Fourth Degree

The Exemplification of Patriotism

Dennis Stoddard, Supreme Master
Craig Larson, Vice Supreme Master Marquette Province
Alexander Tennant, Master Northern District                      Gerry Mattix-Wand, Master Southern District

On February 11, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the title given to Mary when she appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in 1858 in Lourdes, France. On one occasion, Mary directed Bernadette to go to the spring and “drink at the spring and wash in it”. The story of Bernadette and Our Lady of Lourdes is one of faithfulness, perseverance, and healing.

Each May, chosen U.S. military personnel and their caregivers travel to Lourdes as part of The Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage. This experience allows our military warriors to begin to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Learn more about this incredible journey in our 2022 Warrior to Lourdes Recap Video

If your jurisdiction isn’t already supporting this life-changing pilgrimage, please consider doing so. And please encourage your councils and assemblies to do the same. DONATE NOW

Military Chaplain's Scholarship Fund

Please support the Military Chaplain's Scholarship Fund which provides financial support to seminarians who have committed to be both Diocesan Priests and Military Chaplains.  You can read more about it in Supreme Master Dennis Stoddard's letter by clicking here.

Faithful Citizenship Program

Spread the word! The Faithful Citizenship Program is an opportunity to advocate for federal legislative, regulatory, and legal rulings that reflect Catholic morals and teaching. Currently, this program focuses on U.S. public policy, especially laws impacting life and religious freedom.

Encourage brother Knights to become Faithful Citizens by signing up for our monthly e-newsletter. Include the link below in your pro-life communications, especially when promoting events like local and state Marches for Life! By doing so, you will help Catholic men get involved in issues deeply affecting our nation and world.

Marquette Province - Northern District of Illinois

Alex Tennant, Master

Upcoming Exemplifications

If you would like to host a future Exemplification of the Fourth Degree, please contact District Master Alex Tennant.

District Meetings


Pictures from Event 4-22-20

Marquette Province - Southern District of Illinois

Gerry Mattix-Wand, Master

Assembly Activity Report

Click this link to report the activity of your Assembly.  Honor guards, Chalice Services and any activity that your Assembly participates in.  Include pictures when possible.

Upcoming Exemplifications

If you would like to host a future Exemplification of the Fourth Degree, please contact District Master Gerry Mattix-Wand.

District Meetings


Civic Award Presentations

Fort Kaskaskia Assembly 1287

Bishop Althoff Assembly 193

District Email Group

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