Our Lady of the Lakes - Council No. 6318
         10 Fair Street   Carmel, New York 10512 (845) 225-6318  

Breaking News Alerts

Updated January 5, 2019

  • Crèche Take-Down - Monday, Jan. 7:  Please meet at 10 a.m. outside the Rectory on Monday, January 7th, to disassemble and store the crèche. We will need a few ladders, screw guns, ladders, and garden tools to clean up the hay on the lawn.
  • Last call for Beefsteak reservations! Our Men's Beefsteak is Saturday, January 12th. Let the GK know you're coming to avoid the price increase and so we can prepare enough food for all. Seating is limited. See full details below.
  • Third Degree on Sunday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m., at our Council: If you're a Second Degree member, here's your chance to complete your journey to full Knighthood in our honored Order. Candidates should arrive by 2:30 pm properly attired. Degree begins promptly at 3 pm.
  • Our regular monthly business meeting is Wednesday, January 9th, starting at 7:30 p.m. We'll be serving dinner for only $5 starting around 6:30 p.m. There are many activities to plan for and important business news to share with the membership, so all members should attend!
  • Hall Rentals for Communions and Confirmations: St. James Parish informs us that the 2019 dates for Confirmation are April 6 and April 13, and First Holy Communion will be on May 4 and May 11. Our hall is already booked for April 13, but other dates remain available, though they are expected to book quickly. Members who wish to rent our hall should contact Mike Bock ASAP by email or call (845) 225-6318 to make your rental reservation.
  • Council Free Throw Contest - Monday, Jan. 21 : Since 1972, KofC councils have sponsored the International Free Throw Championship, which is now open to boys and girls between the ages of 9 and 14. The basketball championship is set up to have the contestants compete within their own gender and age group. All competition starts at the local level, and our Council's 2019 competition will be in the St. James School Gym on the afternoon of Monday, January 21st (MLK Day). Winners move on to the district, regional, and state levels. From there, some make it to to the international level for championship competition in their group. Speak to the Grand Knight or Youth Activities Chairman Mike Rama to enter a boy or girl in the contest, or to sign-up to volunteer with the event. We'll be serving free hot dogs and ice cream to all participants.
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IMPORTANT: News and Communications Policy Update
Due to the ever-changing nature of communications technology, this news page will only be used as a secondary source of information for urgent communications to members and for general reference. Here is how you can keep up with what's going on with our busy council!
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Fourth Degree

The next Fourth Degree meeting of Mother Cabrini Assembly will be Thursday, January 17th at 7:30 p.m. in our Council Hall. 

Information for Mothe Cabrini Assembly, including news and upcoming meeting dates, may be found on their website, here.