Summer 4th Degree Exemplification
July 16, 2022 * 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Charles Borromeo, Northeast Stinson Parkway, Saint Anthony, MN, USA
Worthy Sir Knights and Brother Knights,
As the Master of the Minnesota District, I am pleased to announce our Summer “Super Degree” Exemplification on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at the Church of Saint Charles Borromeo, 2739 Stinson Blvd, St. Anthony, MN. 55418. Hosted by the Good Shepard Assembly #2604, SK Raymond Welter, Navigator. This will be a one-day event where our State Ceremonial team will perform the Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity followed by the Fourth-Degree Ceremonial Exemplification of Patriotism. This means that you can bring eligible men into the order and they can complete all of their degrees in one day.
The schedule for the day will be:
08:00 am – 08:30 am Registration for the Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity.
08:30 am – 09:30 am Ceremonial Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity.
09:00 am – 10:00 am Registration for the Exemplification of Patriotism.
10:00 am – 12:30 pm Fourth-Degree Ceremonial Exemplification of Patriotism.
Box Lunch to follow.
It’s never been easier or less expensive for candidates to join the Fourth-Degree. Candidates must be 3rd Degree Knights; complete a Form 4 Application and pay the registration fee ($50 for candidates and $30 for Deacons). Priests will be Exemplified for Free.
The Exemplification of the Fourth-Degree is still regarded as a Secret Ceremonial by Supreme Council rules. Current Membership cards will be required and verified to ensure that only candidates and qualified 4th Degree Members are present during this ceremonial.
Attire for a candidate is black or dark suit with a white shirt and necktie (tuxedo may be worn also). Any candidate serving in the armed forces of his country, fulltime police and firefighters may wear their Class A or dress uniform. Clergy and Seminarians wear their normal dress. Fourth-Degree Members should wear the Uniform of the 4th Degree or are welcome to observe the Exemplification wearing a black or dark suit with a white shirt and necktie.
James M. Witzman, Master