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All Saints Assembly 954

   •    P.O. Box 1026    •    Johnstown, PA 15907-1026    •    (814) 749-5064    •   

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Why a Fourth Degree?

The Fourth Degree was first considered in 1886, just four weeks after the Order was founded. Enthusiasm over the degree led various councils to seek additional one. Because the Supreme Council of 1886 was busy establishing its governing structure, developing its insurance program, and electing a new supreme knight, the proposals for an additional degree were set aside for future discussion.

Shortly after his election to the office of supreme knight in 1899, Edward L. Hearn urged a special committee to design a new degree immediately. The ceremonial for the new degree was approved in August 1899, and the first exemplification of the new degree was on February 22, 1900 in New York City with over 1,000 Knights, including the Supreme Knight, Edward L.Hearn.

The ceremonial for the Fourth Degree expounded on the virtues of Catholic citizenship. "Proud in the olden days was the boast; ' I am an Roman Catholic'; prouder yet today is the boast, "I am an American Citizen"; but the proudest boast of all times is ours to make, "I am an American Catholic citizen."

From its foundation, the Fourth Degree has provided honor guards for religious and civic ceremonies.

assembly information

The All Saints Assembly meets in the Basement Hall at the Resurrection Parish, 324 Chestnut Street in the Cambria City section of Johnstown Pennsylvania. The current Faithful Navigator is John George. You can contact him by phone at (814) 749-5064.

assembly meetings

Fourth Degree Meetings of the All Saints Assembly (954) are held in the Resurrection Parish Basement Hall, at Fourth Avenue and Chestnut Street in the Cambria City section of Johnstown, PA. These meetings are held at 7:30 PM on the first Wednesday of each month.

about our assembly

The Knights of Columbus was founded in the basement of Saint Mary's Church in New Haven, Connecticut. There, on October 2, 1881, The Venerable Father Michael J. McGivney and a small group of parishioners organized a Catholic fraternal society. On March 29, 1882, the Knights of Columbus was incorporated by an act of the Connecticut State Legislature. The first Fourth Degree Exemplification was held in New York City on February 2, 1900, with over 1,400 Sir Knights exemplified. Originally, Sir Knights were active as uniformed members of their Councils, but a 1910 reorganization of the Order established that Sir Knights should be gathered into their own groups, known as Assemblies.

The All Saints Assembly is a member of the Pennsylvania East District of the Calvert Province and was chartered on March 9, 1959 in Johnstown Pennsylvania as the Johnstown Local Assembly. The Johnstown Local Assembly served the only council in the area, Johnstown Council 467. The Assembly name was changed to the Johnstown General Assembly in 1967 when the neighboring Our Lady of the Alleghenies Council 4604 was chartered. The Assembly name was changed a third time in 1988 to the All Saints Assembly when the neighboring Fr. Thomas E. Heyden Assembly 2529 -- Bedford, PA, and the Fr. David J. Dodson Assembly 2201 -- Boswell, PA were chartered.

Councils Served by All Saints Assembly 954
  • District 68
    • Mary Queen of Peace Council 4067 (Windber)
    • Light of Christ Council 9109 (Central City)
    • St. John of New Baltimore Council 11083 (New Baltimore)
  • District 69
    • Our Lady of the Laurel Highlands Council 8908 (Boswell)
    • St. Maximilian Kolbe Council 8979 (Hollsopple)
    • St. John Neumann Council 9297 (Meyersdale)
    • St. Peter of Somerset Council 1992 (Somerset)
  • District 70
  • District 71
    • Johnstown Council 467 (Johnstown)
    • St. Anthony of Padua Council 9136 (Johnstown)
    • Rev Ian Maravintz OSB Council 10409 (Johnstown)
    • Fr. Blaze Dixon Council 11066 (Johnstown)
  • District 72
    • Prince Gallitzin Council 2275 (Summerhill)
    • Fr. John Hacala Council 8307 (Nanty Glo)
    • Portage Area Council 9891 (Portage)
    • Most Holy Trinity Council 10726 (South Fork)
  • District 116
    • Fr. Jerome Rupparecht Council 11381 (Seward)
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