Fourth Degree

The Exemplification of Patriotism

Michael McCusker, Supreme Master
Gerry Mattix-Wand, Vice Supreme Master Marquette Province
Alexander Tennant, Master Northern District                      Kevin Schoenborn, Master Southern District

Warriors to Lourdes

Every year, the Knights of Columbus helps wounded warriors by sponsoring a healing pilgrimage to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in France. Our 300 pilgrims join 14,000 warriors and pilgrims from 41 countries in seeking Our Lady’s intercession for their suffering. They will benefit greatly from this five-day event of prayer, reflection, candlelight processions, Masses, and visits to the healing baths. For more information on the Warriors to Lourdes Pilgrimage, click here.

Our wounded, ill, or injured pilgrims, their caregivers, and companions with financial need will not pay a cent for this healing experience. However, it costs us about $3,000 per person for transport, food, lodging, and materials.

Please consider having your council or assembly make a monetary contribution to support this wonderful program as we celebrate our veterans during the month of November.  

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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

Kevin Schoenborn, 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 Kevin Schoenborn.

District Meetings


Civic Award Presentations

Fort Kaskaskia Assembly 1287

Bishop Althoff Assembly 193

District Email Group

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