March 2015 Showlist
United Together for our Church
College Knights of the Hickey Assembly process with a blood relic of St. John Paul II on the eve of his Canonization outside of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Proud of our Catholic Heritage
Faithful Navigator Otto Heck processes with the Papal Bull declaring the formation of the Archdiocese of Washington on the 75th anniversary of its institution.
Fourth Degree Knights stand guard over the relic of St. John Paul II at an outdoor event in Washington, DC
Patriotic Service to our Community
Members of the Color Corps on Parade in Washington, DC
Serving our Nation's Capital in Charity
The Officers of the Hickey Assembly lead hundreds of Knights in countless hours of charitable service to our Church, community, and Order every year.
Expanding our Reach
9 new Sir Knights joined the Hickey Assembly at the 2015 Archdiocese of Washington Priests' Exemplification held at the St. John Paul II National Shrine.
President Barack H. Obama awarded Col. Edward J. Mays, USMC (Ret), the Faithful Navigator of James Cardinal Hickey Assembly #2534 of the Knights of Columbus, the Gold-level of the President's Volunteer Service Award for over 500 hours of volunteer service rendered in 2015.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award recognizes United States citizens and lawfully admitted, permanent residents of the United States who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month time period or cumulative hours over the course of a lifetime. Hours are measured over a 12-month period and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Levels include bronze, silver, gold and the highest honor, the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Garry E. Hall has been appointed to the National Review Board of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The appointment was announced this week by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., USCCB president.
The USCCB established the National Review Board in 2002 as a consultative body of lay individuals tasked with reviewing the annual report of the Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection on the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. It is part of the church’s ongoing efforts to prevent and combat clergy sexual abuse of minors.
Rear Adm. Hall already chairs the Review Board of the Archdiocese of the Military Services, USA (AMS). He is the CEO and president of the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) and an active member of the Knights of Columbus (K of C). Rear Adm. Hall holds a bachelor’s degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy, and an MBA from Southern Illinois Unversity at Edwardsville (SIUE).
In his 35 years on active duty, Rear Adm. Hall served as an aviator and risk management specialist, operating mainly in the Pacific. Rear Adm. Hall commanded two helicopter squadrons, the capital ship USS Tarawa, and an expeditionary strike group; and he was commandant of the Eisenhower College of National Security and Resource Strategy at National Defense University.
His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the Military Services, nominated Adm. Hall for the National Review Board seat and applauded his selection.
Archbishop Broglio said:
"Once again one of our Nation's military leaders has stepped up to the plate to offer the wealth of his training and experience to serve the Church. I have been grateful for Admiral Hall's leadership on the AMS Review Board and I am confident that these additional duties will enrich the work of the National Review Board."
Rear Adm. Hall said he was honored to accept the position:
"I am deeply humbled at this opportunity to serve the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. I look forward to bringing my leadership experience in the Navy to the charter for protecting children and young people."
In addition to Rear Adm. Hall, the USCCB named to the National Review Board Mr. Ernest Stark, a long time Catholic school educator and administrator. Mr. Stark currently serves as chair of the review boards for several religious communities including the Augustinians, Carmelites, Passionists, and Benedictines, and he is a member of the review board of the De La Salle Christian Brothers. Mr. Stark has served as a teacher and administrator in Catholic secondary schools and colleges for fifty years.
Also this week, the USCCB appointed Dr. Francesco C. Cesareo, Ph.D., president of Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, to a new four-year term as chairman of the board.
Friends, Family, Members of the Hickey Assembly and the community are encouraged to attend an awards dinner celebrating and honoring the outstanding ministries of Holy Comforter Saint Cyprian Parish and St. Benedict the Moor Parish.
WHAT: St Cyprian Awards Dinner
WHERE: St. Benedict the Moor - 320 21st Street NE, Washington, DC
WHEN: June 11th, 2016 - 6-9pm
COST: Suggested Donation of $5 per person
MENU: Spaghetti Dinner, Meatballs, Bread, Salad, Desserts
On 30 April several Sir Knights from the Hickey Assembly supported the Archdiocese for the Military Services, U.S.A., Mass and Confirmation at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Crypt Church. The Annual event is commonly known as the National Capital Region Joint Confirmation. The Confirmandi this year were from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Fort Detrick, Fort Meade, and Joint Base Meyer-Henderson Hall.
The Principal Celebrant and Homilist was The Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, U.S.A
Knights assisting with the Confirmation Mass were Sir Knight Deacon Joseph Paik, Greg Armstrong, Nicholas Robben, Anthony Ruiz, Sir Knight Timothy Wolfkill, Faithful Trustee Sir Knight Victor David, and our Faithful Navigator Sir Knight Colonel Ed Mays, USMC(Ret).
SK Col. Charles H. Gallina, USMC (Ret), KHS, PSD, FVSM, FDD, PGK-C, PFN-C - our charter Faithful Navigator and the honoree for the Archdiocese of Washington 4th Degree District's 46th Annual Exemplification of the Fourth Degree - speaks to Catholic TV about the Knights of Columbus Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage.
The Knights of Columbus, animated by its core principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism, has a long history of serving the military. Its celebrated Army Hut program provided hospitality for members of the military throughout Europe during the First World War. Since then, the Knights has helped sponsor war relief activities, education programs for veterans and sponsorship programs for military chaplains, in addition to providing Catholic spiritual resources for military members and a steady stream of volunteers to the more than 135 VA medical centers. More recently, the Knights has partnered with the Gary Sinise Foundation by providing funding to help complete the construction of computer equipped custom smart homes for severely wounded heroes.
To learn more about the Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage, or to make a donation, please visit WarriorsToLourdes.com