01/22/19 - Our loading crew at Mathew's Ministry.

01/20/19 - North Carolina Knights of Columbus District Master SK Jack Murray presented the Star Assembly Award to Sacred Heart's Knights of Columbus Assembly #2826.

12/15/18 - Our stalwart crew for Wreaths Across America.

12/02/18 - Caroling at Sacred Heart Villas.

10/31/18 - Golf tournament Co-Chairs Tom McAndrews and Bill Sample present Carolina National GM Steve Beecroft a token of thanks.

10/18/18 - Our 4th Degree contingent at Fort Bragg served more than 100 soldiers, staff and families.

10/06/18 - Six Brother Knights and their wives cook and served 39 residents of Sacred Heart Villas.

08/11/18 - Woodlands Concert featuring Mike's Garage Band

07/18/18 - GK Bob congratulates Knights of the Year Joe Volpe and Tom Grillo.

07/04/18 - Our 4th Degree participates in the Southport July 4th parade.

06/13/18 - Our Council gifted 17 Brunswick County charities $35,000 at our June business meeting.

06/20/18 - Our 4th Degree cookout crew for the Oak Island Coast Guard.

06/20/18 - Our 4th Degree cookout crew for the Oak Island Coast Guard.

05/29/18 - Knights Joe Kinzer (left) and Rob Kirwan award $11,000 in academic scholarships to Seniors at South Brunswick HS.

05/06/18 - Italian Night Dinner

04/29/18 - Sacred Heart Villas Ice Cream Social

04/28/18 - Just some of the Knights and spouses that volunteered at the Special Olympics Field Day.

04/28/18 - Just some of the Knights and spouses that volunteered at the Special Olympics Field Day.

04/28/18 - Miriam Matteotti (wife of our deceased Brother Dennis) presents the Dennis Matteotti Athlete of the Year Award at the 2018 Special Olympics to William Altman

03/14/18 - Knight of the Month Larry Santucci.

04/11/18 - Knight of the Month John Burke.

03/14/18 - John Stone (right) Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse and Program Director of the Dosher Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center was the speaker during our March business meeting.

01/13/18 - Five Sir Knights journeyed to Raleigh with nine other members of Sacred Heart Parish to participate in the Diocese's Love My Life Youth Rally and Mass at the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral.

07/12/17 - A special night for the Council as we welcomed Father Vic Gournas, the newly appointed Pastor of Sacred Heart.

08/28/15 - Past Grand Knights (l to r) Dan Cundiff, Rich Chickillo, Tom Maher, Joe Kinzer, Don Meyer, Mike Samide and Jim Barkowski at a dinner to thank Mike and Jim for their service.

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Who We Are
We as members of the Sacred Heart Council focus on developing programs that best serve the needs of our local community. All the good works are driven by our four core principles of charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism. We are a band of brothers, more than 225 strong, doing good in the service of God, our parish, and our neighbors. If interested in joining, or finding out more information, please contact Greg Antolak at 910-527-5456.


Fourth Degree Corner

There are four degrees of membership in the Knights. The first three degrees represent the values of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity.  The Fourth Degree is dedicated to the virtue of Patriotism, fostering that spirit in all members and the community at large. The Fourth Degree is the one most familiar to the public, identified by distinctive regalia and their participation in color corps and honor guards. They work tirelessly in their outreach to our nation's military - active, infirmed, or retired. The Fourth Degree is a position of prestige and something for which all Knights should strive.


Click Here to visit Sacred Heart's Fourth Degree page.



Sacred Heart Parish to Host Dynamic Catholic Event

Sacred Heart Parish will host a Dynamic Catholic event entitled "Find Your Greatness" on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The Guest Speaker is Dr. Allen Hunt, a nationally known speaker, bestselling author, and also a presenter for Dynamic Catholic's Passion and Purpose for Marriage event. Tickets for the event will be sold at all Masses on the following weekends: October 13-15, November 3-4, December 1-2, December 15-16, January 12-13 and January 26-27. Tickets will also be available for purchase in the Parish Office beginning Oct 15th. The cost is $25 payable by check or credit card. Tickets are also available online at DynamicCatholic.com/Southport or call 859.980.7900.  Please access this informative video that describes the program.


The Rev. Robert T. Lawson Assembly Nabs Only Star Award in North Carolina

North Carolina Knights of Columbus District Master SK Jack Murray presented the Star Assembly Award to Sacred Heart's Knights of Columbus Assembly #2826.  The presentation took place before a packed 5 pm Mass with about 20 Sir Knights and their Ladies in attendance. 


DM Murray noted that our Assembly was the only one of the State's 43 Assemblies to complete all 7 of the requirements for the Award. Sir Knight (SK) Joe Volpe, the Assembly's Faithful Navigator (FN), accepted the award on behalf of all the SKs in the Assembly.  In his remarks, FN Joe recognized the SKs who assisted him in completing all the requirements for this award.  They included SK Jack O’Neil  last year’s Faithful Captain and Program Director,  SK Rich Benson, the Faithful Comptroller,  SK Mike Samide, the newsletter publisher,  SK Greg Antolak, our past membership director, for achieving the hardest requirement for the award, the event coordinators who organized and led 16 major activities last year. 


Knights Award $35,000 in Charitable Gifts

The Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council #12537 of Southport, gifted 17 Brunswick County charities $35,000 at our June business meeting. These gifts were made possible through the Knights Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Italian Night Dinners, and Operation LAMB Foundation (Least among My Brothers) AKA the Tootsie Roll campaign. None of this would have been possible if not for the overwhelming support offered through the merchants, agencies, companies and people of Brunswick County. Because of this participation the gifting to these charities on an annual basis has become a reality.


Knights Award $11,000 in Academic Scholarships.

The Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council #12537 of Southport awarded $11,000 in academic scholarships to graduating seniors during the South Brunswick High School Senior Awards Night, May 29, 2018. The recipients were presented the awards in recognition of their total academic achievement, community involvement, financial need and participation in school activities at South Brunswick High School. This is the Knight's tenth year in awarding scholarships at South Brunswick. The program is open to ALL seniors. Since inception, we have been able to award $108,000 to approximately 100 recipients. None of it would have been possible without the support of our friends and neighbors at the various Knight fundraisers.

Italian Night Dinner - May 2018

Our Council hosted the latest of our signature "Dinner Nights" on Sunday May 6th. Both seatings were again sold out. All proceeds will go to Kairos, A Christian, lay-led, ecumenical prison ministry and Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church.  According to Family Director Tom Gallo, the Council raised more than $3,000. Thanks to the many volunteer Brothers who helped out over the many days of prep and day of work. Special thanks to Chef Terry who once again out did himself.


Special thanks of course to our Pastor Father Vic Gournas for use again of the parish social hall.


Special Olympics Field Day - 2018
Our Council provided financial and volunteer support for this year's Special Olympics held April 27, 2018 at Cedar Grove Middle School/ Cedar Grove Park.  Check out the photos of the day on our "Photo/Video Gallery" link on the left hand side of the web page.


Another Golf Outing In the Books!!

On Wednesday September 20th the Council hosted our 2017 Charity Golf Tournament.  In all, 160 golfers participated in the event.  The Knights dedicated this year's golf outing to the memory of Bryan English, proprietor of Southport Quick Lube. Bryan was a true friend to the community and our Council.  He had generously been the key sponsor of this annual event for the prior three years. His wife Amy was there as we honored his memory with a special presentation.  We are proud to say the event raised $23.400 to benefit local charities. We sincerely thank all who made this possible; the Carolina National Golf Course, the more than 100 community sponsors, 160 competitors, and all of volunteers.


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Upcoming Council Events

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Council Business Meeting Schedule

2nd Wednesday of the month at Sacred Heart Church

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1st Tuesday of the month at Sacred Heart Church

Meetings Location

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
5269 Dosher Cutoff SE
Southport, NC 28461 US

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