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

Special Notice: Effective immediately, the Supreme Council has removed the time period that a candidate for the Fourth Degree must be a member of the Knights of Columbus before joining the Fourth Degree. A waiver is no longer required, any Third Degree member may become a candidate for the Fourth Degree at anytime.

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

February 11, 2023
Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel
Exemplification Packet

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

November 6, 2022 - Effingham
Effingham Event Center, 1501 W Fayette Ave, Effingham, IL
All degrees in one day
12:30 PM - Exemplification of Charity, Unity, & Fraternity
1:30 PM - Exemplification of Patriotism
3:30 PM - Dinner and Social

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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