Samuel
Cardinal Stritch

 


The Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.


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Samuel Cardinal
Stritch Assembly
#205

 


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 Stritch Assembly Quick News
 Ordinary Time
 Next Meetings Mary, Queen of the Knights of Columbus
General Meeting
Date:
10/4
Start Time: 7:30 PM
Location:
San Salvador Archangel 282
Incarnation Catholic Parish
5757 W. 127th Street
Palos Heights, IL. 60463
 
Officers Meeting
Date: 10/18
Time:
7:30 PM
Location:
Lencioni's
3325 Glenwood-Dyer Road, Lynwood, IL.
 
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 Upcoming Stritch Events
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About The New FOURTH DEGREE UNIFORM See below.
 
 Next Exemplification
Exemplification of the 4th Degree  
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Saturday, October 21st
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 Sick and Condolence Program  The "REAL RAMBO"
Sick
Get will cards are sent to all members who are ill or in the hospital upon notice to the chairman PFN Joseph Matlon by filling out our form or by calling Joe at 219-365-8353

Condolence
All members in good standing are entitled to a perpetual mass card in honor of their service to the Fourth degree. This mass card is offered to the family members upon a sir Knights entry into heaven.

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 Local Council & State K of C Events
 
Its Here!
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The NEW uniform of the Fourth Degree.
 
ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE NEW FOURTH DEGREE UNIFORM
8/14/2017
New Fourth Degree Uniform

New Fourth Degree Uniform
Earlier this month, the Knights of Columbus board of directors unanimously voted to adopt a new uniform for the Fourth Degree. The decision was made with the good of the entire Order in mind. While we understand that some members may prefer the old regalia, the supreme master and vice supreme masters urge all Fourth Degree members to put the good of the Order before any personal preference.

The board decided to make this move based on the following factors:

the aging of our Fourth Degree membership
the slow growth of the Fourth Degree (fewer than 20 percent of Knights are Fourth Degree members, and only a fraction of that number even serve as honor guards)
consistent reports that the old regalia presented a barrier to Fourth Degree membership, especially among younger men
The following FAQ should answer many of the questions that have arisen concerning this change.

Q: Will the new uniform allow the use of ceremonial swords?

A: Yes. Ceremonial swords will continue to be part of the Fourth Degree. When swords are used, gloves should also be used. (see picture above).

Q: How will rank be distinguished?

A: Colored patches will be worn on the beret behind the Fourth Degree emblem as follows:

Dark Blue Supreme Master
Light Blue Vice Supreme Masters
Gold District Masters
White Faithful Navigators
Green District Marshals
Purple Color Corp Commanders
Those not holding office (who formerly wore red capes) will wear berets with no patch.

Q: Will there be discounts offered on the new uniform?

A: Yes. The Order will subsidize the new uniform with a 25 percent discount offered to all members who order the new uniform prior to Sept. 30, 2017.

Q: What if a member just purchased the old regalia?

A: Any member who purchased the old regalia after May 1, 2017, can submit their receipt along with their member number to regaliacredit@kofc.org. Information will then be sent to that member on how to receive a $200 credit toward the new uniform.

Q: Is the Order making money on the new uniform?

A: No, the uniform is being sold at (or sometimes below) our cost.

Q: Was the new uniform field tested prior to its release?

A: Yes. The new uniform was field tested by Fourth Degree members attending the Warriors to Lourdes pilgrimage.

Q: Can the old regalia still be worn?

A: Yes, for a time. While the preference is for the new uniform wherever possible, the old regalia can still be worn until the end of the current fraternal year (June 30, 2018). After that date, only the new uniform should be worn.

Q: Who made this decision?

A: The board of directors made this decision earlier this year after a three year period of testing and discussion. In addition, changing the uniform/regalia was previously discussed with the vice supreme masters at the Supreme Assembly.

Q: Did members have input on this?

A: For years, supreme officers and directors have received comments from members and prospective members that the old regalia was a barrier to membership overall, or to membership in the Fourth Degree.

Q: In what context should this change best be understood?

A: During the convention, the Good of the Order Committee stated: “We commend all of the faithful Sir Knights who have proudly worn the Fourth Degree regalia, bringing much respect to the Order. With the new Fourth Degree uniform, recently approved by the Board of Directors, this honor and respect associated with Sir Knights will remain, and it will open the door more widely for a new generation to join their ranks. In a spirit of unity, let us assist with a smooth transition to this new uniform and encourage it to be worn with great dignity and pride.”
 
 
 

 
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