Knights Honored for Promoting Patriotism

Knights of Columbus’ Bishop Fenwick Assembly #100 has been awarded the Supreme Council’s Civic Award. The Assembly is comprised of Fourth Degree Knights from various councils in Norwalk, Wilton and Westport.

The Assembly 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 is hosting its Inaugural Patriot Dinner on Armed Forces Day, May 20, 2017 at 7p to benefit the Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport.  The fundraiser dinner will take place at the Knights Hall at St. Ann Club on 16 Hendricks Ave in Norwalk.  Homes for the Brave, since opening its doors in 2002, ABRI/Homes for the Brave has provided housing, vocational training and job placement, mental health and addiction services, and life skills coaching to help individuals, especially Veterans, leave homelessness behind. To date, the organization has worked with more than 900 individuals.  If you are interested in attending this fundraiser dinner, please go to to make reservations.

“I am so excited for our Assembly to establish an Annual fundraiser to help our Veterans who have defended our freedom and way of life.  If you are interested sign up quickly since limited seating is available,” said Ribellino

Knights of Columbus Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, is 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