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Pope Pius XII Assembly 941
Pope Pius XII Assembly was formed in 1958. As the number of Sir Knights increased in the Easton Area and the addition of the Bangor and Nazareth Councils it was deemed prudent to form an Assembly in the local area. With the approval of Supreme, the Assembly was formed and the Associated Councils were Union Council 345, Easton, Father DeNisco Council 3862, Bangor, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Council 4282, Nazareth, Father Stommel Council 4545, Haycock and Cardinal Strich Council 4649, Quakertown and the most recent addition St Rocco's Council 14082, Martin Creek. Cardinal Strich Council 4649, Quakertown recently broke away and formed their own Assembly.
Our Assembly is located in Easton PA and we are part of District 34. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month, except December, beginning @ 7:30 PM at various Supporting Council locations.
With the approval of Supreme, the Assembly consists of:
- Union Council 345, Easton
- Father DeNisco Council 3862, Bangor
- Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Coucil 4282, Nazareth
- Father Stommel Council 4545, Haycock
- St Rocco’s Coucil 14082, Martin’s Creek
As the Patriotic Order we support fund raisers for veterans, memorials, and those who currently serve our Nation. The Assembly supports all Pro Life Activities – 2014’s Run For Life. Members with Regalia serve as Honor Guard for Funerals of Fourth Degree Members, as well as Special Mass Ceremonies as requested.
The Assembly has a voluntary Chalice Fund for members who wish to participate. In the event of the death, of a member of the Chalice Fund, a Chalice is supplied to the Family, to be donated to a Priest or Church at the request of the Family. All Assembly members are encouraged to join. See Anthony Barazzuol or Chris Adams for details.
4th Degree Knight
If you are over 18 years of age; a citizen of the country in which you reside; a practical Catholic in union with the Holy See; and you are a Third Degree member in good standing, it’s time to consider joining the ranks of the Fourth Degree. To learn more about the Patriotic Degree and how to join its ranks, contact your local Council, the Vice Supreme Master in your area, or the Supreme council today.
Faithful Navigator Message
As the year 2016 comes to a close, let us look back and reflect on the activities of our Assembly.
The second "Big Raffle" was a success. The income was distributed to very worthy organizations; Valor House and PA Wounded Warriors.
The Tommy Zitto event was attended by more than 200 people. After a terrific dinner at The American Legion Post 9, attendees were wowed by the show put on by Tommy Zitto and his accompanists. Be sure to attend the next Tommy Zitto event in March 2017.
On July 1st, the newly elected officers took over in their elected office. The formal installation of officers took place in September and was presided over by Master John Fitzpatrick.
The third "Big Raffle" ticket sales began in August. Each council in the Assembly received 60 tickets to be sold. Income after prizes will be awarded to The Archdiocese of the Military. The drawing will take place at the June 2017 Assembly Meeting.
The Annual Memorial Mass was held on October 30th at Saint Elizabeth Church in Pen Argyll, PA. Coffee and donuts were served to all in attendance.
The Annual November Dinner Meeting was held at The Holy Family Club. After a great dinner, Sir Knights enjoyed an evening of fellowship.
I will work with our officers and our members to schedule worthwhile events throughout 2017. All ideas or suggestions you might have will be considered. Please submit ideas at any monthly meeting or send an email message to me with your ideas.
Remember to ask your eligible candidates in your councils to become members of the Fourth Degree. The Exemplification is months away but now is the time to get your candidates to the mandatory degrees. The Exemplification will take place at The Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Fogelsville on Saturday, June 10, 2017.
If you have any regalia items that you no longer will use, please consider donating those items so another Sir Knight can participate in events that require regalia. What a more fitting way to honor your unused regalia than being used by another Sir Knight.