If a Priest makes a request of the Faithful Navigator and his Assembly to
participate in a ceremony or Mass of the Parish, it is the decision of the
Faithful Navigator to accept or decline, based on membership participation for
the event. However, we must remember that it is very important to support the
wishes of the Priest. In such instances as this, the District
not need to be contacted to coordinate this event. However, I ask that you
notify your Marshal. He is available to assist in any way if requested.
If a request comes in from a family, due the death of a brother, Fourth Degree
or not, this request should be honored. It is also allowed to have an Honor
Guard for the deceased immediate family members of a brother Knight. The key
word is IMMEDIATE. We must ensure that the details are worked out with
the Parish Priest. It is also perfectly acceptable to have an Honor Guard for
one who will be interned in a columbarium. Again, you must work out the
details with the Parish Priest.
On the other hand, if a request for the Forth Degree is made at a Regional or
Diocesan level (usually through the Bishop); the District
to be notified before a commitment is made.
The request for installation of Assembly Officers and to do the Renewal of
Obligations must come through the District
It is his responsibility to either preside at these ceremonies or appoint
someone to act on his behalf.
we want to participate as much as we can, we must also be sensitive to the time
sacrifices made by our Sir Knights. It is almost always a good idea to solicit
assistance from nearby Assemblies.
Color Corps Commanders must
know and follow the
proper Color Corps protocol as currently called out in the Color Corps Drill
Manual. The excuse this how we always have done it is not acceptable and will not be tolerated. There is no excuse for not having
access to the Drill Manual. It is on the State website under the 4 Degree
section and can be downloaded and printed out. Or you can print it out here: