4th Degree

Bishop James E. Healy Province

District of New Hampshire

DistrictMasterThe 4th Degree is a Patriotic Degree.  For most men who follow Jesus, there comes a time when duty extends beyond our own lives, beyond how we lead our families, and into how we serve our fellow man. That's what the Knights of Columbus is all about. The Patriotic Degree allows knights to take this one step further. "Sir Knight" is more than a title. It's an honor.

This section of the NH State Council Website is intended to provide information, ideas and tools for our local Faithful Navigators to assist them in leading their Assemblies to foster a spirit of patriotism and to encourage active Catholic citizenship.

Joel D. Plante, Master, District of New Hampshire

Will Proudly Provide an Exemplification
of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2018 – 10:30 AM
Host Assembly:  Bishop Bradley (Assembly 626)  Manchester

Honoree –Military Chaplains

Price Schedule: Candidates – Must be in dark suit, white shirt with dark tie or Service Dress Uniform - $70 this includes the banquet and a 4th Degree Pin
Spectators - (4th Degree Members of the Knights of Columbus) Dinner -$40
Non-4th Degree Knights, Wives & Girlfriends – Ladies Program, Dinner - $40

All Checks Must be made Payable to: Joel D. Plante, District Master
And mailed to:             Joel D. Plante, 13 Dick Dame Lane, Farmington, NH 03835
Deadline:  June 11, 2018

Day’s Schedule of Events, Subject to change as needed

11:30AM – 12:30 PM

Registration / Social

12:30PM – 1:00 PM

Candidates to Anti-Chamber

12:45PM – 02:30 PM

Ladies Program

01:00PM – 03:00 PM

Degree Exemplification

03:15 PM - 03:30 PM


04:00 PM


06:00 PM – 07:30PM

Social and Dinner:  

Seating for the banquet will be by reservation. Meal tickets will be given out at the registration table. (Completed applications, meal requests and checks must be sent to the District Master)

FrMcGivney 002Worthy Faithful Navigators and Grand Knights;

Donations continue to trickle in for the chaplains fund. As of today we have recorded donations of $1,116,346.28 This leave us a balance of $83,653.72

Like you, we looking forward to reaching our goal of 1.2 million and closing out this campaign.

I know that you continue to promote this program during regular meetings and activities. I am asking each of you to again contact your members, inform them just how close we are to fulfilling our obligation to the Military Archdiocese USA in providing the necessary funds to assist in recruiting young men to the Priesthood to serve our deserving men and women in uniform. Maybe you could simply pass the hat or do a 50/50 raffle if this activity is not in your present budget. Any amount will help make the goal.

This is a major concern for our military members. They need Priest's on the battle field.

God bless and again, thank you.

Joel Plante, District Master

4th Degree Sir Knights from throughout the State of New Hampshire, gathered for Cardinal Lacroix and Bishop Libasci on June 26th.

A Statewide Call to Muster had been issued for Cardinal Gerald Lacroix, the Archbishop of Quebec, who was honored with a Mass celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Manchester.


Father Mark Dollard recieving the stroke of Knighthood in the 4th Degree of the Order. Father Aggie is in the background along with Deacon Steve.  4th Degree Exemplification was held in Littleton NH on Saturday June 13, 2015.  Fr. Dollard was the Class Honoree.


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