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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

Sir Knights – VIVAT JESUS!.

Let me, at this time, thank you for letting me serve as your Worthy Navigator for the last 2 years.  It was a real learning experience.  Congratulations to our new and old Officers that will be taking over the reigns this coming year.

It was nice to see a good turn out for the Mother’s Day Celebration at Church.  I was glad to stand in as Color Corps “Commander” for this mass.  Thank you, Color Corps Commander, Russell Kreinbring, for the training.  Hope to see you back in purple soon!!!  Get Well!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to:  SK Richard Garska, SK Richard Karschina, SK John Kelleher, PFN, SK Matthew L. McQueen, SK Charles Rutan, PFN.

Happy Anniversary wishes to: SK Joseph and Lady Diane Hobart and SK Matthew and Lady Darnell McQueen.

Please pray for all who are on our sick list and please say hello to or give a simple smile to a passerby…it just may brighten their day!

Fraternally Yours,

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