2014 August Frontpage
College Knights from Hickey Assembly hold the canopy for the Eucharistic Procession on the eve before the Canonization of St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II
Knights, led by Marshal Mike Lynch, exit the Basilica during the 2013 Year of Faith Pilgrimage.
Knights proudly carry the colors at the 75th Anniversary Mass of the Archdiocese of Washington on St. Clement's Island, Maryland.
Knights march with thousands in a procession of the blood relic of St. John Paul II from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to the St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, DC
Thousands gather with Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson for the National Mass of Thanksgiving for St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II.
Knights stand at attention at a Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
The 2014 Archdiocese of Washington District Fourth Degree Exemplification Class honoring SK Rev. Gregory Gresko.
The Master, his Secretary, and Former Masters of the Archdiocese of Washington District gather at a Provincial Meeting.
Knights from the Archdiocese of Washington and across the country gathered for the 2013 Year of Faith Pilgrimage in Washington, DC
District Marshal Mike Lynch and District Master John Winfrey stand at attention at a Mass in Washington, DC.
The 2013 Archdiocese of Washington Color Guard pose at the Exemplification of the Fourth Degree.
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It has been announced by the Master of the 4th degree of the Archdiocese of Washington 4th Degree District, SK John Winfrey, that the Honorees for the 2015 District Exemplifications have been named. "I hope that you share my excitement with the great news of the acceptance by our Honorees. I cannot think of any more deserving men to provide an example of true Catholicism and fraternity to all of us," said Winfrey. "Please join me is congratulating and thanking the Honorees of the 2015 Exemplifications."
The Honoree for the Priest and Special Needs Exemplification on March 21, 2015 is SK Rev. Msgr. Joaquín Bazán.
SK Rev. Msgr. Joaquín Bazán has served as a Knight of Columbus for over 52 years across the Archdiocese of Washington and in New Mexico. Monsignor currently serves the 4th Degree as Faithful Friar of Archbishop Michael J. Curley Assembly #383 and as an Associate District Friar for the Archdiocese of Washington 4th Degree District.
The Honoree for the Principal Exemplification on April 11th is SK Rev. Msgr. Walter R. Rossi, J.C.L., M.Div., B.S., KHS.
Msgr. Rossi is a long time friend and advocate for the Knights of Columbus. He may be best known to Knights across the Country and our Archdiocese from his service as Rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
Read more: Announcement of Honorees for 2015 Exemplifications
Christopher Columbus and Christmas
On Christmas Eve in 1492, the Santa Maria came aground on a reef off the coast of the island Columbus named La Española; or as we know it - Hispaniola. That left 39 men too many to board the La Niña for the voyage back to Spain. Thus was the founding of the first Spanish outpost in the new world on Christmas Day, 1492 – Villa de la Navidad; the town of Christmas.Read more: Christopher Columbus and Christmas
Brothers of the District.
I wanted to drop you a note to wish you all a Blessed and Holy Christmas. During this time of the year we take stock of what our Lord and God has provided. All we have to do is look around and we see good friends, loved ones and family. What a blessing those gifts are. We also, during this time, look forward to the prospects of a new year. What does our Lord have in store for us this upcoming year? We have to ask what will be the good or the challenging, and how will we be touched. It is truly a Glorious time! I will tell you one of the most treasured gifts I have received is this District family, and the friendship I have with you, my Brother Knights. Many organizations call themselves brothers, but here in this group I know we mean it. We are a true family, pulling together for a greater good making this world a better place. Our mission, as Sir Knights, is focused on the Patriotic, but our Order has a much wider scope. That scope is to touch all God's people in a positive way. This is the true meaning of Christmas.
Here is my wish for you and your family: I pray that you in your own way find room to reach someone who is troubled during this Holy season. Remember this time of the year isn't always easy for many. Some, even within our own Knights family, find it difficult to see the hope that Christmas brings. Whether it be money issues, a loss of a family member, or just the challenges of life many struggle to realize that God has a plan for us. So with that here is my hope and wish for you. Reach out to a Brother Knight a neighbor, coworker, or friend and help them see this meaning of this season through you.
Lastly, and most importantly, I would also like to ask you remember those heroes of our Nation who are unable to be with their families, because that are protecting our freedoms around the world. Those men and women are providing us daily with the ultimate gift FREEDOM.
Our heavenly and most wonderful Creator, we humbly come before you with heavy hearts on behalf of our most precious Americans, our military soldiers. You ask that we trust in You to ask for those things that are not in our power to grant. You already know what we are going to ask, but we do so with love and respect for You are the ultimate granter of all prayers.
For Christmas we ask for protection for our soldiers. Our soldiers are lonely and away from their families and away from a nation they love with all their hearts. Give our soldiers peace in their hearts, peace of mind, bravery and courage to fight, protect them from harm. Help them to stay safe, go before them send their guardian angels to warn them of dangers when they are on patrol. Give them adequate rest, food, water, keep them whole in spirit and have them keep their eyes on You.
Provide good military leaders to guide and do what is right and safe for our soldiers. Provide our soldiers with equipment that work continually and not break down especially when they are kept down by those who want to destroy or ambush them. Give our soldiers extra sense from every danger lurking in the dark or around the corner. Provide them with extra strength and foresight to be alert at all times and ready for anything that is extraordinary.
Finally, protect and keep our soldier's families safe so that their loved ones do not worry about them when they are in battle. Give our soldiers time to write email or contact their families through phone calls or computers to at least be able to celebrate the birth of Jesus as a family unit. Give us victory very soon, please end these wars soon, and return your precious children back to live in our nation with their families. Keep the soldiers whole and protected from the dangers of outside forces. We are also asking for Your comforting love for the families of soldiers that have passed on during these two wars, and fast healing for those disabled in battles.
Also Dear Precious Lord, bless this nation from those Americans who want to destroy what You have built up in our Constitution. As our nation fights the depressed economy, bless those who want to find work to provide for their family. Keep this nation strong, safe, always to believe and trust in You, our most loving Creator and God. These things we ask in Your precious Son's name, Jesus. Amen........
May God Bless our Military, May God Bless you and your family, and May God Bless our great Nation
From John, Gloria, Mandy, Kassie, Rachel, Cynthia, and Anthony we wish you a very Merry and Holy Christmas, and a Blessed New year.
Of all the Christmas television "specials" over fifty years, perhaps the all-time greatest is A Charlie Brown Christmas. With its cool jazz music, real kids' voices, no laugh track, wry humor, and a timeless message, it was ahead of its time attacking the secularism and commercialism of the "holiday season". The best part of the show had no music at all (Luke 2: 8-14) and almost did not make it to the screen; Charles Schultz said "If we don't do it, who will?" Christmas is a Federal holiday – listen to Linus as he reminds us of "the reason for the season":Read more: That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown...
Brothers of the District. I wanted to drop you a note to wish you all a Blessed and Holy Christmas. During this time of the year we take stock of what our Lord and God has provided. All we have to...