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.

capodannoprayercardThe Memorial Mass for Father Vincent R. Capodanno, MM, will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 September 2017 in the Crypt Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast, Washington, D.C.  His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D., Archbishop for the United States Military Services, will be the main celebrant.  This annual Mass is celebrated in memory of Father Capodanno, killed in Vietnam on 4 September 1967, as he aided embattled Marines.  Father Capodanno posthumously received the Medal of Honor, and in May 2006 the Catholic Church officially proclaimed him a Servant of God, formally initiating his cause for beatification.  The Father Vincent Capodanno Guild is the only official organization set up to promote the cause for canonization of Father Capodanno.

For more information, please visit  All are invited to attend the Memorial Mass on the 50th anniversary of his death.  There will be open seating, so please plan to arrive early.  Color Corps members are encouraged to participate and to arrive 1 hour prior to the Mass.    If reserved parking is necessary for our disabled attendees, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Military members are encouraged to wear uniform of the day, and business attire is appropriate for civilians.   

District Prayer Intentions

  • For the healing of Edward Cunanan
  • For the healing of Helena Jones
  • For the recovery of Ed Padget
  • For the recovery of Pete Streiner
  • For the health of Mary K Page
  • For Bill Goodwyn in his struggles with Alzheimers
  • For the repose of the souls of the 5 Sulivan Brothers
  • For the repose of the soul of Althea Patton
  • For the repose of the soul of Marcia Kubic
  • For the repose of the soul of Robert Streiner
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