Fourth Degree

The name of our Fourth Degree Assembly is St. Joseph Assembly 2283. We meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7 PM in the lower KC hall Scott City.

Another degree open to members in the Knights of Columbus is the Fourth Degree. The first exemplification of that degree was held in New York City, on February 22, 1900. The ritual added Patriotism to the three principles of the Order: Charity, Unity and Fraternity. Any Third Degree member, in good standing, six months after the anniversary of his First Degree, is eligible for membership in the Fourth Degree.

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 Knights’ respective countries through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups (called “assemblies”). Fourth Degree members must retain their membership as Third Degree members in their council to remain in good standing with the Fourth Degree.

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.

For more information on the Fourth Degree you may go to the Missouri State K of C website at:

Or you may contact, Gary Ziegler, Glen Backfisch .