The 17th NY District 

District Deputy

Joseph A. Bonarrigo 




District Wardens

Jim Cioffi         Richard Sweeney

Robert Guida       Tom Kelly

Supreme Council Knights of Columbus


New York State Council

Nassau Board of District Deputies

 The 17th NY District includes 5 councils in western Nassau County, NY

       Corpus Christi #2502  >>>>>>>>>>     GK Ken Lyons

       New Hyde Park #2852  >>>>>>>>>>    GK Joseph Renta

       Twelve Apostles #5001   >>>>>>>>>>    GK Joseph Camolli

       St. Thomas the Apostle #11588  >>>>>   GK Kevin Moran

       Msgr. John C. Seidenschwang #11836    GK Donald DePol

    All are councils in good standing and members of

    The Nassau Conference and The Nassau Chapter.

    District Meetings are normally held on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 8PM at various councils within the district.

    District 17 News

    <<<<<Next District Meeting>>>>> 
    To Be Determined


    Upcoming District 17 Degrees

    If you have candidates that you would like to have participate in an upcoming degree, contact the Grand Knight or the Financial Secretary of the Host Council at least one week prior to the degree. Candidates are eligible for degrees only in the half of the county as defined by the location of their district.

    3rd Degrees

    Upcoming Day Date Reg Dist Council Location
    West Fri Nov 21
    West 19 St. Mary's - Maris Stella Lynbrook
    West Fri Feb 27 West 17 New Hyde Park New Hyde Park

    West Fri Jun 26 West 21 Fr. Joseph O'Connell Oceanside

    2nd Degrees

    Upcoming Day Date Reg Dist Council Location

    1st Degrees

    Region Day Date Dist Council Location
    West Thur Mar 19 17 Corpus Christi Mineola
    West Wed Apr15 17 Msgr. Seidenschwang Garden City


    Next 3rd Degree

    Candidates MUST report by 7:15pm
    Contact DD to participate

    National News

    350,000 Take Part in National 
    March for Life in Washington

      WASHINGTON, DC, January 23, 2009 - Hundreds of thousands of pro-life activists gathered on the national mall in the nation's capital yesterday standing in the cold on a cloudy day with a slight rain.  The weather however did nothing to dampen the spirits of the vast crowd nor the political and spiritual leaders who addressed them prior to the march.

    Powerful addresses were made by many leaders and with a prayer and a rousing rendition of America, the march commenced. What would normally be a 15 minute walk took the line of marchers hours to complete.

    Fifty across and thousands deep the march was an unbelievable sea of people. Some near the front who had completed the march went for lunch and returned to their hotel rooms only to see thousands of marchers still progressing toward the Supreme Court.

    "The largest estimate to date was 350,000.  it was just an overwhelming turnout."


                   Nassau County K of C News

    Prayer Rally

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009

    Albany, NY

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

    Edmund Burke,  1729-97



    PRO LIFE  

    This is Life.


     About the K of C

    The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic men's fraternal service organization with more than 1.7 million members worldwide.  New York State is home to about 100,000 members and Nassau County is the largest jurisdiction in NYS with about 18,000 knights.    Over the past decade, the Knights of Columbus has donated $1.28 billion and provided in excess of  612 million hours of  volunteer effort in support of charitable causes.

     Would you like to join?

    The Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882 in New Haven Conn.

    by Father Michael J. McGivney.   


    Parish Priest : Father Michael McGivney and American CatholicismA NY Times bestselling biography of Fr. McGivney written by Douglas Brinkley and Julie M. Fenster entitled "Parish Priest and American Catholicism" was published in January, 2006.



    The cause for Fr. Michael J. McGivney's sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican.  Click here for more.


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