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The Color Corps of the Patriotic Degree

Purpose of the Color Corps

When knighthood was in flower, knights carried the sword to defend their God, their Church, their country, and their fellow man according to the code of chivalry. Today, Sir Knights wear regalia and carry the sword to honor Christ and His apostles, especially on religious and civic occasions specified in the Color Corps manual. Hence, the primary purpose of the Fourth Degree is to encourage active Catholic citizenship and foster the spirit of patriotism in members and the community at large.

The Color Corps members exemplify all the principles of our Order:

  • Charity - by the gift of their time and energies necessary to practice, perfect and perform the ceremonials and sword drill;
  • Unity – by the united efforts of Sir Knights to practice and perfect a coordinated drill for the good of the Church and the Order;
  • Fraternity – by expressing an "Esprit de Corps," sharing a common desire for drill excellence and camaraderie; and
  • Patriotism – by performing precision drill as a salute to God and to country and visually exhibiting a love for both.

The public appearance of Fourth Degree Knights as a Color Corps at religious and civic functions is an important activity of each assembly. Their colorful capes and chapeaux add dignity and the pride of Church and country to any event. By these public demonstrations their loyalties bring credit to themselves and to the Knights of Columbus.

What the colors mean

  • Supreme Master: Dark Blue Cape and Chapeau
  • Vice Supreme Master: Light Blue Cape and Chapeau
  • Master of the District: Gold Cape and Chapeau
  • Marshall: Green Cape and Chapeau
  • Faithful Navigator: White Cape and Chapeau
  • Color Corps Commander: Purple Cape and Chapeau
  • Color Corps: Red Cape White Chapeau

District Prayer Intentions

  • For the return to health of Becky Craigo
  • For the return to health of Deacon R. Fisher
  • For the return to health of Cecilia Dayao
  • For Matt Santangelo
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of SK James Huse
  • For the cure of cancer for Wise Tennyson
  • For the return to health of Donnie Muntiuth
  • For Bill Goodwin
  • For the return to health of Rev. Robert Pittman
  • For the return to health and speedy recovery of SK Larry Smialek
  • For the repose of the soul of Edna Long
  • For the repose of the soul of Leslie Lee
  • For the repose of the soul of Harvey Evan
  • For the repose of the soul of Walter Thumm, father of District Master Mike Thumm
  • For the repose of the soul of SK Czar B. Martinez, FM, FDD, PGK, PFN - Former Master of the Archdiocese of Washington District
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