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Assembly 1175 100th Anniversary -
Bishop McGrath Assembly 1175 will celebrate its 100th Anniversary on April 12, 2017. Since this falls during Holy Week and a lot of pastors want no celebrations of any kind during this time, we've booked 4/21/2017 for the event. Father John Wilkie, pastor of Our Lady, Queen of Heaven, Spanaway, WA, has generously donated their hall for the event.
We are able to hold the cost of the event to $25.00. For this, you
will receive the event booklet, a commemorative napkin embroidered with the event details, a delicious meal of either:
Brisket or Ranched Chicken (or a combination of both) OR
Tilapia OR Vegetable Lasagna, coffee, tea, cake and soft drinks.
Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
This event will start following the 5:00 p.m. Mass on 4/21.
Please note that tickets will NOT be available at the door, due to the need to specify meal counts a week in advance. Please see Ed Dobbs (253-845-1199, Bob Welsh (253-848-1688) or John Moran (253-846-0668) for tickets.
For those of you that are unfamiliar with Bishop McGrath Assembly, it is the third oldest Assembly in the State of Washington. It was chartered on 4/12/1917.
An Assembly is a collection of Fourth Degree Knights (You might notice the Fourth Degree at ceremonies around the Church. The most noticeable group is the Color Corp, with their chapeaus, capes, gloves and swords - called regalia. Other Knights can be found in Tuxedos and red, white and blue banners called Baldrics. They can be ushers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers (or whatever is needed.) from various Councils. Our members come from All Saints, Our Lady, Queen of Heaven, St. Patrick's, Holy Cross, Visitation and St. Charles Borromeo Councils. As people move, and Assemblies rise and fall, there is a constant shuffle of Knights among Assemblies.
An Assembly only contains Fourth Degree Knights, from up to six Councils. It is managed by the Faithful Navigator - an elected position. The current Faithful Navigator of Assembly 1175 is Robert Welsh, from All Saints Parish.
First, Second and Third Degree Knights make up the Parish Councils. Councils are run by Grand Knights - another elected position. The Grand Knight of Council 1629, All Saints, is Steve Hastings.