2019 FOURTH DEGREE EXEMPLIFICATION —
Father Perez Knights of Columbus Council #1444 is pleased to announce that 14 members recently advanced
to the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree as part of 279-member class of 2019. Two individual Father
Perez members received recognition. The exemplification was in honor of Father Perez Past Grand Knight
John Curtin for his years of legendary service to the Knights of Columbus, and initiate Matt Stevens was
toasted the Class of 2019 Honoree. Also, Sir Knight Deacon Stan Rakausk as assisted at the mass which
was prayed between the exemplification ceremonial and the celebratory banquet.
The primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster patriotism by promoting responsible citizenship and
generating a love of country as proud Catholic citizens. The Fourth Degree, through its honor guard and
color corps, attired in red, white and blue regalia with plumed chapeaux advertises the Knights of Columbus.
Father Perez’s new Fourth Degrees members, now referenced as Sir Knights, are:
Ken Abels, Pat Ashe, Dan Conwell, Chris Doeseckle, Bill Donnelly, Neil Dorigan, Ed Fineran,
Kevin Herman, Marty Lee, John Mikrut, Bob Patscher, Bill Reardon and Matt Stevens.