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The following information has been presented by Provincial Marshal SK Francis D. Leach on behalf of SK Wayne S. Freet, PSD - Vice Supreme Master of Calvert Province regarding Color Corps needs, attire, and participation at the 136th Supreme Convention in Baltimore, Maryland.

Uniforms

First, the uniform is the New Uniform, with Service Baldric, and gloves. As well, ‘full’ regalia, including tuxedo, cape, chapeau, service baldric, gloves, black studs, black bow tie and cummerbund, and black shoes; no boots of any kind.  In either uniform, everyone will wear only the Emblem of the Fourth Degree PG-113 pin on the lapel and NO swords are used at all at the Supreme Convention.   Only Knights of Columbus miniature medals will be worn as prescribed; no military medals.  Jewel of current office may be worn.  Uniforms should be well maintained, pressed, serviceable, and shoes shined.  Color Corpsmen's appearance should be clean, neat, and well groomed.

Convention Registration

You do NOT need to register for the Convention if you are only coming for the Adoration Chapel but you will not be permitted into any meetings without Registering.   If you want to attend the meetings, you must register for the Convention through the Supreme and Maryland State websites.  The cost to register on the Maryland State website is $30 for a family regardless of how big the family.    The Supreme Council will generate your name badge when you register on the Supreme site.  You must also be in business attire, tuxedo, or New Uniform to attend the Convention Business meetings.  Only credentialed Delegates can sit with the State delegates during the Business meetings.   There probably will not be any place to purchase food in the Convention center but you could bring something with you and consume it outside of the Chapel or go to any of the local eating-places nearby.   Parking will be at your expense or you could use public transportation, again at your expenseThe Metro stops at the Convention Center from south and north of the City.

Eucharistic Adoration

We will have the Blessed Sacrament Adoration Chapel, in the Convention Center, from Sunday through Thursday.  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday it will be open from 8 to 4.  Thursday it will close around 11 AM.  The desire is to have two Color Corpsmen, in the same uniform, sitting or standing, in attendance at all times.  The Eucharist must never be left alone.  We try to have a location nearby the Chapel where Color Corpsmen can change for Adoration or Mass but I have not seen any definitive plans with rooms assigned for such purposes yet so I can’t tell you today exactly where that ‘changing room’ will be.  The Archdiocese of Washington District (AWD) has volunteered to man the Adoration Chapel on Monday, 6 August, Delaware District on Thursday, 9 August, and Maryland Assemblies Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  If you are coming to the Convention, please bring your uniform or regalia and plan to assist at the Chapel at some point in time.

Sacrifice of Mass

We will have Mass on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings.  There will be a practice on Monday afternoon in the Convention Center at 3 or 4 PM which Color Corpsmen should plan to attend.  You do not need to be in uniform for the practice but I encourage you to bring your uniform dress shoes for the practice.  If you are a color corpsmen in uniform or regalia, you will not need to register for the Convention Masses.    However, family members must be registered to attend the Masses.  In recent years, Supreme has limited the number of Color Corpsmen for the Masses but we have rarely turned anyone away.  Also with each passing day of the Convention, fewer Color Corpsmen turnout so keep coming each day.     Some Color Corpsmen will not process with the Clergy but will act as escorts for the Eucharistic Ministers and the standards for those Color Corpsmen are the same as that for those processing.  If you want to get turned away, come in a uniform that is not well maintained, dirty, or badly wrinkled or you not being well groomed.  A new Icon will be presented most likely at the Wednesday Mass.  At the Memorial Mass on Thursday there will probably be relics during the Procession and Adoration of the Relics following the Mass which will require Sir Knights to stand guard.

International Presentation of Colors

At the Tuesday, States Dinner, select Color Corpsmen will present the nine National flags and each Flag Bearer will be escorted by two guards also in the New Uniform or Regalia.  These Color Corpsmen will be selected during the practice that will occur Monday afternoon at 3 or 4 PM in the Convention Center main meeting / Ballroom.  All Color Corpsmen should endeavor to attend this practice.  You do not need to be in Uniform or Regalia for the practice but I would recommend bringing your dress shoes.  Times will be confirmed as soon as possible but mostly likely the Saturday at the start of the Convention.  You do NOT need to register for the Convention or the States Dinner to be Color Corps at the Dinner, but you will not be fed unless you purchase a States Dinner ticket.  To obtain States Dinner tickets you must go through the Supreme webpage for the Convention, pay $75 per ticket, and Register for the Convention through the Maryland State webpage, and pay $30.  Just because you register and purchase States Dinner tickets does not guarantee you will be a member of the flag presentation team.

Full Schedule of Color Corps Events

5 August 2018, Sunday

  • 8 or 9 AM - 4 or 5 PM Adoration Chapel

6 August 2018, Monday

  • 8 or 9 AM - 4 or 5 PM Adoration Chapel (AWD)
  • 3 or 4 PM, Color Corps Rehearsal - ALL MASS COLOR CORPS PARTICIPANTS

7 August 2018, Tuesday

  • Opening Mass, 9 AM turnout time 6:30 AM
  • Adoration Chapel following Mass until 4 or 5 PM
  • State Dinner, 7 PM, Select Color Corpsmen for flags

8 August 2018, Wednesday

  • Mass 8 AM, turnout time 6:30 AM
  • Adoration Chapel following Mass until 4 or 5 PM

9 August 2018, Thursday

  • Memorial Mass 8 AM, turnout time 6:30 AM
  • Adoration Chapel following Mass until 11 AM  (DE)

BillMcCarthyFuneralFile Photo: Burial of Virginia Past State Deputy SK Col. Bill McCarthy, USA(Ret) at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo Courtesy: Virginia State Council Knights of ColumbusFaithful Sir Knights and members of the Color Corps are requested for the Masses of Christian Burial and burials with full military honors of two Sir Knights at Arlington National Cemetery on June 22nd and June 27th, 2018.

Friday, June 22, 2018 - Funeral & Burial of SK Raymond Williams

Mass Time (Report): 8:45AM (8:00AM Report)
Mass Location: Ft. Meyer Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer Old Post Chapel, 204 Lee Ave, Fort Myer, VA 22211
Location Information: The only visitor entrance to Fort Myer is at the Hatfield Gate (33 Carpenter Rd Fort Myer, VA 22211) Please bring a state license/ID or passport as proof of identity, and inform the guards that you are attending the Memorial Service for Raymond Williams. If you have any trouble getting onto the base or to the Old Post Chapel, please call Karen Williams Corey (240-400-3163) or Megan Corey (240-899-1554).
Dress: New Regalia (Official Fourth Degree Navy Blue Blazer with Fourth Degree Emblem Blazer Crest, Knights of Columbus Emblem of the Order buttons, Official Fourth Degree Gray trouser, Official Fourth Degree necktie, Official Fourth Degree black beret with Forth Degree metal badge, Plain white dress shirt with button-cuff (no French cuffs and no button down collar), Black socks and plain black shoes, Official Fourth Degree Lapel Pin (PG-113), Incumbent Jewel of Office,Past and Former miniature medals above left pocket, No name badge, Black dress belt, Service Baldric) OR Traditional Regalia (Traditional Fourth Degree Regalia Black Tuxedo, Black Bow Tie, plain white tuxedo shirt with button cuffs(no French cuffs and no button down collar), black shined shoes, black socks,Fourth Degree Lapel Pin (PG-113), Incumbent Jewel of Office, Past and Former miniature medals above left pocket, No name badge, Service Baldric, BRING swords)
Notes: SK Raymond Williams was a member of Bishop James E. Walsh Assembly #1548. The Mass starts promptly at 8:45 A.M. A map with driving directions between the venues is available here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Sw-pwsYDpA8teYRW4UKUFV5D2K2pFJce&usp=sharing.
Burial Report Time & Location: 9:30AM at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel. Burial to immediately follow Mass at Arlington National Cemetery - please join vehicle procession

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - Wake, Funeral, & Burial of SK Joseph L. Groulx

Wake Time (Report): 9:30AM (9:00AM Report)
Wake Location: Chambers funeral home, 5801 Cleveland Ave, Riverdale, MD 20737
Mass Time (Report): 11:00AM (10:45AM Report)
Mass Location: Rose Chapel, Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH), 140 Rock Creek Church Road NW, Washington DC
Location Information:
Dress: New Regalia (Official Fourth Degree Navy Blue Blazer with Fourth Degree Emblem Blazer Crest, Knights of Columbus Emblem of the Order buttons, Official Fourth Degree Gray trouser, Official Fourth Degree necktie, Official Fourth Degree black beret with Forth Degree metal badge, Plain white dress shirt with button-cuff (no French cuffs and no button down collar), Black socks and plain black shoes, Official Fourth Degree Lapel Pin (PG-113), Incumbent Jewel of Office,Past and Former miniature medals above left pocket, No name badge, Black dress belt, Service Baldric) OR Traditional Regalia (Traditional Fourth Degree Regalia Black Tuxedo, Black Bow Tie, plain white tuxedo shirt with button cuffs(no French cuffs and no button down collar), black shined shoes, black socks,Fourth Degree Lapel Pin (PG-113), Incumbent Jewel of Office, Past and Former miniature medals above left pocket, No name badge, Service Baldric, BRING swords)
Notes: SK Joseph L Groulx, US Army Veteran, Member of St. Michael the Archangel Council #14823, and James Cardinal Hickey Assembly #2534
Burial Report Time & Location: Burial at 2:00pm (Report by 1:30pm) at Arlington National Cemetery - ask gate attendant or join vehicle procession

Monday, May 28, 2018
Remember those who gave their lives for our freedom.

Come remember those who gave their lives for our freedom and pray for the souls of family & friends buried at your local Catholic cemetery.

Color Corps represenatation has been requested at all 5 Masses across the Archdiocese:

Outdoor Mass will be offered at 10:00am at the following Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Washington:

Gate of Heaven Cemetery
13801 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20906
(301) 871-6500

Resurrection Cemetery
8000 Woodyard Road
Clinton, MD 20735
(301) 868-5141

Mount Olivet Cemetery
1300 Bladensburg Road, N.E.,
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 399-3000

St. Mary's Queen of Peace Cemetery
38888 Dr. Johnson Road
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
(301) 475-5005 or (301) 932-1766

All Souls Cemetery
11401 Brink Road
Germantown, MD 20876
(301) 428-1995


A prayerful visit to the cemetery is a spiritual work of mercy.

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The 49th Exemplification of the Fourth/Patriotic Degree for the Archdiocese of Washington District has been rescheduled.  It will now take place on June 16, 2018 at St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Church, Msgr Keesler Parish Center, 800 Main St., Laurel, MD 20707 at the same times as originally planned.  Please visit the Exemplification Information Page for information sheet, registration, and brochure.  

Candidates and Sir Knights who registered for the April Exemplification are encouraged to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as to whether or not they and/or their guest(s) can attend the June Exemplification so that they can review and firm up the list of attendees, and can provide refunds where appropriate.

 

The 2018 Archdiocese of Washington Day at the Ballpark has been set! Members of the District and their families are invited to join the district on the evening of Saturday, April 28th, 2018 as the Washington Nationals take on the Arizona Diamondbacks.

For full information, please see the flyer below:

District Prayer Intentions

  • For the healing of SK David Martin
  • For the healing of George Fenwick
  • For the healing of Megan Zimmerman
  • For the healing of Bill Facey
  • For the healing of Ernest Boykin
  • For the repose of the souls of the 5 Sulivan Brothers on the anniversary of their passing
  • For the private intentions of the Santangelo family
  • For the repose of the soul of Fr Joseph Klienstuber
  • For the repose of the soul of Terrance Ethridge
  • For the repose of the soul of Frank Carniccio
  • For the repose of the soul of Frank Herreklo
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