About the Archdiocese of Washington District

The Archdiocese of Washington District (AWD), originally formed in 1940 as the Washington, DC District, is home to the 12 4th Degree Assemblies in the Archdiocese of Washington which encompasses the District of Columbia and Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George's, and St. Mary's Counties in the state of Maryland.

AWD is not only home to the Archdiocese of Washington which ministers to the District of Columbia and Southern Maryland but is also home to the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA which ministers to the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard both stateside, on foreign soil, and asea, as well as our nation's embassies and consulates around the world.

AWD Sir Knights and their Assemblies not only serve as members of the Color Corps, the most visible element of the Knights of Columbus, but also strive to excel in five areas of programming:

  • Veterans Assistance
  • Community Programs
  • Patriotic Education
  • Fraternal Programs
  • Church Programs

If you would like to become a Knight of Columbus or join our ranks in the 4th Degree by becoming a Sir Knight, please visit our membership page.

Articles with more in-depth information:
About the 4th Degree
History of the Archdiocese of Washington District
History of the Fourth Degree
List of Former Masters of the Archdiocese of Washington District

District Prayer Intentions

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