The Making of a Sir Knight

Mar 30 2008 - VID00013 0 00 19-06The Fourth Degree is the pinnacle of the Knights of Columbus.  It is a special group of men who want to promote and display patriotism, be even more active in their church community and the knights, and to take on the hardest challenges facing Catholic men and families.

They form honor guards, provide support for special and Bishop’s masses, raise funds for special projects, visit hospitals, visit VA hospitals and veterans, lead parades, and attend events that promote and honor Life.

All members of the Fourth Degree must be a member of a council before joining a local assembly of Fourth Degree Sir Knights.  Of course, a candidate must be a member of his council’s Third Degree.

On February 28, a Fourth Degree Exemplification ceremony is being held for
brothers who are third degree can become part of our Assembly upon
completing this patriotic degree.

It takes place in Fayetteville at St. Patrick’s Church and starts at 10 am.
Candidates need to be there by 9:30 to check in.

If any brother knight wishes to apply, the local assembly will get an application to them throughout this week into the weekend, ending on February 22nd.

The Assembly’s Faithful Navigator, Jim Boyd, can be contacted directly at 919.932-9440 at home or 919.863-4811 at work.

Joe Acciarito to be Honored

Joe Acciarito

Joe Acciarito

From the Chapel Hill Seymour Center comes: A Veteran’s Affair: Wall of Honor New Recipients and Reception

If you have not seen the center’s Wall of Honor designated to honor veteran participants of the Seymour Center and Central Orange Senior Center, stop by and check it out!

Sir Knight Joe Acciarito will be honored in June as the Wall of Honor is renewed with eight veterans from the Chapel Hill Community. Other June honorees are: Nicholas Terrell, Clyde D. Perry, Jeppie Foushee, Lewis Atwater, John Dossett, Walter Mack and Joan Shevlin.

The ceremony will be on June 30th at 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel Hill Seymour Center.  There will be a small reception and a time for personal reflections.

Peter O'Grady

Peter O’Grady

The wall is not only a way expressing community gratitude to those who served our Country, it enables other participants and visitors who frequent the Center to appreciate and learn more about their peers. Current honorees on the wall are Russell Blackwell, Thomas Hackney, Wayne Hung, Richard Tofte, Johnnie Johnson, Charles Alston, Roy Henry Gore, and Sir Knight Peter O’Grady.

For more information, contact: Cydnee Sims at the Seymour Center.

Defending our Religion

Are you proud of your family? Your Catholic family? Are you an advocate? An apostle? Do you share your faith with others?

We are all missionaries. We, the Knights of Columbus, are very proud of our church and we seek to share our love for our church and community by serving others.

Share the joy with others!

Take time out each day for prayer. Be thankful for your blessings and ask for help in serving others. Read a passage from the bible and think about it. Share the good news with others. Talk to other men of the church and ask them to join you in the Knights. Encourage others to join the patriotic Fourth Degree.

How do we build our church? One act at a time. Brick by brick we add structure to our parish and make it a welcoming home for non-Catholics and returning Catholics. Evangelize.

Need help? Want to learn more? Why not check out what others are saying as they defend our religion. Learn more. Visit Defenders of the Catholic Faith.