Grand Knights Message
March 2019
Peter Fyfe
, Grand Knight
Henry Stolzenthaler Council No. 1675
Knights of Columbus
100 Kreischer Street
Staten Island, NY 10307
"In Service to One, In Service to All"
Dear Brother Knights, Sister Columbiettes, Families and Friends:

   On February 9th our Council Free Throw Challenge winners competed in the District Finals at
St. Clare’s gym in Great Kills. One of our Council winners (Nicolas Constantino) came out on top in his
age group and will be moving on to the Downstate Finals on March 16th. Thanks to Community Director
Jerry Scotti for coordinating this event and thanks to PGK Karl Emigholz, Frank Tansey, Rick Seaman and
Mike Scotti for helping out with the day’s activities. The Stolzenthaler annual Charter Mass (our 106th
anniversary) was held on February 24th at Our Lady Star of the Sea. Thanks to Frank Tansey for chairing
the event and to all those Brother Knights and Sister Columbiettes who attended. A special thanks to
Deacon James Quadrino who, in his homily, could not have been more complimentary towards the
Knights of Columbus.

   We will be conducting our final membership drive of the Colombian Year at Our Lady Help of
Christians on March 16th and March 17th. Volunteers will be needed at all Masses on both Saturday and
Sunday. On April 4th we will be holding a 1st degree at our Council. If you know a Catholic gentleman who
would like to join the largest Catholic family and service organization in the world, please see me at the
next meeting for an application. Membership growth is the key to our Council’s success and membership
growth is everyone’s responsibility.

    Just a quick mention of several upcoming events. Shepherd’s Night will take place on Tuesday
April 2nd. There will be a Mass at 7 P.M. followed by a delicious dinner prepared by PGK Ed Newborn. This
is a night where we honor our priests for all they do for us at the Council and in our parishes. See the
bulletin for details. On April 7th we will be holding our annual Communion Breakfast. There will be a Mass
at Holy Child (8 A.M.) followed by breakfast at the Council. Please give me a call if you plan to attend.

   DGK Steve Dolan will be throwing his annual St. Patrick’s Day party on March 9th. This is always a great
evening. There is still time to get your reservation in. Call Steve at 718 689-3113 if you plan
to attend.

Pete Fyfe, Grand Knight