Memorial Mass-- A memorial mass for deceased members is celebrated each November at either St. Ambrose Church or Our Lady of the Assumption Church. A Pre-Thanksgiving Pot Luck Dinner follows immediately after the mass at the Council. While there is no charge for the dinner, members are encouraged to bring a food dish to share with other members and guests.
Auriesville Pilgrimage--Each September, Knights and Columbiettes from all over New York State converge on the Shrine of North American Martyrs at Auriesville, NY. Stations of the Cross are held in the outdoors and a Mass is celebrated, generally by the Bishop of the Albany Diocese A dinner is held after the prayer service for those who wish to partake.
Wake Services--A prayer wake service is held to honor members who pass to their eternal reward by both Knights and Columbiettes. During the service, all in attendance are informed of the principles of our orders and that Knights and Columbiettes strive each day to follow those principles.
Prayer Hour for Vocations --An hour of prayer for the intention of an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life is held several times a year at St.Ambrose Chapel. All Knights, Columbiettes, friends and family are invited to attend.
PARISH ROUNDTABLES - Our Council participates in Parish Round tables at Our Lady of the Assumption and St Ambrose Parishes. The purpose of the round table program is to meet with the pastor of the parish and ask him how our Council can better serve the parish. If you are interested in participating in either of the above round tables or forming a round table in one of our other Colonie parishes, please contact Grand Knight Bob Ostiguy by clicking here.