WORTHY GRAND KNIGHTS AND WORTHY FAITHFULL NAVIGATORS. YOU CAN CLICK ON THESE FILES AND THEY WILL COME UP IN YOUR COMPUTER, SAVE THEM TO YOUR COMPUTER
AND PRINT THEM AS NECESSARY. THANK YOU. ( BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE)
Worthy Sir Knights
It's been a very busy month of March and April for the Color Corps in both the Albany and Syracuse Dioceses. Requests from parishes all over are asking for Color Corps processions in Masses and at Funeral services.
March 12th St Patrick's Mass at St Augustine's Church in Troy, NY
March 9th and 10th Wake and Funeral Services for Most Reverend James Micheal Moynihan at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse,NY
March 24th Funeral Services for Fr Doyle at St Mary's Church in Glens Falls, NY
March 25th Feast of the Immaculate Conception at Our Lady of Martyrs Shrine in Auriesville,NY
March 29th Funeral Request from the Family of Mike O'Connor at St Michael's Church in South Glens Falls, NY
April 2nd Confirmation Mass at St John's the Evangelist in Schenectady, NY
April 13th Holy Thursday Vigil at St Augustine's Church in Troy, NY
April 18th Funeral Mass for Msgr James Cox at St Mary's Church in Washingtonville, NY
More events are coming up:
April 27, 28, 29
New York State Convention for the Knights of Columbus in Callicoon, NY
May 7th Crowning of the Blessed Mother at St Paul's the Apostle in Schenectady, NY
May 13th the 100th Anniversary of Fatima Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs (2 Masses; 11:00am & 4:00pm) Auriesville, NY
May 17th Confirmation Mass at Our Lady of Mt Carmel, in Amsterdam, NY
May 20th Capital District Miracle League Opening Day in East Greenbush, NY
May 21st First Holy Communion Mass at Our Lady of Victory in Troy, NY
May 24th Confirmation Mass at Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville, NY
May 25th the Rotterdam Memorial Day Parade, Rotterdam Junction, NY
More dates of events to be announced as they become available.
Finally, the balloting of Assembly Officers is to start in May and elections held no later than June 30th. Please acquire Form 186 Report of Assembly Officers Chosen for the Term, from Supreme Supply....follow the instructions and send the right copies the the intended locations.
I will continue to keep you updated and informed as best I can. To All of you May GOD BLESS You.
Alan V Burke, MFD
Third New York District
St Isaac Jouges Province
Alan V Burke,MFD
Updated Jan. 26, 2017
Alan V. Burke
Master, 3rd District
13 Jarose Place
Clifton Park, NY 12065
181 7th Ave
Troy NY 12180
90 B Kensington Court
Guilderland, NY 12084
To All Worthy Faithful Navigators:
I was recently notified by Dennis Stoddard, Fourth Degree Supreme Master, of my appointment to Master of the New York Third District in the St. Isaac Jogues Province effective September 1, 2016. I have accepted this great honor, and it will be my privilege to lead our District for the next two years. It is only with your support that we can accomplish all the goals and expectations placed upon us.
I have been instructed to set up a schedule for installation of officers in the district. It would be convenient for me if Assemblies in close proximity to each other were installed at the same time and location. This will allow me to install all the Assemblies in a short period of time. Please make arrangements as soon as possible by setting a date with me, or a member of my staff. We would then need one contact person to provide the time and location of the installation, along with a list of Assemblies that will participate. The contact person should provide us with both their phone and e-mail address. I would also ask for each Assembly to send me a list of officers for all positions. If you would like a Former Master do the installation, please let me know so arrangements can be made. Your prompt cooperation would be greatly appreciated.
At this time, I'd like to introduce my staff, and tell you a little bit about myself and the goals that the
Fourth Degree Supreme Master has set for us.
My District Marshal is Robert (Bob) Guzzo. Bob is currently Faithful Comptroller of the Father Van Rensselaer Assemby 702 in Waterford. He is also currently Treasurer for Waterford Council 237.
My Secretary is Salvatore (Sal) Sgarlata. Sal has been a long time Knights of Columbus member, and has held many positions including Grand Knight of Fr Joseph H Boldt Council 3357 in Guilderland and Faithful Navigator of Rt. Rev. Msgr. Arthur J. Reilly Assembly 1915. He currently serves as District Deputy of the 65th District.
It was my honor to have been the District Marshal for the last four years serving first under Former Master Jim Mihalko, and then under Former Master Jim Brown. I will be resigning my position as Faithful Navigator of the Father Van Rensselaer Assembly 702 to take on the duties as Master of the Third District.
As District Marshal I was often asked if I served in the military. I was born into a military family. My father made a career serving our country in the US Air Force. My mother was a Girl Scout Leader who instilled in me the quality of leadership, and how to both take command of a situation as well as to follow orders. In addition, my parents taught me the value of family, cooperation, and a strong Catholic faith. This, and other factors enabled me to move quickly through the degrees, to Color Corps Commander, then to Faithful Navigator, and then to District Marshal, and finally to this appointed position.
One of the tasks set by the Supreme Master of the Fourth Degree is to increase membership by having Bi-Annual Exemplification Ceremonies. This past June an Exemplification Ceremony was held in Syracuse, and on October 8, 2016, the Father Van Rensselaer Assembly 702 will be hosting a ceremony at St Augustine's Parish in Troy NY. All the local Assemblies have been notified. However anyone wishing to make their Fourth Degree is welcome to attend and should contact me, or a member of my staff as soon as possible, but not later than September 9, 2016.
In closing, please pray for all the officers of the Fourth Degree that we may better serve the Church, the Knights of Columbus and each of you. My goal, as Master, is to work together, so that we can better exemplify our four core principles: Charity - Unity – Fraternity - Patriotism.
Alan V Burke
Master, New York 3rd District
St Isaac Jogues Province
MASTER 3 DISTRICT
ALAN V. BURKE
13 Jarose Pl
Clifton Park NY 12065
181 7th Ave
Troy NY 12180
ADVISORS TO THE MASTER
210 Keefe Rd
Troy NY 12180
12 Flintlock Ln
Clifton Park NY 12065