Cicero, NY Knights of Columbus
P.O. Box 1526
Cicero, NY 13039

Fourth Degree


Knights of Columbus 3rd New York District

St. Isaac Jogues Province

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4th Degree Exemplification


Msgr Ronald C. Bill

On April 20, 2024

at Sacred Heart Church

8229 Brewerton Rd

Cicero, NY 13039

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Candidates MUST bring a valid 3rd Degree membership card and fill out a 4th Degree Membership Application. It must be signed by your Financial Secretary, who will verify your good standing in the 3rd Degree and he will fill in your 1st Degree date.

The Application must be submitted, with your check for $90.00 to the Assembly you are joining where it will be read and approved. Your Assembly will then forward the accumulated membership applications, along with a check covering $90 for EACH candidate, to SK Matthew Thelen, 8143 Rapallo Way, Clay, NY 13041-8893 for processing. Please make checks payable to Bishop O’Keefe Assembly 2663.

Please copy this brochure and distribute to your candidates and members who will be attending the exemplification so they will have the information they need.


A class picture with the Degree Team and Color Corps will be taken after the Degree.  If you provide your email address, we will email it to you at no cost so you can order prints.

Host Assembly

Bishop Joseph T. O’Keefe #2663

Cicero, NY

Faithful Navigator
SK Amos Vryhof


General Chairman SK Amos Vryhof
District Master SK Edward Szczesniak
Secretary to Master SK Matthew Thelen
Marshalls   SK Peter Riley / Steve Saville
Exemplification Team SK James Ryan
Set up  Fourth degree team
Color Corps  SK Peter K. Riley
Photography SK Ronald Lukowski
Program Booklet SK James Nash 
Registration SK Matthew Thelen
Sword / 50-50 Raffles SK John Roder
Charcuterie Maureen Natali



SK Amos Vryhof (315) 345-6751
Or E-Mail: [email protected]

SK Matthew Thelen (315) 935-5906
Or E-Mail: [email protected]

SK Edward Szczesniak 315-288-4008
or E-Mail:  [email protected]

Candidate Fee

Ninety Dollars ($90.00). Includes

Initiation Fee, Social Baldric, Fourth Degree Lapel Pin, light lunch and Banquet for the candidate. Additional Banquet Tickets for family or guests are $40.00 each.

Ladies Program

A Ladies’ Program involving area historical locations is planned.  Ladies will depart at 12:45 PM and return in time for the celebration of Mass.

Candidates & Sir Knights Dress


Black or dark (blue or grey) business suit with black shoes, plain white dress shirt, necktie, & candidate identification.


For a candidate serving in the armed forces of his country, full time police and firefighters: a Class A or dress uniform.

       Sir Knights:

Same as candidate or tuxedoes with social baldric, if they have them.

Ladies Dress

Semi-Formal attire requested for the evening.

Hotel Information

Many hotels available within 10 mi of Cicero, NY



(All 4th degree guests and observers

MUST have their current 4th Degree membership card to attend the exemplification.)

11:00 AM - Noon       Registration
11:30 AM Color Corps Arrives
Noon Light Lunch
12:30 PM Candidates meet with District Master in Antechamber
12:45 PM Ladies depart for afternoon program
1:00 PM Exemplification begins in Chamber
3:30 PM Class picture with Exemplification Team in gym
5:00 PM New Sir Knights and ladies form for procession into Mass
5:15 PM Mass concelebrated Bishop Cunningham, Pastor Fr. Seibt, and Msgr Bill
6:05 PM Public Knighting after Mass Photo Opportunity with Bishop Cunningham
6:15 - 6:45 PM Charcuterie & cocktails
6:45 PM Banquet (Post Colors/Dinner/ Program)





After Mass, the banquet will be held on-site.

Enclosed is a copy of the Banquet Sign-up Sheet. This will be used to determine the number of people attending the Banquet.

It will also give us the information needed to prepare settings at the banquet. The list of the reservations will be placed in an envelope with the Assembly name and number on it.  The envelope can be picked up by a member of the Assembly at the registration table in the morning or in the Church Hall entry just prior to the Banquet.

Except for Main Table seating will not be assigned.


The banquet will be served buffet style, and will include the following selections.

Beef Brisket
Marinated Chicken Breast       
Vegetarian Lasagna

Roasted Potatoes
Roasted Carrots
Tossed Salad
Dinner Rolls


In addition to assorted pies for dessert and non-alcoholic beverages.


Ladies' Program

Acrylic Painting Class

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