The Southern Knight Have a Holy and Blessed Easter!

The Southern Knight
Henry Stolzenthaler Council No. 1675
The Southernmost Council in New York State
718-948-9882 * Fax 718-966-4613 *
Volume 101 No. 4
One Nation Under God – The Charity of Christ Urges Us On
Dear Brother Knights, Sister Columbiettes, Families and Friends,
Spring is here, the sun is shining and the snow is melting!
March was a cold, snowy month with snow at the start of the St.
Patrick’s Day parade as well as on the first day of spring! These
harsh weather conditions did not deter anyone from attending
our festivities after the parade or our St. Patrick’s Day Party on
March 14th! Special thanks to Steve and Barbara Dolan, all the
volunteers and people who donated baskets. Everyone was
entertained by the wonderful Irish Step Dancers from Next Step
Dance Studio and the energetic sound of The Free Pass Band.
It was a hugely successful event attended by 125 people. Your
attendance and generous participation in our raffles and 50/50
are what helps to make these events so successful and allows
us to donate so much money to so many local worthwhile
charities. Thank you to our sister Columbiettes for their
generosity in donating raffle baskets. Our Wrestling Show on
March 21st was very successful, thank you to all the volunteers
who helped to make the event run smoothly.
April is another busy month starting on April 1st with Spy
Wednesday at 8pm with Fr. Kostek leading us in the Stations of
the Cross. April 2nd is Holy Thursday – there will be no meeting
on that day. Our Communion breakfast is on April 12th
beginning with the 9:15 mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea
April 2015
followed by a delicious breakfast at the council. We have
changed the Jacket Pride Mass to April 26th at 9am at St.
Joseph St Thomas; we hope you will join us as together we
proudly display our Knights Pride!! When I went to the
embroidery store to pick up a jacket for Fr. Kostek, they
mentioned a surge in the ordering of jackets and wanted to
know what was going on at Stolzenthaler. Our Knights Pride
is being noticed and continually growing with more and more
members proudly wearing their jackets!!
I am very proud to report that Stolzenthaler is still leading
the state in membership. On March 19th we welcomed eight
new members to Stolzenthaler. Special thanks to our service
parish pastors who graciously allowed us to speak at their
Masses. This has proven to be one of our most effective
ways of spreading the word on all the good that we do and
encourage catholic gentlemen to become members. Our St.
Patrick’s party saw many new faces in attendance. We are so
pleased that our new members are participating in our events.
Our current members support and enthusiasm in recruiting
new members is contagious and that is reflected in our huge
gain in membership. Our next First Degree is scheduled for
May 21st, why not bring a friend and help keep our
membership momentum going!!
Continued Inside 
Have a Holy and Blessed Easter!
The Southern Knight
April 2015
Rev. John S. Kostek 718-984-8535
Grand Knight
Karl Emigholz
Deputy Grand Knight
Matty Kuczinski
Peter Fyfe
Steve Dolan
Financial Secretary
Frank A. Corvino PGK
[email protected] - 347.987.1675
Recording Secretary
Jerry Scotti
Bill Carney
Robert Kress
Sal Micciulla
John Gridley
Morty Perlman
Robert Bridge
Sal Scalogna
John O’Connor
Dominic Scotto
Denis Maragliano
Joseph DeTrano
Insurance Agent
Vincent Valerio 718.948.2579
[email protected]
Bulleting Contacts
Bob Benoit
1st – Spy Wednesday 8 PM
2nd – Holy Thursday – NO MEETING
3rd – Good Friday
5th - Happy Easter
7th – Nominating Committee – 7 PM
9th - Columbiette Meeting 8 PM /Columbus Club 8:30PM
12th Communion Breakfast – 9:15 AM Mass Our Lady Star of
the Sea
16th - Regular Meeting 8 PM
23rd – 25th – New York State Convention
26th – Jacket Pride Mass 9 AM St. Joseph – St. Thomas
7th - Regular
Meeting 8 PM
14th – Columbiette Meeting 8 PM /Columbus Club 8:30PM
17th – Dan Duffy Memorial May Crowning and Mass – 3 PM
21st - - Regular Meeting 8 PM
From the Chaplain’s Desk
Jesus Christ lives! And this covers us with happiness. This is
the great truth which fills our faith with meaning. Jesus, who died
on the Cross, has risen. He has triumphed over death. He has
overcome sorrow, anguish and the power of darkness... In Him, we
find everything. Outside of Him, our life is empty.
During Holy Saturday, those who were taking part in the liturgy of
the Easter Vigil, saw how at the outset there was total darkness in
the church. This being the image of the profound darkness in
which humanity was plunged without Christ, without the revelation
of God. Then, in an instant, the celebrant proclaims the wonderful
news: May the light of Christ, rising in glory, dispel the darkness of
our hearts and minds.
The Resurrection of Christ that we celebrate this year is again a
powerful call: To be light and to carry the light to others. Our task
as Knights of Columbus is to broadcast the kingship of Christ,
announcing it through what we say and do. Our Lord wants men
and women of His own in all walks of life. As we come up during
this Mass to be touched by the Successful Jesus, the Risen Christ,
let us surrender ourselves to Him that He may use us to reach
With this in mind, I pass on to you and your families a blessed
and powerful Easter and may the effects of it radiate through each
of your lives throughout the rest of the year. Happy Easter
Father John Steven Kostek
Grand Knights Message Continued….
Supreme offers a Star Council award in recognition of meeting
membership and insurance goals. We have surpassed our goal of
35 new members, but are still falling short of our insurance goal of
17 new insurance members. If you are a new or old member and
are not an insurance member please consider the Knights
insurance to protect your loved ones and help us meet or hopefully
surpass our goal. New members who are not interested in life
insurance can take a $100 annuity to meet the insurance
requirement. Active members can take a $300 annuity if they are
not interested in life insurance and in doing so become an
insurance member. Everyone who has helped us to increase our
membership is a “star” and the officers and I hope that we will
qualify for this prestigious recognition of all of your hard work and
dedication to our council.
Looking ahead to May, we have our May Crowning on May 17th
at 3pm followed by a light supper. If you have a child or grandchild
who has just received their First Holy Communion, please call me
so that we can include them in our crowning ceremony.
In conclusion, the officers and I would like to wish everyone a
Blessed and Holy Easter filled with the peace and joy of the Risen
Vivat Jesus,
Karl Emigholz, Grand Knight
The Southern Knight
Kevin Postler Memorial
Spy Wednesday Stations of the Cross
Wednesday April 1st 8:00 PM
Refreshments to follow
For more info Contact Ed Newborn 917 697-5603
Children’s Easter Party
Saturday, April 4th 10 AM - 1 PM
If you are attending, please contact Bob or Dawn Benoit @
718.370.1817 by March 21st with the number of children.
Communion Breakfast
Sunday April 12th
April 2015
Joe Pompa Memorial Day At The Races
Friday, June 5th - $80.00 Per Person
Checks Payable To : Stolzenthaler Council 1675
Price includes transportation ( Monmouth
Racetrack), gratuities, program and admission
to the track.
There will be a breakfast of sheet cake, rolls,
orange juice, coffee and tea prior to boarding the
9:15 AM Mass at Our Lady Star of the Sea.
Breakfast to follow at the Council
Breakfast starts at 9:30 a.m. and
buses leave the council at 11 a.m. sharp.
Please contact Karl Emigholz, GK
if you are attending 646 662-2034
Upon return to the council there will be a
Hot Buffet and 3 hour open bar.
Knights Pride Jacket Mass
A waiting list will be established
if a second bus is required.
Come join your brother Knights on April 26th for our
“Knights Pride Jacket Mass” at 9:00 AM in St. Joseph
– St. Thomas Church. Wear your KofC Jacket
For reservations or any questions contact:
Jim Henry PGK at 718-984-1301
All reservations must be paid in full
and are nonrefundable
Dan Duffy Memorial May Crowning and Mass
Elvis Night
Sunday May
3 PM Mass in the Council
Crowning to follow in the Grotto
A light Dinner will be served after Mass
For Reservations Contact
Ed Newborn, PGK 917- 697-5603
If you have a child or grandchild who has just
received their First Holy Communion, please call our
Grand Knight so that we can include them in our
crowning ceremony.
Saturday June 20th
8PM till 12 Midnight
Columbus Hall
40.00 Per Person
Hot Buffet - Full Open Bar Award Winning Tribute Artist
DB King, backed by The Disciples of Sound
Orchestra....Recreating The Las Vegas Concert
Years of the 1970s....DJ music before and after the
For Information and Reservations
Please call Frank 347-987-1675
The Southern Knight
The next meeting of the Directors and Officers of the Columbus
Club will be Thursday April 9th. Directors who can not make a
meeting must let another Director or officer know so they can be
considered excused.
Friday Night Dinner Menu
April 3 – Good Friday – Closed
April 10th – TBA – Frank 347 987-1675
April 17th – TBA – Sal 347 598 4839
April 24th – Salmon – Dave 917 224-2597
Dinner Reservations are needed by Weds to allow time for
teams to shop.
Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee will be convening on Tuesday
April 7th at 7:00PM for interviews with members wishing to
pursue officer positions in the council. Anyone interested
in running for a council office for the 2015 - 2016
Colombian year, must contact Dave Clark, PGK @ 917
Please keep the following Brothers, Sister
Columbiettes, Families and Friends in your prayers:
John Aber PGK
Bob Bridge
Thomas Coyne
Joe “Wiz” Wicinski
Madelyn Del Gatto
Teresa Vallerio
Riley Olsen
Larry Hartnett
Lorraine Raia
Lucille Montesano
Tommy Cunningham
Robert Wallen
Carol Kuczinski
Morty Perlman
Henry Sorenson
Carmela Costagliota
Taylor Bauerlein
Helen Gridley
Fr. John Steven Kostek
Joe Ingenito
Raya Moiris
Dawn Scalise
Loretta Pompa
Antoinette Giovanniello
Joe Detrano
Cliff McCurdy
Vincent Tumminelli
Phil Tanella
Raffaela Cosentino
Andrew McMann
Josephine Ottaviano
James Sapenaro
Keith Smith
Phil Buffa
Steve Scotto
Tom Hutton
Marilyn Nasta
Liz O’Connor
Camille DeRosa
John McManus
Nicholas Montalto
James Conheeney
John Qinlan
Joseph Tassiello
Annette Horgan
Please pray for the souls of James Rice and Richard Langell.
If you know of anyone that is sick or in distress, in the
Stolzenthaler Family, please contact Billy Caputo, PGK at 718
April 2015
Dear Sister Columbiettes
As you are reading this message I surely hope that the snow is
gone for this winter , for as I am typing this, weeks before, it is
snowing like crazy and it’s the first day of spring. Speaking of
Spring , the spring dance has been cancelled for the year. At our
last meeting we talked about dates and voted , and the yes vote
was if we couldn't get a certain date then we would cancel this year
. Therefore I intend to talk to Joe Mueller within a week or two and
attain dates for our things for next year.
We also took care of a lot of things concerning Convention and
the gifts for the needy for Easter. There were no resolutions that
anyone had to talk about and put in the Bulletin.
In March the parade was early and sadly enough there was snow
again but we did have a nice crowd back that enjoyed sandwiches
and dew and being with good friends. Janet Henrys soda bread
was absolutely outstanding. Everyone couldn't get enough of it . I
was detained at another thing in Jersey the night of the St Patricks
Dance, I heard it was a wonderful time had by all , thanks to Steve
Dolan Chairperson and all of his help men and women . The
Columbiette Lenten Mass was at St John Newman on the 22nd . Its
always a wonderful way to get together with our sisters and
celebrate the Mass with everyone in
attendance .
In April we have the children’s Easter Party to look forward to ,
also Elvis night. Is Elvis going to be in the building? I guess we will
all see And of course as it is about the third week of Lent we have
Easter and the Resurrection of the Lord. I hope you all have a
wonderful Spring, but most of all reflect during Holy Week and
rejoice on Easter Sunday. And may all of you have a wonderful
and Blessed and Healthy Easter .
Respectfully Submitted
Sue Cook, President
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Clam Bake
Saturday June 6th
Entertainment by the
“Free Pass Band”
Be sure to check next months bulletin for more details.
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