Knights of Columbus To Celebrate 95th Annual Mass

 Knights of Columbus To Celebrate 95th Annual Mass

The tradition continues as Msgr. William F. Burke-Rockaway Council Knights of Columbus #2672 and Sister Columbiettes will hold their 95th Annual Communion Breakfast and Mass on Sunday, April 16.

The Knight’s and Columbiettes’ Chaplain, Msgr. Richard J. Ahlemeyer, pastor of St. Camillus/St. Virgilius Parish, will celebrate Mass at 8:30 a.m. at St. Camillus Church located on Beach 99th Street.

Immediately following Mass, a buffet breakfast will be served back at the Council which is located at 333 Beach 90th Street.

The Council’s Chaplain, along with Grand Knight Russ Hauk and Columbiette President Doreen Raftery, extends an invitation for all to attend this year’s celebration and help us keep this fine tradition going and to acknowledge those members listed below that will be honored at the breakfast.

Each year, the Knights recognizes a local organization for their contributions to our community. Breakfast Chairman DGK Mike Keller is pleased to announce that this year’s recipients are the Queens County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade committee led by Mike Benn and his dedicated team of volunteers.

The Knights will also present awards to the following members for their loyal and dedicated service to the Church and Council during the previous year.

Anne McGovern – Columbiette of the Year

William Riordan – Knight of the Year

Charlie Ciliberti – 2672 Club Man of the Year

Nominally priced tickets are available at the Council or reservations can be made by contacting the Knights at 718-634-3699. 

The Rockaway Council Knights of Columbus was founded in 1928 and has been serving the Rockaway Community since its inception. With over 700 members, the Council is one of the largest and most active councils in the New York area. The Rockaway Knights welcome all community groups and civic organizations to continue to use its venue to meet in a safe and hospitable place. The Council looks forward to serving our community for many more years to come.

The Knights of Columbus is the largest Catholic fraternal service organization in the world. It was founded by Father Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut in 1882 to assist widows and children of the immigrant Catholic community.  There are over 1.8 million members worldwide. 

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