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Our assembly participate in parades, funeral honor guards, confirmations and will be represented at the fourth degree exemplification held annually at the Sheraton Hotel in Lisle, Illinois on the second weekend in February.

Honor Guard Training

This training session will discuss how the Guard Should be conducted. This is a Great Opportunity for everyone to get trained. The Honor Guard Manual has changed over the years and a lot of Sir Knights are not aware of the New Changes. Come to the Training and help us look Sharp and Dignified. Watch for future training opportunities.

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Bishop's Burse

Each year, the Knights of Columbus Joliet Chapter hold a dinner in support of the Bishop of the Diocese. Councils and Assemblies within the diocese make a donation to the Bishop to continue the ongoing work within the Diocese.

The Bishop's Burse Dinner is generally held during November. Look for future announcements.

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Installation of Officers

Congratulations to our 2024 - 2025 elected officers of the Bishop Romeo Blanchette Assembly:

Faithful Friar Fr. James Antiporek
Faithful Navigator Robert Pellegrini
Admiral George McConaghy
Captain Bruce Kleckler
Pilot Eric Wood
Scribe Mark Jatczak
Comptroller Joe Testolin
Purser Jim Schmidt
Inside Sentinels Mark Meaden & Kevin Roettgen
Outside Sentinels Terry Fenelon & David Wingier
3 Year Trustee Tim Rogers
2 Year Trustee Dan Schwartz
1 Year Trustee John Moravecek

The 2024‐2025 Installation of officers will be held:

Saturday, June 22, 2024
4:00 pm Mass with Honor Guard
Our Lady of Mercy
701 S. Eola Road Aurora, IL

Installation Ceremony, Pictures & Dinner:
Aurelio's,1975 Springbrook Square Dr, Naperville, IL 60564
6:30 to 9:00 PM

Pizza, salad, garlic bread and endless mostaccioli or spaghetti, soft drinks and coffee included.

Click HERE to Download the RSVP form.

Bring the completed form and check to the June 12, 2024, meeting

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Assembly Picnic

Our assembly participates in 3 parades held in Naperville:

  • St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Labor Day Parade

St. Patricks Day Parade
St. Patrick's Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade Memorial Day Parade 2019
Last Time with Regalia

Brother Knights
Labor Day Parade

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Assembly Picnic

Our Assembly generally holds their picnic during the summer months and invites fellow Sir Knights and their families for an afternoon of fraternity.

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Veterans Support

Throughout the year, our assembly contributes to many veteran groups such as:

  • Wings for Vets
  • Paralyzed Vets of America
  • Chicago Police Memorial Foundation
  • Midwest Shelter for Homeless
  • Wreaths Across America
  • Marine Toys for Tots
  • Coast Guard Foundation
  • Illinois Vietnam Veterans
  • VFW Home for Children
  • Purple Heart Foundation
  • Hero Box Organization
  • K9's for Veterans NPP
  • Help for Veterans
  • Violet's Kitchen

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Upcoming Events

Throughout the year, the assembly participates in many miscellaneous events such as the Last Fling. Watch for future opportunities to volunteer as needed.

4th degree uniform

Uniform Raffle

During each exemplification of the 4th Degree, our assembly sponsors a uniform raffle where the winner is provided a choice of a uniform (no sword) or a cash award of $500.00.

Winners do not need to be present. Tickets are sold at $5.00 each.

Uniform Assistance

The assembly also has a uniform assistance program to help Sir Knights purchase their uniform by spreading out their payments in a payment plan interest free.

If interested, see any assembly officer for additional information.

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Bishop Romeo Blanchette Assembly ‐ 1215 Modaff Road - Naperville, IL 60540

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