Chalice Presentation to Newly Ordained Priests

Knight of Columbus Assembly 2688 presents chalices to recently-ordained priests in need of a chalice. The chalices are engraved with the recipient priest’s name as well as the names of deceased members of our assembly who passed away in recent years. As the priest celebrates mass, he will remember our dearly departed brother Sir Knights.

On September 23, 2020, chalices were presented to Father Gomez Ruiz and Father Cossio, who were ordained June 27, 2020, after the daily mass at St. Brigid. Fr. Neil Herlihy, St. Brigid’s Pastor, prepares for presentation of chalices.

Father Gomez Ruiz spent a pastoral year and deacon internship at St. Catherine of Siena parish in Kennesaw. He currently splits his time between Prince of Peace Church in Flowery Branch and St. John Paul II Mission Church in Gainesville. Engraved on the chalice presented to him are his name and the names of Sir Knight Edward J. Trainor, Sir Knight Don L. Myers and Sir Knight Richard T. Szyperski.

Prior to coming to Atlanta, Father Cossio took part in a spiritual program ministry in a St. Paul, MN hospital. He currently splits his time between St. Teresa Church in Douglasville and at St. Brigid in Johns Creek. Engraved on the chalice presented to him is his name and the name of Father Daniel J. McCormick, beloved priest at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody.

SK Jon Bird, SK Nick Mattera and SK Bob Mitchell (top row l. to r.) presented the chalices to Fr. Ruiz Gomez and Fr. Cossio (bottom row l. and r.). Fr. Herlihy is in the center of the bottom row.

Ed Trainor’s son, John Trainor,  his wife,  Heather and his son Jack Trainor were in attendance.

2019 Fraternal Year Officer Installation

The installation of the Assembly Officers for the 2019 Fraternal Year took place on Sunday, June 30 at All Saints Catholic Church.

Faithful Navigator: Bob Mitchell with his wife, Anita

Faithful Captain: Nick Mattera with his wife, Patty

Faithful Pilot: Jon Bird

Faithful Comptroller: David Lemcoe (represented by Dick Marklein)

Faithful Scribe: Lou Hlad with his wife, Marty

Faithful Purser: Rich Tomaszewski

Faithful Inner Sentinel: Terry Petrukovich (left, represented by Gray Plunkett)

Faithful Outer Sentinel: John Biasini (right)

Faithful Admiral: Ernie Spencer

Trustee 1-yr: Dave Mason (right) with wife Carol

Trustee 2-yr: Wulf Lindenau (center)

Trustee 3-yr: Chuck Langgood (left)

Faithful Friar: Msgr. James Fennessy

Officers taking the Oath of Office.

After the Officer Installation, Sir Knight Msgr. James Fennessy conducted the Blessing of the Swords ceremony.

Chalice Presentation to Fr. Bremer 08/11/19

Fr. Michael Karl Bremer was ordained June 16, 2018 at the Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta.  On August 11, Fr. Bremer was presented   a chalice engraved with his name and the name of the following deceased Sir Knights.

  • Patrick J. Callahan
  • PFN George P. Novac
  • Michael J. Schultz

Fr. Bremer and the chalice he received.

Fr. Bremer blessing Sir Knight Charles Lynch.

Sir Knight Nick Mattera, Fr. Bremer, Sir Knight Ed Pierson and Sir Knight Bob Mitchell after presenting the chalice at All Saints Catholic Church.

2018 Fraternal Year Officer Installation

The installation of the Assembly Officers for the 2018 Fraternal Year took place on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Church.




Faithful Navigator – Nick Mattera

Faithful Captain – Bob Mitchell

Faithful Pilot – Jon Bird

Faithful Comptroller – Rich Tomaszewski (represented by Tom King)

Faithful Scribe – Lou Hlad (represented by Charles Lynch)

Faithful Purser – David Lemcoe

Faithful Outer (Gary Romanick) and  Inner (Jim Gonzales) Sentinels

Faithful Admiral – Stan Wasowski

Trustees:  3-yr (Dave Mason), 2-yr (Bob Webster represented by Mike Bagnulo), 1-yr- (Chuck Langgood represented by Dennis Klein)

After receiving their jewels of office, the Officers pledged to faithfully execute the offices to which they were elected.

Blessing of the Swords

After the Officer Installation on August 19 at All Saints, Sir Knight Rev. Msgr. Hugh Marren conducted the Blessing of the Swords ceremony. Swords belonging to many Sir Knights, as well as the loaner swords of the Assembly, were blessed.

2014 Founders Day Event

On May 31, 2014 our Assembly honored Korean War veterans.  The committee for planning this event included: Chuck Langgood, Dennis Klein, Terry Petrukovich, Tony Santoro, Mike Bagnulo, and Doc Malone.

Below are photos from this event.