The Msgr. Bernard G. Collins Assembly
was chartered on March 28, 2005 in the City of Mesa in
the Arizona District of the John H. Reddin Province of
the Knights of Columbus.
purpose of the Fourth Degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism
by promoting responsible citizenship and a love of and loyalty to
our country through active membership in local Fourth Degree groups
(called "assemblies"). Certain members of our assembly serve as
honor guards at civic and religious functions, an activity that has brought
worldwide recognition to the Knights of Columbus.
assembly meets at St. Bridget Catholic Church,
2213 N. Lindsay Road, Mesa, AZ 85213. We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month
in Collins Hall (named after our Assembly's namesake) with the officers meeting at 6:45pm
and the general membership at 7:30pm.
Peregrine Chapel & Shrine
The Mission of the St. Peregrine Chapel & Shrine
on the campus
Christ the King Catholic Church in Mesa, AZ is to share the message of St. Peregrine
and bring the words of the Gospel to life through acts of charity, compassion, and faith.
Through this we will offer hope, and emotional and spiritual help to all who are affected by serious
illness, especially cancer.
to visit the Cancer Shrine Website.
Visitors to the 2,200 square foot domed chapel may pray, walk the grounds, participate in Perpetual Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament, receive emotional and spiritual assistance, information on cancer treatments & related topics,
coping skills, and talk to a volunteer trained by the American Cancer Society.
The Shrine has been supported by the Knights of Columbus with direct
donations and the hosting of the annual benefit golf tournament.
One of the time-honored traditions of the Fourth Degree of the Knights of Columbus is the Memorial Chalice and Chalice Ceremony. When a Fourth Degree member in good standing passes away, a chalice is donated in his memory to the religious order or organization of his choosing. The beautiful Chalice Ceremony is conducted as part of the deceased Sir Knight's wake or funeral vigil. A chalice, engraved with the Sir Knight's name, is presented to the family, used in the memorial Mass, and then delivered to the recipient by representatives of the assembly according to the Sir Knight's wishes.
Our assembly owns chalices, purchased through our Chalice Fund, that
are ready to be presented should the need arise. The sacred vessels consist of a gold chalice and a gold paten. A Satin cloth with emblem and gold trim is used to display the chalice and paten during the Chalice Ceremony.