When knighthood was in flower, knights carried the sword to defend their God, their Church, their country and their fellow man according to the code of chivalry. Today, Sir Knights wear regalia and carry the sword to honor Christ and His apostles, especially on religious and civic occasions specified in this manual. Hence, the primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to encourage active Catholic citizenship and foster the spirit of patriotism in members and the community at large.

The public appearance of Fourth Degree Knights as a Color Corps at religious and civic functions is an important activity of each assembly. Their colorful capes and chapeaux add dignity and the pride of Church and country to any event. By these public demonstrations their loyalties bring credit to themselves and to the Knights of Columbus.

The Color Corps members exemplify all the principles of our Order:
Members of the Msgr. O'Grady Color Corp:
Color Corps Commander:
John Bauer
Our Lady of Peace #11378

Acevedo, Manuel
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Council #6411
Hubbard, Stan
New Brunswick Council #257
Dominquez, Luis
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel #6411
Ambrosio, Patrick
Our Lady of Peace #11378
Kubian, Mark
St. Augustine of Canterbury #6345
Rivera, Rafael
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Council #6411
Arico, Nicholas
Our Lady of Peace #11378
McGivney, Thomas
Our Lady of Peace #11378
Rodriguez, Luis
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Council #6411
Bauer, John
Our Lady of Peace #11378
Miller, Glen
St. Matthias Council #9925
Rodriguez, Rafael
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Council #6411
Benanti, Sal
Msgr. Mugnano #6572
Molina, Jose
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel #6411
Ruffe, Paul
St. Augustine of Canterbury Council #6345
Bieglecki, John
Our Lady of Peace #11378
Pinto, David
Our Lady of Peace Council #11378
Schiavone, Michael
St. Paul Council #6306
Charleton, James
Our Lady of Peace Council #11378
Rees, Francis
St. Matthias Council #9925
Wren, Jeffrey
Our Lady of Peace Council #11378
Chiappetteta, John
Msgr. Mugnano #6572
Reitano, Steven
Our Lady of Peace Council #11378
Zeledon, Rafael
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Council #6411
DeLuca, Thomas
St. Augustine of Canterbury #6345
Rincon, Jesus
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Council #6411
 
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Msgr O'Grady Color Corps
with Bishop Paul Bootkoski

  • Charity - by the gift of their time and energies necessary to practice, perfect and perform the ceremonials and sword drill;
  •  Unity - by the united efforts of Sir Knights to practice and perfect a coordinated drill for the good of the Church and the Order;
  • Fraternity - by expressing an "Esprit de Corps," sharing a common desire for drill excellence and camaraderie; and
  • Patriotism - by performing precision drill as a salute to God and to country and visually exhibiting a love for both.