NEWS OF LEXINGTON COUNCIL
Charity ~ Unity ~ Fraternity ~ Patriotism
MEMORIAL MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS
Join Members of Lexington Council as we remember our own at the 9:30 AM Mass at St. Anthony's Church, 836 Manhattan Avenue (corner of Milton Street) on Sunday, November 7th, 2021. Thanks to Financial Secretary Tony Olszewski for arranging this Mass.
The K of C SUPREME COUNCIL HAS MATCHED LEXINGTON COUNCIL'S PRO-LIFE DONATION OF $14,000
The Supreme Council of the Knights of Columbus has provided a matching grant of $14,000 to the New Beginnings Center of Hope in Valley Stream, New York which, along with a $14,000 donation from Lexington Council, will be used to purchase an ultrasound machine to provide expectant mothers with an actual picture of their child in the womb to assist them in making a decision about an abortion.
IT WILL BE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING FOR THE HOMELESS IN WILLIAMSBURG
Lexington Council has made a donation to the Trinity Human Services Center to provide Thanksgiving dinners.
WE MOURN THEIR PASSING
Lexington Council extends its condolences to the family of JIMMY "THE ICE MAN" GIUSTIZIA, Pilot of the Long Island Assembly, who passed away suddenly on October 7th.
Long-time Member and Former Treasurer JOE DALEY passed away in Florida on September 8th, 2021. May he rest in peace!
Next Membership Degree
To Be Announced
Initiation Degree of Charity, Unity and Fraternity
St. Anthony Lower Church, 862 Manhattan Avenue at Milton Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 11:00 A.M.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18th, 2021
LEXINGTON COUNCIL MONTHLY MEETING
St. Stanislaus American Legion Post 519 Leonard Street, Brooklyn, New York 11222
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24th, 2021
LONG ISLAND ASSEMBLY 4th DEGREE MEETING 8:00 P.M.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18th, 2021
Lexington Council Welcomes Santa Claus!
Manhattan Avenue @ Milton Street, in front of St. Anthony's Church 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Calendar of Events
These Men They Call Knights
LEXINGTON COUNCIL #293 Brooklyn, New York
Welcome to the KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS!
WELCOME! To the Lexington Council #293, Knights of Columbus website. Located in the historic Greenpoint Section of Brooklyn, New York, Lexington is one of the oldest, most respected Councils in the Order. Lexington Council was founded on December 26, 1897. During its colorful history, it has witnessed the turn of two centuries and a millennium, the Great Depression, the introduction of motion pictures, radio and television, a Presidential assassination, the Civil Rights Movement, man landing on the moon, and sadly, legalized abortion, Pearl Harbor, two World Wars, the Korean War, the Cold War, Viet Nam, the Gulf Wars, the attacks of 9/11/01, the Global War on Terror, and The COVID-19 Pandemic. It has seen Veterans, Immigrants, Baby Boomers, Beatniks, Yuppies, and Millennials join its ranks. It has also witnessed the Sainthood of Mother Theresa and Pope John Paul II and the beatification of the Founder of the Order of the Knights of Columbus, Blessed Fr. Michael J. McGivney.
Lexington Council has changed with and reflected the current times. Entertainment has ranged from members playing musical instruments to bands to a glee club to disk jockeys playing records, 8-tracks, and now CD's. Drinks at the bar have gone in and out of fashion – there is no more call for rye whiskey as vodka now takes center stage. Jackets and ties have been replaced by open collars and jeans. But the more things change, the more they remain the same. Lexington Council was formed on the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism, which are the foundation of the Knights of Columbus. The need for Charity is always with us, unfortunately, due to poverty, disease, and increasingly, natural disaster. "These are truly times that try men's souls," hence, the need for Knights to exemplify Unity of purpose. In a time of less socialization brought about by the computer, smartphone, home theater, streaming, and reluctance to be a "joiner," Knights demonstrate the benefits and power of Fraternity. In the era of global terrorism and a volunteer military, Knights personify the essence of Patriotism, both at home and in harm's way abroad.
And so, Lexington Council enters the "information age" with its first Internet website, with links to Email, Facebook, and Twitter. Lexington Council has had its own ups and downs throughout its history, but with the introduction of this website, it is fair to say that Lexington Council is back, better than ever! Amid the new condominiums under construction in "trendy" Greenpoint, merged Parishes and Schools, and mom and pop stores and malls replaced by chain stores and online shopping, one constant in the neighborhood for well over 100 years have been Lexington Council #293.
We have been here, we are still here, and we will continue to be here as an anchor of this neighborhood, both in the Religious, Community, and Social sense. This website has been constructed so all who visit it can understand what we mean when we say, "Our Hats Off to the Past, Our Coats off to the Future! To our Members, Enjoy! To our visitors, we invite you to read about us and consider becoming one of us. We do not apologize for what we are. We are proud to proclaim we are "These Men They Call Knights!
God Bless! Welcome!
RICK KENNEY, PGK, FDD, PFN