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Who Are The Knights Of Columbus?


     The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic men's fraternal benefit society that was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

Who can become a Knight?
     Any practical Catholic man in communion with the Holy See who has attained his eighteenth birthday is eligible for membership in the Knights of Columbus. A practical Catholic is one who lives up to the Commandments of God and the Precepts of the Church.

Pay dues, donate to the Vocations Fund & buy Winter Formal tickets online:

Calender Of Events:
May 8th, 2017             Membership Meeting 
May 23rd, 2017           Officers Meeting
June 12th, 2017           Membership Meeting 
June 27th, 2017           Officers Meeting
July 10th, 2017            Membership Meeting 
July 25th, 2017            Officers Meeting
August 14th, 2017        Membership Meeting
August 19th, 2017        Exemplification
August 22th, 2017        Officers Meeting
September 11th, 2017   Membership Meeting 
September 26th, 2017   Officers Meeting

Fourth Degree Exemplification – August 19, 2017

Divine Mercy Parish

555 W. Main Street

Gardner, KS 66030

Exemplification Letter and Registration Form.pdf

Worthy Faithful Navigators, District Deputies, Grand Knights and Brother Knights:

     St. Philippine Duchesne Assembly #2260 will host an Exemplification of the 4th Degree on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at the above location. The Honoree for this Exemplification will be Fr. Andrew Strobl.

The Schedule of Events for the day is as follows:

11:30 – 12:30 pm         Registration (With Proper Forms I.e. Form 4, membership card, etc.)

12:30 pm                        Candidates Line up

1:00 pm                          Exemplification

1:30 pm                          Ladies Entertainment

4:30 pm                          Rosary in the Church

5:00 pm                          Mass

6:15 pm                          Social

6:45 pm                          Banquet


Applications:  Form #4 should be completed and properly signed by the applicant’s proposer and the Financial Secretary as well as the Faithful Navigator and Faithful Comptroller and submitted with fees by August 10, 2017. Please make checks payable to St. Philippine Duchesne Assembly #2260. Mail completed application and payment to

Knights of Columbus

St. Philippine Duchesne Assembly #2260

P.O. Box 3183

Olathe, KS 66063


Responsibilities:  Faithful Navigators and Faithful Comptrollers are responsible for completion and submission of all forms and fees.  The cost per candidate for the Exemplification is $80, which includes the SUSPENDER type Social Baldric (instead of pin-on baldric), Lapel Pin and one Banquet Ticket.  Additional Banquet Tickets for spouse, guests or other Fourth Degree members and their spouse or guest are available at a price of $25 each. Deadline for additional ticket purchase is August 10, 2017. Additional reservation forms are available on the State K of C web site at under the Fourth Degree tab.


Dress:  Candidates and Fourth Degree members should wear formal dress, i.e. Black Tuxedo (or dark suit), pleated white tux shirt (no wing tips), black bow tie, black shoes and socks. Active Military may wear military Dress.  Ladies attire for the banquet should be cocktail or semi-formal dress.


Banquet:  The Banquet and Social will be in the Parish Hall.  The Social will begin immediately after Mass and the Banquet will follow at approximately 6:45 pm.  Banquet Menu: steak or chicken, baked potato, vegetable, salad & desert. Lemonade, coffee & water provided. Please indicate on the meal lines on the registration page both the number of meals desired as well as the choice of meat so we can get an accurate count for the meals.


Honoree:  Our Class Honoree will be Fr. Andrew Strobl.  Fr. Strobl has served the Diocese of Kansas City for 8 years. He is the current Faithful Friar of Assembly 2260. Please join us at the banquet as we honor this man of God.


Ladies Entertainment:  There will be a presentation by Lauren Schieffer for your enjoyment. In 2017, it’s all too easy to spend our time chasing success and miss the opportunity to have a life of true SIGNIFICANCE. Significance has nothing to do with how much money you make or what your title is. It’s entirely about how many lives you touch and the manner in which you choose to impact them.

Finding Significance is a humorous, eye-opening presentation that lifts audiences to a richer, more transcendent vantage from which they can discover the true, rewarding definition of success. There will also be a light lunch served as well.


For additional information or questions, call or email. Tommy Negrete at 913.687.1149,, or Todd Bachamp at 913.735.6679,





Tommy Negrete

Exemplification Co-Chairman

Link to Letter & Form: Exemplification Letter and Registration Form.pdf








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