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Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree

Fourth Degree meetings are held the second Thursday in Holy Spirit Parish Hall
17270 Ward St. Fountain Valley, CADinner at 6:30 pm meeting at 7:30 pm
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col The Fourth Degree ritual added patriotism to the three original principles of the Order: charity, unity and fraternity. Any Third Degree member in good standing is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. There is no longer a waiting period to join the Fourth Degree. 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 Knights' respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups called assemblies. Fourth Degree members must retain their membership as Third Degree members in the local council to remain in good standing.
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Each Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus may choose to have a chalice presented to a priest or bishop.  The Sir Knight's name is engraved on the bottom of the chalice.  A Chalice Ceremony is conducted during the funeral Mass of the Sir Knight.  Each time Mass is celebrated with the chalice, the Sir Knight is remembered in prayersREAD MORE The history of the creation of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus of is directly linked to the social and political climate in the United States at the turn of the last century. It is in that light that the connection between the Fourth Degree and its Color Corps, that has grown to be the most visible aspect of the Knights, must be seen. READ MORE
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   The official dress for the Fourth Degree Exemplification is black tuxedo, black bow tie, plain white tuxedo shirt (NO wing tip shirts), black shoes, cummerbund .   Religious and members of the armed services may wear their clerical garb or dress uniform respectively. Members shall wear the official dress plus social baldric, lapel pin and jewel of office.  READ MORE