01/18/20 - Our contingent at the annual Raleigh March for Life. That's Knight Rick Autry (in vestments) who served as Acolyte during the Mass.

12/21/19 - The four wise men of our Council providing some Church decorating muscle prior to Christmas.

12/14/19 - Our Council again participated in the annual Wreaths Across America remembrance.

12/08/19 - Pastor Fr. Thanh led our contingent of Christmas Carolers at the Sacred Heart Villas.

10/16/19 - Chief Master Sergeant, Retired Steven Lominac discussed his time as Chief Steward on Air Force 1. Pictured with Fr. Thanh and GK Bob.

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

04/10/19 - 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.

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

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.

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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Council Announcements

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.


Fat Tuesday Movie Night

The Knights of Columbus Council 12537 and the Sacred Heart Respect Life Ministry will show the movie "UNPLANNED" on Tuesday, February 25th in the Social Hall immediately following the 6:30 pm Mass.  The film, based on a true story, speaks to one of the most polarizing topics of our time. "UNPLANNED" presents an eye-opening look inside the abortion industry through one woman’s inspiring story of transformation.  The movie is Rated R. 


Light refreshments will be provided and attendees can bring their own snacks as well.  The movie will be offered at no cost to attendees.  Movie-goers will be asked to bring baby clothing, diapers, wipes, toys and other baby needs which will be donated to Samara's Village.  Attendees will also be able to make a monetary donation as well.  Funds would go to the Knights Life Fund and used to buy additional baby items.


Pray to Protect Human Life 

9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection of human life.  It runs January 21st-29th. Each day's intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life. Join today at www.9daysforlife.com to receive the daily prayer via email, App or text.  For more info please see the attached flyer or the one posted on the Respect Life Bulletin Board in the Gathering Area of Sacred Heart Church.


Italian Night Dinner Scheduled

The Knights of Columbus will be hosting an Italian Dinner on Sunday, January 26th, in the Church's Social Hall off of Dosher Cut-Off Road. Proceeds support Brunswick County non-profit organizations and Brunswick County High School Scholarships.


This dinner is open to the public. There will be two sittings. Seating times are 5-6:30PM & 7-8:30PM. Tables may be reserved for parties of 8 persons. If less than eight persons, seating is open. Dinner includes salad, pasta, meatballs, roasted peppers, sausage, bread, wine, beer, soda, and dessert. The cost is $20pp; children 12 & under the cost is $5. Tickets will be sold after all Masses on the weekends of Jan.11-12 and Jan.18-19. Contact Frank Benedetti at judybenedetti@gmail.com to reserve tables, tickets, or questions.


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.


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5269 Dosher Cutoff SE
Southport, NC 28461 US

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