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Degree Information

Recently, the degree names have changed. They are now to be referred to:
Admission Degree
Formation Degree
Knighthood Degree
Patriotic Degree

Admission Degree
Admission Degree Information can be found on the State Calendar.
To have your degree posted on the calendar, please email the webmaster with the following information:
When - Time and date, candidates report time and degree start time
Where - Address and building where the degree will take place
Contact Information - Who should candidates or other councils contact for more information, name, email, and phone number. Contact MUST include the Grand Knight.

A verification email will be sent to the requestor to check for correctness.


Formation and Knighthood Degrees

Host District
Day of Wk
Exemplification Date
Point of Contact

Fourth Degree Exemplification
Sheraton Crescent Hotel
June 11, 2016

See below 

Formation and Knighthood Degree - Chandler
To:         Grand Knights, District Deputies, and State Officers

From:                Ray Obral, State Ceremonial Chairman

Subject: Fr. Joseph N. Patterson Council #3121 Hosting a Second/Formation and Third/Knighthood Degree Exemplifications, Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Fr. Joseph N. Patterson Council #3121 is honored to host the upcoming Second/Formation Degree and Third/Knighthood Degree Exemplifications.  First/Admission Degree members should be encouraged to complete their journey to full Knighthood in our honored order.  Please contact the Grand Knight, Paul Curtin, no later than Thursday, June 2, 2016 with the number of candidates and members expected to attend and partake of lunch.

When:  Sunday, June 5, 2016
Where: Corporation Hall
            644 E Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ  85225
Time:   Registration:  9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
            Second/Formation Degree begins promptly at 10:00 AM.
            Third/Knighthood Degree follows the Second/Formation Degree.
            The Exemplification is scheduled to end at 2:00 PM.

            Point of Contact:
                        Gary Keelan, Financial Secretary
                        Phone: (480)403-1595
                        Email Address;
                        Paul Curtin, Grand Knight
                        Phone: (781)254-9491
                        Email Address:

            Registration Fee:  $10.00 per candidate, payable at registration

            Members Continental Breakfast: Coffee and doughnuts will be provided by the Host Council          before the Second/Formation Degree.  Donations are gladly accepted.
            Lunch:  $7.00 per person, lunch will be served after the Third/Knighthood Degree.

To aid the host council to properly prepare for the Exemplifications, please contact them and provide the number of candidates and members who plan to attend and how many for lunch.  This RSVP is requested by June 2, 2016.

At registration, all candidates must show a valid First/Admission Degree Membership card and their registration fee will be collected.  Current members in the Third/Knighthood Degree must also show a valid Third/Knighthood Degree membership prior to entry into the Chamber.  It is important that the candidates be escorted by their sponsor or someone from their council.

The Exemplification is a special event, one that will be always remembered.  Therefore, proper dress is required of the candidates and members attending the degree.  The requested attire of collared shirts, slacks, and shoes are considered appropriate dress.  Shorts, tank tops, tee shirts, and sandals are not considered acceptable dress for candidates and members.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and making this an 'Experience of a Lifetime' for the candidates who are completing their journey to full Knighthood in our Honored Order, a truly SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.

                                 Vivat Jesus!


Patriotic Degree
Click here for the link to the Arizona John Redden Province Patriotic Degree.
Sir Knights and Brothers All,
The next Fourth Degree Exemplification will take place June 11, 2016 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. 

Hotel reservations can be made by clicking on the link below:

At the mid year meeting for the State of Arizona, we heard the message from Supreme Master Dennis J Stoddard that every Knight should be a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. 

We also heard from the Vice Supreme Master Michael Kingman about the importance of the color corp and the meaning of why we carry the sword: to honor Christ and His apostles. The purpose of the cape and chapeau are to encourage active Catholic citizenship and foster the spirit of patriotism.
The next Fourth Degree Exemplification will take place June 11, 2016 at the Sheraton Crescent Hotel in Phoenix. 

If you have brother knights attending the June 5, 2016 Second and Third Degree Exemplification in Chandler, they are still eligible to participate in the Fourth Degree Exemplification. Please have them fill out the registration, send in the check, and put at the top of the form “2nd and 3rd Degree Phoenix”. If for some reason they do not attend the June 5th  exemplification, the form and check will be mailed back to them.

The host assembly is Fr. Stephen Adrian Assembly #2736 with the Class Honoree Sir Knight William “Bill” Kellerher. Please see the attached documents for more information or go to the Masters Fourth Degree Website at for more information. 

Note: Forms can be filled out on your computer then printed. This is the preferred method to ensure legibility.  

At this time when our way of life is being challenged both locally and globally, we ask that all men rise up to answer the call of becoming a Fourth Degree member to show that we will publicly defend both our rights and religious responsibilities. 

Vivat Jesus!
Bob Holsinger
Arizona State District Master

Tom Kato 
4th Degree Registration Chairman 

Tim Poskey
Host Assembly Chairman
Fr Stephen Adrian Assembly #2736

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