Msgr. William F. Burke Rockaway Council Knights of Columbus will be dedicating a plague in the foyer of St. Rose of Lima Church after the 8 a.m. Mass this Sunday, November 12 in honor and memory of their late chaplain, Father James Devine. Father Jim was raised in Rockaway and attended St. Francis de Sales grammar school. He was ordained to the priest hood on May 28, 1960, and served for many years as the chaplain of Our Lady of the Skies Chapel at JFK airport.
Father Devine was the pastor of St. Rose of Lima Rockaway Beach from 1978-1988 and faithfully served as the Knight’s chaplain from 2005 until his passing in 2022. He was the fifth chaplain of the Knights in their 96 years of existence in the Rockaways.
The officers and members of the Knights wish to extend an invitation to all to attend the Mass and dedication ceremony. Immediately following, everyone is invited back to the council on Beach 90th Street for a continental breakfast to celebrate a life well lived and in memory of his dedication and devotion to the Catholic Church, the Knights and our community.