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MARCH 2023


Basketball Free Throw   Bishop’s Burse   Calendar   Coats for Kids   Color Corps   Columbiettes   Day of Caring   Essay Contest   Fourth Degree   Keep Christ in Christmas   Lottery Calendar   Pro‑Life   Scholarships   Soccer Challenge   Veterans   Vocations   Wheelchairs



1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree Exemplification.  The Hamburg Council 2220 will be holding a degree (1-3) at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Please have candidates arrive by 7:00 PM. Council representatives should advise Joe Mead about the number of candidates by Monday, April 10, 2023/


Fourth Degree.  The Fourth Degree Exemplification took place on Saturday, March 18, 2023, in Rochester. 


Color Corps.  Training is held at Fr. Justin Council on the second Thursday of every month from 6-7:30 pm.


Pro-Life.  Members are urged to subscribe to Life News Pro-Life News Reports, a daily newsletter that will keep you up to date with the breaking Pro-Life news. Go to www.LifeNews.com.


Day of Caring.  A new venue for the Special Olympics Golf Tournament is being sought.  The priorities are a more centralized location and a morning venue to avoid delays and late-night travel.  July is the anticipated month.


Veterans.  The Veterans hospital in Buffalo is now allowing organizations have socials for patients.  During the December storm the VA Hospital was a safe haven for over 150 stranded people. The VA provided food and clothing for those in need.  Some of the clothing used comes from donations made from outside organizations. They are always in need of new clothing and personal hygiene products.  Consider becoming a volunteer or making a donation.  Please contact the hospital volunteer offices at 716-862-7981.  Willow Lodge is a 20-bed Community Living Center focused on rehabilitation and end-of-life/palliative care.  See the Willow Lodge wish list here.  SARRTP is a substance abuse residential rehabilitation program. It empowers Veterans to obtain their optimal health and psychological wellbeing.  See the SARRTP wish list here.


Lottery Calendar.  The 2023 lottery calendars are still available.  All returns will be checked back to January 1, 2023. Contact Lew at LewH52@gmail.com.


Wheelchairs.  Christ the King of Aurora Council and their parish raised funds with a 2nd collection church appeal. We encourage all councils to support the drive, in cooperation with their parishes. An additional 30 chairs were recently purchased.


Vocations.  The following seminarians are studying at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore: Jeff Donovan, James Bobak, Gregory Zini, Christopher Wild, Sebastian Aristazabal, Teko-teko Abgo, and Andrew Urdman.  Michael Liebleris is at Gannon College in Erie, PA.  John Willei is in his pastoral year at 14 Holy Helpers in West Seneca. There are two possible new seminarians for this Fall Semester. Jeff Donovan will be ordained on June 3, 2023.  All sponsors are encouraged to stay in touch with their seminarians and offer continued support.  The RSVP checks to seminarians will be presented at a picnic on August 19, 2023.  Jim reported a golf tournament will be held to benefit the Foundation of the R.C. Church of the Diocese of Buffalo to benefit the seminarians on May 22, 2023, at the Niagara Falls Country Club. The entry fee is $300/golfer.


Scholarships.  The applications for eighth graders going to parochial high schools in the Fall of 2023 must be postmarked by April 1, 2023.  The applications require much information, so start completing them ASAP to meet the deadline for the 2023 award year.


Basketball Free Throw Contest.  State finals will take place at West Point on April 16, 2023, details regarding time and which gym to follow. Make sure that all Diocesan and K of C Safe Environment requirements are met by completion of the K of C Safe Environment Policies Course at all youth-oriented events.


Soccer Challenge Contest.  This is a Fall event.  Financial Secretaries should order the kit (SC-KIT) ASAP.  Council and District competitions need to be held in the September/early October windows. The finals at West Point will be held in late October/early November.


Coats for Kids.  Provide warmth for children in need during cold winter months.  The goal of the Coats for Kids program is to ensure that no child in North America goes without a coat during the winter season.  Through the dedication of councils across the United States and Canada, hundreds of thousands of new winter coats have been distributed to children since program inception.


Catholic Citizenship Essay Contest. Contact Jack Bridwell for information.  One entry was forwarded to the State Chairman for the State essay finals. It was an 8th Grade entry from the Christ the King of East Aurora Council #12829.


Keep Christ in Christmas Poster Contest.  Contact Jack Bridwell for information.


Columbiettes: A new Columbiettes Ladies Auxiliary is being considered at St. Gregory the Great Council #14687.  Contact bentleyemma@msn.com for more information. Further details to come.  Who is eligible to become a Columbianette?  Catholic women, in good standing with the Church, eighteen years of age or older, may become members. Columbiettes do not have to be related to a K of C member or married to a member.


Bishops Burse:  The Bishop’s Burse will be held on Monday, June 19, 2023, at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant.



Friday 3/31/2023

6:30 PM

75th Anniversary

Our Lady of Hope Council

Friday 3/31/2023

6:00 PM Doors Open

6:30 PM Dinner

7:30 PM Meeting

WNY Chapter meeting

St. Mary Council

6919 Transit Rd. 

Swormville, NY 14051



HS Scholarship Application due




Chicken BBQ

Albion Council



Holy Thursday Church Pilgrimage

Fr. Justin Council



1st, 2nd, and 3rd Degree Exemplification

Hamburg Council



Basketball Free Throw

State Finals

West Point, NY



Clergy Night

Hamburg Council

Friday 4/28/2023

WNY Chapter meeting

Bishop Burke Council

4431 South Buffalo St.

Orchard Park, NY




Spaghetti and Meatballs

Fr. Justin Council

Friday 5/19/2023

WNY Chapter meeting

John Cardinal O’Hara Council

10950 Main St. 

Clarence, NY 14031



FRCDB Golf Tournament

To benefit Seminarians

  Niagara Falls Country Club



Ordination of Jeff Donovan

Diocese of Buffalo



Bishop’s Burse

Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant

Friday 6/30/2023

WNY Chapter meeting

Fr.  Justin Council

2735 Union Road

Cheektowaga, NY 14227

·       Report of Chosen Officers (185) due

·       Columbian Award Application (AP-7) due

·       RSVP Refund and Plaque Application (2863) due


July 2023

Day of Caring Golf Tournament



·       Service Program Personnel Report (365) due



·       Semiannual Council Audit (1295-2) due



Seminarian Picnic Presentation of RSVP Checks

East Aurora, NY



Annual K of C Picnic

Hosted by the FDD Association of WNY

Madonna Council

755 Erie Avenue

North Tonawanda, NY  14120



11:00 AM

Fr. Millett Mass

Old Fort Niagara

Youngstown, NY

Click below

Friday 10/1/2023

NYS Pilgrimage

Our Lady of Fatima Shrine

1023 Swann Road

Youngstown, NY 14174


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