxy. He also said that he preaches against abortion in his parish in New York City.
Participants held signs with pro-life slogans, and many sang. Some held photos of aborted babies. The Genocide Awareness Project, an organization that shows large photos of aborted children in displays at universities and on roadsides, was present as well, with a chilling display showing the victims of abortion. It also had one of its large Truth trucks along the march route.