Knights of Columbus

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Upcoming Major Degrees

Tentatively, Council 9917 in Casper will host Second and Third Degrees in mid-February 2018. Contact Grand Knight Bill Fehringer at 307-267-9757 for more information.

About Degrees

The four Knights of Columbus degrees are ceremonial classes based on the principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.

Admissions Degree

The First (Admissions) Degree introduces the candidate for Knighthood to the virtue of charity. Men are initiated into the organization upon receiving this degree. Councils are encouraged to schedule an Admissions (First) Degree on a regular basis. This ensures the availability for new members to be initiated into the Order quickly after being accepted by the council.

Formation and Knighthood Degrees

The Second (Formation) Degree is an exemplification of the principle of unity, while the Third (Knighthood) Degree is a course on fraternity. A traditional knighting-by-sword concludes this ceremony, conferring upon the recipients the honors of full knighthood, including eligibility to hold elected office in their councils. Councils wishing to host a Formation (Second) and/or Knighthood (Third) Degree should send a formal request to the State Ceremonials Director. This request should include a few suggested dates, in case there is a State Council function scheduled for the preferred date.

Second and Third Degree Teams +

Green River Team / Southwest
Michael Dahl (Linda)
2630 Minnesota Court
Green River, WY 82935
307-875-7831

Henry M. Cavanaugh Team / Northwest
Jack Rogers (Loretta)
1024 Red Butte Ave
Cody, WY 82414
307-527-7726

Casper Team / Central
Norm P. Long (Cindy)
4719 Stoneridge Way
Casper, WY 82601
307-265-5656

Torrington Team / Central East
Jerome (Jerry) V. Hoefler (Judy)
1051 E 24th Avenue
Torrington, WY 82240
307-401-0399

Cheyenne Team / Southeast
Thomas (Tom) Enright (Verona)
6727 Redwood Ct.
Cheyenne, WY 82009
307-638-6340

Northeast Team
Gillette:
Steven D. Thomas
11833 Nemo Road
Deadwood, SD 57732-7413
 

Sheridan:
David Anderson


Third Degree Conferring Officers +

Southwest
Richard Adamski (Barbara)
245 Birch St.
Green River, WY 82935
307-875-5265

Southwest
Sean Sherwin (Kristine)
2040 New Hampshire St.
Green River, WY 82935
307-871-9018

Northwest
Jack Rogers (Loretta)
1024 Red Butte Ave
Cody, WY 82414
307-527-7726

Central East
Joe Welte (Sally)
P.O. Box 576
Lingle, WY 82223
307-837-2132

Southeast
John Svoboda (Kimberley)
2115 Maxwell Ave.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
307-369-1401

Patriotic Degree

The Fourth (Patriotic) Degree instills pride in one's Catholic heritage and emphasizes the duties of responsible citizenship. Councils wishing to host a Patriotic (Fourth) Degree Exemplification should send a formal request to the District Master. This request should include a few suggested dates, in case there is a State Council function scheduled for the preferred date.

Eligibility for the Fourth Degree
Hosting Assembly Guide
Recommended Exemplification Schedule