Four members of St. Patrick Knights of Columbus Council 10567 completed their Fourth Degree on Saturday, February 21 during an exemplification ceremony at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.
The new Sir Knights, Chris Muro, Ronnie Muro, Sammy Owen and Ryan Scott, will now be members of Bishop Joseph A. Durick Assembly 2399 at St. Patrick. The four Sir Knights were accompanied on their journey by Assembly 2399 Sir Knights Mike Muro and Wayne Wellborn.
Some 52 Knights participated in the Fourth Degree exemplification, which was done in honor of G. W. "Skip" Gentle, Past State Deputy and Past District Master. Following the ceremony, the new Sir Knights and guests went to Mass at Our Lady of the Valley and a banquet. During the banquet, District Master Eddie Lipscomb presented the certificates of membership to the new Fourth Degree members.
The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of Patriotism and to uphold the Catholic faith. Through active membership in local Fourth Degree Assemblies, Knights promote responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Knights' respective countries.
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Shown (l-r) are Mike Muro, Chris Muro, Ronnie Muro, Sammy Owen, Ryan Scott and Wayne Wellborn.