Category Archives: Membership

New Members of the Fourth Degree

Our Worthy Warden, Sir Knight Tony Hocker stands to the left of our council's newest Sir Knights, Neal Cullen, Ed Welsh, Jim Cosgrove and Mike Walsh.
Our Worthy Warden, Sir Knight Tony Hocker stands to the left of our council’s newest Sir Knights, Neal Cullen, Ed Welsh, Jim Cosgrove and Mike Walsh.

We are very happy to announce that four of our council members were elevated to Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus on Sunday.

The Fourth Degree is the patriotic degree of the KofC, tasked with fostering a spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the United States of America.

Congratulations to Council Grand Knight Jim Cosgrove, Deputy Grand Knight Mike Walsh, Financial Secretary Neal Cullen and Treasurer Ed Welsh.

The investiture ceremony was held at the Crown Plaza in Cherry Hill, NJ and welcomed nearly 300 new Fourth Degree Knights. All told, more than 600 Sir Knights and Ladies attended the event.

Fewer than 18 percent of all Knights join the Fourth Degree, which is optional, and whose members are referred to as “Sir Knight.” Wives of Sir Knights are referred to as “Ladies.”

The most notable members of the Fourth Degree, the Color Corps, is an elective membership. Their distinctive presence in parades, wreath-laying ceremonies, confirmations and other Catholic functions is a visible reminder of the Fourth Degree’s service to the community.

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Assumption 3397 Officers Installed for Fraternal Year 2015/2016

On Thursday, September 3, Assumption Council 3397 held a Mass and ceremony of installation at Glassboro’s Church of St. Bridget for our 2015/2016 slate of officers. We look forward to continuing the great work we conducted last year and expanding both our service to the community and the membership of the council.

Photos by John J. Walsh.

Congratulations to our Newest Knight

Council officers Mike Walsh, Neal Cullen, Michael Hensh and Jim Cosgrove bookend Council 3397's newest Knight, Doug Miedel, after his First Degree ceremony.
Council officers Mike Walsh, Neal Cullen, Michael Hensh and Jim Cosgrove bookend Council 3397’s newest Knight, Doug Miedel, after his First Degree ceremony.

On Monday, November 24, Council 3397 was pleased to welcome our newest Knight into the fold, Doug Miedel.

Doug is interested in becoming more active in his faith and looks forward to using his talents to support the Council and Parish in our various service projects.

Joining Doug at his First Degree ceremony were his sponsor Chancellor Mike Walsh, Financial Secretary Neal Cullen, Inside Guard Michael Hensh and Trustee Jim Cosgrove.

Thank you to Incarnation Council 6364 of Mantua, N.J. for hosting the ceremonies, we felt very welcome in their facilities.

If you are interested in becoming a Knight, read more about us here or feel free to talk to any of our Knights before or after Mass and at any of our events.

Welcome, Bishop Sullivan, to the Third Degree

Sullivan 3rd DegreeOn March 14, Bishop of the Diocese of Camden Dennis Sullivan, along with Father Phil Johnson of St. Thomas More Parish in Cherry Hill and 30 other men, received the honor of the exemplification of the Third Degree of the Knights of Columbus at St. Peter Parish in Merchantville.

In attendance, as well, were brother Knights and dignitaries. Front row, Deacon Michael Carter; Msgr. Michael Mannion, Associate State Chaplain; Father Anthony Manuppella, pastor of St. Peter; Bishop Sullivan; Andrew Lipenta, State Deputy; Reggie Beckett, Vice Supreme Master, Fourth Degree; and Dr. Daniel Rossi, Supreme Director.

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