4th Degree Exemplification in February
2022 Winter Exemplification
This will serve as an official notification for the 2022 Winter Exemplification. Here are the details -
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Place: St. Mary of the Expectation Catholic Church, 1612 E. Walker St., League City, TX 77573
St. Paul, known as the Apostle to the Gentiles, was born in the city of Tarsus, a Roman city, thus giving him Roman citizenship. At his circumcision, he was given the Hebrew name Saul. At a young age his parents sent him to Jerusalem to be instructed in the Mosaic Law under the greatest Rabbi of his time, Gamaliel.
Saul was an excellent student and as a Pharisee was respected for his great intellect. Because of Saul’s great zeal for Jewish law and traditions, he was very upset about his Jewish brethren who were following the New Way, as Christianity was first called. So, Saul became the worst enemy of Christians. He hunted them down and dragged them out of their homes, imprisoning them and even having them killed. Saul’s conversion occurred when he was on his way to the city of Damascus. The journey to Damascus took about two days by horseback. When he and his men were very near the city, they were suddenly surrounded by a light so bright that it knocked Saul to the ground. The account of what happened then is related in the book of Acts, Chapter 9. “They heard a voice from heaven that said: ‘Saul, Saul, why do you persecute Me?’ And Saul said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And He said, ‘I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting; but rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.’ After spending some time with the disciples of Christ in Damascus, God called Paul to Arabia where he spent at least two years or more in the desert. The Lord prepared Paul to teach the Gospel, and when Paul returned from the desert, after a short stay in Damascus, he went directly to Jerusalem where he met with Peter, and some of the other Apostles, to receive blessing before he started on his ministry. Paul spent the rest of his life traveling and spreading the Gospel of Jesus, establishing churches and teaching others to lead in his absence. Paul’s epistles to the churches that he established makeup over one-fourth of the New Testament. He truly is the greatest missionary in Church history. “For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities; for when I am weak, then I am strong”. — 2 Corinthians 12:10.
.Fr. Sibi Kunninu, MS
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 distinct regalia 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.
From Supreme Website-Andrew Butler
Knights of Columbus 8960, 2320 Hatfield Rd, Pearland, Texas 77581, United States
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HISTORY OF THE FLAG (pdf)Download
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 4TH DEGREE (1) (pdf)Download
4th last rites (pdf)Download
2022Sir Knights Registration Form.docx (pdf)Download
2022Candidates Registration Form.docx (pdf)Download
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