Information Knights of Columbus Saint Patrick Assembly 2883

  • P.O. Box 163217
  • Altamonte Springs, FL. 32716-3217
  • The Saint Patrick Assembly was chartered on March 2, 2005. All of the members are 4th degree Sir Knights and they include members from several area councils. They come from every walk of life. The assembly welcomes all qualified Catholic men who wish to help advence the principles of the order. Every 4th degree assembly is managed by an elected board of directors whose leader is called Faithful Navigator. Any 3rd degree council member in good standing is allowed to be a member of the assembly. The spiritual advisor is called a Faithful Friar, and it is normally a Knight of Columbus member priest from the Parish.


The triad emblem of the Fourth Degree features the dove, the cross and the globe.

  • The dove, classic symbol of the Holy Spirit and peace, is shown hovering the orb of the Earth (globe). Both are mounted on a variation of the Crusader's cross, which was found o the tunics and capes of the Crusading knights who battled to regain the Holy Land from the pagans.
  • Spiritually, the sacred symbols of the emblem typify the union of the Three Divine Persons in one Godhead, the most Blessed Trinity.
  • The Dove symbolizes God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of Humanity.
  • The Cross represents God the Son, Redeemer of Mankind.
  • The Globe represents God the Father, Creator of the universe.

The colors of the symbols are:

  • A blue glove with the land of the Western Hemisphere in white.
  • A red cross with gold borders and gold knobs at the end of the points forming the ends of the arms of the cross, also known as Isabella cross.
  • A white dove.
  • The emblem's colors (Red cross, white dove and blue globe) are the colors of the flag of the country, the United States, in which the Knights originated. They are used to stress patriotism, the basic principle of the Fourth Degree.

Assembly NEWS AND Information

When Knighthood was in flower, knights carried the sword to defend their God, their Church, their country and their fellow man according to the code of chivalry. Today, Sir Knights wear regalia and carry the sword to honor Christ and His apostles, especially in religious and civic occasions, Hence, the primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to encourage active Catholic citizenship and foster the spirit of patriotism in members and the community at large. The Color Corps members exemplify all the principles of the Order: Charity - by the gift of their time and energies necessary to practice, perfect and perform the ceremonies and sword drill; Unity - by the united effort of Sir Knights to practice and perfect a coordinated drill for the good of the Church and the Order; Fraternity - by expressing an "Esprit de Corps", sharing a common desire for drill excellence and camaraderie; and Patriotism - by performing precision drill as a salute to God and to country and visually exhibiting a love for both. The public appearance of Fourth Degree Knights as a Color Corps at religious and civic functions is an important activity of each assembly. Their colorful capes and chapeaux add dignity and the pride of Church and country to any event. By these public demonstrations their loyalties bring credit to themselves and to the Knights of Columbus.


Newly Elected Assembly Officers

Name Title Email Phone # Contact Y N
James Taglia Faithful Navigator 407-492-0329 Yes
Dr. Tom Steedle  Faithful Captain 407-620-6367 Yes
Mel Franzen  Faithful Pilot 407-376-9069 Yes
Luke Williams Faithful Comptroller 301-992-4838 Yes
Ken Kiesel Faithful Purser 407-492-1710 Yes
Chuck Ness Faithful Scribe 407-862-9758 Yes
Dr. Larry Marquis Faithful Inside Sentinel 407-920-2821 Yes
Albert Christian Faithful Outside Sentinel 407-461-3434 Yes
Carmine Bravo Faithful Admiral 407-314-9213 Yes
Phil Henderson Faithful 1-year Trustee 617-571-7815 Yes
Frank Zeleznik Faithful 2-year Trustee 407-461-8427 Yes
Joe DiSalvo Faithful 3-year Trustee 407-829-2030 Yes

Form Number Assembly Forms Due Date
NOTE: Click on form # below (PDF)    
#186 Report of Officers Chosen for the Term 7/1
#1291 Fourth Degree Exemplification Report No due date
#1315 Annual Assembly Audit Report 8/1
#1728A Survey of Fraternal Activity Individual Member Worksheet No due date
#1728C Annual Survey of Fraternal Activity 1/31
#2321 Civic Award Application 6/30
#4348 Youth Leader No due date
#TBp-1 To Be a Patriot Award Entry Form 5/31
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