Fr. J.L.Reynolds Assembly 1670 Fourth Degree Reach your Highest Potential PATRIOTISM The dictionary calls it: “A love and loyal support of one’s country.” ABOUT THE FOURTH DEGREE? “Patriotism” is the principle of our Order. Shortly after his election to the office of Supreme Knight in 1899, Edward L. Hern formed a special committee to design a new Degree. The ceremonial was approved in August 1899, and the first exemplification of the new Degree was on February 22, 1900 in New York City which coincided with Washington’s Birthday. The ceremonial for the Fourth Degree expounds on the virtues of Catholic citizenship. To qualify for membership at the time, one had to have ... served the ORDER, the CHURCH, the COMMUNITY and the COUNTRY with distinction for three years. What is the Fourth Degree? The Fourth Degree is the highest and most prestigious degree within the Knights of Columbus. The Assembly is made up of a group of outstanding Knights who are dedicated to the service of their Church, Country and the Order. These Sir Knights exemplify the Fourth Degree by supporting religious, civic and charitable causes. The Regalia (Uniform) Of the Fourth Degree The cape, chapeau, sword and tuxedo were inspired by the naval officers’ uniform of the late 1800’s. The ceremonial sword is worn to symbolize Christian Knighthood. As Sir Knights, we defend our Church, our Country and our freedom as citizens. We also show reverence for the Eucharist and respect for the clergy. WHY SHOULD YOU JOIN THE FOURTH DEGREE? ► It fosters pride of self, your Country, Church and the Knights of Columbus ► It works for the application of Christian principles at all levels of government ► It strengthens your Catholic faith and commitment to the Order ► It unites members in promoting Patriotism and defence of our rights as citizens Requirements to join the Fourth Degree You must: be over 18 years of age be a citizen of the country where you live Be a Third Degree member in good standing in his Council who was initiated in the Admission (First) Degree at least six months prior to his initiation in the 4th Degree Cardinal McGuigan Province First Ontario District S/K Joseph Schultz Supreme Master S/K Marcel Wozny Vice Supreme Master S/K Bob LaFlèche Master Assemblies in 1st Ontario District 0857 0869 1597 2167 2233 Kingston Kingston Pembroke Renfrew Cobourg Ottawa 0858 0877 1670 2323 Alexandria Cornwall Ottawa Trenton 0860 0882 1893 2571 S/K Dick Cordick S/K Bob LaFlèche Ottawa Peterborough Brockville Peterborough Master 2167 0 2783 2571 0863 0884 Peterborough Smiths falls Belleville Lindsay Cobourg 2825 0857 0857 2903 Courtice Kingston Ottawa Kingston Assembly 1670 Who are we? On August 18, 1975 Father J.L. Reynolds Assembly name was approved by the Supreme Council. Our Assembly was named after an Ottawa born priest, who served in many parishes. On the request of Archbishop Lemieux he formed a new parish and built the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Alta Vista. Fr. Reynolds was an ardent sportsman who loved playing tennis, baseball, and his weekly round of golf. The membership for the Assembly is mainly drawn from Districts 1, 79, and 98. We meet the first Wednesday of the month at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 1303 Leaside Avenue (off Merivale).Meetings start at 7:30 pm The Assembly hosts two Pot-Luck-Supper meetings in November and in March. The ladies are invited to attend these evenings, without a formal meeting format minimum business is conducted. For The Love of Country... The Church... The Order The Fourth Degree... A group of outstanding Knights dedicated to Patriotism, Responsible Citizenship, Freedom and the appreciation of our Catholic heritage. Join the Fourth Degree Today For more information about Fourth Degree membership, contact: Sir Knight Robert Haack Faithful Navigator at (613) 828-7824 or Sir Knight John Pruner (613) 825-0853 or any Fourth Degree member in our Council.