Garrigan Assembly 4th Degree

HISTORY ABOUT OUR GARRIGAN ASSEMBLY & THE 4TH DEGREE

History about our namesake.

We are named after the first Bishop of the Diocese of Sioux City. Bishop Phillip Joseph Garrigan became Bishop in 1902. Was appointed Bishop by Pope Leo XIII. Bishop Garrigan was Bishop from 1902 to 1919. He was the one who named our cathedral the Cathedral of the Epiphany. He was succeeded by Bishop Heelan in 1919.


History of our Assembly.

On April 17th 1941 the Garrigan Assembly was chartered. At that time we covered only four councils.

They were Council # 743 Sioux City, IA, Council #1466 Le Mars, IA, Council #1564 Sheldon, IA, and Council #1630 Rock Rapids, IA. Times have changed since then we cover many more councils now and we have many more Brother Knights and many more Sir Knights in our assembly now.

Councils in our Assembly now.

There are 15 individual Councils now. Their individual Council Numbers are found below.

#743 Sioux City, #2839 Danbury, #4132 Hawarden, #4968 Kingsley, #5660 Sioux City , #6249 Onawa/Blencoe, # 8119 Salix, #8232 Moville, #8562 Sioux City, #10864 Ida Grove, #12448 Akron, #11038 Sioux City, #11392 Sioux City, ​#12350 Sioux City, #12448 Akron, #12855 Sioux City,

The Yellow shaded area is where the Garrigan Assembly is at in the Great State of Iowa. We are one of forty seven Assemblies in this Great State.

The Assemblies around us are #277 Luke E. Hart Assembly to the South and to the North is #3088 Fr. McGivney Assembly and to the North East #1607 Msgr. McCoy Assembly. Then to the East #272 Rosati Assembly.

FACTS AND HISTORY OF THE FOURTH DEGREE

Only about 18% of eligible 3rd degree Knights become 4th degree Sir Knights.

And less then 4% of that 18% join the Color Corp.

The Fourth degree was created on February 22nd 1900

The regalia has had some changes throughout the history of the fourth degree.

FACTS AND HISTORY OF THE FOURTH DEGREE

Only about 18% of eligible 3rd degree Knights become 4th degree Sir Knights.


And less then 4% of that 18% join the Color Corp.


The Fourth degree was created on February 22nd 1900


The regalia has had some changes throughout the history of the fourth degree.

1900's

1930's to 1960's

1980's to 2019

2018 to the future

OUR SWORDS THROUGH OUT OUR HISTORY

T.C. Gleason Mfg. Co

First Generation sword

1900-1930'S

Second Generation sword

1930'S- 1950's

Third Generation

​1950's

Made by Lynch and Kelly


Second Generation sword

Third Generation

1950's- Today