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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:

It has been announced by the Master of the Archdiocese of Washington 4th Degree District, SK Col. Micheal Thumm (USMC-Ret), that the 48th Exemplification of the Fourth Degree in the Archdiocese of Washington District will take place on Saturday, October 28th at Nativity Catholic Church.

The date and location has changed from previous exemplifications, as has the attire for candidates and attending Sir Knights and Columbian dignitaries.

Candidates’ dress shall be black or dark (blue or grey) business suit with black shoes, white dress shirt and tie, and candidate identification (identification provided by the secretary to the master). Armed forces, police, and firefighters may wear Class A or dress uniform. Priests and members of religious orders may wear their clerical attire.

Sir Knight spectators will wear the same dress as candidates to also include the wearing of the pin of the Emblem of the Fourth Degree (PG-113) . The Color Guard, Honor Guard and Line Guards will be in full regalia with the PG-113 pin as in the past. No other attire or formalwear is acceptable.

As well, the format for the banquet has changed to that of a luncheon to immediately follow the exemplification.

An honoree for the exemplification will be named by the Master of the Fourth Degree in the coming weeks.

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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