Knights Share Christmas Spirit


Santa Claus was a welcome guest at the McCloskey #4565 Council of the Knights of Columbus’ Christmas party.

At their annual Christmas parties, two Rockland councils of the Knights of Columbus — Triune Council #2052 in Pearl River and  John Cardinal McCloskey 4565 in West Nyack —  continued their holiday tradition of presenting prolife and other charities with donations to support their good works.

Triune donations

At the Triune Council #2052 Christmas Party: Augustine Paul (accepting donation for the Fr. J.B.M. Upper Primary School), Peg Beirne (Rockland Catholic Coalition). Joe Quattrocchi (Good Counsel Homes), Liz O’Brien (Rockland Right to Life), Karin Lancellotti (Birthright), Cathy McGovern (COPS Barn), Kevin McGovern, Grand Knight, Dee DeFelice, Financial Secretary, Joe Jacob (Little Servants of Divine Providence), and John Rio (Salesian Missions) and Past Grand Knight. Photo by Frank Traina

The Triune party was was held at Toner Hall at St. Margaret’s Church in Pearl River on Dec. 14

Among the local prolife groups receiving gifts from the Knights were the Rockland Right to Life Committee, Birthright of Rockland,  Good Counsel Homes in Spring Valley, and the Sisters of Life. Continue reading

Sr. Nancy Richter Honored at Concert for Life


Chris Bell, Exec. Director of Good Counsel Homes, presents award to Sr. Nancy Richter. Host Steve Possell at podium.

Sr. Nancy Richter, OP, a dedicated prolife leader, who is moderator of the Albertus Magnus High School Pro-Life Club, was recently honored at the annual Concert for Life, at the school on Dec. 5.

Sr. Nancy, a Dominican Sister of Sparkill,  is currently in charge of the Albert Magnus Campus Ministry. She works to foster among her students an appreciation of the sanctity of life at all stages. The Pro-Life Club’s projects include a student-organized  Life Chain outside their school on Route 304 in Bardonia, annual trips to the March for Life in Washington, D.C., and a Christmas fundraiser for Good Counsel. They’ve also been the largest single group in attendance at the Respect Life Sunday Life Chain on Route 59 in Nanuet for many years. Continue reading

Triune K of C Brings Hope at Christmas

Triune Christmas

Representatives of organizations receiving checks at the Triune Council’s Christmas party (left to right): Chet Nawoichyk (The Fisher Foundation), Joseph Jacob (Providence Home), Peggy Beirne (Rockland Catholic Coalition), Liz O’Brien (Rockland Right to Life Committee), John Rio (Grand Knight), Karin Lancelotti (Birthright of Rockland), Nannette Morris (Good Counsel Home, Spring Valley), and Fr. Gerry Deponai (St. Anthony’s School). ~~ Photo by Frank Traina

At their annual Christmas party on Dec. 16, Triune Council #2052 of the Knights of Columbus in Pearl River again showed their commitment to protect all human life by presenting generous Christmas gifts to organization who work in behalf of the unborn, mothers and children in need of help, school children, the orphaned, the sick, and the disabled.

Grand Knight John Rio made the presentations to The Rockland Right to Life Committee, Birthright of Rockland, The Rockland Catholic Coalition, the Good Counsel Home in Spring Valley, the Fisher House Foundation, Providence Home, and St. Margaret’s and St. Anthony’s schools.

Providence Home is an orphanage run by the Little Servants of Divine Providence Charitable Society in Kerala State, India. Many of the children taken in by the sisters are handicapped or had been abandoned because they had birth defects.

Past Grand Knight Chet Nawoichyk described Fischer House as a Ronald McDonald House for the military. It provides nearby housing for military families when a loved one is hospitalized for illness, disease, and injury.

McCloskey Knights Celebrate Christmas with Charity and Good Will

Hugh Delargy, District Deputy, Mary Loftus, Rockland RTL treasurer, Msgr. Edward Weber, McCloskey Council chaplain, Liz O'Brien, Rockland RTL chairman, and Arthur Saladino, Grand Knight

John Cardinal McCloskey Council Knights of Columbus and officers of Rockland Right to Life: Hugh Delargy (K of C District Deputy), Mary Loftus (Rockland RTL treasurer), Msgr. Edward Weber (McCloskey Council chaplain), Liz O’Brien (Rockland RTL chair), and Arthur Saladino (Grand Knight)

The John Cardinal McCloskey Council, No. 4565, of the Knights of Columbus presented Christmas checks to several local organizations at their December social meeting held at St. Francis of Assisi School in West Nyack on Dec. 17.

Among the recipients of the Knights’ generosity were the Rockland Right to LIfe Committee, Birthright of Rockland, Good Counsel Homes, the Sisters of LIfe, Jawonio, Camp Venture, and archdiocesan seminarians.

Knights of Columbus’ Philanthropy Benefits Local Prolife Groups

Triune Council’s Grand Knight John Rio (center) and representatives of the organizations who were recipients of the Knights’ philanthropy at the annual Christmas party. Among them were (first row) Nanette Morrison of Good Counsel Homes, Eileen Francis of Birthright, Peg Beirne of the Rockland Catholic Coalition, Joe Quatrocchi, also of Good Counsel (between John and Peg), and Liz O’Brien of Rockland Right to Life (far right). –Photo courtesy of Frank Traina

Charity is first and foremost for the Knights of Columbus, and at their annual Christmas Party, Triune Council 2052 presented checks to several organizations. Among them were Rockland prolife goups Birthright of Rockland, Good Counsel Homes, the Rockland Catholic Coalition, and the Rockland Right to Life Committee.

The party was held on Dec. 10 at Toner Hall at St. Margaret’s Parish in Pearl River.

40 Days for Life Co-Founder to Speak at Care Net Banquet



Friday, Oct. 5, Shawn Carney, Co-Founder of 40 Days for Life, record-breaking fundraiser, and television personality will be the speaker at the 26th anniversary banquet of the Care Net Pregnancy Center of Rockland.

The banquet will be held at The Crowne Plaza (formerly the Holiday Inn) at 3 Executive Plaza in Suffern. The event begins at 7:30 pm (seating at 7:00). For reservations or more information please call 845-352-6108.  Continue reading