2005-11-18 / Community

K Of C Renaming And Dedication Ceremony

Pictured: Knights of Columbus members stand in front of St. Camillus Church.
Pictured: Knights of Columbus members stand in front of St. Camillus Church. The Knights of Columbus Rockaway Council #2672 was renamed and dedicated on November 6 in memory of Monsignor William F. Burke, who served as the Chaplain for the Knights for five years.

Following many months of preparation, the day commenced with Reverend James Dunn celebrating 10:30 a.m. Memorial Mass at St. Camillus Church for deceased family and members of the Council. Msgr. Burke’s family, Knights of Columbus members, the St. Camillus Band (current and former members), the Knights of Columbus General Stephan Moylan Fourth Degree, the County Tyrone Pipe Band, and a large number of parishioners were in attendance.

Hundreds marched back to the Council for the renaming and dedication ceremony. Grand Knight Richard Knott, Jr. welcomed all as Chaplain James Devine blessed the building and all present. Grand Knight Lawrence Kelly then unveiled the building sign. Plaques were read and presented to Msgr. Burke’s family by P.G.K. William Mills and life member Michael Doonan.

Knights of Columbus members marching on Rockaway Beach Boulevard.Knights of Columbus members marching on Rockaway Beach Boulevard. Following the ceremony, all enjoyed a reception in the Council as bookmark mementos were distributed.


Chaplain James Divine blesses the crowd during the dedication ceremony in front of the Knights of Columbus Hall.Chaplain James Divine blesses the crowd during the dedication ceremony in front of the Knights of Columbus Hall.The new sign in dedication to Msgr. Burke on the doors of the Knights of Columbus Hall.The new sign in dedication to Msgr. Burke on the doors of the Knights of Columbus Hall.

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