My Brother Knights,
I am pleased to announce that District Deputies, Grand Knights, and Financial Secretaries will be receiving the New Exemplification of Charity, Unity, and Fraternity script and supporting material Wednesday, January 15
as promised. The Fraternal Mission Department is
in the process of completing the Spanish version of the materials and will send them as soon as they are available.
Councils may begin to use this new exemplification, as soon as you receive it. The parts may be read from the script or the video may be shown. Degree Team Members should begin to memorize their parts. Your council should practice the degree, live and video, before conducting an actual ceremony.
Remember that this ceremony is open to the public. Spouses are encouraged to attend the degree with their husbands.
New Exemplification Ceremony Manual
Via email you will be receiving an exemplification manual (script and instructions). The ceremonial script, video and additional resources will also be available via Officers Online.
New Form #450
The Ceremonials reporting form will be updated to record information about the combined ceremony and candidates. There will be one form for all ceremonials.
Revised Candidates Kit
Items in the candidates kit will be edited to meet the needs of the new ceremony, including the addition of the Fr. McGivney prayer card.
Councils must also order enough sashes for each of the roles. Sashes can be ordered from Knightsgear.
Knightline & DD Reminder
Upcoming editions of these publications will be dedicated to the new combined exemplification ceremony and will be helpful resources to spread the word about these changes.
Councils will still have the option to use the previous Admission Degree for a time. However, I recommend that you use the newer, shorter version, which makes an attendee a fully qualified member in the Third Degree.
Advertising and conducting this new degree are excellent opportunities to have all your First and Second Degree members achieve Full Knighthood in the Third Degree. All your Third Degree members should also attend the new degree to renew their pledges and support our new members.
St. Michael Protect Us.
Fr. McGivney Pray for Us.
Our Lady Help of Persecuted Christians, Pray for Us.
Mark L. Jago, FIC