Bishop Edward A. Fitzgerald Fourth Degree Assembly #548
October 2014
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SK Mark Zangs is the Meal Team Leader, so please call him at 289-6577 or by email at
[email protected] to let him know you plan to attend.
The cut off is 8:00 pm Sunday, October 19th
If you would like to attend the meeting but need transportation, please contact Tommy Carey.
Monthly Meal Teams
SK Tommy Carey, FN
This month’s Meal Team members are:
Mark & Angie Zangs (Captain) 507-289-6755
Mike & Shelly Long
Mike & Deanna Sheehan
Mike & Barb Timm
If you are unable to fulfill this obligation, please
contact Tommy Carey as soon as possible!
 Bishop Fitzgerald Officer
Faithful Navigator:
[email protected]
Faithful Captain:
[email protected]
District Deputy:
[email protected]
Tommy M. Carey
(507) 252-0623
Tim White
(507) 358-8112
Bou Gazley
(507) 287-6407
A complete listing of officers is available on our
web site:
Please report your address changes to FN Tommy
Carey as soon as possible and this includes your
email addresses too!
SK Tommy M. Carey, Faithful Navigator
Faithful Navigator's Notes
SK Tommy M. Carey, Faithful Navigator
Monthly Business Meeting
Format Change
Effective with the September 16, 2014 business
meeting a new format was implemented. Meetings
remain the third Tuesday each month. As in the past
members and spouses will gather as a body with the
celebration of mass at St. Francis Catholic Church
at 6 PM. Following mass members and spouses
move to the Claire Room below the church for
dinner. At approximately 7:15 PM a guest speaker
will present information of a patriotic theme related
to their organization or program. The topic
scheduled for the October 21, 2014 meeting is
Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial here in
Rochester. Mr. Wayne Stillman, CEO and founder
will provide background information relating to the
evolution of the idea for a memorial, its location
and funding efforts. At the conclusion of Mr.
Stillman's presentation, questions will be answered.
At approximately 8:15 PM Sir Knights will retire to
the adjoining room to conduct the monthly business
2014 - 2015 Fraternal Year Officer
Installation Schedule
Installation of Assembly officers ceremony has
been scheduled for Saturday, October 11, 2014 at
Lourdes High School in Rochester. In addition,
members of the Bishop Kelly Assembly 536 from
Winona, Msgr Speck Assembly 2300 from
Owatonna and General Shields Assembly 525 from
Faribault have been invited to join us. We will
meet at 2:00 PM for a tour of the campus by
by Principal Dr. Joseph O'Toole. At the conclusion
of the campus tour, officer installation will be
conducted by District Master Craig Larson. Mass
in the Lourdes High School chapel followed by
Please call Tommy Carey at 507-252-0623 prior to
Noon Wednesday, October 8, 2014 so the number
of those attending can be provided to the food
service manager at Lourdes High School.
Fourth Degree Exemplification - Fall 2014
The next Fourth Degree Exemplification is
scheduled to take place Saturday, October 25, 2014
at the Knights of Columbus Event Center, 1760 4th
Avenue East, Shakopee, Minnesota. Candidate
registration begins at 11:30 AM with the
exemplification ceremony to start at 1 PM.
Following the exemplification ceremony mass will
be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 2700
17th Avenue East, Shakopee, Minnesota (a distance
of three miles). The exemplification banquet will
All Assembly members are invited to attend. SK
John Hunt will receive his MN Fourth Degree Hall
of Fame award after dinner during an awards
At this time, six Third Degree Knights from the
Rochester area will participate and join our
Vanguard Fund Investment
The committee members (PFN Duane Melvin, Tom
Furr and PFN Pete Solinger met to discuss the
specifics. The committee has recommended leaving
$3,000 of the current balance for emergency
purposes. The balance to be made available as
Assembly members deem appropriate. Suggestions
are welcome.
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The Chalice Program - Chair Mike
The committee members (Mike Sheehan, Mike
Timm, Chuck DeVos and Ambrose King) have met
a number of times and will present their proposal to
the Assembly officers at their meeting October 7,
2014. A review of the program proposal will be
done and if there are no critical issues needing to be
addressed, said proposal will then be brought to the
Assembly membership at its October 17 monthly
business meeting for consideration and vote to
approve for implementation.
Upcoming Color Guard dates:
October 11 - Officer installation ceremony at
Lourdes High School
October 26 - Present Fr. M. Pothireddy Fourth
Degree Certificate, St. Ignatius Catholic
Church, Spring Valley
November 9 - St. Pius X Veterans Day mass
November 11 - Veterans Day Program, Rochester
Event Center
Details will be provided by Color Corps
Commander Ed Robinet as they become available at
least two days prior to the event.
Also any member of our Assembly interested in
joining our Color Corps, contact myself or Ed
Robinet for information on acquisition of the
Your participation would be most
Fundraising Opportunity
Plans are being formulated to sell Christmas
wreaths to remember and honor America's deceased
veterans at Calvary Cemetery through the Wreaths
Across America (additional information can be
found at Program.
The program was established in the mid 1990's by a
nursery owner with surplus Christmas wreaths
wanting to honor veterans buried at Arlington
National Cemetery.
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Today the program is present in all fifty states and a
number of locations outside the United States. A
wreath is purchased for $15 to honor a veteran. $10
pays for the cost of the wreath and the remaining $5
is returned to the sponsoring organization selling
the wreath which would be our Assembly. Your
financial support would both remember and honor a
deceased veteran and also provide funds for our
Assembly to support patriotic projects and programs
identified through approved requests
Comments for the Good of the Order
Please keep all of the Parish Priests in the Winona
Diocese in your prayers because they are over
Please pray for vocations to the priesthood,
deaconate and religious life.
Please pray for our Armed Forces Servicemen and
Women who keep our country safe. Be especially
mindful of those who will be serving overseas and
their families during this holiday season. Say a
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special prayer for those who offered the ultimate
sacrifice so that we may enjoy the freedoms we do.
Please pray for our family members and friends
dealing with medical issues, life challenges and for
intentions we hold in the silence of our hearts.
Fr. Michael J. McGivney, an Irish-American priest
founded the Knights of Columbus March 29, 1882
at his home parish, St. Mary's in New Haven,
Connecticut. Fr. McGivney's council, San Salvador
Council # 1 is still active and has been joined by 8
other councils in the New Haven area.
The Fourth Degree held its first exemplification
February 22, 1900 at the Lenox Lyceum in New
York City. Approximately 1,400 Knights
participated at the time. As of 2013, there are
335,132 Sir Knights in 3,109 Assemblies
worldwide. Sir Knights represent less than 18% of
all Knights. Minnesota is joined by Illinois and
Wisconsin in the Marquette Province. While
Illinois and Wisconsin have two District Masters,
Minnesota currently has one.
Contacts - Bishop Edward A. Fitzgerald Fourth Degree Assembly #548
Faithful Navigator
Faithful Friar
Faithful Captain
Faithful Comptroller
Faithful Admiral
Faithful Purser
Faithful Pilot
Faithful Scribe
Inner Sentinel.
Outer Sentinel,
One Year Trustee
Two Year Trustee
Three Year Trustee
Color Corps Commander
Tommy M. Carey
Fr. Mark C. McNea
Tim White
Bou Gazley
Jeff Bagniewski
Jerome Lensing
Chuck De Vos
Jim Lundholm
Jim Decker
Tom Doyle
Mark Zangs
Mike Kleinschmidt
Greg Sanders
Ed Robinet
507- 287 -6407
507-288- 2061
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