Jurisdiction of Massachusetts,

Bishop James A. Healy Province

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Brother Sir Knights, we pray for the repose of the soul of our faithful departed Brother Sir Knights

V/.Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord.

R/.And let perpetual light shine upon them.

V/. May they rest in peace.


V/. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.



Remember in your prayers all our brothers who died this year.
Please pray for our Past Faithful Friar, S.K. Father Louis Bilickey, recovering at St. Patrick's Manor.


From Archbishop John Carroll, 1792: A Prayer for Government

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The McSweeney Assembly meetings are held at John Boyle O Reilly Council, #85 Westboro
and at the various other venues specified in the table below on the third Thursday of most
months. We do not meet in July and August. You must inform your contanct man when he calls, prior
to each meeting if you are going to attend.

The following schedule is tentative and may change.
Please check back for updates.

click on the underlined words for CONTACT MEN.




Host Council, Location of meeting



Installation of Officers, Black Tie

St. Maryís†† Church, Holliston, MA. Installation 7:30pm with dinnerfor members and spouses to follow Please bring something for silent auction.



September Meeting

Marlborough @ Westborough



October Meeting

Northboro @ Westboro

7:30 pm


Applications and payments for Exemplification of the Fourth Degree are due.

Candidates fees and dinner tickets $70 must be paid to the controller by the October 1.Ladies Lunch $35, Dinner Tickets $45 for wives and members are due to be paid to the Comptroller by the October 1..

7:30 pm


Fourth Degree Exemplification

NEW ENGLAND 4th Degree Exemplification Honoring Bishop Daniel Reilly (See Details)



November Deceased Members' Mass

St. LukesísDinner @ K of C Hall in Westborough , Wives of Deceased members $0,

7:00 pm


McSweeney Assembly 400 Christmas Party

WestboroughK of C Hall, Cocktails 5:00pm, $20 Chicken Dinner 6:00pm, Optional Yankee Swap $20 wrapped gift labeled male or female. For tickets contact the CONTACT MEN for your council by December 8th.

5:00 pm


December Meeting

Southboro @ Westboro

7:30 pm


January Meeting

Bellingham @ Westboro

7:30 pm


February Meeting



7:30 pm


Fourth Degree Biennial Meeting Assembly and State Officers

O'Reilly Council #85 Willow Street Westboro

Probably 10am.

March 2016


George Burke Concert

Organ Concert at St. Patrickís Parish in Natick.



Evening with the Fourth Degree, all 4th Degree members welcome, fund raiser for the Master.

Evening With The Master Fundraiser--- Theme: BBQ for Spring... Reception 6:00...dinner ...6:45... Auction...and raffle..7:45...Westboro Council Auction @ Westboro. Send your name, address, Assembly and number of tickets at $15 each or $25 per couple to Herman Millett . 205 Ruggles St. Westboro MA 01581-3600 .

6:00 pm cocktails, 7:00 Dinner, 8:00 Auction


March Meeting Corned Beef Dinner

Sudbury @ Our Lady of Fatima 160 Concord Road Sudbury. Applications and Checks for April 2nd Exemplification are due. , Candidates completed form #400, Candidate fees:$70 (includes Baldric and Lapel Pin and one dinner)and one dinner ticket)must be paid to the controller byPrior to March TBD, 2016.Ladies Lunch $35, Dinner Tickets $45 for wives and members must be paid to the Comptroller (Checks Payable to Edward F. McSweeney ASM #400 prior to March.

7:00 pm

New Time


April 2016


Exemplification of the 4th Degree

Best Western Hotel Marlboro M.A. Candidatefees:$70 (includes Baldric and Lapel Pin and one dinner ticket)must be paid to the controller byPrior to March, 2016.Ladies Lunch $35, additional Dinner Tickets $40 for wives and members must be paid to the Comptroller (Checks Payable to Edward F. McSweeney ASM #400 prior to March



Good Friday

Your Church


Holy Easter

Your Church


Click on the underlined words for more information on

Wrights Chicken Farm

Everyone has a great time at Wrights Chicken Farm. Please call your contact man and tell him you are going. Drive yourself, pay after you eat. Click on the underlined word for

12:30 pm


Lantern Award to TBD

Sheraton rte. # 9 Framingham MA $40 Honor Guard Requested

6:00 pm


April Meeting, Chinese Food

Milford @ Milford



Alan Carpentier, District Depuity Friendship Dinner

St. Augustine Parish Hall 17 Lincoln St Millville, MA, 01504. Cocktails @6:30, Chicken Dinner 7PM, Cost $25 per person, Make checks payable to Alain Carpentier. Remit by April 20th to Dinner Chairman: DD James Laren, 3 River St., Blackstone MA, 01504.


MAY 2016


May Meeting

Framingham @ Westborough



June Meeting

Westboro @ Westboro

7:00 pm


Honor guard Jamboree and cookout

Our lady of Fatama Sudbury, 160 Concord Road. Arrive in Regalia.

Breakfast 8:00a to 10:00am.

Drill practice for the 2015 Fraternal year

Doors open at 6:30 and begin at 7:00pm

Thursday 8/20/2015 at St Maryís, Holliston.

Wednesday 9/30/2015 at our Lady of Fatima Church Sudbury.

Thursday 10/29/2015 Upton.

State Master Charles J. Murphy

for color Cord Training contact Assistant State Marshal Sir Knight Mike Gibson Assembly Color Cord Comander Sir Knight Mike Kerrigan

Please click here for Mcsweeney400 Color Corps Activities.

Previous Exemplification of the 4th Degree,
Sunday, Nov 1st 2015 (All Saints Day)


Charity Request Form

2012-2013 Donations

Current Newsletter

The Edward F. McSweeney Assembly is made up primarily of members of the following Councils*

#79 Natick, #80 Milford, #81 Marlboro, #87 Framingham, #119 Southborough, #131 Hudson, #2121 Maynard,
#4822 Ashland, #5188 Sudbury, #5231 Millis, Medfield, & Medway, #5274 Northboro,
#11020 Millville, #12897 Mendon, #13764 Bolton, #14224 Holliston, Bellingham

* Sir Knights may join any Assembly regardless to which Assembly his Council is assigned


Assembly Officers

Past Faithful Navigators

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What is the meaningof the 4th Degree Symbol. (Thanks to Knightsite for the Link

What is the Fourth Degree of The Knights of Columbus.

Here is how to properly and patriotically display the American Flag.
Did you know that the flag code accords the U.S. Flag the same respect as a living being?
Follow the above Link!

What is the correct way to fold the Flag and why the Flag is folded that way?

Thanks to for this information.
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Who was Bishop James Healy?  He was the USA's first African-American Bishop.

Read more about his remarkable story here: Diocese of Portland

Read more about Edward F. McSweeney

For information on our founder, The Venerable Servant of God Father Michael J. McGivney,
please follow this link:

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Updated: 9/28/2014 By Stephen Pomfret