District Scouting Liaison SK Dr Reginald Greer, PGK, PFN is being honored by the Maryland Catholic Conference for his 25 years of service as Captain of the 25th District.  Congratulations to SK Dr Greer for this well deserved honor.

The Master of the 4th degree SK John Winfrey is proud to announce the Honorees for the two District Exemplifications.  

The Honoree for the Priest and Special Needs Exemplification on February 22, 2014 is SK Maurice Hunt FDD, PGK, PFN.

SK Maurice Hunt FDD, PGK, PFN Before passing this last year Maurice (Mo) served our Country, Our Order, and his community faithfully in many capacities for many years. In particular. Maurice served the Maryland State council as a District Deputy, Warden to the State Deputy and Maryland State Activity/Project Chairman. He also served the Archdiocese of Washington District as a District Marshal and as District Membership Director.

The Honoree for the March 29, 2014 Exemplification is SK Fr. Gregory Gresko.

Fr Gresko is a long time advocate for the Knights of Columbus. He currently serves as Washington DC Associate State Chaplain, as well as Chaplain of the Blessed John Paul II Shrine. Fr Gresko is a member and strong supporter of James Cardinal Hickey Assembly.

 

It is my sad duty to report the passing of District Membership Director and our former District Marshal SK Maurice E. Hunt.  Maurice passed away at 1:10am on Monday, September 30, 2013 after having received the Annointing of the Sick from our Faithful District Friar Rev. Msgr. Chimiak.  Visitation and funeral arrangements can be found below:

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Wake Services at Huntt Funeral Home, 3035 Old Washington Road, Waldorf, MD
2-4pm (Honor Guard Report at 1:30pm)
6-8pm (Honor Guard Report at 5:30pm)
FULL COLOR CORPS REGALIA WITH SWORDS, Combined National Pin
District Marshal Harold Sanders and CCC Mike Davenport Commanding

Friday, October 4, 2013
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Peter's Catholic Church, 3310 St. Peters Dr. Waldorf, MD
10:30am - Report is at 9:30am SHARP!
FULL COLOR CORPS REGALIA, bring swords, but won't be needed for the Mass, Combined National Pin
District Marshal Mike Lynch and CCC Mike Davenport Commanding

Two hundred thirty seven years ago, the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence.  At its core are two sentences that define what it means to be an American:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,  that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…

To we Knights of Columbus, this is the armor, sword and shield that should inspire us as Americans. 

Consider the following:
We hold these truths:  We believe in these facts, not theories or abstractions.
To be self-evident: Plain for all to see and understand, without need for proof.
That all men are created equal: Everyone is a child of God, made in His own image.
That they are endowed by their Creator: (large C) God has given them to us.
With certain unalienable Rights: Rights that cannot be taken away.
That among these are:  There are more, but the next ones are the most important ones.
Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness:  Notice the order:  The Right to Life comes first and foremost, then Liberty, then the Pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights:  People and governments may try to take them away.    
Governments are instituted among Men:  People start governments to keep and retain their rights, not to give them away.
Deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed:  The State exists for the sake of the people, not the other way around.

Our country was founded on principles and ideals.  The further we stray from these ideals, the greater the risk that the Right to Life and the Freedom of Religious Liberty become imperiled.

With over 60 years passing since his death, Fr. Emil Kapaun has been awarded the Medal of Honor for his brave and heroic service to our nation during the Korean War.  Fr. Kapaun, an Army Chaplain, was awarded the posthumous honor on April 11, 2013.

The Archdiocese of Washington District has honored Fr. Kapaun and many of his fellow Catholic Chaplains with a section of its website dedicated to telling their stories of heroism and their Catholic patriotism.

District Prayer Intentions

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