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Second Degree Conducted at 4504
Seventeen brothers, including eleven from Council 4504, as well as Fr. Quinn of the St. Michael’s Parish in Cranford, participated in the Formation Degree, and are now just one degree from becoming full-fledged Third Degree Knights. The Hillside Degree team conducted the ceremony that was held at the Council Hall on Wednesday 24th May, before fellow brothers who had sponsored the candidates, as well as by other brothers who had come to observe the proceedings and give their support to the candidates.
At the end of the ceremony, host Grand Knight, Giftus John, congratulated the candidates and encouraged them to work towards getting involved in their council activities and to work together as a team. He also took the opportunity to ask all present to observe a moment of silence for Jeffrey Alino, who was due to be a participant in the degree but perished in the plane crash at Teterboro Airport a few weeks ago. District Deputy, Joseph Kilroy, standing in for DD Alex Costa who was unable to be present, also addressed the gathering as well as asking the brothers to get involved in their council activities.
All present were then treated to dinner and refreshments, prepared by the kitchen staff of Union 4504.