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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.
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The Fourth Degree Exemplification was held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in Fogelsville, PA. 80 new Sir Knights were knighted at the exemplification.
Congratulations and welcome to the 10 new Sir Knights of the Pope Pius XII Assembly. The new Sir Knights are:
|James M. Baron||Vincent A. Morelli|
|Franklin D. Dudley||Shane S. Olenwine|
|Deacon Thomas J. Ely||James J. Rose III|
|Michael R. Falletta||Adrian T. Sauers|
|John E. Grossbauer||Rev. Daniel Troyan|
Congratulations to Sir Knight Thomas Rafferty who was the honoree of the exemplification.
Thanks to all of you that sold and purchased "Big Raffle" tickets. We failed to sell all 300 tickets but were able to cover our winners for a total of $1,500.00 and still raise $1,180 for the Keystone Wounded Warriors. A motion was made at the meeting by SK Frank Gualano to donate a rounded off $1,200.00 to the Warriors which passed.
SK Mark Grossbauer of Nazareth won the 1st prize of $1000.00 but agreed to donate $100.00 back to the Knights thus we will contribute $1,300.00 to the Keystone Wounded Warriors.
Second Place was Phyllis Schneider recent widow of Hans Schneider. She won $200.00. She was thrilled as both Hans and herself always attended our Nazareth Fish Bakes and Porkfest activities.
Third, Fourth and Fifth prizes were all $100.00 each and the winners were: Joe Cegielski, Kenneth Saltern and Joann Mallory.
Joann Mallory donated the entire winnings back to the Knights. This brought our donation up to $1,400.00 for the Keystone Wounded Warriors.
The final nomination and election of officers for the fraternal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 took place at the May 19th meeting. All current officers were relected to serve a second term. William Tanzosh was elected to a 3 year term as a Trustee. Installation of officers will take place on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Saint Jane's Church in Palmer Township.
Members of the Nazareth Council along with several Assembly members attended the Iron Pigs Game on Saturday, June 18th. The weather was great and the Iron Pigs won,10 to 4. All present had a great time.
Plans are being made for activities in the upcoming fraternal year. We have already booked Tommy Zito for a March dinner/show at the American Legion in Palmer Township. The Annual November Dinner Meeting has been booked with The Holy Family Club for November 17, 2016. The Memorial Mass for departed Sir Knights of our Assembly has been discussed and more information regarding this Mass will follow when plans have been completed.
If you have or if you know someone that has regalia or any pieces of regalia that is no longer needed, please consider donating it so we can give it to a Sir Knight that will put it to good use.
Have a safe and enjoyable summer.