WHO ARE THE 4TH DEGREE?
They are the Knights on Main Street, the men you probably envision when someone says Knights of Columbus to you. They’re present in their UNIFORM at civic and Church events, acting as honor guards and color corps, or standing in respect at the funerals of members or during adoration of the Eucharist. But there is more to being a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus than a uniform. They are the men who have chosen to embrace the Order’s fourth principle of patriotism, the men who lead the efforts to reach out to veterans and active military and to embody the fact that one can be a faithful Catholic and also be a faithful citizen.When the Knights of Columbus was founded in 1882, three principles united its members: charity, unity and fraternity. At that time people feared that members of the Catholic faith owed their entire allegiance to the Church and could not be trusted as citizens of their country. Patriotism was added to the Order’s principles in 1900, based on the idea that Knights are loyal to both God and country. Members who wish to live out patriotism together can join “the Fourth Degree.” Members of this degree have the special honor of holding the title “Sir Knight,” participating in color and honor guards and organizing programs that promote Catholic citizenship.
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4th Degree Exemplification
Location of Events
St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church
10135 West Road, Houston, TX 77064
The Knights of Columbus
Fall Exemplification, October 29,2022
~ Honoring ~
SK Kenneth Oradiegwu
Immediate Former Master
For his dedication and service to the Knights
Msgr. William D. Steele Assembly #2033
SK John A. Martinez
“Every Home is a university, and the parents are the teachers”
Quotes Gandhi. It is often said that home is the first school and
parents the first teachers. Home is the setting for an
individual’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth.
The family, particularly parents, play the most crucial role in
the development of moral values in their children.
There is a close bond between parents and their children.
Typically, parents are the most powerful role models for their
children. Parents teach children, behavior, dress codes,
customs, values and so on. The intelligence of children develops
more through the process of informal education at home. In
everyday life. Children observe and follow the behavior of
parents, both inside and outside the home. Therefore, the young
family members imitate the value system practiced in the
family. The family shapes the attitude of a child towards society
and other people. It also helps in the psychological growth of
the child and influences their ambitions and values. A blissful
and cheerful atmosphere in families develops love, tolerance,
and generosity in children. We now live in a society where both
parents work to support their family. This limits time to
influence our children. It also increases the influences of
friends, social media, peers, and others. The busy life creates a
lack of concern among families. This results in the breakdown
of family values. Our children need to learn cooperation,
respect, resilience, patience, and service to others as well as
acceptance of dif erences – All skills necessary for success in
later life. As the largest lay catholic family, The Knights of
Columbus, value the family. Their dedication from supporting
Women’s Care Centers, fighting for civil rights and beautiful
charitable works are just some examples of their values. Today
let us ALL educate, assist, and support the parents in our
parish. Let us become good stewards for our children. May we
help them as they deepen both their values and their faith.
Fr. Sibi Kunninu, MS
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