Dear Brother Knight:
During this challenging time of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you and I can both be proud of the tremendous work of Knights of Columbus in reaching out in service to Leave No Neighbor Behind. It is in such times of trial when the greatness of our Order shines most brightly, and Father Michael McGivney’s vision is brought to fulfillment.
The Order’s strength, which enables it to respond so well in times of need, is derived from its membership of more than 2 million men, dedicated to the principles of charity, unity and fraternity. And while the coronavirus has presented new challenges to membership recruitment, it has also accelerated and made possible new avenues for men to join our ranks, including the online exemplifications that are hosted by the Supreme Council each week.
I want to personally encourage you to make use of these online exemplifications, which are an important tool to help councils to grow and finish the fraternal year stronger than ever. The Exemplification of Charity, Unity and Fraternity is also a wonderful opportunity for First and Second Degree members to advance to the Third Degree. Detailed procedures and the schedule of upcoming online exemplifications are listed below.
Thank you for your efforts to ensure that our Order continues to grow and thrive. May Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Venerable Servant of God Father Michael McGivney guide our efforts and keep us and our loved ones safe.
Carl A. Anderson
Supreme Knight
  • Councils should forward this downloadable PDF invitation to all eligible prospects for admission and advancement (click here for EnglishSpanishFrench).
  • Instruct the candidates to register for the exemplification of their choice by clicking on its associated link within the PDF invitation and filling out the online form. Note that they will need your council number to complete the registration. Current ceremonies are:
Week of May 17, 2020
Week of May 24, 2020
Week of May 31, 2020
Week of June 7, 2020
Week of June 14, 2020
Week of June 21, 2020
  • Contact the candidates to guide them through the registration if needed.
  • Candidates then participate in the scheduled ceremony.  
  • After the ceremony, councils must process the candidates by submitting form 100s the traditional way or electronically in Officers Online. 
Note that candidates for admission must be approved by your council. See the temporary rules for electronic voting (click here for EnglishSpanishFrench).


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