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This is the Home of Bishop Fenwick Assembly 100 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, based in Norwalk, CT since 1914.  Our Monthly meetings are the 1st Wednesday of every month at 7:00p.  We meet at the home of Council 46 on 16 Hendricks Ave in Norwalk, CT.  Assembly 100 draws its members from the ranks of the following Fairfield County Councils:

Council 46, St Ann Club, Hendricks Ave, Norwalk

Council 1253, St Ladislaus Church, Cliff St, Norwalk

Council 2287, St Aloysius Church, Maple St, New Canaan

Council 3688, Assumption Church, Riverside Av, Westport

Council 12698, Our Lady of Fatima Church, Danbury Rd, Wilton

Council 14360, St Matthew Church, Scribner Av, Norwalk

Enrollment

The qualifications for membership in the Fourth Degree are that you be a Third Degree Knight in good standing with your council and the Order. The waiting period for becoming a Fourth Degree Knight has been eliminated. Once you have been bestowed the honor of Knighthood (3rd Degree), you will continue your journey in learning the lesson of patriotism. The primary purpose of your Fourth Degree membership is to foster the spirit of patriotism in members and the community at large and encourage active Catholic citizenship.

History

The Fourth Degree is the outgrowth and culmination of the desire of the Members to manifest their love for country and pride in their Catholic American heritage. In 1882, the Reverend Michael J. McGivney had founded the Knights of Columbus to provide mutual aid and assistance to its members and their families. At that time the Order had only three Degrees exemplifying the principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity. In compliance with the wishes of the body as a whole, the national board of directors met in August 1899 and approved the addition of a Fourth Degree to the work of the Knights of Columbus. The new ritual was adopted on the 9th of December and went into effect in 1900 with its primary purpose to foster the spirit of patriotism through the demonstration of one’s love for its country and by responsible citizenship. It is the highest Degree in the Knights of Columbus, giving a greater knowledge and appreciation for our Catholic heritage.

As a Fourth Degree Knight you have the opportunity to become part of our assembly’s color corps. As a color corps member, you will be recognized widely by the distinctive attire of tuxedo, feathered hat (chapeau), cape and sword. Color corps members regularly take part in civic events such as parades and wreath-laying ceremonies, and in ecclesial functions at our local Catholic churches. The various colored capes and chapeau feathers denote different officer positions within the Fourth Degree.  If you are not a 4th Degree Knight, we want you so contact us today by calling Faithful Navigator George Ribellino at 203-856-7101 or gribellino@sbcglobal.net.

4th-Degree-Form 4 app.