09/08/21 - GK Guy awards Knight of the Month to Frank Galtiere.

06/09/21 - The Council awarded eleven $1,000 scholarships to South Brunswick High seniors. Left to right from Chairperson Rob Kirwan - Alexandra Rupkalvis, Caroline Richardson, Kinsley York (crouching), Hunter Pender, Sophia Ordonez, Kaitlin Davis, Elizabeth Boldt, Carson Satterwhite, Aubrey Sherrod, Wren Whalen. Not pictured - Susanna Whalen

06/11/21 - Our assembly is proud to award its 2021 scholarship to Cadet Nikki Waterbury, JROTC. Pictured (L to R) JROTC Instructor Joseph Calisto, FN Scott Hilley, Nikki and her parents.

01/14/21 - GK Bob awards Family of the Year to Joe Volpe (and spouse Christine who could not attend.)

01/14/21 - GK Bob awards Knight of the Year to Charlie Bruce (l) and John Mattel (r).

12/31/20 - Pro-Life project.

06/29/20 - Our Council is proud to announce that one of our own - Sir Knight Rick Autry - has been ordained as a Permanent Deacon of the Catholic Church. Rick is pictured here with Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama.

02/29/20 - The Special Olympics of Brunswick County hosted a Polar Plunge fund raiser on Oak Island. Our Council provided parking, registration and 50/50 support.

02/26/20 - We participated in Sacred Heart's Respect Life protest at Planned Parenthood in Wilmington.

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.

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

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.

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 240 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.



2021 Golf Tournament

Sacred Heart Council 12537 will hold its 22nd annual charity golf tournament at the Carolina National golf course in Bolivia, NC on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.    The tournament is a flighted scramble. The cost is $90 per person, which includes golf and cart, breakfast, lunch, and prizes for closest to the pin and flight winners.  There will also be a 50/50 raffle, a live auction, and a putting contest.  All net proceeds will go to Brunswick County Charities serving Brunswick County residents. Contact Dave Commyn, kofc12537golf@gmail.com for a registration form or sponsorship information.


Council Awards 2021 Scholarships

Our Council is proud to announce that it has awarded eleven $1,000 scholarships to South Brunswick High School seniors. The deserving recipients were Alexandra Rupkalvis, Caroline Richardson, Kinsley York, Hunter Pender, Sophia Ordonez, Kaitlin Davis, Elizabeth Boldt, Carson Satterwhite, Aubrey Sherrod, Wren Whalen, and Susanna Whalen.  (see photo in slide show). 


Assembly Awards 2021 Scholarship

Our Assembly is proud to announce that its 2021 $1,000 Scholarship winner is JROTC cadet Nikki Waterbury, a senior from West Brunswick High School. Cadet Waterbury is currently Battalion Commander, which is the top rank in the JROTC program. She helps direct some 200 cadets in the four-year program. Nikki has an impressive list of accomplishments, including being ranked 61 of 345 in her senior class, with a 3.92 GPA. She is president of the high school’s honorary Key Club and captain of the Varsity Women’s Lacrosse Team. Her awards include the Effort Award for 2018 and 2019, Honor Roll 2018 and 2019, JROTC Superior Cadet Award 2018 and 2019, Most Fit JROTC Female Cadet 2018 and Top State rankings in varsity Lacrosse in 2020.  (see photo in slide show). 


Knights Gift $41,000 to Charities

Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council #12537 of Southport, gifted $41,000 to various Brunswick County charities, as well as 11 South Brunswick High School academic scholarships, all in the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic of this year. The donations were gifted during the Knights monthly business meeting in April 2021 with the scholarships being awarded later in May 2021. With the charities urgency for funding, the Knights decided to expedite the issue and distribute the needed dollars early in April.


The gifting was made possible through the Knights Annual Charity Golf Tournament, and monthly takeout Italian and German Dinners.  Due to Covid19 limitations, Operation LAMB Foundation (Least Among My Brothers) recognized as the Tootsie Roll Campaign, a strategic fundraiser for the Knights was inactive. None of this would have been happened if not for overwhelming effort and generosity of the merchants, agencies, companies and people of Brunswick County.


Historically, covering a twenty one year period, Sacred Heart Knights have gifted in excess of $504,000 to Brunswick County charities and SBH Academic Scholarships.


Beneficiaries of the gifting included New Hope Clinic, Power Walking Ministries, Hope Harbor Home, Interfaith Food Pantry, Providence Home, Mathews Ministry, Communities In Schools, Habitat for Humanity, Samara’s Village, Waves 4 Kids, Brunswick Interagency, and Brunswick County Schools Exceptional Children Program.


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Southport Knight Ordained as a Permanent Deacon

Our Council is proud to announce that one of our own - Sir Knight Rick Autry - has been ordained as a Permanent Deacon of the Catholic Church.  Congratulations to Rick and his wife Debi.


On June 29, 2020, Bishop Luis Rafael Zarama conferred the sacrament of holy orders to the diaconate for the first time since becoming bishop of Raleigh in 2017. And the class of 2020 is the first permanent diaconate ordination in the new cathedral, Holy Name of Jesus. The Mass was private for family and essential personnel but was streamed live and is available to watch on YouTube.


You can read the full story on the ordination that was published in the Diocese magazine by clicking here.  

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5269 Dosher Cutoff SE
Southport, NC 28461 US

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