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4th Degree-Patriotism

Worthy Sir Knights of the Third New York District:
My appointed term as your District Master concluded this August.
I was assigned by the Supreme Master Dennis Stoddard, for the New York 3rd District, in the Saint Isaac Jogues Province, for the term September 1, 2016  to  August 31, 2018. Having been the Master selected from the Albany Diocese, the next Master will come from the Syracuse Diocese. I am proud to announce that selection has been made.
The new appointed District Master is Alan Kline, DD, PGK from the Rev Capt Leonard M Barry Assembly #0725 in Endicott, NY.
Please make your congratulations and support to him by email, or call him (607) 624-9514.
Sir Knight Kline is an excellent choice for the upcoming years of service to the Third District in New York. I ask that ALL ASSEMBLIES, lend their support to him, as you have done for me during my two year term. It is very important to establish contact as early as possible. There are many duties required by the District Master this month and the help is greatly appreciated . 
As I have made my presence and correspondence aware to you, my Brothers, it has been an outstanding privilege, being your leader, director of the bylaws and rules and the overseer of 4th Degree Exemplifications. I can't express how much  trust and responsibility is needed in this position. This was my driving force for leading the Fourth Degree both by example and by my actions...and always adhering to ALL FOUR principles of the Knights of Columbus. It takes a lot of time, help, patience, and do what in many situations, is received with short notice....and executed, with great praise from the congregations and others in attendance at our events.
With that being the Month of September, there are a number of High Profile Events that the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus are requested to attend.
Starting with Admission Degree Meeting, Monday September 10, 2018 at Vestal Council #801 Main Street Vestal, NY. Contact GK Mike Restuccia at 607-727-3543 email best at or FS Joseph Schlitz at 607-748-5225 email
 Eucharistic procession at St. Luke’s Church, 1241 State St, Schenectady, NY on Friday September 14th. It will begin promptly at 6 P.M The color corps has been asked if they could be there no later than 5:30. All who can make it, please contact Mike Wade  Asking for Color Corps but every and anyone is invited to attend. We have been doing this for many years - anything to remind us and the people who see us how precious life really is. 
Saturday September 15th is our 80th annual  Knights Pilgrimage at Auriesville, NY Registration and Lunch start at Noon, Adoration, Stations of the Cross and 4pm Mass.
Contact Tony Zibella ALL COLOR CORPS MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED!   Dress Code: Both Color Corps Regalia are accepted, However this may be the last time the tuxedo/cape/chapeau can be wore for this event. Make THIS Pilgrimage our FINEST display of COLOR CORPS!   Come impress.
Saturday September 22nd Hearts Aflame Eucharistic Congress 1st Annual Event at Auriesville, NY 8am - 3pm Registration is for All members of the K of C please  contact Tara Moser ( Color Corps is requested to lead in the processions and the Mass with Bishop Edward Scharfenberger.
 Wednesday, September 19th  Pioneer Bank is proudly hosting our 2nd annual Veterans Career Fair, Location:Pioneer Bank Headquarters 652 Albany Shaker Rd   Time: 10am - 2pm  If you have any questions contact Kristyn Constantino  Email Address: 
Most Rev. Robert J. Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse has asked every parish to celebrate a Mass on the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows (September 15 and 16, 2018) with the intention of the Church asking for forgiveness and for the healing of victims of abuse.
This information has been sent to me from various contacts sent to me seeking assistance from our Order. I will continue to share information as it is made available to me.
I would like to conclude my Final report, as Master, by acknowledging and THANKING the members of my staff: Marshal Robert Guzzo....Secretary Salvatore Sgarlata.
These two Sir Knights have been by my side and have assisted me in every aspect of my term. With their help, I have been able to criss-cross the district and make contact with many Assemblies. Also...the amazing guidance and wisdom from the former Masters Jim Ryan, Jim Malhiko, Jim Brown and Ray Dozois. Their experience and friendship was invaluable. There are a large number of other Sir Knights that I have had the privilege of working with.... and praised the Gospel together. I  THANK THEM ALL!
I leave you this.....Charity...Unity...Fraternity...Patriotism are mere words found in a dictionary, along with Duty and Service. However....put them all together, in the heart and soul of a practicing Catholic man.....the return, is the honorable citizen...worthy of being called Sir Knight. Whereupon taking on the responsibility of being the prime example of serving the Church and the Community with Jesus Christ as his guide.  
Vivat Jesus
Alan V Burke, MFD
Third New York District





13 Jarose Pl

Clifton Park NY 12065

518-383-0526 HM

518-225-7940 C




181 7th Ave

Troy NY 12180






Raymond Dozois

210 Keefe Rd

Troy NY 12180



Jim Mihalko

12 Flintlock Ln

Clifton Park NY 12065





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