About the Archdiocese of Washington District

The Archdiocese of Washington District (AWD), originally formed in 1940 as the Washington, DC District, is home to the 12 4th Degree Assemblies in the Archdiocese of Washington which encompasses the District of Columbia and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's, and St. Mary's Counties in the state of Maryland.

AWD is not only home to the Archdiocese of Washington which ministers to the District of Columbia and Southern Maryland but is also home to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA which ministers to the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard both stateside, on foreign soil, and asea, as well as our nation's embassies and consulates around the world.

AWD Sir Knights and their Assemblies not only serve as members of the Color Corps, the most visible element of the Knights of Columbus, but also strive to excel in five areas of programming:

  • Veterans Assistance
  • Community Programs
  • Patriotic Education
  • Fraternal Programs
  • Church Programs

If you would like to become a Knight of Columbus or join our ranks in the 4th Degree by becoming a Sir Knight, please visit our membership page.

Articles with more in-depth information:
About the 4th Degree
History of the Archdiocese of Washington District
History of the Fourth Degree
List of Former Masters of the Archdiocese of Washington District

District Prayer Intentions

  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of SK Anthony I Colbert, PSD, FDD, PGK, PFN, FS
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of SK Carl Roberts, FM
  • For the return to health of Deacon Rich Fisher
  • For the return to health and cure of cancer for Wise Tennyson
  • For the return to health and cure of cancer for Yoshitaka Takeuchi
  • For the return to health of Marvin Schuttoffel
  • For the return to health of Barbara Chayka
  • For the private intentions of Marcia Lapham
  • For the private intentions of Matt Santangelo
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Eileen Santangelo
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Chris Voegel
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Greg Curtain, PGK
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of SK James Huse
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Bill Sheehan, PGK
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Beverly Woods
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of Geraldine Barbara Hickley Massimini Brandon
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery Maurice Bear
  • For the return to health of Rev. Robert Pittman
  • For the return to health of SK Stephen Holowenzak
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of SK Larry Smialek
  • For peace of spirit and ease of pain to Judge William Missouri who has entered into hospice care
  • For the repose of the soul of SK Cesar B. Martinez, FM, FDD, PGK, PFN - Former Master of the Archdiocese of Washington District
  • Fort he repose of the soul of Phil Asplen, PSD, FDD, FM, PGK, PFN - Past State Deputy of Maryland
  • For the repose of the soul of SK Roger Doucette
  • For the repose of the soul of SK Archie Q. Evans
  • For the repose of the soul of SK John H Bond, Jr
  • For the repose of the soul of Fr. John Mattingly
  • For the repose of the soul of Roy Demese
  • For the repose of the soul of Walter Chimiak, father of Msgr. Karl Chimiak
  • For the repose of the soul of Detective Sean Suiter and for the consolation of his family.
  • For the repose of the soul of Mrs. Geraldine Brandon, mother of District Secretary Joe Massimini
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