4th Degree Emblem

Knights of Columbus     

Saint Patrick Assembly 2883
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4th Degree Emblem


The triad emblem of the Fourth Degree features the dove, the cross and the globe.  The dove, classic symbol of the Holy Spirit and peace, is shown hovering the orb of the Earth (globe).  Both are mounted on a variation of the Crusader's cross, which was found o the tunics and capes of the Crusading knights who battled to regain the Holy Land from the pagans.

Spiritually, the sacred symbols of the emblem typify the union of the Three Divine Persons in one Godhead, the most Blessed Trinity.

The Globe represents God the Father, Creator of the universe.

  The Cross represents God the Son, Redeemer of Mankind.

  The Dove symbolizes God the Holy Spirit, Sanctifier of Humanity.

The colors of the symbols are:

A blue glove with the land of the Western Hemisphere in white.

A red cross with gold borders and gold knobs at the end of the points forming the ends of the arms of the cross, also known aas Isabella crss.

A white dove.

The emblem's colors (Red cross, white dove and blue globe) are the colors of the flag of the country, the United States, in which the Knights originated.  They are used to stress patriotism, the basic principle of the Fourth Degree.


Assembly Information

The Saint Patrick Assembly was chartered in March 2, 2005.  All of the members are 4th degree Sir Knights and they include members from several area councils.  Every 4th degree assembly is managed by an elected board of directors whose leader is called Faithful Navigator.  Any 3rd degree council member in good standing is allowed to be a member of the assembly.  The spiritual advisor is called a Faithful Friar, and it is normally a Knight of Columbus member priest from the Parish.

When Knighthood was in flower, knights carried the sword to defend their God, their Church, their country and their fellow man according to the code of chivalry.  Today, Sir Knights wear regalia and carry the sword to honor Christ and His apostles, especially in religious and civic occasions,  Hence, the primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to encourage active Catholic citizenship and foster the spirit of patriotism in members and the community at large.  The Color Corps members exemplify all the principles of the Order:

Charity - by the gift of their time and energies necessary to practice, perfect and perform the ceremonies and sword drill;

Unity - by the united effort of Sir Knights to practice and perfect a coordinated drill for the good of the Church and the Order;

Fraternity - by expressing an "Esprit de Corps", sharing a common desire  for drill excellence and camaraderie;


Patriotism - by performing precision drill as a salute to God and to country and visually exhibiting a love for both.

The public appearance of Fourth Degree Knights as a Color Corps at religious and civic functions is an important activity of each assembly.  Their colorful capes and chapeaux add dignity and the pride of Church and country to any event.  By these public demonstrations their loyalties bring credit to themselves and to the Knights of Columbus.


Assembly Meetings

Our Saint Patrick assembly 2883 meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at the Saint Gabriel Center Rooms 9 & 10 at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise indicated.  A 7 PM rosary normally precedes the meeting.  Check our upcoming assembly events listed below.


Upcoming Assembly Events


July 2015 Activities



Monday July 13

St. Patrick Assembly 2883 - 4th Degree Monthly Business Meeting - St. Gabriel Center Rooms 9 & 10 - 7:30 PM


August 2015 Activities



Monday August 10

St. Patrick Assembly 2883 - 4th Degree Monthly Business Meeting - St. Gabriel Center Rooms 9 & 10 - 7:30 PM


September 2015 Activities



Monday September 7

St. Patrick Assembly 2883 - 4th Degree Monthly Business Meeting - St. Gabriel Center Rooms 9 & 10 - 7:30 PM


Saint Patrick Assembly Officers Fraternal Year

July 1st, 2015 - June 30, 2016


Faithful Navigator

Phil Henderson

Faithful Captain

Tom Steedle

Faithful Comptroller

Luke Williams

Faithful Purser

Jack Luiz

Faithful Admiral

Frank Zeleznik

Faithful Pilot

Ralph Falconi

Faithful Scribe

Chuck Ness

Faithful Inner Sentinel

Lawrence Marquis

Faithful Outer Sentinel

Albert Christian

Faithful 1st Year Trustee

Ross Arbelius

Faithful 2nd Year Trustee

Carl Fairley

Faithful 3rd Year Trustee

Joe DiSalvo

Faithful Friar

Father Stephen Baumann



Past  & Present Faithful Navigators


Fraternal Year

Faithful Navigator


2015 - 2016

 Phil Henderson - Present FN


2014 - 2015

 Dr. Frank Zeleznik


2013 - 2014

Joe DiSalvo


2012 - 2013

Carl Fairley


2008 - 2010

Carmine Bravo


2006 - 2008

Bob Nettles


2005 - 2006

Tom Murphy






Sir Knights of the Year




2014 - 2015

Carmine Bravo

2013 - 2014

Phillip Henderson

2012 - 2013

Carmine Bravo

2011 - 2012

Jack Cash

2010 - 2011

Carmine Bravo

2009 - 2010

Ross Arbelius



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