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Welcome to the Knights of Columbus of Oceanside, Father Joseph O'Connell Council #3481Welcome to the Knights of Columbus of Oceanside, Father Joseph O'Connell Council #3481

News and Events

If you know of a member of our Order who is sick or in need call SK Bob Banta at 516-208-6468.

Grand Knight's Message
My Brothers,
  Thanks to those Knights who marched in the Columbus Day parade. There was a strong turnout from among the various Councils. Also, congratulations to those Knights who achieved their 4th Degree on Sunday (10/7). The banquet which was held at O'Connell Gardens was completely sold out.

Father Donovan at St.Anthony's Church is looking for a part time custodian at the church. Hours flexible. If interested, contact Father Donovan.

Vivat jesus! God bless,

SK Eugene Peluso, Grand Knight.

Meeting Notice
The next scheduled first and third Thursday monthly meetings will be held October 4th and October 18th. All Meetings and Degrees begin at 8PM. BRING YOUR COUNCIL TRAVELING CARD or PAY $46.00 for an updated CARD. To pay your dues, please contact Financial Secretary, Ted Kornobis at

Win a 2018/2019 Jeep Compass Latitude 4X4 valued at $27,000. The winner can choose the SUV or take $20,000 in cash. Only 350 raffle tickets available @ $100. Contact Darab Lawyer 516-242-0036 or Paul Kahl 516-860-8858 for tickets. Winner will be announced on Memorial Day at the Council after the softball game.

2018 New York State Council C&B Program
Raffle books have been mailed out. Return completed booklets with check in return envelope provided or hand deliver to mailbox in the Council kitchen. Early drawing for solicitors will be on 9/29. Final drawing will be on 12/1. Call Matt 516-223-6002 or Denis Prendergast 516-996-5190 for additional booklets.

Motion to accept Resolution to distribute bingo funds to charities was approved at the Knights Council meeting on 10/4/2018. We need more players. Contact Tom Feely at 516-255-7075 or Click here for additional information.

Knights of Columbus Insurance
Insurance in our order is voluntary, but death is not voluntary. Call brother/agent Bernie Dicks 646-460-9955 for top rated life insurance/annuities/long term care.

Retired Knights
Business meetings on the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 11AM in the Council. Must be 3rd Degree Knight. For more info call President Ralph Eovino at 516-764-7697. Social meetings Mon. - Fri. morning.

Knight Owl Lounge
Halloween Costume Party on Saturday, October 27th. Best costume prize, DJ Music, 50/50 raffle, 7pm until? For reservations contact Amy Bermudez at 516-384-9566 or James McCabe at 516-680-8250.

SENIOR HEALTH EXPO: Wednesday November 14th
Featuring health screenings, exercise and cooking demos, seminars on estate planning and Medicare insurance, and much more. Plus door prizes, raffles and free admission. 10AM till 12:30 PM at O'Connell Gardens. Contact Amy Amato at 516-569-4000 (ext.224) to register.

COATS FOR KIDS DRIVE: Thanksgiving Day, November 22ND
We are now accepting donations for childrens coats. We need volunteers to come down to Oceanside High School Thanksgiving morning to hand out coats. Contact James McCabe at 516-678-7367.

Bring your family to the Council Hall at 8pm to attend our tree lighting ceremony. This will be followed by a reception where refreshments including cake and coffee will be served. Donation of a small Christmas ornament for the tree will be much appreciated.

Bring down the kids and grand kids to the Council Hall to have their pictures taken with Santa Claus and visit the petting zoo with many farm and exotic animals. A Christmas gift and lunch will be provided for every child. 12 to 3PM. We are accepting canned food donations at this event. Volunteers are needed for setup and breakdown after the party. Contact Dan Ramos at 516-644-3009.

KNIGHT'S CHRISTMAS PARTY: Saturday, December 22nd
Come celebrate the holiday with complete dinner, open bar and DJ Benny. $50 per person. 7PM till midnight. Grand Ballroom. Reservations required. Contact Dan Ramos at 516-644-3009.

Please keep in your thoughts and prayers for our Brothers and Sisters:

Sir Knights:
  • Joe Book
  • John Hadley
  • Al Larsen
  • Anthony Massaro
  • Charlie Yeager
  • Frank Pasqualino
  • Arthur Rauth
  • Edward Morris
  • John Gearon Jr.
  • Anabil Nieves
  • John J. Gallo
  • Robert Avanzato
  • Robert Tice
  • PGK Don Metzler's Wife
Brother Knights:
  • Bill Corbett
  • Ken Rego
  • William Costigan
  • James Quinn
  • Vinnie Pellegrino
  • Robert Gallo
  • Ernest DiPasqua
  • Jerry O'Neill
  • Michael Dunning
  • Pete Dickson
  • Bill Doyle's wife
  • John Jackson's son
  • Bill Wallace's wife
  • Colin O'Connor's wife
  • Michael McQuane's wife
  • John Hadley's wife
  • Joseph Farinella's wife
  • Dan Ramos daughter
  • Frank Corona's wife
Sir Knight David Pearsall and Brother Knight Michael Fiederlein.

Respectfully Submitted,

SK Frank Modica,
Worthy Recorder, 631-513-8277.

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