Grand Knights Message
May 2019
Peter Fyfe
, Grand Knight
Henry Stolzenthaler Council No. 1675
Knights of Columbus
100 Kreischer Street
Staten Island, NY 10307
"In Service to One, In Service to All"
Dear Brother Knights, Sister Columbiettes, Families and Friends:

   April was certainly a busy month at Stolzenthaler. On April 2nd we held our annual Shepherd’s Night.
Thanks to State Warden and PGK Ed Newborn for coordinating a terrific event and for cooking a great
dinner. Ed was ably assisted in the kitchen by Frank Tansey. Thank you also to the attendees who came
out to honor the priests and deacons who have served our council and parishes over the years.

   Our Communion Breakfast took place on April 7th and two outstanding brothers and an outstanding
family were honored.  Chester Matuszewski was named Knight of the Year; Frank Tansey was named
Rookie of the Year and Rich, Dawn, Nick and Heater Scalise were named Family of the Year.  
Congratulations to all.  A special thanks to PGK Bob Benoit and his “A” team (Rich Scalise, Joe Wiz, and
Frank Tansey) who once again prepared a delicious breakfast.

   A Night with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis was presented by our Council on April 13th.  We had a huge
turnout; the entertainment was fantastic and the food was delicious. Thanks to Jerry Scotti and Bobby
Genovese for putting together a terrific evening.

   On April 17th we conducted our Kevin Postler Memorial Spy Wednesday Stations of the Cross. Thanks
to all who attended and thanks to Ed Miller who has been so dedicated to this event over the years. Ed is
stepping down as chair of this event and is turning it over to Frank Tansey.  Thank you, Ed, for your service
and thanks Frank for stepping up to the plate.

   The Easter Bunny paid his annual visit to Stolzenthaler on April 20th    for our Children’s Easter Party.  
Although the weather was not very cooperative, there was a great turnout and everyone enjoyed the
entertainment, food, games and the Bunny.  Events such as this require a large number of volunteers and
that was certainly the case on Saturday. Thanks to PGK Frank Corvino, Frank Tansey, Rick Seaman, Rich,
Heather and Nick Scalise, DGK Steve Dolan, Matty Montalto, PGK Matty Kuczinski, Columbiette President
Debbie Emigholz, Joe De Trano, and Ed and Fran Nicholson for helping out.  Special thanks to my wife
Marie who puts so much time and effort into making these children’s parties a success.

   Hope to see you all (and your families) at the Dan Duffy Memorial May Crowning on Sunday, May 19th.  
There will be a Mass at 3 P.M. immediately followed by the Crowning of our Blessed Mother. We will then
enjoy a full dinner.

   Happy Mother’s Day to all our wives and Sister Columbiettes.

Fraternally,
Pete Fyfe, Grand Knight