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Mother Cabrini Assembly # 1572

News Alerts - Updated March 3, 2017

The next regular (March) meeting of Mother Cabrini Assembly # 1572 will be Thursday, March 16, at Carmel Council (10 Fair Street) starting at 7:30 p.m.

Get your tickets for our 2017 Night out on the Sir Knights Raffle! Eleven gift certificates of $250 for top restaurants, plus one $400 gift certificate for Mohonk Mountain House to be awarded. Each $20 give you 12 chances to win! Come to the membership meetings, contact FN Steve, or email for ticktets. 

You should have received your 2017 Dues Notice and newsletter, which was mailed out in late-December. If you did not receive it, please contact FN Steve Gheduzzi or Comptroller Mike Campbell. Contact information is on our Officers page. You will receive your memeberhip card shortly after sending in your dues. Please remember that you must pay your dues to both your council and to the assembly in order to be a Fourth Degree member in good standing.

See our Calendar page for information on other upcoming events.


Election Results and Raffle Winners 

On May 19, 2016, we held our annual election officers. Here is the list of new officers for the 2015-16 fraternal year:

Navigator: Stephen Gheduzzi
Captain: Vincent LaRusso, PGK
Admiral: Louis Gagne
Scribe: Stephen Kladis
Comptroller: Michael Campbell
Robert Firriolo, PFN
Pilot: Joseph Cicchelli
Inner Sentinel: Edmund Sheldon

Outer Sentinel: Michael O'Brien
Trustee 3rd Year: Charles LaBarbera, PDD, PGK, PFN
Trustee 2nd Year: Otto Romanino

Trustee 1st Year: Joseph Groneman

All new offices become effective on July 1st. Please congratulate our new officers when you see them, and please give them your full support. 

Our 2016 membership raffle raised $200 for Emmanuel House International, a local, pro-life charity. The winners of $50 each are members Mike Tomassi, Fred Santi, Ray Kerins, Jr. and Dennis Crilly. Checks have been mailed to the winners.


2016 Fourth Degree Exemplification 

On April 9, 2016, we were pleased to have nine new members join our Assembly as they earned the honors of the Fourth Degree at the exemplification held in Fishkill, New York. From Mahopac Council: GK Thomas Pinto, Michael Griffin, Ted Czerniewski, Robert Olszewski, and Steven Jacklett. From Carmel Council: Richard Ferris, Richard Keating, Michael Rama, and Robert P. Sleight.


2016 Northern Westchester / Putnam St. Patrick's Day Parade 

On March 13, 2016, our Color Corps once again led the delegation of Knights in New York State's third-largest St. Patrick's Day Parade, in Mahopac, with 74 units marching. This year, the parade was dedicated to America's wounded warriors, first responders, and the American flag.



Election Results and Raffle Winners 

On May 21, 2015, we held our annual election officers. Here is the list of new officers for the 2015-16 fraternal year:

Navigator: Stephen Gheduzzi
Captain: GK Vincent LaRusso
Admiral: Vincent Ricotta
Scribe: Robert Firriolo, PFN
Comptroller: Dennis O'Connor
Purser: William Richmond, Sr.
Pilot: Joseph Cicchelli
Inner Sentinel: Edmund Sheldon

Outer Sentinel: Michael O'Brien
Trustee 3rd Year: DD Robert Cuthbert, PGK, PFN
Trustee 2nd Year: DD Charles LaBarbera, PGK, PFN
Trustee 1st Year: Otto Romanino

All new offices become effective on July 1st. Please congratulate our new officers when you see them, and please give them your full support. 

Our 2015 membership raffle raised $200 for Emmanuel House International, a local, pro-life charity. The winners of $50 each are members Ron Duonola, Alan Meier, Steve Rees, and FN Rob Firriolo (donated back). Checks will be in the mail to the winners shortly.


Congratulations to our Newest Members! 

On Saturday, April 17, 2015, we welcomed Chris Cozier, PGK and DGK Alan Patrie, both of Brewster Council, as members of our Assembly. It was a beautiful day and a beautiful ceremony. Thanks to all the Sir Knights who came to our hospitality suite to support our candidates and their families. Thanks also to CCC Mike O'Brien and Eddie Sheldon for helping with the hospitality suite setup and cleanup, and to Mike, DD Bob Cuthbert, and FN Rob Firriolo for participating with our Color Corps in the exemplification ceremonials. Please welcome our newest members when you see them! 


Procession for the Funeral Mass for Cardinal Egan 

Members of our Color Corps were honored to participate in the procession for the Mass of Christian Burial for Edward Cardinal Egan on March 10, 2015. FN Rob Firriolo, CCC Mike O'Brien, and Seamus Baker joined ten other Sir Knights who represented the Knights of Columbus at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City to honor our departed brother Knight, Cardinal Egan.

The funeral Mass was broadcast live on several television channels, where the Color Corps could be seen near the front of the procession, just behind the acolytes.


39th Annual Northern Westchester-Putnam St. Patrick's Day Parade 

It was a great day for the Irish and for all Catholics as our Assembly marched in the local St. Patrick's Day Parade in Mahopac on Sunday, March 8th, 2015. Led by CCC Mike O'Brien, Color Corps members Seamus Baker, Steve Gheduzzi, John Adams, PGK, and FN Rob Firriolo led the procession of Knights from local councils.




Membership Mailing

Our 2015 Dues Notice, 50/50 Raffle entry form, Newsletter, and Fraternal Activity Survey have been mailed to all members. Honorary/Life membership cards are in the mail as well. Please contact FC Dennis O'Connor if you have not yet received yours.  Please return your dues, raffle entry and completed survey before January 30, 2015.


Christmas Party Yields Many Donations for Moms and Babies!
On December 19th, we once again co-sponsored the annual adult Christmas party with Carmel Council, and as ususal, admission was free and everybody had a great time (and great food from Aversano's and our own chefs Rob & Mike). In response to our request for attendees to bring donations, we collected a large quantity of supplies for the moms, moms-to-be and babies served by Emmanuel House International. Diapers, baby formula, baby and maternity clothing, gift cards and more were all geneously donated by everybody attending the party.

Our Assembly Color Corps Honors Major Relic of Saint John Paul II
We were honored to have our Color Corps serve as honor guard for the major relic of St. John Paul II, which went on a national tour, when it was venerated at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on July 12-13, 2014.
Pictured in the photograph above are Color Corps Commander Mike O'Brien (in purple, back to camera), and Navigator Rob Firriolo (behind and photo-left of Fr. Gregory Gresko, chaplain of the St. John Paul II national shrine, bearing the relic).

The KofC Supreme Council has posted a gallery of photos of the relic at St. Patrick's Cathedral, which may be viewed here.
Our Assembly Welcomes Four New Sir Knights
On Saturday, March 29th, we welcomed four brother Knights to the Fourth Degree and to our Assembly at the exemplification held in Fishkill. Our newest brother Sir Knights are:

Rev. George LaGrutta,
Joseph Cicchelli, Sr.,
Robert Firriolo II, and
Edmund Sheldon.

We were honored to have Father LaGrutta participate in the exemplification, concelebrate the Mass afterward, and join us for the banquet. Please congratulate our newest members when you see them!
Our Color Corps Led Knights in St. Patrick's Day Parade
On March 9th, the Mother Cabrini Color Corps was honored to lead Knights from our member councils in the 38th consecutive 2014 Northern Westchester-Putnam Saint Patrick's Day Parade -- the third largest such parade in New York State!
It was a beautiful day in Mahopac, and the turnout of spectators and marchers was impressive. The Color Corps marched in the formation of the Cross, and saluted at the reviewing stand our own member, Sir Knight John J. Callaghan, who was the parade Grand Marshal. The many photos of the Color Corps that ran in local media outlets prove the Color Corps really is"the visible arm of the Knights of Columbus"!

Color Corps Honor Guard for Domestic Violence Rally

On Thursday, October 17, 2014, members from the Mother Cabrini Color Corps served as honor guard for a procession of supporters of People Against Domestic Violence and Knights Against Domestic Violence from the historic Putnam County Courthouse to Our Lady of the Lakes Council in Carmel. We are proud of our member, SK Mike McDonough, for being the state chairman of Knights Against Domestic Violence and helping to make this annual event a reality. Thanks also to SK Mike O'Brien, SK Bob Cuthbert, D.D., P.F.N, and SK Rob Firriolo, F.N., for participating in this event through the Color Corps.
Revised Meeting Schedule
The membership has voted to hold our regular membership meetings on a monthly basis, on the third Thursday of the month, unless that day results in a conflict such as a holiday or host council event. Our meetings will also start at 7:30 p.m. Please click the "Calendar" link in the left frame to view the date of the next meeting.
Volunteers Needed for Committees
1) Patriotic Activities: Our chairman is Sir Knight Mike O'Brien. This committee will come up with ideas that will advance the Fourth Degree's focus on patriotism by assisting veterans, military service members, their families, and other individuals and organizations that support and defend our nation. The committee will bring those ideas to the full membership and work together to implement selected ideas.
2) Fundraising: Our Chairman is Sir Knight Seamus Baker. This committee will come up with proposals to raise funds for the Assembly to allow us to continue our donations to charitable, benevolent, and patriotic organizations.
Please contact the committee chairman or FN Steve Gheduzzi if you are interested in serving on either or both of these committees, or if you have suggestions you would like to share with the committees.

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PLEASE MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS ON FILE! Let FN Steve Gheduzzi, Scribe Rob Firriolo, or FC Dennis O'Connor know your address if you have not been receiving Assembly emails or if your address has recently changed. Email and this website are the primary methods of communication with the membership, so current contact information for our members is essential!