New Hyde Park

Knights of Columbus

New Hyde Park Council Information

Business Meeting

Second Tuesday of the month
8 P.M

Officers Meeting

Second Tuesday of the month, 7:30 P.M.

Columbiettes Meeting

First Wednesday of the month, 7:30 P.M.

Open Meeting

Fourth Tuesday of the Month,
8 P.M.

NHP
Catholic Foundation

Third Tuesday of the month
8 P.M.

Senior Club

First and Third Wednesday of the Month, 11 A.M.

Degree Excemplification

Contact Grand Knight if you have a Degree candidate

NHP Charities 

Second Tuesday of the month, 7:00 P.M.

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K of C Insurance

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About Our Council




New Hyde Park
Knights of Columbus





Back in 1942 fifty-eight male residents of the New Hyde Park area felt that they wanted to get involved in religion, in charity, in a united organization, and in each other. The answer to their needs was The Knights of Columbus. Requirements, as set forth by Supreme, were met by eager men who knew what they wanted. On February 15, 1942 , New Hyde Park Council #2852 became a reality. The framed charter, bears these fifty-eight names.

New Hyde Park Council is particularly pleased with an innovative idea that one of its leaders planned and turned into one of our proudest hours. In 1984, the first annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took place in New Hyde Park. Since that time the celebration has been expanded, through a New York State Resolution, to Councils throughout the nation and elsewhere. This conceived plan to combine the spiritual beauty of the coming of Christ with the fraternal strength of our Knights has been the most successful endeavor of this Council since the dedication of its home. This event has made this Council proud.

New Hyde Park Council is particularly pleased with an innovative idea that one of its leaders planned and turned into one of our proudest hours. In 1984, the first annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took place in New Hyde Park. Since that time the celebration has been expanded, through a New York State Resolution, to Councils throughout the nation and elsewhere. This conceived plan to combine the spiritual beauty of the coming of Christ with the fraternal strength of our Knights has been the most successful endeavor of this Council since the dedication of its home. This event has made this Council proud.

New Hyde Park Council is particularly pleased with an innovative idea that one of its leaders planned and turned into one of our proudest hours. In 1984, the first annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony took place in New Hyde Park. Since that time the celebration has been expanded, through a New York State Resolution, to Councils throughout the nation and elsewhere. This conceived plan to combine the spiritual beauty of the coming of Christ with the fraternal strength of our Knights has been the most successful endeavor of this Council since the dedication of its home. This event has made this Council proud.

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PROUDLY SERVING THE CHURCHES IN OUR COMMUNITY

Holy Spirit

Pastor:
Rev. Frank Grieco

Holy Spirit Parish Web Site

16 South 6th Street New Hyde Park

Notre Dame

Pastor:
Rev. John J. McCartney 

Notre Dame Parish Web Site

45 Mayfair Road New Hyde Park

Our Lady of the Snows

Pastor:
Rev. Kevin McBrien

Our Lady of the Snows Parish Website

258-15 80th Avenue Floral Park

Light Up for Christ

The Council started this ceremony in 1984 as a local thing and then it became a county thing, then it became a state thing and now it's world-wide. At 8 p.m. on the night of the ceremony, the entire world, all Knights of Columbus councils flip the switch. It may be 1:00 in the afternoon or 2:00 in the morning, but they flip the switch to Light their Christmas Tree to begin the Christmas Season. 

It all began when PGK Tom Piotrowski saw that we were losing the Christmas spirit. Back then everyone would  wish you a Happy Xmas and some theories suggested Christmas was invented as a shopping holiday. Since then everyone and every establishment wishes a Merry and/or Blessed Christmas. In the immortal words of Andy Williams, 'It's the most wonderful time of the year,' and our council shines.

As part of our Council Ceremony we present each of our parishes with a special monetary gift as a thank you for their support. Our parishes are Notre Dame, Holy Spirit and Our Lady of the Snows.


Click image to view past Christmas Light Up for Christ Celebrations


Columbiettes

Why Join the Columbiettes ?

We Need You To Be The Hands Of Christ

1

Columbiettes are ordinary women who are proud of reaching out and helping those less fortunate in their communities and around the world. They are also committed to the preservation of family life.

2

Our size doesn't alter the fact that we are an organization that addresses the religious needs of the Church and Community where we live, worship, work and play. We are a unified body of Catholic women who work side-by-side with the Knights of Columbus.

3

To maximize your enjoyment and personal contributions, there are no specific requirements or amounts of time to spend within the organization. Everyone in the Columbiettes participates at whatever level of commitment that makes her comfortable.

4

We offer you the opportunity to give back to your community as well as your Parish.  Contact Columbiettes



Columbiettes Patronesses

Columbiettes
Blessed Virgin Mary      St. Theresa the Little Flower                   St. Joan of Arc


  • Columbiettes meet monthly:
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7:30 PM
  • Notre Dame Auditorium



Columbiette Officers
  • Phyllis Thomas  President
  • Christine Natale-Qunonez
    Vice President
  • Christine Pollakusky Secretary
  • Kathleen Beganskas Treasurer
  • Justine Aron
    Financial Secretary
  • Ann Marie Cusumano Sentinel
  • Marguerite Restivo Past President
  •  
  • Chaplains
  • Fr. Frank Grieco
    Holy Spirit
  • Fr. Kevin McBrien
    Our Lady Of Snows
  • Fr. Joseph Scolaro
    Notre Dame Parish




Special Olympics

In  2007 Brother Knight Joe Abberton saw a need and desire for a Special Olympics Basketball team. With the full support of PGK Henry Hurtle, Joe started a Special Olympics Program that is now recognized as one the best in NY State. The Nassau Chapter of the Knights of Columbus recognized our Council's program for it's success. This 13 year journey is  lead by Joe, his wife Kathy and family members. For the Abbertons, this is a family affair. There are also numerous volunteers that have given their time over the years and help coach and get the tournaments together.

Each year the NHP Knights compete in a NHP Special Olympics Tournament with other teams from around the region. The have had much success in this tournament. With the passing of PGK Henry Hurtle, the NHP Tournament has been re-named the Henry Hurtle Special Olympics Tournament in his honor.

New Hyde Park Council Personnel

NHP Council Officers

  • Rev. Kevin McBrien    Chaplain
  • John A. Quinonez    Grand Knight
  • Aloysius Arukattil    Deputy Grand Knight
  • Howard Ammerman    Chancellor
  • Joe Abberton    Warden
  • Arthur Mikowski      Inside Guard
  • Gerard Merolla     Inside Guard
  • Cecil Southern     Outside Guard
  • John A. Quinonez, Jr     Outside Guard
  • Patrick Crosson, Jr. PGK    Advocate
  • Brian Ennis PGK, PFN      Treasurer
  • George Pellechia  PGK, FDD        Recorder
  • Roman Bellusci, CPA     Financial Secretary
  • Charles Tartaro PGK     3-Year Trustee
  • John Thomas PGK     2-Year Trustee  
  • Michael Monroe PGK     1-Year Trustee
  • Lecturer

NHP Service Programs

  • Aloysius Arukattil, DGK       Program Director
  •       Membership Director
  •  Retention Chairman
  • Anthony Tallini       Vocations Chairman
  • Council Director
  • Brian Ennis PGK, PFN       Technology Director
  • Youth Director
  • Michael Monroe     PGK Holy Spirit Roundtable
  • Joe Wendling     Notre Dame Roundtable
  • Aloysius Arukattil       Our Lady of the Snows Roundtable
  • Charles Tartaro PGK
    Fourth Degree Chairman
  • Brian Ennis PGK, PFN       Fourth Degree Chairman
  • Patrick Crosson, Jr. PGK       Ceremonial Chariman
  • Paulson Ambookan       KofC Insurance Rep

NHP Catholic Foundation

  • Thomas McGowan      PGK President
  • Joseph Renta PGK        Vice President
  • Anthony Tallini      Treasurer
  • Harry O'Connor PGK       Financial Secretary
  • Howard Ammerman      Recorder
  • Michael Monroe PGK       Director
  • Brian Ennis   PGK, PFN      Director
  • Joseph Wendling  PGK       Director

21st District

  • Ronald Flood      District Deputy
  • Charles Tartaro PGK       District Administrator
  • John Seibert PGK,PFN     District Administrator
  •  Dr. Anthony Battista PGK, PFN      District Administrator
  • Joseph Lannon PGK,PFN      District Administrator
  • Patrick Crosson, Jr. PGK      District Administrator



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