The Assembly was honored to be invited to take part in the Annual Lincoln Day Dinner hosted by the Norwalk Catholic Men’s Club. Great job by Brother Larry Cafero for doing a great job at Toastmaster and always great to see Bishop Frank Caggiano! Also a fabulous meal at Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien. God Bless!
On Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 honored Year of Service to the 4th Degree with an Awards Dinner held at the Assembly Hall in Norwalk. Honorees included service from 25-65 years. The total was 1516 years of service from 38 Sir Knights. In addition, Faithful Friar Father Reggie Norman was honored for his service and support of the Assembly. Past Faithful Navigator William Berger was the chairperson for the dinner and was also an honoree for 45 years of service to the 4th Degree. “Worthy PFN Bill brought the idea of honoring the many years of service for our longest tenured Sir Knights and I thought it was a great idea so he ran with it and organized a great evening, said Faithful Navigator George Ribellino.
The dinner which was catered by Zody’s 19th Hole in Stamford was attended by 80 guests with 11 honorees attending with friends and family. Sir Knights, George Ribellino, Anthony Armentano, Chris O”Connor, Scott Criscuolo and FN George Ribellino”s daughter Mia. A huge thanks to Grand Knight Al Latte and the member of council 46 for letting the Assembly use the hall for the dinner.
God Bless all of the honorees. See below for those honored.
Members and families remember fellow Sir Knights at a beautiful Mass at Our Lady of Fatima in Wilton on Monday, November 13, 2017. The Mass was celebrated by Faithful Friar SK Reggie Norman and Sir Knight Father Damian Pielesz. There was also a Knights Honor Guard led by Color Corps Commander Scott Criscuolo. As the Assembly honors all Sir Knights that went before us, over the last year 3 Sir Knights who now reside in our Eternal Chapter were specially remembered:
SK William Surette
SK Domenico Sgarlata
SK Msgr. Joseph Kohut
At the conclusion of the Mass refreshments were served in the Parish Center.
Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 was honored to serve in colors for 4 great events over the weekend. On Saturday November 4th, Color Corps Commander Scott Criscuolo and Faithful Navigator George Ribellino were in colors for the Mass of Installation of Father Jeff Couture as new Pastor of St. Francis of Assisi in Weston, CT.
On Sunday, November 5th, CCC Scott and FN George served in colors for the Memorial Mass at St. Aloysius in New Canaan, CT for Rev John Stapleton Council No. 2287 and the Catholic Daughters. Sir Knights Scott and George then headed to Norwalk where they met up with SK Anthony Cossuto to serve in colors for the American Legion Post 12 Norwalk Veteran of the Month Flag ceremony which was held inside the Legion Hall due to the inclement weather. Finally after a short break, George, Scott and Faithful Pilot Anthony Armentano headed to Fairfield to Holy Cross Church for the Diocese Mass for People With Special Needs celebrated by Vicar General Msgr. Tom Powers. This was such an honor for the Assembly to serve in colors for these great events. God Bless!
The annual Mass to celebrate people with disabilities held on November 5 was hosted by St. Catherine Center for Special Needs in Fairfield. The Sir Knights from Assembly 100 were honored to serve as a honor guard for the Mass
It has been customary at this Mass to offer the opportunity for individuals to receive one or more Sacraments of Initiation, with preparation that has taken place outside the typical faith formation program. Gail Mikolsky, director of parish and community outreach for the center, worked with directors of religious education (DREs) throughout the diocese to coordinate preparation and participation. Planning and coordination with the parish religious education programs began in the spring.
“Collaborating with the parishes, we get the opportunity to listen to parents and to create a welcoming and comforting setting for these children to participate in the Mass,” commented Mikolsky. This year, there were 17 young people from 11 different parishes and St. Catherine Academy who received sacraments.
Msgr. Thomas Powers, vicar general of the diocese, celebrated Mass with a church filled with families, St. Catherine Center board members and staff, Knights of Columbus honor guard and friends of St. Catherine Center. Anna Stowe, a confirmand from St. Catherine Academy, and her brother presented the first and second readings. Nicholas D’Ostilio, confirmand and parishioner of St. Peter Parish in Danbury led the Prayer of the Faithful and Philip Palilla, a confirmand from St. Catherine Academy and St. Rose of Lima Parish, presented the gifts at the offertory, accompanied by his family.
In his homily, Msgr. Powers spoke of the virtue of humility. “If we are truly humble, we see ourselves as God sees us,” he began. “These children of God are the essence of humility and are welcomed and valued in the eyes of God.”
“This annual Mass reminds us that all are welcomed in our Church,” commented Helen Burland, executive director of the center. “Each of us must work to encourage the full participation of all people in the life of our parishes and the diocese. Our efforts on a daily basis focus on the ordinary. But today, we celebrate the extraordinary”
Following Mass, Msgr. Powers, several board members and Ryan, one of the adult program participant. Portions of this post are from the Diocese of Bridgeport website.
Check out the link below to the K of C Supreme website about Assembly 100’s involvement in the co-sponsoring the lunch at the Diocese of Bridgeport Fan the Fire Youth Rally in August 2017.
On Sunday, October 9. 2017, Columbus Day and Italian Heritage was celebrated at St. Ann Club in Norwalk. This has been a tradition or many years for the ceremony to take place at Heritage Wall on West Ave in Norwalk. Due to inclement weather for the 2nd straight year, the ceremony was moved to the St. Ann Club with Mass celebrated by Father Tim Iannacone and a great Italian meal for all the guests in attendance. Bishop Fenwick Assembly provided an Honor Guard with FN George Ribellino, Color Corps Commander Scott Criscuolo, SK Tim Horne and SK Steve Haywood. A great day was had by all!
Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 held the installation of Assembly officers on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Former District Master Charlie Sullivan installed the officers with assistance from his wife Vivian, SK Lou Imperato and FN George Ribellino’s daughter Mia. At the conclusion the officers and Assembly members enjoyed refreshments. Below are the officers for the 2017-2018 fraternal year.