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DeSoto Council 327
     441 West 49th Street       New York, NY 10019       (212) 581-5740      
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Below are links to brochures provided by Vincent M. Marzella, the insurance field agent for Desoto 327.  Click on any of the links to read the brochures in PDF format.  If you need additional information or have any questions, Vincent's contact info is right below the links.

Vincent M. Marzella
Field Agent #15405
Tel:  (718) 317-6932
Fax: (718) 317-6936

Council Meetings:  TBD


 Special Events:

 Joseph Horvath Memorial Scholarship Fund Golf Outing


DeSoto Council Foursome w/ Marlon Hosang, Ray Lauffer, Danny D'Elia, & John Szymanski

9th Avenue Festival Photos - Click on the photo below to see additional photos

Desoto 327 Council headquaters Sees the Light of Day

New glass was put in our storefront window and door, and the new window is adorned with Christmas lights and an illuminated American flag.  Along with the external improvements, some much needed house cleaning and reorganizing was done inside the council which has created more space for members and guests.   Check out a few new pictures of the council by clicking on any of the photos below. 

Thanks to CHARLIE FOLLO & JOEY BLESSINGTON for all their time, efforts & expenses for our new clear windows on the door and the top of the window and our new sign!  On behalf of ALL the members...WE THANK YOU!

Please contact Gerard Hayde if you have any new candidates for membership: gknight49@hotmail.com

Photos from Desoto327 Special Events:

Photo Album #1       Photo Album #2       Photo Album #3 

Council Information
The DeSoto Council is located in the heart of New York City. The Council's headquarters is located on Manhattan's west side in a midtown community known as Clinton, which is affectionately known by many area residents as Hell's Kitchen.  The Council is conveniently located near Times Square and within walking distance of hundreds of fine restaurants, theatres, art galleries and other shops and tourist attractions.  There are several Catholic churches located near our Council.  A few of the local parishes are listed below:

Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
457 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019-6301  (212) 265-5020
Pastor, Father Gabriel Piedrahita

Church of the Holy Cross

329 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036  (212) 246-4732
Pastor, Father Peter M. Colapietro

Church of St. Paul the Apostle
415 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019-1104  (212) 265-3495
Robert J. O'Donnell, CSP, Pastor

St. Malachy's Church/The Actors' Chapel
239 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10019-7404  (212) 489-1340
Reverend Richard D. Baker

St. Patrick's Cathedral
14 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022-6808  (212) 753-2261
Reverend Monsignor Eugene V. Clark

The Grand Knight of DeSoto Council #327 is Gene Szymanski. You can contact the Knights by phone at (212) 581-5740, or by email at gknight49@hotmail.com.  Click here to see a our Council on the map.  

About Our Council
DeSoto Council was founded on March 20, 1898. It is named after the famous
explorer,  Fernando DeSoto, who explored much of Southern North
America (the Mississippi River area in 1541). Many of the early councils of
the Knights of Columbus were named after explorers.

DeSoto Council #327 works closely with Sacred Heart Parish and the community
of Hell's Kitchen, providing support to local senior citizens, the youth of
the community with our dedication to the Joseph Horvath Memorial Scholarship
Fund, and many other neighborhood causes.


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