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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!

I attended the annual District meeting on November 4th. and presented a check for $300.00 to the district master. This money will pay the shipping cost of twenty Christmas boxes that will be sent overseas to our brave troops.

            Thank You Color Corps for your participation at the veterans and memorial masses held at St. Margaret’s.  You did a fantastic job.

            At the January meeting we will vote on the resolution to change the assembly name when Blessed Solanus Casey is canonized a saint. Please refer to actual wording of this resolution in this newsletter.

            Happy Birthday wishes to: SK John Bogdziewicz, SK Aldo Cardosi, SK Gary DeCarlo, SK Richard Garofola, SK John Gibbons, SK PFN Alarie Jefferson Sr., SK Matthew Miller, SK Dr. Anthony Montella, SK Ronald Surma, SK Donald VanDamme Jr., and SK John Zelmanski.

Happy Anniversary to SK Peter and Lady Mary Ann Ashbaugh.

                                                --No Meeting in December--

            From Lady Linda and our family A Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 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