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Patriots Dinner In Norwalk Benefits Bridgeport's Homes For The Brave

Knights of Columbus Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 in Norwalk will host an inaugural Patriots Dinner to benefit Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport.
Knights of Columbus Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 in Norwalk will host an inaugural Patriots Dinner to benefit Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. -- Knights of Columbus Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 is hosting its Inaugural Patriot Dinner on Armed Forces Day, May 20 at 7 p.m. to benefit the Homes for the Brave in Bridgeport.  

The fundraiser dinner will take place at the Knights Hall (next to St. Ann Club) on 16 Hendricks Ave. in Norwalk. 

Since opening its doors in 2002, Homes for the Brave has provided housing, vocational training and job placement, mental health and addiction services, and life skills coaching to help individuals, especially Veterans, leave homelessness behind. To date, the organization has worked with more than 900 individuals.  If you are interested in attending this fundraiser dinner, go to to make reservations. 

Faithful Navigator George Ribellino wanted to conduct a new fundraiser once a year for a specific veterans organization. “One of my new goals when I took over as the Faithful Navigator of the Assembly was to assist an organization that works and helps our veterans," said Ribellino. 

Assembly member Al Latte is in charge of the catering part of the dinner. Ribellino went on the say “I am so appreciative of Brother Al for being in charge of the kitchen. I am thankful for him and the Brother Knights who will be preparing a delicious Italian meal that evening."

Reservations can be made on line at here or by calling Ribellino at (203) 856-7101. The donation is $15 per person and children 10 and under are $7. The meal is a family style Italian supper which includes salad, bread, pasta, meatballs, sausage and dessert. Reservations are needed. No walk-ins.

"I am so excited for our Assembly to establish an annual fundraiser to help our veterans who have defended our freedom and way of life.  If you are interested sign up quickly since limited seating is available," said Ribellino.

Knights of Columbus Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, has been based in Norwalk since 1914. The Fourth Degree is the outgrowth and culmination of the desire of the members to manifest their love for country and pride in their Catholic American heritage. In 1882, the Reverend Michael J. McGivney founded the Knights of Columbus to provide mutual aid and assistance to its members and their families. 

At that time the Order had only three Degrees exemplifying the principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. In compliance with the wishes of the body as a whole, the national board of directors met in August 1899 and approved the addition of a Fourth Degree to the work of the Knights of Columbus. 

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