Fourth 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.


Fourth Degree Florida District – De Soto Province

Worthy Faithful Navigators & Comptrollers, Grand Knights, Officers, District Deputies, Directors, Chairmen, Regional Coordinators:

Our next physical Fourth Degree Exemplification for the Florida District will be held on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at the San Jose Catholic Church, 3619 Toledo Road, Jacksonville.

The honoree for this Exemplification will be Reggie Dubay, a long time Member of our Order, Past Grand Knight, Past Faithful Navigator, Former District Deputy and Color Corps Commander.

This is an excellent opportunity for Third Degree members of the Knights of Columbus to advance to the Fourth Degree. 

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with the Exemplification beginning at noon. There will be the recitation of the Patriotic Rosary in the anteroom to get candidates into the proper frame of mind for the Patriotic Degree. The Degree will begin at noon.

There will also be a Ladies Tea at noon. The Exemplification will be followed by a Vigil Mass at 4 p.m. at San Jose, followed by a banquet at the parish hall at 6 p.m.

The candidate fee is $70. The fee for a Priest is $45. The deadline is August 6. Assembly checks are to be made out to: John J. O'Toole, and sent to Master John J. O'Toole, 9686 SW 92 Place Road, Ocala 34481.  

Assemblies will be required to send in a registration form, degree certificate, signed dress code letter, signed Form 4 (all four copies for each candidate) and check by Friday, August 6.

Everyone is invited to support our Candidates by purchasing an ad.

The cost of a full page ad is only $250.00 and will include your Assembly or Council name, number, current officers, and your message. We will have pre-made pages for your convenience. Half-page ads cost $150, with a quarter-page $75. The deadline is Wednesday, August 4.

With the Coronavirus pandemic, masks are optional for fully vaccinated candidates.  Social distancing practices will be followed. We urge you to continue to be safe.


The following forms have been attached:

Candidate Proper Dress Form          

Ladies Luncheon Information   

Please have the applications and candidate fees (checks made out to John O'Toole, Master), along with the certificates and order forms, mailed to the Master John J. O'Toole ASAP at 9686 SW 92 Place Road, Ocala 34481. Thank you for your continued support.

Looking forward to seeing all of you.

Thank You & God Bless,

John J.O'Toole                                                John J.O'Malley  

District Master                                            Aide To The Master                                          

 (954) 801-4914                                              (386) 631-6889