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ABOUT ASSEMBLY #3192

 
 
San Damiano
12905 State Rd 70 E White Eagle Blvd.
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202 US
 

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San Damiano Assembly # 3192

Located at Our Lady of the Angels CC in Lakewood Ranch Florida. We are a 501c8 non-profit. St. Francis and St. Clare are our patron Saints. The San Damiano cross currently hangs in the Basilica of Saint Clare in Assisi.

 

"One day out in the countryside to meditate. Finding himself near San Damiano, which threatened ruin, old as it was, driven by the impulse of the Holy Spirit, he entered to pray. Kneeling in prayer before the image of the Crucifix, he was invaded with a great spiritual consolation and, as he affixed his tearful eyes on the cross of the Lord, with the ears of his body he heard a voice descend to him from the cross and say three times Francis, go and repair my church which, as you see, is all in ruins!. On hearing that voice, Francis remained astonished and trembling, being in the church alone and, perceiving in his heart the power of divine language, felt kidnapped of his senses. Finally returning to his senses, he girded himself to obey, concentrated everything on the mission to repair the church of walls, although the divine word was referring principally to the Church which Christ purchased by his blood, as the Holy Spirit had made him understand and how he later revealed to his fellow brothers."

 

Afterwards Saint Francis took action to physically repair the structure of the San Damiano church, although he eventually realized that God's message to him was to restore the entire Catholic Church as a whole body rather than literally repair one stone structure. 

 




The Patriotic Rosary

For Sir Knights and Parishioners who haven’t prayed the Patriotic Rosary, it is very uplifting and covers prayers for every branch of the government.


The Rosary includes Patriotic Songs such as America, The Battle Hymn of the Republic, The Star-Spangled Banner and God Bless America.

Prayers are recited for every person in the USA.
Please join us every Thursday at 6:00 pm in the Chapel to prayer the Patriotic Rosary.


Any questions should be emailed to Sam Bastianelli at sambastianelli@gmail.com or call him at 714.469.7794.

What great way to start our Assembly Meeting, the Patriotic Branch of the Knights of Columbus!

 

Since September 9th, the Patriotic Rosary has been conducted in the Daily Chapel on Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm and will be held every Thursday including the 2nd Thursday prior to all Assembly Meetings.




Our Yearly Events

The Assembly has seven yearly events. They are listed below by when they occur during the year.

 

Awards Night / Installation - July

 

Veterans Day Mass - September 

 

Wreaths Across America - December

 

Renewal of Vows - January 

 

Patriotic Ball - February

 

Memorial Day Parade - May

 

Flag Retirement - June

 

 




Order New Badges

All Name Badges - $12.00

Brothers making 4th degree Sir Knights with Assembly - N/C for the first badge ordered

 



Order Assembly Shirts

Short Sleeve Polo (M500S) only - $31.00

For long sleeve, brothers need to purchase a shirt from a retailer. We can have them embrodered additional $9 for LOGO and $5 for Name

 



The Fourth Degree

>Form 4 to join the Patriotic Order

Brothers All;

     Each ‘degree’ of the Knights of Columbus is associated with a particular virtue, the fourth being “Patriotism”. Consequently, the 4th Degree is often known as ‘The Patriotic Degree’.

It was established in New York on 22 February, 1900. The requirements for joining the 4th are that a brother Knight must be a third-degree member in good standing, be an exemplary Catholic, and be of sound citizenship of his country.

     The Fourth Degree is frequently regarded as an honorary title but should rather be thought of in terms of service to church and country, and the goals of the Fourth Degree may be summarized as the promotion of the ideals of Catholicism and Patriotism side by side.

     •To promote and strengthen the patriotic spirit of the civic community.

•To educate its members, and others, both in the teachings of Holy Mother Church, and  the history of our nation. 

•To promote by example the highest type of citizenship so necessary for the preservation  and perpetuation of republican form of government, and its democratic institutions. 

•To oppose dissemination and spread of doctrine dangerous to our form of government,  and to the Divine law of faith and morality. 

•To support by word and deed, the duly constituted authorities of local, state and national  government, and to recognize excellence in public life. 

     Therefore, it is not unusual to find Fourth Degree Knights participating visibly in church events, such as Eucharistic processions, and others, and in the community, standing up for the unborn and the elderly at Pro-Life events, and commemorating the sacrifices of previous generations.

     The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights’ respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups called assemblies.

There are 1.5M Veterans in Florida

Here are 152,800 + 1 Reasons to Volunteer and Help Our Veterans in Need. In Florida alone:

  • 2,300 Veterans are Homeless.
  • 500 Veterans on average commit suicide each year. 17 per day nationally.
  • 150,000 Veterans have PTSD.

Here is one more reason:

Our Assembly’s #1 priority is Patriotism. At the center of this are our Veterans. It is our honor, privilege, and responsibility to be active and worthy patriots of the 4th Degree and support our Veterans in need.




Bereavement Program

We, as Knights, reach out to fellow Knights, families, and others in need by honoring our Veteran Heroes, supporting local families in need, and providing financial security to our loved ones. 

A real time of need is at the passing of a fellow Brother Knight.  We care about our fallen Brothers and their families.  We can show our special concern to the family by honoring the memory of their loved one and our deceased Brother. 

While there are many ways we can show our heartfelt concern especially if we knew the Brother personally, we can also offer our condolences as a Council or Assembly   To this end, we can honor our fallen Brother by attending the viewing and/or funeral, presenting a personalized Knights of Columbus – Resolution of Condolence to the family and utilizing the Color Guard, if desired and available.

Any Brother that knows of a passing should contact either the Faithful Navigator or Grand Knight with as many particulars as they have.  Also, remember that, if a passing and a funeral happen outside of our local area, we will mail our sympathies and the Resolution of Condolence to the family.

Please use the “Contact Us” tab for additional information or to provide details of a Sir Knight’s passing.




The Color Corp

When knighthood was in flower, knights carried the sword to defend their God, their Church, their country and their fellow man according to the code of chivalry. Today, Sir Knights wear regalia and carry the sword to honor Christ and His apostles, especially on religious and civic occasions specified in this manual. Hence, the primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to encourage active Catholic citizenship and foster the spirit of patriotism in members and the community at large.

The Color Corps members exemplify all the principles of our Order:

  •  Charity – by the gift of their time and energies necessary to practice, perfect and perform the ceremonials and sword drill;
  •  Unity – by the united efforts of Sir Knights to practice and perfect a coordinated drill for the good of the Church and the Order;
  •  Fraternity – by expressing an “Esprit de Corps,” sharing a common desire for drill excellence and camaraderie; and
  •  Patriotism – by performing precision drill as a salute to God and to country and visually exhibiting a love for both.

The public appearance of Fourth Degree Knights as a Color Corps at religious and civic functions is an important activity of each assembly.  By these public demonstrations, their loyalty and patriotism bring credit to themselves and to the Knights of Columbus.