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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


Vivat Jesus!


Bus trip to Ford Field for the Beatification Ceremony for Father Solanus Casey will be On November 18, 2017.  The cost for the bus is $14 per person.  Please contact John Zelmanski if you are interested in going.  Seats are going fast.

By now, I am sure that you have heard that the 4th degree will be changing uniforms.  From my understanding if this happens, they will consist of a Navy jacket, grey slacks, a black beret with metal pin and a long neck tie.  The jacket will have an embroidered patch on it. 

Thank you, Color Corps members for assisting at the masses that we were invited to attend. 

Happy Birthday wishes to:  SK Peter Ashbaugh, SK Robert Hathaway, SK Joseph Hobart, SK Donald Kaiser, SK Santino Lupo, SK John Mihalic, SK John Smith II, SK George Wingert, SK Robert E. Houbeck, SK Daniel Moitke. 

Happy Anniversary wishes to:  SK Thomas Podeszwik and Lady Trudy, SK Fred Payne and Lady Mary, SK Alarie Jefferson, Sr. and Lady Mary, and Robert Tasiemski and Lady Corrine.

Please keep in your prayers all who are on the sick list in this paper, the shut-ins, the homeless people, and for all our Brothers and Sisters in Christ.   


Your Faithful Navigator, 

Alarie Jefferson, Sr.



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