Norwalk Sir Knights Honored for Promoting Patriotism

Knights of Columbus’ Bishop Fenwick Assembly #100, which includes many members of St. Matthew K of C Council 14360, was recently awarded the Supreme Council’s Civic Award. Besides including members of Council 14360, the Assembly is also comprised of Fourth Degree Knights from various councils in Norwalk, Wilton and Westport.

Assembly 100 was presented with the award by Connecticut District Master Allyn Temple at the last Master’s Meeting on February 5 in Brookfield.

The Supreme Civic Award is presented as a tribute to the spirit of patriotism and national pride exemplified in the patriotic activities conducted by all 4th Degree Assemblies. “Our #1 goal as an Assembly is to promote patriotism and support our veterans, said Faithful Navigator George Ribellino, Jr.  Assembly 100 is very active in such events as Columbus Day festivities, raising money for Veterans organizations including Homes for the Brave and Fisher House CT and paying tribute to those Men and Women who have and still protect our freedoms in the United States.

Knights of Columbus Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, has been based in Norwalk, CT since 1914.  The Fourth Degree is the outgrowth and culmination of the desire of the Members to manifest their love for country and pride in their Catholic American heritage. In 1882, the Reverend Michael J. McGivney had founded the Knights of Columbus to provide mutual aid and assistance to its members and their families. At that time the Order had only three Degrees exemplifying the principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. In compliance with the wishes of the body as a whole, the national board of directors met in August 1899 and approved the addition of a Fourth Degree to the work of the Knights of Columbus. The new ritual was adopted on the 9th of December and went into effect in 1900 with its primary purpose to foster the spirit of patriotism through the demonstration of one’s love for its country and by responsible citizenship. It is the highest Degree in the Knights of Columbus, giving a greater knowledge and appreciation for our Catholic heritage.  For more information, go to Assembly100.org.

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