Assembly Chalice Program
We have a tradition in our assembly that when a Sir Knight passes away we honor him with a Chalice. A distinctive 24-karat gold-plated chalice featuring the Fourth Degree emblem along with our assembly name will also have the deceased Brother Sir Knights name engraved forever on the bottom plate. This chalice will then be presented in due time to a Priest, Bishop or local church where it will be used in the holy sacrifice of the Mass. Wherever that may be our brother Knight will be always remembered.
We have placed our chalices with local priests, newly ordained priests, Priests in Mexico and as far away as Fiji and the Philippines.
As of March 2021, The Fr. William A. Schmitz assembly has engraved and placed 52 chalices in memory of our brothers that have gone before us.
The Chalice Program is a beautiful and lasting way to pay tribute to a Sir Knight who has passed away. It is our hope that this lasting example of fraternal brotherhood and respect will offer great comfort to the family members of a deceased brother Sir Knight and worthy member of our assembly.
May all of our deceased Brother Sir Knights rest in peace, and know that they will never be forgotten.
Below is a listing of Priests and other locations that the Fr. William A. Schmitz assembly has had the honor and privalage of presenting chalices in memory of our deceased brother Sir Knights.
Fr. Osmar R Aquirre
Fr. John Birk
Fr. Jaime Carrdona
Fr. Eduardo Chavez
Fr. Rex Familiar
Fr. Christian Melendez-Cruz
Fr. Rogelio Gutierrez
Fr. Kurt Hadley
Fr. Jose Hernandez
Fr. Heliodoro Lucatero
Fr. Fernando Maldonado
Fr. Jose Jaime Maldonado
Fr. Luta Nsubuga
Fr. Mathew Nicks
Fr. Rory Pitstick
Fr. Richard Poole
Fr. Gusavo Ruiz
Msgr. Mario A Salazar
Fr. Richard Sedlacek
Fr. Kenneth St Hilaire
Fr. Dan Steel
Fr. Dale Tuckerman
Fr. Mark Anthony - Philippines
Fr. Eusebio Martinez - Texas
Fr. Jorege Obdeilio Ramirez - El Salvador
Priest in Fiji
Priests in Guatemala - several chalices
Priest in Montana
Priests in Mexico - several chalices
St. Paul Parish - Eltopia
St. Joseph Parish - Kennewick - several chalices
St. Patrick Parish - Pasco - several chalices
St. Joseph Parish Chapel - Kennewick - 2 chalices
St. Joseph’s Sisters Convent Chapel - Kenn.
St. Francis Cabrini Parish - Benton City
Tri-Cities Prep High School - Pasco - 2 chalices
It is our hope that these chalices will be used in the most holy sacrifice of the Mass for many years and every time they will be used our brother Sir Knights will be remembered.