Fourth Degree Exemplifications

A Message From                                        

John J. O’Toole                                                                          

Master of the Fourth Degree                                                   

District of Florida

Fourth Degree

Florida District – De Soto Province

Exemplification March 9, 2024, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, Parrish, FL

Fourth Degree Exemplification Instructions


The next live exemplification for the Florida District of the De Soto Province will be on Saturday, March 9, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church 12001 69th St E Parrish, FL 34219

PLEASE NOTE THE ADJUSTED SCHEDULE FOR THIS EVENT: The ceremony will start at noon. There will also be a ladies’ tea at noon. The Exemplification opens with registration at 9 a.m. at St. Frances. The antechamber opens at 10 a.m., and will include instructions plus the recitation of the Patriotic Rosary in the anteroom to get candidates into the proper frame of mind for the Patriotic Degree. The ceremony will begin at noon and will be followed by Vigil Mass at 4 p.m. The banquet will begin around 5 p.m. at the parish hall. 

The candidate fee is $90.00, including banquet, and the fee for a Priest is $45.00. The banquet fee for family, friends and observers is $50.00. The ladies’ tea will be $5.00.

We are proud to announce that the honoree will be Father Joseph Gates, Pastor of St. Frances Cabrini.


9:00 a.m.: Registration

10:30 a.m.: Antechamber opens for instruction of candidates, Patriotic Rosary

11:45 a.m.: Procession of candidates

Noon: Exemplification Ceremony

12:15 p.m.: Ladies Tea

4:00 p.m.: Mass at St. Frances

5:00 pm Exemplification Banquet


Assemblies are required to send in a downloaded copy of the registration form (please do not write on the original), degree certificate, signed dress code letter, signed Form 4 (all four copies for each candidate), and check. To access the forms required you can click on the links below or go to Fourth Degree Forms ( to download the forms.

Please note the dress code for the exemplification. While tuxedos are no longer mandatory, candidates must wear a dark suit (not brown!) and black dress shoes. Candidates are encouraged to write the number of their new assembly on the back of their KofC membership card.

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.  

The deadline is Friday, March 1.

Everyone is invited to support our Candidates and Honoree by purchasing an ad in the Exemplification program. The cost of a full-page ad is only $250, 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. The deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 21.

Thank You and God Bless,

John J. O’Toole

Master, Florida District

9686 SW 92 Place Road,

Ocala 34481

(954) 801-4914



Faithful Comptroller’s Check-List

_____ Form 4 (all four copies), including membership number and signatures of Financial Secretary and Faithful Navigator.

_____ Assembly spreadsheet includes candidates ($90 includes banquet); $45 for Priests; spouse and guests ($50 for banquet, $5 for ladies tea), $50 for Sir Knights attending banquet.

_____ Assembly check made out to John O’Toole, Master.

_____ Signed dress code letter for each candidate.

_____ Candidate Certificate (to be signed by the Master).

All of the above should be sent to John O’Toole, Master, 9686 SW 92nd Place Rd., Ocala, FL 34481.



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