2014 August Frontpage
College Knights from Hickey Assembly hold the canopy for the Eucharistic Procession on the eve before the Canonization of St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II
Knights, led by Marshal Mike Lynch, exit the Basilica during the 2013 Year of Faith Pilgrimage.
Knights proudly carry the colors at the 75th Anniversary Mass of the Archdiocese of Washington on St. Clement's Island, Maryland.
Knights march with thousands in a procession of the blood relic of St. John Paul II from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to the St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, DC
Thousands gather with Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson for the National Mass of Thanksgiving for St. John XXIII and St. John Paul II.
Knights stand at attention at a Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.
The 2014 Archdiocese of Washington District Fourth Degree Exemplification Class honoring SK Rev. Gregory Gresko.
The Master, his Secretary, and Former Masters of the Archdiocese of Washington District gather at a Provincial Meeting.
Knights from the Archdiocese of Washington and across the country gathered for the 2013 Year of Faith Pilgrimage in Washington, DC
District Marshal Mike Lynch and District Master John Winfrey stand at attention at a Mass in Washington, DC.
The 2013 Archdiocese of Washington Color Guard pose at the Exemplification of the Fourth Degree.
Sun 10:45 AM - 1:45 PM
Choir: Mass and Installation of Officers for the Sullivan Brothers Assembly
Sat 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Exemplification of the 4th Degree (Maryland District)
Tue - Thu
Papal Visit to Washington, DC
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Fr. Emil Kapaun, Pray for us.
To read more on the Life of Fr. Kapaun and other Catolic Patriots, please visit our Catholic Patriots section.
This year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is again asking the nation's Catholics and non-Catholics alike to participate in the fourth annual Fortnight for Freedom from June 21 to July 4. This will be a period of prayer, fasting, and advocacy to respond to the many threats to religious liberty the United States now faces.
This year, during the fourth annual Fortnight for Freedom, share with your Council and Assembly members and fellow parishioners the importance of praying for our country during the days of the fortnight. Encourage them to attend or coordinate an evening prayer vigil at a government building, a religious-themed concert, an art show, a procession, a panel discussion or a march for religious freedom. Your Council or Assembly could also sponsor a special showing in your parish of the film For Greater Glory, about the struggle for religious freedom in Mexico. As the fortnight takes place when the liturgical calendar celebrates several great martyrs, including St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, another option is A Man For All Seasons, the Oscar-winning film about St. Thomas More's commitmennt to the faith despite persecution.
This is a time to remind our brothers and fellow parishioners that one of the Order's core principles, patriotism, teaches us to "love our country so much that we want it to embrace what is true and good. We want our country to be a place where human dignity is recognized and respected from conception until natural death, a place where religious freedom is robustly fostered, not just tolerated. Out of love for country we are vigilant, lest our freedoms be unduly curtailed for political reasons" (Supreme Chaplain Most Rev. William E Lori, The Meaning of Patriotism, 7 Jan. 2013).
For more information, visit fortnight4freedom.org
To all incoming Grand Knights, Faithfull Navigators and their staffs:
Here are a dozen ways to a successful fraternal year – but only if done before June 30.
Vision begets great plans. This can be a theme, a mission statement, even a Biblical quotation. Then focus as many projects and programs through this lens.
Map out the route for the year.
• Include existing standing programs and special projects
• Have monthly, quarterly or annual effort that address vision statement items
• Account for National, State, District and local church priorities
• Adjust as needed during the year
Budget your time and resources.
• Establish the annual meeting and program calendar
• Consider fund raising as well as funds to spend
• Factor in civil holidays, church calendar, Columbian obligations
Staff the efforts with responsible leaders, workers and expectations.
Set requirements for the Good of the Order program and request religious program and project input from your priest and deacon.
Determine the heading and chart the course of the fraternal year, then get buy-in from the membership; use the official report as well as newsletters, bulletins and emails.
Draft a budget and distribute at or prior to the first meeting, ready for discussion.
Keep all meetings brief and on point by planning to use the agenda as a meeting time budget - do not overspend time as well as resources.
Lead not by words, but by example.
• Expect you or your designate to attend as many events as possible
• Use your name badge and the Color Corps presence to its fullest
Schedule your monthly, quarterly and annual reports, awards and audits early.
Provide praise and feedback at meetings and in emails.
Reflect on what was accomplished throughout the year with a final report to the membership on how well the goals were met. Remember: “The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is a little extra.”
Brothers of the District. I wanted to drop you a note to wish you all a Blessed and Holy Christmas. During this time of the year we take stock of what our Lord and God has provided. All we have to...