Degrees

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING
 

DUE TO CHANGES AT ST. MATTHEW CHURCH IN RIDGEFIELD, ARCHBISHOP WALSH COUNCIL IS NO LONGER ABLE TO HOST THE SUNDAY EVENING ADMISSION DEGREE.
DISTRICT DEPUTY MARC DE PASQUALE IS NOW THE DEGREE TEAM CAPTAIN AND THE TEAM HAS RELOCATED TO NORTH ARLINGTON.
THIS TEAM WILL HOST A MONTHLY ADMISSION DEGREE ON THE THIRD MONDAY OF THE MONTH.  THE DATES ARE LISTED BELOW.
Degree dates are listed below.  Please follow these rules for attending any degree:

  1. The Grand KnighMUST contact his District Deputy, the Host Grand Knight, or the Host District Deputy of the conferring council at least three(3) days before the degree that he is sending/bringing candidates to the degree.
  2. Be on time!  Sign-in time is generally 7:30 PM with the degree beginning at 8 PM SHARP unless otherwise noted.
  3. Candidates, sponsors, and anyone attending a degree is to be dressed in jacket and tie.
  4. Candidates, sponsors, and anyone attending a degree must be in possession of a current and signed travel card.
  5. Councils MUST provide travel cards for the degree a candidate is taking (Admission, Formation, or Knighthood).
  6. You will need to submit the following to help ensure that the degree begins on time.  Ideally the Financial Secretary should draft a letter of introduction on council letterhead with the following information:
  • Council Name and Number (if not on letterhead).
  • Financial Secretary’s Name and Telephone Number.
  • Full name of each candidate taking the degree.

Grand Knights AND District Deputies MUST FOLLOW PROPER DEGREE PROTOCOLDegree protocol is listed below.  Too many Grand Knights and District Deputies are not following protocol, which leads to unexpected candidates showing up at degrees which results in higher than anticipated candidate counts, which in turn affects how the degree runs and affects the host council’s planning for refreshments.

DEGREE PROTOCOL:

ADMISSION DEGREE (Formerly known as FIRST DEGREE):

  • Councils sending candidates and sponsors MUST notify the host council Grand Knight.  This allows the host council and the Degree Team to plan accordingly.
  • Councils sending candidates must ensure that whomever is taking the candidate(s) has a Candidate Kit for each candidate taking the degree.

FORMATION (Formerly known as SECOND DEGREE) and KNIGHTHOOD (Formerly known as THIRD DEGREE) DEGREES:

  • Councils MUST notify THEIR DISTRICT DEPUTY who in turn notifies the HOST DISTRICT DEPUTY of the council’s intent to send candidates and/or sponsors to the degree.

KNIGHTHOOD DEGREE:  Councils should bring the new Knighthood Degree medallions for their candidates.

ALL DEGREES:

  • A letter of introduction from the council’s Financial Secretary.
  • A valid travel card for all sponsors and non-candidate attendees.
  • An Admission, Formation, or Knighthood Degree Travel Card for each candidate attending the degree.

Nothing is more embarrassing than going to a degree and realizing that you forgot to bring the items just listed!

PLEASE NOTE:  If your council is planning a degree at any level: Use the schedule below to plan accordingly.
Submit the date to the webmaster so it can be posted.  This will help prevent multiple degrees from being scheduled and will help other councils plan degrees accordingly.  Addresses and maps to degree locations are available by selecting the degree date on the calendar page.  Tentative degrees will be listed as such until finalized by the Grand Knight (Admission Degree), District Deputy (Formation Degree), or State Warden (Knighthood Degree).

Degree DateDegreeCouncilGK / DDTelephone Number
E-mail Address
Second Tuesday of the Month:
Confirm Candidates no later than
3 days prior to the degree.

2019:
NO DEGREE IN AUGUST
September 10, October 8, November 12, December 10

2020:
January 14, February 11, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9

Admission Degree

St. Thomas More,
Council 2188, Westwood
Frank Mariconti, GKTo register candidates for the First Degree at Westwood,
please e-mail the council at: membership@kofc2188.org
Third Monday of the Month:
Confirm Candidates no later than
3 days prior to the degree.

NOTE:
Candidate Sign-In is 7:00 PM.
Degree Start Time is 7:30 PM.


2019:
September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16

2020:
January 20, February 17, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 22 (4th Monday)

Admission Degree

Queen of Peace, Council 3428,
North Arlington
Bill Mackey, GK201/988-0183
bmackey213@gmail.com
Thursday, September 19, 2019
CONFIRMED

Formation Degree

Rev. Patrick Pindar, Council 3962, RamseyKen Schmitt, DD201/307-9637
kennethaschmitt@gmail.com
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
CONFIRMED

Formation Degree

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Council 3644,
Wallington
Anthony Bernice, DD201/288-6685
abdb232@yahoo.com
Friday, October 25, 2019
CONFIRMED

Knighthood Degree

Queen of Peace, Council 3428,
North Arlington
Steve Hutnik, DD201/978-9679
sjhutnik@verizon.net
Thursday, December 5, 2019
CONFIRMED

Formation Degree

St. Therese of Lisieux, Council 7647, CresskillGeroge Thompson, Jr., DD201/978-4517
getjr.kofc@gmail.com
Thursday, January 16, 2020
CONFIRMED

Formation Degree

Chief Justice White, Council 2586, Teaneck/BogotaAnthony Bernice, DD201/288-6685
abdb232@yahoo.com
Friday, February 21, 2020
CONFIRMED

Knighthood Degree

Sacred Heart, Council 2842, Rochelle ParkSteve Hutnik, DD201/978-9679
sjhutnik@verizon.net
Thursday, March 5, 2020
CONFIRMED

Formation Degree

Queen of Peace, Council 3428,
North Arlington
Steve Hutnik, DD201/978-9679
sjhutnik@verizon.net
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
CONFIRMED

Formation Degree

Sacred Heart, Council 2842, Rochelle ParkSteve Hutnik, DD201/978-9679
sjhutnik@verizon.net
Wednesday, June 3, 2020
CONFIRMED

Formation Degree

St. Gabriel, Council 11889, Saddle RiverKen Schmitt, DD201/307-9637
kennethaschmitt@gmail.com