After a two-year postponement due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Spencerport Knights of Columbus put on their Religious Appreciation Night June 30.
St. John XXIII Council and the St. Joseph Assembly, both based at St. John the Evangelist Church in Spencerport, hosted the dinner at the Sweet Briar Inn in Greece. The council and assembly cover much of northwestern Monroe County including Spencerport, Brockport, parts of Chili, Gates and Churchville.
Bishop Salvatore R. Matano was the special guest for the evening. The Knights honored 19 priests and women religious.
After dinner, a special presentation was made by the St. Joseph Assembly to then-Deacon Aaron Kelly, a Southern Tier native who was ordained to the priesthood July 2; and to Father Sriram Sadhanala, a priest from India who came to the Diocese of Rochester in 2019 and currently serves at St. Joseph/Holy Spirit parishes in Penfield and Webster.
The Knights presented Deacon Kelly and Father Sadhanala with chalices and patens that they will use to celebrate Mass. Inscribed on the chalices are the names of deceased members of the St. Joseph Assembly. Every time the priest says Mass with these chalices, the men whose names are inscribed on them will be remembered.Tags: Monroe County West