Fourth Degree



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who are the knights? 
The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization with 1.7 million members. It provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

membership benefits
As a member of the Knights of Columbus you and your family enjoy many benefits, including 12 free issues annually of the Columbia magazine, the world's largest Catholic family magazine, eligibility to join the Knights of Columbus top-ranked life insurance program, and many more family and personal benefits.

Membership in the Marquette Council makes you eligible for our Scholarship Fund provided for grammar school children attending a Catholic Grammar School. It also allows you to enjoy the benefits of the Knights of Columbus insurance program providing saftey and security for you and your family in the future. Membership in the Marquette Council is not for everyone, it is an extremely active Council who is looking for men who wish to gain satisfaction and fulfillment by giving something back to their Church, Council and Community.

how to join
Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men, 18 years of age and older, who are committed to making their community a better place, while supporting their Church. Being a Knight is more than camaraderie; it is being involved with your community; it is supporting your local Catholic Church, while enhancing your own faith; it is about protecting and enhancing your family life. Application forms are available from any member of the Knights of Columbus.

Candidates interested in applying may contact: Deputy Grand Knight and Membership Director James Faust, (973) 383-6489 jgjjfaust@yahoo.com

4th degree - PSD Dominick A. Calabrese Assembly #2716
The Council is served by the PSD Dominick A. Calabrese Assembly #2716. The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to the Country through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called "assemblies"). Any Third Degree member in good standing, one year after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree. If you are interested in joining the Assembly contact James Bird at 973-786-6658 or by email at jvbird@optonline.net. For information on James Bird, please click here.

Certain members of the Fourth Degree serve as honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus. If you wish to request the Color Corp at a function or are interested in joining the Color Corp please contact Battalion Commander Kenneth M. Mahouchick, Sr. at 973-903-2086.

The Columbiettes are a unified body of Catholic women who work side-by-side with the Knights of Marquette Council 588, since their inception on February 7, 1988. They do this primarily by providing help at council events and providing assistance with fundraising activities. The Columbiettes also maintain their own schedule of events and causes related to church and charitable concerns.

For more information about the Columbiettes contact Diane Cavanagh at 973-786-5894 or by email at drdi082002@yahoo.com.

Under the guidance of Christian Brother Barnabas McDonald (1865-1929), the first Columbian Squires circle was instituted in 1925. Membership in the Squires is for Catholic boys between the ages of 10 and 17. Squires' activities are many, varying from spiritual to active service for the Church and community. Circle 3734 was chartered in June 1989 and meets the first Sunday of every month. For information contact the coordinator. 

Coordinator - Kevin Cavanagh 973-786-5894, kcavanagh@mcgivneyandkluger.com

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