4 Knights Receive their 4th Degree

4 Knights Receive their 4th Degree during August

Daniel Flynn,                  Maurice McLaughlin,                    Ed Paltani                    John Arceri

4th Degree Full Shot

Many attended the 4th Degree Ceremony which was held in Naples FL for support of our Knights, including Grand Knight Joe Fatony, Former Grand Knight Ben Farnsworth,  Joe Domiano, Al Bismonte and others.


3rd Degree Ceremony

On September 6. 2014 Joseph Ricci received his 3rd Degree exemplification in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  Deputy Grand Knight John Caltibiano attended.

3rd Degree


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Group Photo of 3rd Degree Attendees September 6, 2014

Two New 4th Degree Knights

“I had the pleasure of going to West Palm Beach for the 4th Degree Ceremony of our two new 4th Degree Knights,  John Caltabiano and Joseph Domiano”, stated  incoming Grand Knight, Joe Fatony

Joe Fatony with two new 4th Degree Knights, John Caltabiano and Joseph Domiano

Joe Fatony with two new 4th Degree Knights, John Caltabiano and Joseph Domiano

Our two new 4th Degree Knights, John Caltabiano and Joseph Domiano

Fourth Degree

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Fourth Degree Ceremony

Member Knights Receive their 3rd Degree

Third Degree Knights

The Marco Island Knights of Columbus Chapter #6344 recently had 4 Knights elevated to 3rd Degree.  They are from left to right…
Maurice McLaughlin, Daniel Flynn, [Salvatore  Sciarrino, former Grand Knight -center -accompanying 3rd degree candidates], Andy Ronald and Edward Paltani.   The four KNIGHTS received their 3rd Degree on June 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida.
Many thanks for Sal on accompanying our KNIGHTS on their journey!

Grand Knight, Ben Farnsworth, Shares this email and photos

To:   Ben Farnsworth
From: Jose Granda
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Re:   Emailing Italy 2014

Ben attached are pictures that we took the day we spent with Peter at the
Seminary and the Vatican in Rome. I'll explain the pictures below:
#19- Picture taken from the roof of Peter's Seminary in Rome with the
Vatican in the background. From left are: Jack Drobnick (Knight), Joe
Granda, Peter Vale, John Arceri (Knight), Liliana Arceri, Joe Batte
(Knight), Anne Batte, Eunice Drobnick, Alice Calavera (Widow of former
Knight), Pam Cote (Alice's daughter), Maria Granda.
#21 Picture of Peter receiving the Knight of the month award at a restaurant
in Rome where we took him and several other seminarians from the State of
#22 Another picture of Peter receiving the award from our Council given to
him on your behalf.
#23 Picture of Peter and I hugging each other after I presented him with the
check from our Council.
#24 Peter showing the envelope with the check from our Council.
We had a great time with Peter and his friends from the Seminary. We went to
Mass with him to the Panteon in the morning, this is a very rare treat.
After lunch we went to the Vatican where we went to the Swiss guards
quarters and into the private chapel of the Pope where we had been invited
to witnessed a ceremony performed by the one of the 3 Cardinals in charge of
St. Peter's to promote one of Peter's friend from LIchtechstein that was
being, promoted I guess, to the highest level of Monsignor before becoming a
Bishop. Afterwards, in his honor we were asked to join a Mass at St. Peter's
Basilica, reserved for dignitaries and a lot of red hats that afternoon. The
Knights of Columbus Council #6344 was well represented at the Mass. We ended
going to Mass twice that day. The Mass was magnificent, in Latin like the
old days, the Homily was in Italian and not as good as Fr. Tim even though
it was given by the main Cardinal in charge of the Basilica. Peter will
become a transitional deacon in October 2016 and the ceremony will be done
at St. Peter's Basilica and he has invited all of us to attend. Our group is
planning on being there with Peter, maybe other Council members would also
like to participate. 
Peter is finishing his final exams for this year this week and will be
leaving soon for Scandinavia where he has been assigned to a local church
for the summer. Please let me know if you have any questions. Joe 

San Marco No. 6344 40th Annual Golf Tournament

The Knights of Columbus held their 40th Annual Golf Tournament San Marco Knights Golf Tournamentat Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club on May 10, 2014.  It was a GREAT turnout for this event, including 80 golfers supporting  “The Knights” many charitable contributions made to the Church and Community Charities.
Grand Knight Ben Farnsworth thanked the many hole sponsors and donors that made the tournament the most successful in three years.
Golf Chairman Dick Shanahan awarded prizes to the winners: 1st place: Dave Stonier, Bob Dugan, and Rob Pentico a threesome with a score of 57, 2nd place: Richard Shanahan, John Higgens, Paul Vorperian, and Ed Hood with a score of 58, 3rd Place: Mike Kelly, Jerry Guidish, Joe Guidish, and John Acunto with a score of 58, Longest Drive for Men on #13: Mike Kelly, Longest Drive for Women on #14: Pam Fatony, Closest to the Pin on #5 for Men: Ira Linzer, and Closest to the Pin on #12: for Women TJ Boone.
This was great event was coordinated by Deputy Grand Knight Joe Fatony and other members of the golf committee including, Wayne Waldack, Al Bismonte, Dave Stonier, Joe Rizzio, Dave Hill, and Bob Wilcox.  Joe Swaja, Sal Sciarrino, and Jerry Hautman Wilcox and Stonier volunteered their time for the event.  Father Tim attended the awards ceremony and luncheon and thanked the Knights and the golfers for their support of those in need.
The following is a list of our Sponsors and Donors:


A-1 Yacht Services •  Accurate Air Conditioning

Autocraft • Pat and Roy Birkeland • Al Bismonte

Café de Marco • Lee & Kathy Cataldi

Christian’s Auto Repair • Christmas Island Style

CJ’s on the Bay • Clausen Properties

Collier Seawall & Dock •  Marty & Rosann Conroy

Steve & Elaine Cormier • Tom Cretella

Joe Domiano • Erin’s Isle Restaurant

Ben & Judy Farnsworth

Joe & Pam Fatony •  Gorman’s Auto

Jack & Doris Hannigan • Hoot’s Restaurant

Iberia Bank • Island Automotive • Island Boy

Island Title • Kretch’s Restaurant

Monte & Sandi Lazarus •  Marco Eagle

Marco Island Brewery •  Lynn Minozzi

Charlie & Margaret Padala

Aldo & Mary Pat Palombo • John & Sally Pelling

Bernie & Joyce Perry  •  Pinch a Penny

Poling Medical Center • Porky’s Restaurant

Premiere Realty • ReMax Results Realty-Bill Filbin

Ron Saffin • Sand Bar • Bill & Elaine Schlegel

 George & Joan Schroll • 7 Eleven Elizabeth Conder

Dick & Debra Shanahan •  Sons & Daughters of Erin

Bill Staffieri • Dave Stonier • The Print Shop

Vickaryous Marco Island Medical Center

Wayne Waldack  •  Andy Wallach •

Megan Welker DDS  •  Grant Westerman

Bob & Trish Wilcox

 Door Prizes

Chop’s Steak & Lobster

Crazy Flamingo

Eagle Creek Golf & Country Club

Forest Glen of Naples

Hammock Bay Golf & Country Club

Hideaway Beach

Iberia Bank

Island Country Club

Jaguar of Naples


Marco Island Brewery

Marco Island Hilton

Marco Island Marriott

Marco Office Supply

Naples Lakes Country Club

Petite Soleil

PMZ Realty Capital Joe Patony

Progressive Auto

Sand Bar

Grand Knight Farnsworth asks all Knights and friends of Knights to support the businesses and individuals that support us.Marco Knights at Eagle Creek  Foursome at Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament Tee time! Nancy and Rick Campana  Knights of San Marco Golf Tournament at Eagle Creek40th Annual Golf Tournament