Grand Knights Message 
August 2019

Happy summer my Brothers.

Was a bit hectic a few weeks back with our decision to postpone the clambake we were having to raise funds for the Ultrasound Initiative. Unfortunately the heat was just going to be too intense for all concerned. Good news is we are looking to reschedule the event, albeit with some slight modifications, to Sunday September 22nd. Time and place (Elks Lodge) remain the same. Stay tuned for more details.

Also in line with us raising funds for the Ultrasounds we have received a very generous challenge from our Worthy Chaplain and Pastor, Father Gill. He has offered to match (personally) up to $2,500 in donations from us, Brother Knights for this initiative. There are a few stipulations, we need at least 25 Knights from our council to donate at least $100 each and the offer is only good till Aug. 31st. The officers agreed that we should accept this challenge and feel confident that we can reach that goal. A committee is forming to reach out to all the members but if you would like to contact Tom or myself first to donate then our info is: Email -  or  Or call me at 914-629-4184 or Tom at 845-490-8799.

The visiting members committee put together a second visit to John Delbono’s and it was a great time, thanks to all who attended and to Bruce and John Taylor for putting together. Below are plans for the next visit to another brothers house, please try and attend.

Thank you to the brother Knights (Bruce Colombraro, Pete Sangalli, John Murphy and Ed McEnaney) who helped to make closets for parishioner James Malaguit, James is a quadriplegic and the closets helped to make things easier for him and is family.
Congrats to our newest Brothers, We had 3 guys make their 1st and 2nd (Frank Meyer, Greg Rabito and Mike Tarr) and then Frank, Mike and Rob O’Donnell made their third the following week. If you see them around please congratulate and welcome them.

Lastly, since we have no social meetings in the summer we have decided to have dinner prior to next Monday’s business meeting in our chambers. We will be barbequing and food and drinks will be served at 7:15, meeting starts at 8pm – hope to see ya there.
Vivat Jesus - Ed Lestrange – GK

C & B Program


Brother Knights, We are yet again up and running with the C & B program. Please be on the lookout for your books in the mail and let me know if you need any more.

Thank you for your support of this program.
Email -  - Cell – 845-490-8799
Vivat Jesus – Tom Healy – DGK




Our council supports three youth program events with BBQ’s this summer.

The third one will be Saturday, August 24th.



4:30PM Setup

5:30PM Prep grill

5:40PM Grill hamburgers/hotdogs

6:20PM Serve food

7:30PM Cleanup


Please let me know what time you can help out. or 845-490-1947 


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Thank you to those who helped at the second one we did on August 4th:

Michael Brady, Tom Healy, Ken Keltos, Ed Lestrange, James Tiffany.

Alan Patrie, PGK

St Lawrence Council 1495.



Worthy Brothers,

Our council will be helping with the Family Program BBQ on Saturday, September 14th at the Elks Club on Rt 22.

As you know, our Supreme Council places a very heavy emphasis on the family. Every council should do all they can to support family focused events and programs. 

We could certainly use your assistance at this BBQ.

It is well attended and the families really appreciate our involvement..

10:00AM —Load Alan's truck at the Parish Center
11:00AM —Set up at Elks Club.
12:00Noon —Start grilling hamburgers / hot dogs.
12:15PM —Help direct parking

12:30PM-1:00PM—Serve families as they arrive. 
1:00PM-1:30 PM—Cleanup and load truck for return.
1:30PM-2:30PM—Assist with event activities if needed.
2:30PM—Event ends (assist with traffic flow)
2:30PM-3:30PM—Help with cleanup.
Should be done ~ 3:30PM

Please me with the time you are available.

Thanks and God Bless,

Alan Patrie, PGK
St Lawrence Council 1495
Brewster, NY

Homebound Brother Knights 

Brother Knights. Our next visit to a Homebound Brother Knight will be for Don Romano 862 Drewville rd. Brewster NY on Tuesday August 20th at 6:30 pm.

If you can come, please let Bruce Colombraro at 845-279-9327 or his e-mail or John Taylor at Please bring 5 dollars for food and beverages.



Meet with Jesus face to face. 
Aside from Mass, this will be the best hour of each and every week.
The goal of reaching Perpetual Adoration in our Divine Mercy Chapel is well within reach. There are still a few spots to fill and then there will be Adoration 24/7/365.

Please contact Paul Lavelle for the hour of your choice 914-318-8523 or

The prayers and thoughts you offer up in that hour can and do make a big difference.
We all know people in need of prayers, maybe even yourself.
It is also a time to quite your mind and hear what He has to say to you.
Especially when you listen with your heart.


During the past month, donations have been made to the “Msgr. Edward McCabe Scholarship Fund” for the following people.  Let us remember them in our prayers:

Jim Reitz
Brother Knight

Joseph Cicchelli
Brother Knight
Harry Zutell
Brother Knight

Patrice Morini

Patricia Randolph

For the special prayerful intentions of Maria Odnoha
Our Friends and families have been remembered by the use of a “Msgr. Edward McCabe Scholarship Fund” card, sponsored by our Council from the following people:
Maureen Durkin
Doris Durmer
Tom Brann
Tom & Doreen Radak
Vincent & Phyllis LaRusso
Alan & Kathleen Patrie


Don't forget to take advantage of the St Lawrence Men's Ministry gathering every Saturday morning, right here in the Large Conference Room of the Parish Center.
We meet from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM. Nice and early to start your day off right. And you still have plenty of time for your regular Saturday activities.
We begin with bagels and coffee, have a short presentation (~20 minutes), some great table discussion, and end with a prayer.
It's a wonderful way to keep you recharged in your faith and to help deal with the day to day distractions and pressures.
"As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another."
Proverbs 27:17 
Council 1495 Calendar

August 5 — Officers Meeting—7:30pm—Council Chambers 
August 12 — Business Meeting—8:00pm—Council Chambers 


September 3 (Tuesday) — Officers Meeting—7:30pm—Council Chambers 
September 10 — Business Meeting—8:00pm—Council Chambers 

Grand Knight
Deputy GK
Financial Secretary
Inside Guard
Outside Guard

Trustee, 3-Year

Trustee, 2-Year

Trustee 1-Year

District Deputy

Insurance Agent

Membership Director


Rev. Richard Gill
Ed Lestrange
Thomas J Healy
Paul Giamundo
Andrew Simmons
Scott Seaman
James Tiffany
William J Becker
John Morgan 
John Taylor
Leo L Cunningham

Mike Brady, PGK

Chris Cusanelli, PGK
Tom Radak, PGK

Chris Crozier, PGK

Brendan McCabe

Chris Crozier, PGK

Chris Moore
Chris Crozier

Ed Lestrange  

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