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Saint Patrick's Parade in Wilmington

We joined our brother assembly, the Fr. Thomas F. Price Assembly 3952, in marching in the annual Saint Patrick's Parade through downtown Wilmington. Seven sir knights from our assembly joined the four representing the Hampstead assembly.


Exemplification Upcoming

The next exemplification to the Fourth Degree will be held on Saturday, May 18, at Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church in Winston-Salem. Information about this exemplification and the application process can be found here. A blank Form 4 can be found here.

Ashley House 1st Quarter Dinner

The assembly was at the Ashley House with a dinner again; this time Sunday, March 3.

The theme for this event was Casserole and Chili Dinner with Salads and Desserts.

For more information about Ashley House, click here.

Saint Joseph Pilgrim Icon Honor Guard

Seven sir knights from our assembly (six from Council 12017 plus our Corps Commander) formed an honor guard for the prayer program held on Tuesday, February 6, at Saint Mark in which the Knights of Columbus sponsored Saint Joseph Pilgrim Icon was displayed following the 6:30 pm Mass. The devotional prayer program was led by Deacon John Hubbarth and three Sir Knights: Grand Knight Cary Newman, Deputy Grand Knight Greg Peters and Faith Director John Clyatt.

Wreaths Across America

January 19th was Wreath Cleanup Day and local sir knights from our assembly and 3rd degree knights from 1074 and 12017 lent a hand, or a rake as the case may be. The weather cooperated in that it was neither too cool or too warm.

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McGivney Room Dedication

Bishop Zarama dedicated the new Parish Center at the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh on January 3rd beginning with Mass in the Cathedral. This was followed by a candlelight procession to the Parish Center with the cross and Our Lady of the Americas leading us. She will be placed into a niche just outside of the Blessed Father Michael McGivney Room. Our assembly was represented by SK Bob Gabel shown below having beret adjusted by District Master JP Horvat.

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Confirmation Honor Guard at Camp LeJeune

Six sir knights from our assembly joined another dozen sir knights from Hampstead, Jacksonville and Swansboro to provide an Honor Guard for Bishop Spencer of the Archdiocese for Military Services who presided over the Confirmation at Camp LeJeune's Saint Francis Catholic Chapel.


Wreaths Across America

This was the first year in a long time that we became sponsors and promoters of Wreaths Across America though we would take part in the wreath laying. The process has changed over the years, and 2023 had, by far, the largest number of volunteers show up to lay wreaths. There were so many people in the Wilmington National Cemetery on Saturday, December 16, that we couldn't gather for a group photo because we didn't know was there! An added incentive this year was helping unload and stage the wreaths on the Friday before. Thanks to SK Kenny Levy, much heavy lifting was alleviated by his donating use of a flatbed and forklift to get the wreaths from truck to cemetery. Below are some photos from both days. More will be posted when available.

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Shoebox for Soldiers

John Bolger, Michael Reyes and Joe Ferro delivered 25 shoeboxes of toiletries and other essentials to the residents of Ashley House.

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Christmas Party

Our assembly Christmas Party was at South Beach Grill on Wrightsville Beach on December 13. Here's the menu. It was a wonderful time at "the most wonderful time of the year."


Burgaw Christmas Parade

After a long hiatus from marching in the Burgaw Christmas Parade sir knights of Assembly 2017 were joined by District Master Horvat and sir knights of Assembly 3952, all in the new regalia. It was a memorable time in that the temperature was closer to 70 than to freezing!


Thalian Hall Tour

Our Social Chairman SK Frank Weisgerber arranged an enlightening tour of Wilmington's famous Thalian Hall. The tour was on October 20 and attended by sir knights, wives, and friends.