Bishop Joseph A. Durick 4th Degree Assembly 2399 is proud to welcome six new Sir Knights who made their 4th Degree on Saturday, February 20 at Our Lady of the Valley.
The new Sir Knights are Jeremy Blanchard, William Boone, Larry Cannon, Dwight Ingram, Joseph Byrd and Brandon Yow.
The six new Sir Knights were among 87 Knights who made their 4th Degree, coming from as far away as Enterprise and Fort Payne.
The Sir Knights were honored to be joined by the Supreme Master of the 4th Degree, Larry Costanza. The degree was held in honor of Father Kevin Bazzel of St. Paul's Co-Cathedral.
Other dignitaries on hand were Father Vernon Huguley; Father Rick Chenault; State Deputy Maurice Dupont; Vice Supreme Master Bienville Province Skip Gentle; and District Master Eddie Lipscomb.
Accompanying the Knights on their journey were Assembly 2399 Sir Knights Father Vernon Huguley; Louis J. Muro, Clay Reece, Doug Blanchard, Dale Blanchard, Wayne Wellborn and Ryan Scott. The Sir Knights attended Mass at OLV after the exemplification and attended a banquet that night where they officially received their 4th degree certificates.
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The Fourth Degree Exemplification adds "Patriotism" to the three original principles of the Knights of Columbus: Charity, Unity and Fraternity. By joining the highest degree of the Knights of Columbus, members make a commitment to their Country and their Catholic Faith.
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic lay organization. We are celebrated for standing in solidarity with our priests and bishops and for our unwavering support for life. We provide members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families, and young people. With more than 1.7 million members in more than 13,000 Councils around the world, the Knights of Columbus annually donates more than $143 million and 68 million hours of service to charitable causes.