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Installation of the Fourth Degree to the Knights of Columbus

by: Wilford Cruz
Posted: October 15, 2018


L-R, Paul Deis, John Rodenbour, St. Boniface Church, Anaheim, Ca, and Wilford Cruz and John Clark of St. Mary's Church, Fullerton, Ca.


FULLERTON...On Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Torrance Marriott Hotel, close to 300 candidates received their Fourth Degree Exemplification, which is the highest degree of the order. The new members received the honor being called "Sir Knight". The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knight' respective countries through membership in local Fourth Degree groups called Americans.

The Fourth Degree is the Patriotic part of the Knights of Columbus. One of many responsibilities it has is escorting the Bishop during visits to the local churches, attending funeral masses for brother Knights and engaging and inspiring Patriotic Catholicism.

Districts are divided by assemblies which include the various councils of an area in, Southern California, etc. Each assembly is led by a Navigator. Other elected officials of the assembly are officers including the Captain, Admiral, Pilot Scribe, Purser, Comptroller, Sentinels, and Trustees.  The Color Corp is the most visible arm of the Knights of Columbus. The Color Corps escorts the Bishops, appears at parades, attend funerals and other special events.

There are close to 1.2 million Knights of Columbus throughout the World. The Knights are looking for practicing Catholics that want to help others as their service and payback for God's blessings in their lives... Photo:Lane Paulsen

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