Congratulations to our new Honorary Life Members: George Wingert, PFN; John Smith Pro-life Chairman; Joseph Gomez, PFN; Clement Neault, John Gibbons.
Congratulations to our District Deputy, Ken Warzybok, on receiving the Golden Knight Award at the Michigan Knights of Columbus State Conference.
I want to thank the following Color Corps members for serving at the Confirmation Mass at St. Margaret of Scotland on June 4: Tom Podeszwik; John Gardner III; John Kelleher; Roy Anzell; John Zelmanski.
Installation of Officers will be held in August. Rev. Paul M. Onderbeke #1795 (St. Clare of Montefalco) will be hosting this year. The date and time are still pending, but I will let you know when all of the details are worked out. Please let me know if you are going to attend so we can get a head count. Thank you, in advance.
Happy Birthday to: SK Joseph Gomez, PFN; SK Glenn Hardy; SK Robert Rosol; SK Roy Anzell.
Happy Anniversary to: SK John Smith & Lady Barbara and SK Roy Anzell & Lady Alma.
Please, if there are any names that are not on the list, let me know so I can up-grade my records.
Please pray for our members and their wives who are sick, and for the less fortunate. May they find comfort in knowing that others are thinking about them and praying for them.
Your Faithful Navigator,
Alarie Jefferson, Sr.
ATTENTION ALL COLOR CORPS MEMBERS
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