On Monday, October 29, 2018 a beautiful 4th Degree Memorial Mass at Our Lady Of Fatima in Wilton, CT remembering 2 great Sir Knights who passed away over the last year; SK Joseph Huzina and SK and Past Faithful Navigator Patrick J. Finn. Thanks to all the Sir Knights and families for attending the solemn Mass celebrated by Faithful Friar Father Father-Reginald Norman and Father Damian. After Mass enjoyed refreshments while telling stories of our recently departed Sir Knights! God Bless!
On Saturday, October 21, 2018, 46 new Sir Knights were exemplified at St Joseph Church in Willimantic, CT. Five members of Assembly 100 assisted with the exemplification. SK Paul Niche is the Captain of the Degree Team and Defender of the Faith and SK Anthony Armentano is the Registrar on the Degree team as well. Color Corps Commander and Faithful Captain Scott Criscuolo (Bridgeport Diocesan Rep.) took part in the Degree and assisted with registration. Faithful Navigator George Ribellino, Jr (4th Degree CT District Membership Director) and SK Jon Starr assisted with registration and other duties. The District 4th Degree staff led by District Master Allyn Temple and Chief of Staff Kevin Donavan did a fabulous job with the assistance from San Jose Assembly 121!
“Congratulations to all the new Sir Knights! We are so happy to have new SK’s to help foster the spirit of patriotism and to encourage active Catholic Citizenship! I am so proud to have 5 members of Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 taking part at the state level in assisting the District Master to help with the exemplification,” said FN George Ribellino, Jr.
The next exemplification will take place on May 5, 2019 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Hamden, CT Details to follow. Save the date!
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Bagpipes played a reverent tune at the annual diocesan Blue Mass honoring fire, police and first responders who serve the diocese. The Mass was held on Sunday, September 9 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Church in Danbury in solemn commemoration of the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on 9-11.
Bishop Frank J. Caggiano was the main celebrant along with diocesan priests who serve as police and fire chaplains in Fairfield County. Father Charles Allen, special assistant to the president of Fairfield University, served as chairman of the event.
Four members of Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 dressed in regalia along with other Sir Knights from Fairfield County. FN George Ribellino, Color Corps Commander Scott Criscuolo, SK Mike Colaluca and SK Scott Mazzo made the trek from Norwalk to Danbury to honor local police, fire and emergency services personnel. The Blue Mass takes its name from the blue uniforms worn by police, fire and emergency personnel. The Blue Mass is sponsored by The Fairfield County Councils and Assemblies of the Knights of Columbus and other generous benefactors throughout Fairfield County.
NORWALK, Conn. — In a solemn outdoor ceremony held on Saturday, Sept. 9 on the beautiful grounds of Notre Dame Health & Rehabilitation Center in Norwalk, members of Knights of Columbus Bishop Fenwick Fourth Degree Assembly were joined by their families as well as residents and staff of Notre Dame at a special Mass in remembrance of those who lost their lives sixteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001.
“It is nice to take time to honor those we lost on that day,” said George Ribellino, Faithful Navigator of Assembly 100. “This is the fourth year of having the Memorial Mass and picnic with the residents of Notre Dame and we are so appreciative of the hospitality of Sister Lucie, Sister Frances and the staff of Notre Dame.”
On a cloudy morning, residents and patients Notre Dame, along with staff, volunteers, and a Knights Color Guard formed a procession across the Notre Dame grounds to the flag pole where everyone in attendance recited the Pledge of Allegiance and the procession continued to the courtyard for the Mass.
Father Reggie Norman, Pastor of Our Lady of Fatima parish in Wilton and Chaplain of Knights of Columbus Assembly 100, was the celebrant of the Mass along with Father Paul Sankar, Father Daivd Blanchfield, Father Gustavo Falla and Father Stephen Balint who is a resident of ND. Norman, in his homily about the 9-11 Anniversary said, “9/11 is a day to remember: Remember who we are and what we are about. It was not a time of selfishness but a time of togetherness. Let us return to the time where we work and pray for each other.
The Mass was coordinated by Notre Dame’s Sister Lucie Monast, SSTV, with assistance from KofC Assembly 100 (4th Degree). In addition, Father Reggie thanked the Sisters of St. Thomas of Villanova for their 70 years of service in the United States.
Following the Mass, a special picnic was held for the residents, families and Knights of Columbus.
“It was truly a special and memorable morning for all”, said Monast
Notre Dame Health and Rehabilitation Center is a 60-bed residence, including six private rooms, and located on five landscaped acres in Norwalk. It is operated under the loving sponsorship of The Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova. Their goal is to optimize the quality of life for the chronically ill and convalescent elderly.
On Sunday, June 3rd, St. Matthew Church (Norwalk) hosted a Eucharistic Procession led by Diocese of Bridgeport Most Reverend Bishop Frank Caggiano. Bishop Caggiano led the procession through the streets of West Norwalk with close to 600 people from the churches of Diocese of Bridgeport Deanery G. The participants recited the Rosary and sang Eucharistic Hymns. The public witness to our faith was a “moment of Grace.”
The 2018 Norwalk Memorial Day Parade made its way from Veterans Park up to The Historic Town Green on Monday, May 28. Some members of the Assembly dressed in regalia and marched in the parade along with Brothers from K of C South Norwalk Council #1253 and St. Matthew Council #14360. After 2 years of being rained out the parade went on as scheduled in front of large crowds and members of many civic and fraternal organizations. It was a beautiful way to honor our fallen heroes.