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Knights of Columbus 

Pennsylvania Central District

Fourth Degree 

Exemplification of the Fourth Degree

Exemplification of the
Fourth Degree

August 19, 2023

St. Ann's Basilica
1239 St. Ann Street
Scranton PA 18504
August 2023 Exemplification Brochure

Exemplification Brochure

Micheal & Patti Thumm Exemplification Honorees

Exemplification Honoree's

Vice Supreme Master Micheal  
and Lady Patricia Thumm

Calvert Province

Exemplification Banquet Voucher

Candidate Information


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:

  1. Be over 18 years of age;
  2. Be a citizen of the United States;
  3. Be a Third Degree member in good standing with your Council;
  4. Be a practical Catholic in Communion with the Holy See.


Registration of Candidates…..               12:00 PM

Exemplification......................                  1:00 PM

Exemplification Mass………                      4:00 PM

Banquet..................................                  5:30 PM



Initiation Fee
(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 July 28, 2023.

Banquet will be held at: Amadeo’s Italian Restaurant, 4001 Birney Ave., Moosic, PA 18507 @ 5:30 PM

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 July 28, 2023, and banquet reservations must be made no later than July 28, 2023. Payment in full must accompany all banquet reservations.

Admission to any of the events requires a pre-paid reservation prior to August 19, 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,
I hope this letter finds you well. For those who do not know me, I am Sarah Hallock, the wife of the Master of the Pennsylvania Central District, Brian Hallock. Just a little about me I teach 5th grade at the Scranton School District and manage my father's medical practice. Brian and I have been married for almost six years and live in Pittston with our dog Lucky. The ladies will meet in the Shrine Center Building -  Shrine Dining Room across from the gift shop area, please use the main glass entry doors at the front entrance; the men will be in the St. Gabriel's Room in the lower church on the Basilica side of the complex.

I am so excited to spend the day with you while your husband, significant other, or family member makes their 4th degree into the Knights of Columbus. As a wife of a Master of the 4th Degree, it is important to ensure that all of you have a fun, faith-filled day. My goal is to create a day where we, too, as the ladies, can diverge in fellowship and fun. I hope in the process; we can meet and make new friends.
We will gather for lunch, afterward we will work to help the local parish food pantry (Ex. Packing Bags, Checking Dates, or Organizing Food), and end the day with a tour around the Basilica grounds. 

I look forward to seeing you at the ladies' program on August 19th, 2023 and spending the day together! Please also if possible bring a non-perishable food item to contribute to the Food Pantry.  

Warm regards,
Lady Sarah

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