Cardinal Stritch


The Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus.

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Knights of
4th Degree
Samuel Cardinal
Stritch Assembly


Welcome to the Samuel Cardinal Stritch Assembly #205
4th Degree Web Site

Dedicated to the service of God & Country


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 Stritch Assembly Quick News
 Next Meetings Mary, Queen of the Knights of Columbus
General Meeting
Start Time: 7:30 PM
St. Theodore Guerin Council 14057
St. Alexander Parish
7025 W 126th Street
Palos Heights, IL. 60463
Officers Meeting
Date: 7/17
7:30 PM
3325 Glenwood-Dyer Road, Lynwood, IL.
 Faithful Navigators Update
Faithful Navigator Wayne Bukovic
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 Stritch News
Stritch Assembly Installation of Officers
July 21st
2:00 pm Mass at Annunciata Catholic Church
11128 S Avenue G, Chicago, IL 60617
Dinner for PFN and present Navigator
3:30 pm at the Crow Bar
4001 E 106th Street, Chicago, IL 60617

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 Sick and Condolence Program  Next Exemplification
Get well cards are sent to all members who are ill or in the hospital upon notice to the chairman PFN Joseph Matlon by filling out our form or by calling Joe at 219-365-8353

All members in good standing are entitled to a perpetual mass card in honor of their service to the Fourth Degree. This mass card is offered to the family members upon a Sir Knights entry into heaven.

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Exemplification of the 4th Degree  
22 FEB 2020
Candidate Registration: 10:30 AM
Location: Sheraton Hotel
3000 Warrenville Road Lisle, IL 60532

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Click for The NEW Fourth Degree Regalia Rules
 Stritch Assembly, Local Council & State K of C News & Events

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Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster Benefiting Special Olympics Illinois

Join Anthony Rizzo, Jeremy Roenick, Moises Alou, Jeff Garlin and more athletes and celebrities at Off the Mound with Ryan Dempster to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. The show is this Saturday July 20, 2019 at the Park West theater (322 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL) and will begin at 7:30 pm

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July 21st
Stritch Assembly Installation of Officers
2:00 pm Mass at Annunciata Catholic Church
11128 S Avenue G, Chicago, IL 60617
Dinner for PFN and present Navigator
3:30 pm at the Crow Bar
4001 E 106th Street, Chicago, IL 60617

Click >>HERE<< to RSVP by July 14th

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Come out on Tuesday, July 30th and support Special Olympics while watching the White Sox play the NY Mets.

Every location available is discounted and $5 from EVERY ticket sold will go to the K of C Charities Inc, to support Special Olympics Illinois!

Lansing Council #3540 invites your family to join us for
Cheeseburgers on a Country Knight
Saturday, August 17, 2019
at Kacey’s Restaurant & Banquet Hall
17800 Lorenz Avenue, Lansing
Food, drinks, Beer garden, raffle
Admission: $10 Ages 3–12: $5
Food sold separately
Gates open 6:00–11:00 pm • Music starts 7:00pm
Musical entertainment provided by: Dixie CRUSH
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TO: Vice Supreme Masters District Masters Faithful Navigators 
From: Dennis J. Stoddard Supreme Master 
RE: Uniform Policy 
Date: June 5, 2019 

Effective midnight June 30, 2019, the Order will officially retire the Fourth Degree Cape and Chapeau uniform. Continued use of said uniform is a direct violation of the Laws and Rules Governing the Fourth Degree. 

Members of the Fourth Degree are instructed to review Section 38 of the Laws and Rules Governing the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus, as revised in 2017, which prescribes the official dress uniform of the Fourth Degree. 

We expect that all members of the Color Corps, as Catholic gentlemen, will comply with this policy. 
As Vice Supreme Masters, District Masters, Faithful Navigators and Color Corps Commanders, it is your responsibility to instruct and direct your districts, assemblies, and members that they are required to wear the new uniform if they wish to participate in the Color Corps. If any member refuses to comply, you should handle the situation respectfully but firmly. 

Starting on July 1, 2019, any member of the Color Corps wearing a cape and chapeau to an official event will be denied participation and will be given a written notice that he is in violation of the policy. His Faithful Navigator shall be notified and advised to counsel his assembly members that only the new uniform is to be worn.

If a second violation occurs the member will be denied participation and will be ineligible to serve in the Color Corps for the remainder of the fraternal year. Notification of this action shall be sent to his Faithful Navigator and the Office of the Supreme Master, Subsequent violations may result in a summary suspension under section 162 (6) of the Laws of the Order (Insubordination). 

Any District Master or Faithful Navigator who cannot or will not support this policy should contact the Office of the Supreme Master immediately. 

Faithful Navigators shall remove from office any Color Corps Commander who refuses to comply with this directive.

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June 30 is the last day for Regalia. July 1st the uniform only is to be worn.

The Fourth Degree Uniform website is officially live and functional and ready to accept orders! It can be found at

There is also a slider on that will lead you to the website to place an order. This will also allow you to order your colored patch for your beret.

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Our Web Site is designed to keep our 4th Degree Sir Knights informed of Meeting Dates, Times & Locations, Stritch Assembly Activities, Member Fund Raising, Parish Support and Step Outs. 

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