The Fourth Degree is a group of outstanding Knights, dedicated to promoting patriotism enlightened by their Catholic faith. These Knights, distinguished by exemplary deeds for God, for country, and the Order, are united by the Fourth Degree to support religious, civic, and charitable causes.
Fourth Degree members belong to local units called assemblies. Each assembly is involved in a wide range of public patriotic activities.
Each assembly maintains a Fourth Degree Color Corps and Honor Guard. Uniformed members wearing the Official Uniform, and swords participate in special civic and religious ceremonies. For this reason, the Fourth Degree is often called the visible arm of the Knights of Columbus.
To qualify for the Fourth Degree, one must:
Registration of Candidates….. 12:00 PM
Exemplification...................... 1:00 PM
Exemplification Mass……… 4:00 PM
Banquet.................................. 5:30 PM
SCHEDULE OF FEES
(includes 1 banquet ticket, lapel pin, pin on social baldric, and processing fees)
Lay Candidates, Deacons and Seminarians ……………………... $70.00
Priests and members Of religious order ……………….. $50.00
Additional Banquet Tickets………. $45.00
Suspender Baldric……….……….... $6.00 (Upgrade optional for Candidates Only - Initiation fee Includes a pin on Baldric)
Each candidate receives one banquet ticket, which is included in his fee. No credit is allowed if the candidate does not attend the banquet. Tickets are not transferable.
All banquet reservations must be made through the Faithful Comptroller of your assembly or mailed to District Secretary John Meenan no later than October 2, 2023.
Banquet will be held at: St. Joseph the Worker Recreation Hall, 703 W 4th St., Williamsport, PA 17701
The official dress for the Fourth Degree Exemplification is dark suit, long neck tie, plain white shirt, and black shoes. Religious may wear their clerical garb and members of the armed forces or full time police and firefighting officers may wear their respective dress uniforms. Members shall wear the official dress plus social baldric, lapel pin and current jewel of office.
Official dress required until completion of Dinner
All applications for membership in the Fourth Degree must be received by October 2, 2023 and banquet reservations must be made no later than October 2, 2023. Payment in full must accompany all banquet reservations.
Admission to any of the events requires a pre-paid reservation prior to October 21, 2023.
** No refunds after this date**
For Further Information Contact:
District Secretary, Pennsylvania Central District
John Meenan, FDD, PGK, PFN
3018 Hemlock Farms
Lords Valley, Pennsylvania 18428
Dear Lovely Ladies,
Those of you that do not know me my name is Sarah Hallock, and I am the wife of the Pennsylvania Central District Master, Brian Hallock, who will be hosting the Exemplification in Williamsport on October 21st. We live in Pittston with our dog Lucky, and are expecting our first child in November. I am a teacher for the Scranton School District, where I teach 5th grade Math.
I am so excited to share the day with you as your husbands, brothers, sons etc. make their 4th Degree in the Knights of Columbus. We have a fun filled day with a craft, lunch, and fellowship.
The craft as shown for our Ladies Program at the Exemplification is a Fall Festive sign, that I promise will not be too complicated. If you can move a paintbrush, you will be fine. All the wood pieces come cut out, so its simple to paint them, then glue together.
I look forward to having you join us on October 21st 2023.
The cost for the Ladies program will be $40.00 which includes the craft and lunch. You can Book Online Below or if you would like to download the paper flyer you can (Click Here)
Lady Sarah Hallock