The Master of the Archdiocese of Washington 4th Degree District, SK Joseph Feakes, has announced that the members of the SK Dr. Richard P. Keating Exemplification Team of the Archdiocese of Washington will be the the honorees for the 57th Exemplification of the Patriotic Degree of the Knights of Columbus for the Archdiocese of Washington. The event, which will be held in-person, will be held on Saturday, October 16th, 2021 at the St. Pius X Council Sarto Hall in Forestville, MD. Tickets for Lay and Priest candidates, Ladies' activities, and luncheon tickets may be purchased online through Eventbrite. All candidates will need to fill out a Form-4 and submit it to the Faithful Navigator of the Fourth Degree Assembly they will be joining.
The Master of the Archdiocese of Washington 4th Degree District, SK Joseph Feakes has announced that SK John L. Durbin, FDD, PGK, PFN will be the the honoree for the 56th Exemplification of the Patriotic Degree of the Knights of Columbus for the Archdiocese of Washington. The event, which will be held both in-person and online, will be held on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the St. John Vianney Family Life Center in Prince Frederick, MD. Tickets for Lay and Priest candidates may be purchased online through Eventbrite.
On September 20th, 2020 SK Joseph M. Feakes, Master of the Fourth Degree for the Archdiocese of Washington, installed the new officers of Washington Assembly 151 at Nativity Church in Washington, DC.
Rev. Pawell Sass, pastor of Nativity Catholic Church and State Chaplain of the District of Columbia State Council assisted with the ceremony. District of Columbia State Deputy SK Brandon J. Brown, KM and State Secretary SK Christopher Pierno were also in attendance.
My Brother Sir Knights,
I am very honored and humbled to have been selected as the new Master of the Archdiocese of Washington District. My assignment is for one year as I will complete the term of soon to be Former Master Micheal Thumm as he and Lady Patti assume the duties of Vice Supreme Master of the Calvert Province.
I am certain that all of you join with me in congratulating Mike for a most successful three years and for his leadership through sometimes difficult situations, as well as wishing him every success as he transitions into his new role.
Mike has said that he won't be far away and we all can be thankful that we will have his knowledge and experience close at hand.
For my part, I am looking forward to working with each of you. I have come to know and respect the vast knowledge and experience accumulated in this District and seek to draw upon your individual resources and collective council as we move forward.
Worthy Master Thumm has left this District in very strong and stable position. Membership recruiting is active and patriotic programs continue to thrive and grow. I intend to build on these strong foundations, and with your assistance move forward in service to all who request our help. Our challenge is to use our resources, which are sometimes limited, to the best of our abilty. This task falls squarely on us as leaders.
May God bless you and your family and the United States of America
Our Father, Our Faith, Our Flag
Joseph M. Feakes
Archdiocese of Washington District