Memorial Masses/Services

Memorial Ceremony 2017

We conducted our traditional Memorial Service on the Sunday before Memorial Day, where we read aloud the names of our departed members.  A bell is rung after each
name is read, and a flag is placed in their honor.  This year, 151 names were read.

Deacon Tony Ferraiuolo reads the names of 151 of our departed members.
Post Cmdr. Robert Schiela and State 1st Vice Cmdr. Bruce Lubkeman place the flags.

Below: Post 386 members who participated in this years’ services.

Memorial Day Mass — 2016

Our annual Memorial Mass and Ceremony took place on May 29th.  Here are a few pictures from this year’s ceremonies.

Commander Robert Schiela carries in our Celtic Cross at the beginning of the Mass.
Members of Post 386 during the Mass.
Deacon Tony Ferraiuolo reads the names of our departed members as Sal Foti rings the bell.
As part of our memorial service, a flag is placed as each name is read.
Post 386 members Deacon Thomas Neppl and Col. Donna Korycinski (now retired).  Congratulations Donna.
Members of Post 386 pose after the ceremony.
The flags, representing the deceased members of our Post remain on display for 24 hours.
Our monument sits at the base of the flagpole at the Sacred Heart School.

Memorial Day Mass — 2015

Our annual Memorial Day Mass was held on Sunday, May 24th at Sacred Heart Church in Newburgh. We were blessed this year to have long-time member and past Chaplain, Rev. Patrick F. Healy join us to celebrate this Mass. Fr. Healy made the trip down from Tewksbury, Massachusetts to be with us. Thank you, Fr. Healy from all of us at Post 386.

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Post 386 members Richard Lay and SFC Beatriz Sachek lead the procession into the church.
Honor Guard members Jim McGuiness and Jack D’Angelo escort past Cmdr. Joe Farina with the Tri-Flag.
Cmdr. Jim Peloso carries in the Celtic Cross.
Wreaths are carried in by Bruce Lubkeman and Bob Murphy.
Deacons Tony Ferraiuolo and Tom Neppl.
Past Post Chaplain, Rev. Patrick Healy followed by Fr. Bill.
Readings presented by Richard Lay and Mike Lutz.
Some of our Post members in attendance.
Celebrating Mass are Deacon Neppl, Fr. Bill, Rev. Healy and Deacon Ferraiuolo.
It was an honor to have Rev. Healy
co-celebrate our Mass this year.

After the Mass, we held our traditional Memorial Ceremony across the street in front of the Sacred Heart School to pay our respects to our departed Brothers and Sisters.  As each name is read, a bell is tolled and a flag is placed in front of our CWV Celtic Cross Monument in front of the school.

Sal Foti tolls the bell after each name is read.
Fr. Healy, Fr. Bill and Deacon Tony flanked by members of Post 386.
Joining us each year for our Mass and Memorial Ceremony are the Knights of Columbus Council 444.
137 flags representing each of the deceased members of Catholic War Veterans Post 386.

A picture from our 2014 service.

Mem Day 2014