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Fr. Solanus Casey Assembly 521

St. Margaret of Scotland

21201 13 Mile Rd St Clair Shores, Mi 48082  586-771-9670

Brother Knights, Vivat Jesus!

It has been a year since the Beatification of Blessed Solanus Casey and also this is the month of his birth November 25, 1870.

            "If we only try to show the Dear Lord a good will and ask Him for resignation to the crosses He sends or permits to come our way, we may be sure that sooner or later they will turn out to have been just so many blessings in disguise." - Blessed Solanus Casey.


This month at St. Margaret's a noon mass on Sunday, November 11 for our veterans and also on November 18 at noon a memorial mass for all our deceased members. Please mark these dates on your calendar and plan on attending.

Thank You SK Russell Kreinbring, PFN, PGK and Lady Paula Kreinbring for their dedication and time for chairing another successful Texas Holdem.  Our success would not be possible without all the hard work you two put into these events. Also a huge Thank You to all who worked the last Texas Holdem.

Happy Birthday wishes to: SK Ronald Fabbri, SK Terry North, SK Warren Peters, SK Paul Saigh, SK Robert Tasiemski, and SK James Thompson.

From Lady Linda and our family have a happy and safe Thanksgiving Day holiday. Please keep the sick and suffering in your prayers. God Bless you all.


Your Faithful Navigator, 

John Zelmanski


What is the Fourth Degree

The Fourth Degree is the highest and most prestigious degree within the Knights of Columbus. It is a group of outstanding Knights who are dedicated to the service of their Church, their country and our Order. These men are unified in the Fourth Degree to support religious, civic and charitable causes.


Support financially, causes addressing religious, civic and educational needs.

Promote active support of the Refund Support Vocations Program (RSVP) and funds the Pro Deo and Pro Patria Scholarship Program.

Provide honor guards to local churches for special Masses and ceremonies.


Sponsor programs that promote respect, knowledge and protection for national flags.

Promote legislation to protect the flag as the symbol of the nation and its history.

Place the national flag at the graves of military veterans on certain holidays.

Conduct "Get out the Vote" awareness campaign to stress the importance of voting and assist in taking home-bound citizens to the polls.

Promote programs that encourage love of country and support the application of Christian principles at all levels of government.

Encourage active participation in programs for Church, country and the Order.

Sponsor youth essay contests geared to patriotic themes.

Organize and participate in parades and public events to mark patriotic holidays.


Participate at wakes and funerals; presents a "Resolution of Condolence" to the family of a deceased member.

Sponsor a program to commemorate the death of a member by presenting a memorial chalice to the family for a priest in need.

Honor veterans by volunteering at veterans' hospitals, health care facilities and homes for the elderly.

Conduct educational programs to enable its members to defend our faith and life in all its stages.

Speak out against the culture of death, euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Support Pro Life programs and speak out against abortion, and groups that support abortion.

To qualify for the Fourth Degree you must:

Be over 18 years of age

Be a citizen of the country where you reside

Have been a member of the Knight of Columbus 3rd Degree for at least three months

Be a member in good standing with your council