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R.I.P. DD Steve Higgins

Returned to God 6/15/09



Nassau Board of

District Deputies

Chairman  Richard Elias

       Chaplain       Fr. Rudy               

 Warden to the Board     Mark Macchia


  District #       District Deputy w/email link

  District 12       Kevin Keep - Treasurer

  District 13      Al Valente

  District 15      Richard Elias - Chairman

  District 16      Donald B. Dawson - Secretary

  District 17      Russell Kendall

  District 18      Joseph Iannone 

  District 19      Anthony Marengo - Vice Chairman

  District 20      Richard Fox

  District 21      Frank Stallone

    District 22      Larry Lombardo






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

At 8AM


District Wardens Installation

Sunday October 3, 2010

4-7PM   At

St Joseph's Parish in Hewlett



Special Olympics

September 11th

Eisenhower Park


Adults $20   Children $12

Family $50

for reservations Contact

John Bois 516-812-9777



>>> Calendar of Events <<<



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


3rd Degrees

Day Date Districts Eligible Region Host Dist Council Location

 Aug 26  CountyWide                   
 Fri                    Oct 22             12,13,14,15,18                East    15        Bellmore                    Bellmore
  Fri               Nov 12         16,17,19,20,21,22          West   19        St. Mary's/Maris      Lynbrook
  Fri                 Jan 28        12,13,14,15,18                East     13         Barry                         Hicksville
  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

2nd Degrees
Region Day Date Districts Eligible Dist Council Location
Aug 12 All Nassau 19 St. Mary's/Maris Stella




1st Degree

Region Day Date Districts Eligible Dist Council Location

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


Photos from the Bike-a-thon

International News

Vatican Approves Decree of 'Heroic Virtue'

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.


National News


 2009 March for Life

Hundreds of Thousands at Giant Washington

March For Life

Nellie Gray says, “the number may approach 300,000 this year, in reaction to Obama election.”

By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman and Steve Jalsevac

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2009 ( - 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.

Photo below from 2008 March for Life


Nassau County News 

Congratulations to the Winners of the 

Nassau County 2009 Free Throw Championship

Boys 10        Conor Nelson                    Daniel J. Bradley
Boys 11        Tyler Musgrove                Joseph Lamb
Boys 12        Brian Hatt                           Msgr. Walsh/St. Raymonds
Boys 13        Ryan McGuire                   Our Lady of the Island
Boys 14        Brendon Beiersdorfer   Holy Innocents
Girls 10        Tameika Jackson             Fr. F.B. Carroll
Girls 11        Keira Vassallo                   St. Mary's/Maris Stella
Girls 12        Emma Nadel                      Port Washington
Girls 13        Gina Fader                          Holy Innocents
Girls 14        Elizabeth Fiechter           St. Paul the Apostle


A Visit with Our Seminarian

 FDDs Paul Doyle, Rich Elias, Kevin Coleman(FCOB)  &               Current DD COB Rich Laws with Seminarian Dennis Suglia

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Chaplain Fr. Rudy Celebrates 25th Anniversary 

Prayer Rally

2008 Prayer Rally
Albany, NY

Coverage from the  

click here   >>>  Long Island Catholic

Knights & Families in Prayer

 2008 photos Courtesy of DD Paul Doyle 


Albany Capital Steps

"All it takes for Evil to triumph, is for Good Men to Do Nothing."

Edmund Burke,  1729-97
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Next 3rd Degree  
Friday  August 14th
at St. Therese Council
7:30 PM

No Candidates will be admitted after 7:45 PM 

All Nassau Councils Can Participate

-- Bd of DD's --


 22 weeks and born alive.

A healthcare worker displays the feet of Amillia Sonja Taylor. 

She was just 9.5 inches  long and weighed less than 10 ounces 

when she was born Oct. 24, 2006.



This is More than a Clump of Cells.

This is Life! 



Thanks to all those who attended the Pro-Life Mass & the March for Life.


More Links:

Supreme Council 

  Father McGivney Guild

N.Y. State Council

Nassau Chapter

Headline Bistro           Telicare TV

The Vatican          Rockville Centre Diocese

Seminary of the Immaculate Conception

The L.I. Catholic 

Morality in Media         Fathers for Good

 Catholic Exchange              Catholic Online

Catholic Answers          Catholic League

EWTN Global Catholic Network

MOMMAS House        Life Center of L.I.

Life News          The Christopher's

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Tomorrow's Hope        Catholic News

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