Fourth Degree

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Hot Springs Council 6419 celebrated St. Patrick's Day and the 30th anniversary of Hot Springs Centennial Assembly with a gala for members, their wives and friends. Along with Irish music, guests enjoyed a meal of corned beef and cabbage.

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Members of Charles Fedler Sr. Assembly in Delta stand at attention while welcoming home members of the "Witch Doctors," a medical squadron of the Colorado National Guard that had been serving in Afghanistan. Knights were on hand to greet returning military personnel at the Montrose Airport. (Photo courtesy of Today's Catholic, Diocese of Pueblo)

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St. Catherine of Siena Assembly in Orange Park held a Blue Mass honoring police, fire and emergency medical personnel. The Mass was especially somber because a local police officer had been shot and killed during a drug raid three days earlier. Following Mass, all those in attendance were treated to a free breakfast prepared by Orange Park Council 7399.

Bishop Charles B. McLaughlin Assembly in Brandon donated 25 wheelchairs to the James A. Haley VA Hospital through the Global Wheelchair Mission. McLaughlin Assembly, along with Msgr. Charles L. Elslander Assembly in Sarasota, provided an honor guard for the presentation, which featured a talk by Cindy Schwarzkopf, the daughter of Gen. Herbert N. Schwarzkopf.

Members of Mother Cabrini Council 12155 and Father Patrick Farrell Assembly, both in Parrish, marched in the Parish Heritage Day Parade March 11.

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St. Gianna Molla Assembly in Alpharetta held a chicken bake dinner to benefit the Catholic Chaplain Corps. The dinner netted $710, which was used to purchase 10 MP3 players through the Frontline Faith Project and to provide scholarships through the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA.

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Members of Bishop Griffin Assembly in Mercer County look on as young men place roses in front of one of the Order's traveling icons of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Catholic Men for Jesus Christ conference. Knights brought the icon to the conference, where it was available for veneration by the approximately 700 people who attended the event.

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Father Roscoe Lawrence Finnegan Assembly in Las Cruces held its annual enchilada fundraiser to benefit Catholic education in Las Cruces. The event raised $6,000 to assist area schools.

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Bishop Francis A. Marrocco Assembly and Sir Knight Aubrey Allen Assembly, both in Peterborough, provided an honor guard when relics of St. Andre Bessette visited Our Lady of Assumption Church. The relics were only available for veneration for four days, so Knights arranged an honor guard for a special Mass with the relics at the end of their visit, which was celebrated by Bishop Nicola de Angelis of Peterborough.

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Beauce Assembly hosted an information booth to disseminate information about the Order and the Fourth Degree at an event sponsored by the Beauceville Cultural Heritage Committee.

Pendant une fin de semaine du comité culturel et patrimonial de Beauceville, l'assemblée Beauce a monté une exposition informative sur l'Ordre et le Quatrième degré.

Beauce Council 2283 and Nouveau Millenaire Council 12603, both in St-Georges, along with Beauce Assembly, raised more than $56,000 during its 2011 fundraising campaign. The funds were presented at a special dinner and will be disseminated among a number of charitable causes.

L’assemblée Beauce, le Conseil Beauce 2283 et le Conseil Nouveau Millénaire 12603, à St-Georges toutes les trois, ont réuni plus de 56 000$ au cours de leur campagne de collecte de fonds pour 2011. On a remis ces fonds à un diner spécial et ils seront distribués à de nombreuses œuvres charitables.

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Richard Schreck of Msgr. George Lewis Assembly in Aiken grills hot dogs on an indoor cooker during a luncheon for veterans at Heroes Point, a long-term care and hospice ward at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Ga. Knights from the assembly and from Msgr. George Lewis Smith Council 3684 adopted the ward, where they host parties and lunches for veterans and their families.

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Bishop Lawler Assembly in Rapid City hosted a memorial service for the four chaplains who died aboard the U.S.A.T. Dorchester when it was torpedoed in 1943 during World War II. Each chaplain gave up his life preserver so that a fellow sailor could live.

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Msgr. Frances D. Urbanovsky Assembly in Somerville held a benefit raffle that raised $4,000 to benefit area seminarians, retired priests and other charitable initiatives.

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