10/06/19 - , Guy Holcomb, Chris Kain, Charlie Bruce, Mike Ditullo, Chet Michewicz and Ray Alonso (not shown) prepared a cookout for 30 Sacred Heart Villas residents and families.

07/20/19 - Our Assembly provided an honor guard for the Bishop's installation of our new pastor, Father Thanh Nguyen.

07/20/19 - Our Assembly provided an honor guard for the Bishop's installation of our new pastor, Father Thanh Nguyen.

06/19/19 - Our Assembly crew that served the Coast Guard a BBQ meal.

06/12/19 - GK Bob and Father Vic recognized EJ Deeter for her service to the parish.

05/14/19 - Our Council awarded $11,500 in academic scholarships to graduating seniors during the South Brunswick High School Senior Awards Night.

05/08/19 - Our Council awarded a record $43,000 to Brunswick County Charities, See story below.

05/06/19 - GK Bob presents the Dennis Matteotti Athlete of the Year Award at the 2019 Special Olympics to Katie Juda.

05/06/19 - Some of our crew at the Special Olympics. See Photo Gallery for more.

05/04/19 - Joe Volpe (second from left) welcomes new Assembly members Rob Kirwan, Ed Washa, Matt Hanratty, Joe Corcoran, Duane Stuker, Ken Eldridge, Marty Greco, and Ed Baldzicki

04/06/19 - Our crew that participated in the Southport Day of Service.

04/10/19 - Ms. Carrie Ashley, Treasurer, and Ms. Wendy Jones, Founder of "Power Walking Ministries", accepting a $1,000 gift from GK Bob Trzeciak. Also pictured, our pastor Fr. Vic.

03/23/19 - Our new Second Degree Knights. (left to right) Peter Salerno, Tony Nuzio, Frank Reck District Deputy, Dave Commyn, and Jeff Robinson.

03/13/19 - We participated in the Forty Days of Life Vigil coordinated by Culture of Life Director SK Joe Volpe.

02/13/19 - Father Vic and GK Bob welcomed Col. Heather Carlisle, commanding officer of the 596th Transportation Brigade based in Sunny Point.

01/22/19 - Our loading crew at Mathew's Ministry.

01/20/19 - North Carolina Knights of Columbus District Master SK Jack Murray presented the Star Assembly Award to Sacred Heart's Knights of Columbus Assembly #2826.

12/15/18 - Our stalwart crew for Wreaths Across America.

12/02/18 - Caroling at Sacred Heart Villas.

10/31/18 - Golf tournament Co-Chairs Tom McAndrews and Bill Sample present Carolina National GM Steve Beecroft a token of thanks.

10/18/18 - Our 4th Degree contingent at Fort Bragg served more than 100 soldiers, staff and families.

08/28/15 - Past Grand Knights (l to r) Dan Cundiff, Rich Chickillo, Tom Maher, Joe Kinzer, Don Meyer, Mike Samide and Jim Barkowski at a dinner to thank Mike and Jim for their service.

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Who We Are
We as members of the Sacred Heart Council focus on developing programs that best serve the needs of our local community. All the good works are driven by our four core principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. We are a band of brothers, more than 225 strong, doing good in the service of God, our parish, and our neighbors. If interested in joining, or finding out more information, please contact Pat Naughton at pnaughton09@gmail.com.


Fourth Degree Corner

There are four degrees of membership in the Knights. The first three degrees represent the values of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity.  The Fourth Degree is dedicated to the virtue of Patriotism, fostering that spirit in all members and the community at large. The Fourth Degree is the one most familiar to the public, identified by distinctive regalia and their participation in color corps and honor guards. They work tirelessly in their outreach to our nation's military - active, infirmed, or retired. The Fourth Degree is a position of prestige and something for which all Knights should strive.


Click Here to visit Sacred Heart's Fourth Degree page.


Annual Golf Tournament a Success!

Our Council's 20th Annual Charity Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday September 11, 2019 at the Carolina National Golf Course. Co-Chaired by Knights Bill Sample and Tom McAndrew, the event was an overwhelming success by all accounts. It was a complete sell-out, with 216 golfers taking part. In total, we were able to raise a record $28,000.


The Knights extend a special thanks to our Title Sponsor – Dr. Bill Rabon, and our Platinum Sponsors – Bella Cucina Restaurant, Carolina National Golf Course, and Golf Pro Barry Walters of St. James Plantation.


We are also truly thankful to the other local businesses and golf courses that made this event possible through their generous donations of cash, hole sponsorships, gifts, and gift certificates. Their involvement, both physically and financially, has made it possible again for the Knights of Columbus to continue to provide human and financial resources to the numerous worthy causes in Southport and throughout Brunswick County.  A complete thank you list (Click Here) will be posted in the State Port Pilot.


Knights Award $11,500 in Academic Scholarships

The Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council #12537 of Southport awarded $11,500 in academic scholarships to graduating seniors during the South Brunswick High School Senior Awards Night, May 14, 2019. The recipients were presented the awards in recognition of their total academic achievement, community involvement, financial need and participation in school activities at South Brunswick High School. This is the Knight's eleventh year in awarding scholarships at South Brunswick. The program is open to ALL seniors. Since inception, we have been able to award a total of $118,500. None of it would have been possible without the support of our friends and neighbors at the various Knight fundraisers. 

Italian Night Dinner - May 2019

Our Council hosted the latest of our signature "Dinner Nights" on Sunday May 26th, and 120 attendees were served. The Council was able to raise $1,500, all of which will be gifted to the Providence Home of the Family Emergency Teen Shelter. Thanks to the many volunteer Brothers who helped out over the many days of prep and day of work, and to SK Paul Robinson or organizing the event.


Special thanks of course to our Pastor Father Vic Gournas for use again of the parish social hall.


Knights Gift Brunswick County Charities a Record $43,000

Our Council gifted 19 Brunswick County charities $43,000 at our May 8, 2019 business meeting. These gifts were made possible through the Knights Annual Charity Golf Tournament, bimonthly Italian Night Dinners, Operation LAMB Foundation (Least among My Brothers) concerts in St. James.  None of this would have been possible if not for the overwhelming support offered through the merchants, agencies, companies and people of Brunswick County. Because of this participation the gifting to these charities on an annual basis has become a total reality. Over the past nineteen years, the Sacred Heart Knights have gifted over $425,000 to Brunswick County Charities. 

Proceeds from LAMB (tootsie rolls) were gifted to Brunswick Special Olympics, Brunswick County Exceptional Children Program, Communities in Schools and the Brunswick Interagency Program.  Funds from the Knights Annual Golf Tournament, Italian Night Dinners and Garage Band Concerts, were gifted to  Providence Home, Interfaith Food Pantry, First in Families, Adult Free Medical Clinic, Computers for Kids, Hope Harbor Home, New Hope Clinic, First in Families, Mathew’s Ministries, Our Lady of Sorrows Church,  Brunswick Housing Opportunities,  Boys and Girls Homes, Brunswick County Sheriff's Project LifeSaver Program, and Power Walking Ministries.

The Rev. Robert T. Lawson Assembly Nabs Only Star Award in North Carolina

North Carolina Knights of Columbus District Master SK Jack Murray presented the Star Assembly Award to Sacred Heart's Knights of Columbus Assembly #2826.  The presentation took place before a packed 5 pm Mass with about 20 Sir Knights and their Ladies in attendance. 


DM Murray noted that our Assembly was the only one of the State's 43 Assemblies to complete all 7 of the requirements for the Award. Sir Knight (SK) Joe Volpe, the Assembly's Faithful Navigator (FN), accepted the award on behalf of all the SKs in the Assembly.  In his remarks, FN Joe recognized the SKs who assisted him in completing all the requirements for this award.  They included SK Jack O’Neil  last year’s Faithful Captain and Program Director,  SK Rich Benson, the Faithful Comptroller,  SK Mike Samide, the newsletter publisher,  SK Greg Antolak, our past membership director, for achieving the hardest requirement for the award, the event coordinators who organized and led 16 major activities last year. 


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2nd Wednesday of the month at Sacred Heart Church

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1st Tuesday of the month at Sacred Heart Church

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church
5269 Dosher Cutoff SE
Southport, NC 28461 US

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